Monday, March 12, 2018

Raw Vegan Cream of Spinach Soup

Recipe by Katherine Kyle

You can make this raw vegan Cream of Spinach Soup recipe straight from your blender. All the nutrients are preserved and it is a meal replacement soup so it will keep you going until your next meal.


  • 2 Cups Non Dairy Milk (oat, rice, soya, almond, hemp, coconut drink or raw nut or seed milk)
  • 1 Cup Spinach, tightly packed or 2 cups loosely packed. (Or any other mild greens)
  • 20 Mint leaves
  • 1 Cup link Oats Or one cup of Quinoa
  • Apple
  • Avocado
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt (optional)


  1. Blend the ingredients in the order listed.
  2. Blend the greens and liquid first and then blend the rest of the ingredients.
  3. This creates more space in your blender.
  4. Add more water if required to thin it out.
  5. Substitute any of the ingredients for whatever you already have.
  6. If your smoothie is too warm, you can cool it down in the fridge or freeze some of your ingredients before blending.


  • Serving Size: 550 ml/20 oz /1 pint
  • Calories: 433
  • Sugar: 18g
  • Sodium: 261mg
  • Fat: 20g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 59g
  • Fiber: 15g
  • Protein: 10g

Suitable for Special Diets: Gluten free (Use GF Oats or Quinoa), raw (Use raw oats/quinoa), vegetarian, vegan, dairy free, egg free, sugar free, wheat free, soya free (don’t use soya milk), salt free, nut free (replace nuts with any plain seeds)

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Shamrock Shake! Matcha Mint Protein (Vegan, Raw, Gluten-free)

A great way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with our Shamrock Shake! Bring in the green with this delicious and nutritious smoothie.


•3/4 cup of almond milk make with Natural Zing raw, organic almonds
•2 bananas, frozen
•5 mint leaves
•1/2-2 tsp matcha green tea powder
•1 scoop of vegan protein powder
•1 tsp raw, organic chia seeds


Blend the matcha, mint leaves & almond milk on low for a few minutes. Add the chia seeds & protein powder. Add the bananas & process until you get a whipped consistency. Enjoy!

Note: Try incorporating different frozen fruits in the smoothie for different tastes.

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Cacao & Matcha Moringaroons (Raw Vegan Gluten-free)

The perfect healthy, nutritious, indulgent dessert that can double as a satisfying midday snacks. Greens and chocolate… truly a nutritional match made in heaven.
What you need:
1. Mix all dry ingredients (except cacao) in a bowl.
2. Add in wet ingredients, mix well until the texture is even.
3. Now, you have two choices: (1) You can either press the mixture into an ice cube tray (fun shapes, like stars, are the best!) and freeze for 2 hours. After that, your moringaroons are ready to be indulged. Remember to keep them in the fridge. (2) Shape the mixture into balls, then roll them in
cacao nibs for an indulgently healthy chocolate touch. Freeze for 2 hours, then keep in a tight container in the fridge.

Image and recipe by  Breakfast Criminals.
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What does clean eating mean? Easy ways to incorporate clean eating.

There’s a lot of buzz in the food and health world these days around diet and nutritional terms like “paleo diet,” the “real food” movement, and “clean eating.” With that buzz, also comes a lot of confusion about these terms and what they mean. That last term is the one I’m going to take a closer look at today.
You’ve probably seen the term clean eating all over social media and any progressive health and nutrition blogs, but what exactly does this term mean? And furthermore, how do you do it? It sounds pretty simple enough, clean up your diet, but let’s get into the nitty gritty and find out what is clean eating and how do you achieve it…

What is Clean Eating?

At first glance, clean eating is a pretty simple food philosophy, maybe even deceptively so. The principle is to be more mindful of the foods you choose and eat more whole foods, which are in their natural state. Look for unrefined, unprocessed (or minimally processed) foods and give up the highly processed, chemical-backed products that tend to fill our modern supermarket shelves.
If you really think about it, clean eating is essentially stepping back in time to when processed foods and artificial ingredients didn’t even exist. The only food options available were real, whole foods, the way nature intended them.

Plant the Seed for Cleaner Eating

Clean eating isn’t something that can just be achieved over night. It’s something you work towards by slowly and consistently making healthier choices and changing up old habits. You don’t have to be a vegan or vegetarian, but moving towards a more plant based diet ensures that you get as many fruits and vegetables at each meal as possible.
One of the best ways to plant seeds for clean eating is to start making switches. Find places in your diet where old habits can be modified, for example let’s say you snack on potato chips at night, try switching to lightly seasoned nuts and seeds or a homemade trail mix with nuts & dried fruit. Or if you crave sugar after meals, have a piece of fresh fruit or a smoothie with fresh or frozen fruit.  Make your salads fun with a healthy homemade salad dressing.

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Article by Helen Rose, Founding owner of Superfoods on Main and Director of Marketing at Natural Zing, and Marketing Strategies from Launch It Consulting.  To have Helen help you with your communications and promotions contact her

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Smoothie Industry Trends

The sales of smoothies have increased dramatically during the past five years, according to industry analysis company Mintel, and have now "become a part of the American landscape." Mintel cites the fact that smoothies are quick, nutritious and portable as the reasons for their popularity as an alternative to soda or milkshakes.

• Smoothie sales have risen to $9 billion a year, increasing 10% or more per year.

• A large part smoothies' popularity stems from their image of being healthful drinks.

• The number of retail locations offering smoothies across America has grown dramatically, now standing at more than 10,000.

• To keep up momentum, smoothie manufacturers are introducing new flavors, such as acai and prickly pear.

• 2/3 of the 18- to 34-year-olds surveyed have had a smoothie in the past month.

•  Bowls are one of the top 5 food trend in 2017.   Smoothie bowls make the smoothie into more of a meal replacement than it was before.  It also makes is very visually appealing.

• "With functional foods and beverages having a strong marketplace advantage, smoothies are in position to dominate the healthy beverages category. Smoothies are seen as a pleasant health treat, and this will continue to take the category far," said David Lockwood, director of Mintel Reports, in a company press release.


If you haven't joined the smoothie generation then it's not too late to join and enjoy these quick, easy to make, highly nutritious and delicious meals.  If you have been making smoothies for years with the introduction to the smoothie and acai bowls you can have endless creative creations to simulate and nourish you.

Article by Helen Rose, Founding owner of Superfoods on Main and Director of Marketing at Natural Zing.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Chocolate Jungle Peanut Butter Smoothie

This is more like a desert smoothie.  However, you are getting a lot of protein in this smoothie, over 30gr.   A very popular smoothie in my smoothie shop and at most parties.

1 frozen banana
1/4 C. of Wild Jungle Peanuts
2 tbs. Cacao Powder, Natural Zing Brand
2 tbs. Pea Protein Powder
12 oz of raw almond milk, rice milk or coconut milk.

Place all ingredients into a canister of a high speed blander.  Use a variable speed to blend all ingredients until smooth.  Add ice if needed to thicken the smoothie.

Helen Rose
Owner of Superfoods on Main

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Raw Vegan Overnight Oats in a Jar

Find out what all the fuss is about. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, overnight oats are great anytime.  They are hardy and nutritious.  Overnight oats are a delicious make-ahead meal the whole family will love.
 243 calories
A hearty healthy breakfast packed with fiber, vitamins, and nutrients...... overnight oats in a jar (no cooking required)!


for the topping:


  1. Place all the ingredient in a jar, shake, cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. The next morning, add your favorite crunchy toppings such as nuts, granola, etc and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 1 serving, Serving Size: 1 jar
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 243
  • Total Fat: 11g
  • Sodium: 95mg
  • Carbohydrates: 35.5g
  • Fiber: 8.5g
  • Sugar: 12g
  • Protein: 6g