Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Raw Smoothie Recipes to Rejuvenate your New Year!

     Now is the time to refresh, regenerate & transform your health for the new year. Make homemade smoothies for a fast, delicious & nourishing meal that will leave you feeling renewed & ready to take on anything the day brings you! We have compiled some of our favorite smoothie recipes here at www.NaturalZing.com using our fresh, raw, organic, non-gmo, vegan ingredients.
     Feel free to mix in or substitute your favorite fruits/ greens , nuts , seeds , natural sweeteners or use whatever fresh, in season produce you may have on hand. Add a raw organic nut butter, or some raw chia seeds if you'd like a more filling smoothie. Add a green powder if you don't have any fresh greens on hand like our raw/organic spirulina, or Vitamineral Green powder which has a little bit of all your greens!
Superfoods on Main 106 S Main Street Mt Airy MD
     Also, if you don't feel like making your own, and live in the Baltimore/ Washington Area - there is a new Smoothie shop in town called Superfoods on Main. It's located at 106 South Main Street in the historic district of Mount Airy, Maryland. In addition to made to order smoothies they also serve salads, teas, coffee & warm drinks, gluten-free/vegan items & they also sell our complete line of the Natural Zing products. Stop in for a smoothie, and go home with some superfood ingredients to make your own! (Bonus: 'Like' them on Facebook to print out a coupon for a free smoothie & 15% off your next order.)
     Enjoy the recipes!

Goji Very Berry Smoothie Recipe

When people ask us how they can start eating healthier, goji berries are one of the first foods we recommend! Most kids approve of them as well, & we all know getting kids to eat healthy can sometimes be a challenge. If you enjoy goji berries, you’ll love this smoothie recipe! Simply blend the following ingredients together in your VitaMix or BlendTec Blender:

-2 cups water
-1/4 cup raw, organic goji berries
-1 organic banana
-1/2 cup fresh or frozen organic berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, etc.)
-1 tablespoon of raw, organic acai berry powder or raw, organic maqui berry powder
-a little raw, organic honey or stevia to sweeten to taste (optional)


Sweet & Spicy Cacao Smoothie Recipe

Try adding Cayenne to your cacao smoothies to warm you up in the cold winter months. The blend of chilli with chocolate is divine!! One of our favorites is:
-1 cup nut milk or coconut water
-¼ cup raw, organic almonds (soaked & peeled)
-1 tbsp raw, organic cacao (cocoa) powder
-1/8 cup raw, organic raisins or raw, organic dates ( for sweetness )
-1/2 tsp. cayenne
-pinch celtic sea salt
 Blend all ingredients & enjoy! This recipe is good hot or cold.

Green Smoothie with Spirulina Recipe

This smoothie quenches your thirst, & has the added benefits of Spirulina powder. It helps to support immunity in the winter months & tastes great!

-1 tbsp. raw, organic Spirulina Powder
-1/2 cup water
-1 cup organic romaine lettuce , torn
-1 cup organic spinach, torn
-1 cup organic cucumber, peeled, seeded & diced
-2 cups organic pineapple, cut into chunks
-1/2 cup ice cubes
-your natural sweetener of choice! (We like coconut sugar & stevia with this recipe)

Blend all ingredients in your high speed blender & enjoy!


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