Wednesday, November 09, 2016

What do I do now?



Be the change you want to see in the world. What does that mean? Firstly it means vote with your dollars. Secondly, find your passions and live your passions. Do things everyday that bring you passion. Energy goes where emotion flows. Start with what makes you happy. Put your energy into your happiness. If you truly don't know what to do please contact me and I will help you decide and work towards your passions.

 

Voting with your dollars means refraining from spending on products, services or food you believe are inferior. Buy your best for yourself and family. If you buy a Big Mac, you are voting for more Big Macs. If you buy organic whole food ingredients and cook a meal from scratch, at home, with your family you are voting for healthy families. If you believe schools can be better, donate or volunteer at your local school. Bring your energy and light to what you believe in. Support charities that support your goals. Every time you buy something it is a vote. Yes I know some things it seems we have no choice but often you do have a choice and there can be a better choice.

Let your passion drive your activities. If you want the world to be healthier, get healthy. Eat healthy clean organic vegan food, exercise 3 to 7 days per week. Be physically active. If you want more love in the world, give more love to friends, family and strangers without expecting any in return. If you want more trees, plant trees.

What does the world need and how can I bring that into my life? Ask yourself that question and your spirit will provide answers. Pray and meditate for more clarity. Take a walk in nature. Lay on the beach. HIIT the trails.

In 2000, after 10 years of being a Software Engineer for various corporations I started to prepare my departure from the corporate world. Firstly, I got healthy. I started eating a strictly plant-based diet and exercising at least 3 times per week. In 2001, I left my corporate job as I was approaching 6 figures and I continued my health quest. I learned years earlier that when I feel down or depressed the best thing to do is take care of myself. Go for a hike, trail run, or go biking, eat a salad and take a calming bath. Focusing on myself and my growth always brought a renewed inspirations and drive. I explored various talents during 2001 – 2002, lost about 35 pounds, produced a few musical products and compositions. Finally, after losing about 35 pounds I decided to pursue a long held passion for plant-based food. I want to eat the best food ever. I started Natural Zing to bring the best quality plant-based food to the market. Coinciding with a birth in the raw food movement we started sourcing highest quality superfoods, fruits, nuts and cacao direct from farms in the US, Peru and Ecuador. We created a Retail site www.NaturalZing.com and also began selling to stores and manufacturers. Today most of our business is direct to stores however we have many loyal retail consumers that demand quality, purity and transparency. All of our foods are vegan, many are raw and 95% of them are organic. We specialize in vegan, organic whole plant-based foods. Our blog has many recipes that can help you get healthier and feel more energy. We are blessed and grateful for all the support of our customers. Thank you.

We all reach crossroads in our lives. Let your spirit guide you. If you are down or depressed use my trick. Eat healthy, be healthy. Start your journey today. When would NOW be a good time? The vegan diet is a well proven diet that can quickly help you feel better. Exercise has dozens of proven benefits including energy, focus and building self esteem and mindset. Diet and exercise combine is the best choice you can make to begin moving towards your passion and happiness. Remember, 80% of dis-ease is lifestyle choices. Take control, start today. Eat 10 of our Organic Ecuadorian Cacao Beans and you will never be the same. I invite you to try our great products.

If you truly don't know what to do or have reached a stuck point in your personal growth or business please contact me. Lets break through together.

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Peace, love and joy,

Jeffrey Rose

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Incan Berry Truffles

This sweet and sour little berry makes an awesome base to the decadent truffle that's perfect for Fall!

Ingredients:

Directions:

Drain and rinse the incan berries. Place in a food processor or your Vitamix with the flour, coconut, natural sweetener and water. Blend until the berries are broken down and everything is well combined. The mixture should hold together when pressed between your fingers. Transfer to a bowl and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Once slightly hardened, roll the dough into balls about 1 tsp in size and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Melt the nibs and coconut oil in a dehydrator.
Dip the incan berry balls into the chocolate, return to the parchment paper, and repeat the process until all the balls are dipped. Place in refrigerator for 20-30 minutes until chocolate is hardened.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Raw Brownie Bites

Eat clean and satisfy your sweet tooth at the same time - plus get a dose of protein while at it!
Ingredients:
Directions:

Mix all of the ingredients in a small mixing bowl until evenly combined.
Add a bit more almond milk if it seems too try (it should be similar to cookie dough).
Roll 1 tablespoon of dough into a smooth ball and place on parchment paper.
Repeat until the dough is gone, then eat or let them chill in the fridge.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Easy Garlic and Herb Cashew Cheese

This super easy to make creamy cashew cheese is soft, spreadable and delicious! This vegan rendition is infused with lemon, garlic, fresh herbs, and nutritional yeast for that extra cheesy flavor.

Ingredients:

CHEESE
  • 2 cups raw cashews
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced (1 Tbsp or 6 g)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder, plus more to taste
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 2 lemons, juiced with a handheld citrus juicer
  • 3/4 cup  water
  • 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
FOR SERVING
  • 2 Tbsp (8 g) finely minced fresh herbs 
Instructions:

Place cashews in a bowl and cover with cool water. Cover with plastic wrap and set in the refrigerator to soak for 12 hours. Once soaked, drain cashews thoroughly and add to food processor. Add minced garlic, garlic powder, lemon zest, lemon juice, water, nutritional yeast, salt and olive oil.
Process until very creamy and smooth, scraping down sides as needed. Then taste and adjust seasonings as needed, adding more lemon zest for tartness, nutritional yeast for cheesiness, garlic for zing, or salt for balance. Place a fine mesh strainer (or colander) over a large mixing bowl, and lay down two layers of cheesecloth . Use a spatula to scoop all cheese over the cheesecloth, then gather the corners and twist the top gently to form the cheese into a "disc." Secure with a rubber band.
Place in refrigerator to set for 6-12 hours, or until excess moisture has been wicked away, and it holds its form when released from the cheesecloth. To serve, coat with chopped herbs and a bit more lemon zest (handle gently). Enjoy chilled with your favorite raw crackers or vegetables.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

DIY Black Sesame Tahini Recipe

Ingredients:

Directions:

Place sesame seeds and olive oil in a blender. Purée one minute, scrape down sides, and purée an additional minute, adding more olive oil as needed. Continue blending until smooth and pourable. Transfer to a mason jar with a tight-fitting lid and store, covered, in the refrigerator.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Natural Whipped Body Butter Recipe



Natural Whipped Body Butter Recipe

We love making natural beauty products - and they are one of our favorite gift ideas since they can be easily customized and are excellent for relatives, friends, pregnant moms, babies and even those with sensitive skin. Add essential body oils to customize - think citrus and lavender in spring and summer and peppermint in the winter.

Ingredients:
Instructions:
In a double boiler or glass bowl, combine all ingredients except essential oils.
Bring to medium heat and stir constantly until all ingredients are melted.
Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
Move to fridge and let cool another 1 hour or until starting to harden but still somewhat soft.
Use a hand mixer to whip for 10 minutes until fluffy.
Return to fridge for 10-15 minutes to set.
Store in a glass jar with a lid and use as you would regular lotion or body butter. If your home stays above 75 degrees, it may soften and need to be kept at the fridge, but it will stay whipped at a temperature lower than that.
Enjoy!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Easy Protein Truffles


Try our new protein powder in these easy to make raw nut butter truffles.

INGREDIENTS: Makes about 12 balls
DIRECTIONS:

Thoroughly mix all ingredients, shape into one inch balls then top with your favorite coating. Keep truffles refrigerated.

OPTIONAL COATINGS :