Monday, November 12, 2018

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

By Helen Rose

As the colder weather is setting in we find ways to make warming smoothies.  One of my favorites is a Pumpkin Pie Smoothie.

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
4 cubes of pumpkin puree (frozen) Use ice cube trays.
12 oz of milk alternative (nut milk recipe)
1 pinch of clove powder
1/4 tsp. nutmeg powder
1/4 tsp. ginger powder
1 tsp. ceylon cinamon
2 tbls. Sunflower Seed Protein Powder

Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender and serve.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Calming Tonic with Reishi

Calming Tonic with Reishi

By Helen Rose
A warm drink before bedtime or on a chilly day is just the thing to put life into balance.  Try
drinking a small glass about an hour before bedtime to melt away the stress of the day.  Made with home made nut milk and paired with magnesium-rich cacao for relaxing the nerves and muscles, the ingredients in this tonic help to boost the benefits of reishi.  Add the maca to help balance your hormones and you have a morning or evening warming drink to calm and bring happiness.
Ingredients
1 1/2 cup home made nut milk
1 tsp Reishi powder
1 tsp maca
1 Tbsp raw honey
1 Tbsp cacao powder
Pinch of  Ceylon Cinnamon Powder
Pinch of Himalayan Pink Crystal Salt
In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring the plant milk to a simmer. Lower the heat to a simmer and add the other ingredients. Whisk the warm milk mixture constantly until the chocolate is totally melted. Serve right away or blend the mixture in a blender until frothy.

Stress Reducing Smoothie

Stress Reducing Smoothie
By Helen Rose


We can all do with a little stress reduction.  Job stress, children stress, family drama -  its all around and some times we need a little help to balance out our emotions to deal with the challenges that life throughs at you.   I've been making variations of this smoothie for years.

1 cup homemake nut milk
1 scoop or 2 tbs. of pea protein powder
3/4 cup of banana (frozen)
1 handful of spinach
2 tbs. of cacao powder
1/2 tsp reishi powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.  Sprinkle some cacao nibs on top or add to the smoothie if you like a little crunchiness in your chocolate smoothie.




PB & J Smoothie

PB & J Smoothie Bowl
By Helen Rose

This smoothie brings back memories of childhood enjoying a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.   You get your protein and yummy fruit too.   Yes, you can make extra and share it with your kids.  If we want our kids to have the best chance of living a healthy life, we've got to equip them now with the right mindset and habits to take them into adulthood, specifically when it come to nutrition and a healthy diet.

Ingredients:

1 cup of frozen mixed berries
1/4 banana sliced.
1/2 cup frozen banana
2 Tbs of peanut butter
1/2 cup oats
2 tbs of ZingPro Protein powder
16 oz of milk or milk alternative such as raw almond milk.
1/4 cup Granola

Instructions:
Place frozen fruit, oats, ZingPro, & milk into a high speed blender such as a Vitamix.  Blend until smooth.  Pour into bowl.

On top with sliced banana, 2 tbs of peanut butter and granola.





Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Raw Vegan Chocolate Sauce

Chocolate Sauce:
by Helen Rose
 
Ingredients:
4 tbs spoons of raw organic cacao powder
3 tbs raw organic agave
1/4 tsp vanilla bean powder

Directions:
Mix all together add hot water as needed to get a smooth consistency.  (Note: if you are going to make a larger batch use less water and refrigerate.)

#vegan #raw #chocolatesauce #chocolate #gluten-free #dairy-free #wholefood

Raw Vegan Coconut Ice Cream

Make your own ice cream with wholefood ingredients.   It's pretty affordable and very easy, because

Whether you like it simple, chocolate,  chocolate swirl,  chunks of nuts, or nut butter) or fancy flavors like lavender and basil; this recipe is the perfect base for all types. The flavor shown is vanilla with a chocolate swirl (just chocolate sauce before serving.)

you'll be making a lot of it.  Once you try it you'll want to make it again and again.  I usually have at least two pints in the freezer. It's really easy to change up too!

Raw Vegan Coconut Ice Cream
by Helen Rose

 
Makes about 3-6 servings


2 cups soaked raw cashews 
Coconut meat from 2 young Thai coconuts (about 1 3/4 cups)
1 cup non-dairy milk (Nut milk recipes).
3/4 cup agave/honey/maple syrup
Seeds from 1/2 - 1 vanilla bean (I love vanilla so I use a whole one)
2 T vanilla extract (or 1 tsp vanilla bean powder)
1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt
1/3 cup plus 1 T or so of coconut oil, melted

Blend all ingredients except coconut oil in your blender (Vita-Mix works best!) until lusciously smooth and creamy. Melt coconut oil in a bowl that's sitting in a larger bowl filled with hot water. Add in and blend until mixed. Try it now.  You can adjust to taste.

Now try to resist eating it all before it's frozen: if you have an ice cream maker use that. 
But if you're like me and don't have one, put the batter in several small jars or freezable containers (single servings!) and stick them in the freezer. Check back every 30-60 minutes and stir until they are eventually frozen, creamy delights.
If you're adding a chocolate or caramel swirl, or nuts or chunks of banana or WHATEVER you wanna add, mix in your goodies when the ice cream is quite thick but not frozen and they won't sink to the bottom or completely mix into the vanilla ice cream. This is how you get that swirl/ribbon effect.

#Vegan #Gluten-Free  #Wholefood #Raw #Dairy-Free

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Immune-Boosting Tulsi Elderberry Sun Tea Recipe

This delicious immune-boosting homemade Tulsi Elderberry tea is made with dried elderberries, herbs, and spices.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Put Tulsi leaves and elderberries into a nut milk bag.
  2. Put the bag into a  1/2 gallon jar.
  3. Fill water to cap.
  4. Add turmeric and cinnamon.
  5. Place outside where the sunlight can strike the container for about 3 to 5 hours. 
  6. Move the container if necessary to keep it in the sun. 
  7. When the tea has reached its desired strength, remove from sun and put it in the refrigerator.
  8. lly, strain through a fine mesh strainer and pour into individual mugs.
  9. Stir in raw honey if using.
  10. Enjoy!

Notes

For an iced tea, pour into a mason jar and allow to cool, then refrigerate for up to 1 week. Serve over ice if desired.

Recipe by Helen Rose, founder of Superfoods on Main and Co-Founder of Natural Zing.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Fresh Goji Berry Juice


Fresh Goji Berry Juice
1/4 cup goji berries, (1 oz)
2 cups water
optional: 1/4 cup fresh blackberries, raspberries or blueberries

1. Soak berries in water for 4 hours or more, overnight is fine
2. Blend in blender until well blended, optionally you can add some fresh fruit as listed above or apple, mango and/or banana.
3. Share with a friend


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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Raw Vegan Chocolate Easter Eggs


Ingredients

Method
  1. Melt cacao butter at around 40-45°C (104-113°F) on a double boiler or in a dehydrator.
  2. Grind salt to a fine powder (e.g. in a mortar and pestle).
  3. Add agave nectar to cacao butter.
  4. Sieve cacao powder, vanilla powder and salt into butter and agave mix.
  5. Whisk until smooth.
  6. Keep stirring and whisking until chocolate reaches around 31°C (88°F).
  7. Pour into moulds.
  8. If making solid easter eggs, put them into the fridge to set.
  9. If making hollow easter eggs, leave until chocolate begins to set on the outside of the moulds.
  10. Spoon out excess chocolate, and use spoon to ensure that inside of mould is thoroughly coated.
  11. Put into the fridge until completely set.
  12. Pop chocolate easter eggs out of the mould.
  13. (Optional) Fill hollow eggs with special treats.
  14. "Glue" halves together with extra melted chocolate.
  15. Store in the fridge or at room temp.
Preparation
Before: 20mins (to melt cacao butter)
During: 30 mins
After: 1 hour (to set chocolate)
Need: Dehydrator or double boiler, Easter egg moulds
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 25g Calories: 141 Fat: 15g Saturated fat: 9g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 4g Sugar: 2g Sodium: 5mg Fiber: 2g Protein: 1g Cholesterol: 0mg


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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.

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  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.

Nutrition

  • 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.

Ingredients:



•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

Directions:

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.


By Helen Rose, owner Superfoods on Main, Dir. Marketing Natural Zing, Marketing Strategies Launch It Consulting.  For more great recipes go to Natural Zing's Recipe Center.  For pure high quality food ingredients and super foods goto www.NaturalZing.com .  To consult with Helen how she can help your business grow luanchitconsulting@gmail.com
 

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:
Directions:
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 Launchitconsulting@gmail.com.