Monday, April 27, 2015

Snack-Time with Red Walnut Butter

Natural Zing's Red Walnut Butter is now on sale through the end of May. Try it with these snack-time favorites. 


Red Ants on a Log



Ingredients:

Preparation: 

  1. Arrange the sticks on a plate.
  2. Carefully spread a little red walnut butter inside of each celery stick.
  3. Gently press 5-4 thompson raisins into each “log.”


Cinnamon Apple Slices with Red Walnut Butter



Ingredients:

Preparation:

  1. Arrange the apple slices on a plate.
  2. Sprinkle the slices with cinnamon (the amount is up to you).
  3. Place a large dollop of Red Walnut Butter in the center of the plate for dipping.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Double Chocolate Mint Chip Pudding Pie

Here's a delicious recipe using our Balinese line of Natural Zing products.

Ingredients


Crust:


Filling: 


Preparation: 


Crust:
1. Process the dates and pecans in food processor until sticky, use wax paper and a roller to press the mixture into a pie dish.

Filling:
1. Blend all ingredients, except the nibs, well.
2. Gently fold in nibs or sprinkle onto pie crust.
3. Pour the filling into crust.
4. Freeze for 4 or more hours (melts quickly so keep it frozen).


Topping (optional):
Option 1: Melt a chocolate bar or cacao paste in the dehydrator at 105ºf for 1 hour and spread over top.

Option 2: Stir together 1tbsp cacao powder and 1/4cup agave nectar Drizzle over the top of the pie. Top with cacao beans for a decorative touch. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Saturday Morning Potluck Granola

Saturday Morning Potluck Granola
Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 60 minutes
Makes: 3½ cups
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Ingredients:
Instructions:
1. Place the water, dates, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg into a blender and set aside for at least 10 - 30
minutes (dates will soften). Do not blend yet.
Prepare oven/ dehydrator: 
For the oven method, preheat oven to 250°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. 
For the raw method use a dehydrator set at 110 F.
2. In a medium bowl, combine the rolled oats, raisins, and nuts. Set aside.
3. Now blend the water, dates, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg until smooth. Pour into the bowl of oats, raisins, nuts and mix with a fork.
4. Raw Method: Spread over parchment on dehydrator trays and dehydrate for 24 hours at 105-125 F until
desired consistency. Shuffle around and flip a bit after 6 hours. Cool Completely. 
Oven Method: Spread the granola evenly on the baking sheet, breaking up any big clumps. Cook on the center rack for 30 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven, and using a spatula, shuffle the granola around a bit. Return to the oven for an additional 30 minutes. It should be a light to medium brown when done. For full crunchiness, completely cool the granola first. 
5. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator to preserve freshness.
Makes awesome snacks and trail mixes. You can make variations by substituting other dried fruits or nuts
(e.g. Pecans and Cranberries). You can also add 3-4 TBS Cocoa Powder and make a Chocolate Granola.
Eat as a snack or serve with fresh Raw Almond Milk. Enjoy!

Chocolate Almond Mesquite Milk

Chocolate Almond Mesquite Milk
 
Ingredients:
• water for soaking nuts, enough to cover
• 3 cups water
 
Preparation:
1. (optional) Soak the almonds in water overnight or for at least 6 hours. Drain the water from the almonds and discard water.
2. Blend the 3 cups of water, almonds, cacao powder, mesquite powder, dates and vanilla until well blended
in a high speed blender.
3. Strain the blended mixture through the nut milk bag to remove the pulp. 
4. Serve.

Raw Fresh Macadamia Milk

Raw Fresh Macadamia Milk
 
Ingredients:
• 3 cups water

Preparation:
1. Blend the 3 cups of water, Macadamia Nuts, dates and vanilla until well blended in a high speed blender.
2. Strain the blended mixture through the nut milk bag to remove the pulp.
3. Serve.

Raw Fresh Hemp Seed Milk

Raw Fresh Hemp Seed Milk
 
Ingredients:
• 1 cup Natural Zing Raw Organic Hemp Seeds (also called hemp hearts)
• 3 cups water
 
Preparation:
1. Blend the 3 cups of water, hemp seed, dates and vanilla until well blended in a high speed blender.
2. Strain the blended mixture through the nut milk bag to remove the pulp.
3. Serve.

Raw Fresh Almond Milk

Raw Fresh Almond Milk
 
Ingredients:
• 1 cup Natural Zing Raw Organic Almonds, water for soaking
• 3 cups water
 
Preparation:
1. (optional) Soak the almonds in water overnight or for at least 6 hours. Drain the water from the almonds and discard water.
2. Blend the 3 cups of water, almonds, dates and vanilla until well blended in a high speed blender.
3. Strain the blended mixture through the nut milk bag to remove the pulp.
4. Serve.