Friday, December 27, 2013

Hot Dandy Mocha Recipe



Hot Dandy MochaThis gourmet version of the Dandy Mocha uses our raw cacao powder with our new Dandy Blend (coffee alternative). The creaminess of the coconut milk makes this smooth & decadent. Try substituting different flavors of liquid stevia for different flavor combinations. You can try the peppermint stevia and make a Hot Dandy Peppermint Mocha too!


Ingredients:
•6-8 ounces hot filtered water
•1 rounded tablespoon Dandy Blend
•2-3 tablespoons unsweetened, full fat organic coconut milk (try making your own with our unsweetened shredded coconut)
•4-6 drops vanilla flavored liquid stevia
•1-2 tablespoons raw, organic cacao powder

Directions: 1. Warm the water, & add the Dandy Blend, coconut milk, stevia & cacao powder to a coffee mug. 2. Stir, taste, & adjust the stevia to your liking, then enjoy!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Raw Macadamia Nut Fudge Squares - Kissed with honey & a touch of sea salt!

Lightly sweetened with raw honey and a touch of sea salt, these fudge squares come together in minutes, and disappear almost as quickly!

Ingredients:

•2 cups raw, organic macadamia nuts, or 1 cup raw, organic macadamia nut butter
•1/2 cup raw, organic cashews
•2 tablespoon raw, organic, virgin coconut oil
•1/2 cup raw, organic shredded coconut
•2 tablespoon raw, organic honey
•1/4 cup coconut crystals
•1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
•1/2 teaspoon celtic sea salt

Directions:
Toss the raw macadamia nuts & cashews into a high-powered blender or food processor, and grind into a nut butter consistency. Add the rest of the ingredients, &  process again until smooth & creamy. Transfer the batter to a plate lined with parchment paper, and smooth the top with a spatula. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour, or until firm. Slice off the edges, then cut into bite-sized squares and serve immediately! Note: These squares will melt quickly at room temperature, so it’s best to serve them directly from the freezer.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Raw, Vegan, Gluten Free Cinnamon Candied Almond Recipe

These almonds are great roasted almond substitutes. Make a big batch up and package in mason jars or holiday goodie bags as gifts.

Ingredients:

•4 cups raw organic almonds soaked, rinsed (or you can soak them for 12 hours & rinse for assimilation)
•1 cup organic coconut sugar
•2 tsp raw, organic cinnamon powder
•1/2 tsp Celtic sea salt

Directions:
Mix together the sugar, cinnamon & sea salt. Roll the wet almonds in the mixture until well coated. Lay on trays & place in your Excalibur dehydrator for about 8 hours until dried. *If you soak your almonds you will need to dehydrate for longer - up to 24 hours. If you don't have an Excalibur dehydrator, you can use the lowest setting of your oven and heat for about 8 hours. ENJOY!

Variations: Try adding 1/4 teaspoon of Vanilla Bean Powder for Cinnamon Vanilla Almonds. You can also try different nuts. We like mixing our American Native Pecans in with the almonds or even just doing creating a batch of cinnamon pecans!

Friday, December 06, 2013

Natural Zing Helps to Save Animals at the Ching Farm Animal Rescue & Sanctuary

Natural Zing continually tries to give back to the community & especially to causes that we find important like helping to save animals. So when  The Ching Farm Animal Rescue & Sanctuary recently reached out to us for donations to their annual Vegan Thanksgiving  Fundraiser,  we jumped on the opportunity.

We helped save Sunday the pig.
'Farm animals have the same emotional capacity as traditional companions like dogs and cats, yet modern cruelty laws do not apply to them. Under the law, they are seen as mere objects for human use.' (A powerful line from the Ching Farm website.)

 The Ching Farm, is based out of  the Salt Lake area of Utah & advocates farm animals through rescue & education about cruelty-free living. Their belief is that their advocate work can help change perceptions of farm animals & create a deeper respect for the rich emotional lives of these animals.

We donated many of our bestselling Natural Zing superfood items. 100% of the money raised went to feeding the animals. They even sent us a picture of Sunday the pig (rescued from a laboratory) & a happy & feisty guy at the farm.

This farm does not get government grants & is entirely reliant on donations from the public to help feed & care for their animals. It costs approximately $4,000 a month to feed all of the animals at the farm. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation please visit their site: http://chingsanctuary.org/donate.php .


Thursday, December 05, 2013

Spicy Chocolate Maca Bark

Wondering how to use Maca powder in a recipe? Here's an awesome recipe using it with chocolate! 

Fall in love with the stellar flavor combination of maca’s sweet earthy flavor & the dark chocolate’s classic richness. A hint of cayenne spice adds a delicious intrigue & will warm you up while you enjoy this addictive treat.

Ingredients:
•½ tsp ground raw, organic Cinnamon Powder
•¼ tsp ground raw, organic Cayenne pepper powder
•⅔ Cup raw, organic Cacao Paste
•2 Tbsp raw, organic Maca powder
•4 Tbsp raw, organic Bali Coconut Palm Sugar

Directions:
Dice cacao paste into smaller pieces so it's easier to melt. Melt your cacao paste at low temperatures in whatever method you prefer (You can use a chocolate grinder, your dehydratror, or stove top using a double boiler.) Once melted, mix in the remaining ingredients until combined, & allow to gently melt for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove chocolate mixture from the pot and spread evenly into a pan about  ¼ inch thick. Place pan in the freezer for 30 minutes or until chocolate is completely hard. Snap into pieces and serve.

NOTE: Chocolate will remain hard at a “cool” room temperature, and will soften when warm. For best results, keep refrigerated until ready to enjoy.

Monday, December 02, 2013

Maca Goji Balls Recipe + Free Gift! Today Only!

Feeling guilty from tasting all of the yummy desserts over Thanksgiving weekend but still have that occasional sweet tooth? Feel guilt no more! These Maca Goji Balls are delicious & good for you! Let us know how you liked this recipe by commenting below and swing by next Monday for another Maca recipe!

Maca Goji Balls
Maca Goji Balls
Ingredients:
1.5 tsp raw, organic maca powder
1 tbsp raw, organic cinnamon powder
1 tbsp raw, organic cacao powder
1/4 cup raw, organic cacao nibs
8-10 raw, organic dates, pitted (we used medjool)
1/2 cup raw, organic almonds
1/4 cup raw, organic goji berries
1 tsp raw, organic vanilla extract

Directions: Place all ingredients into a high power food processor & blend until small pebbles form. Roll into balls and refrigerate. Makes approximately 15 cookie balls. They won’t last very long because they are so sweet, delicious & blissful.

Cyber Monday Exclusive : Today only (December 2, 2013) add a free bag of your choice of an 8 oz raw, organic cacao powder or an 8 oz maca powder. Must mention ZINGTHANKFUL in the notes section when ordering online. Please also be sure to specify which one you'd like or we will choose for you. Hurry because this offer ends at midnight! (EST. Standard Time). Please visit www.NaturalZing.com to take advantage of this offer.