Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Blue Maqui Super Smoothie

Ingredients:



 Preparation:

  1. Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender except the banana.
  2. Add banana last and blend until smooth. Enjoy. 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Brazil Nut Protein Smoothie

Ingredients:

 Preparation:

  1. Add water, brazil nut protein powder, dates and chia seeds to a high speed blender. Let that soak for about 10 minutes.
  2. Add vanilla bean, banana, ice and blend.
Optional: Not a fan of Vanilla? Try adding a teaspoon of Natural Zing Cacao Powder

Monday, May 11, 2015

Matcha Green Tea Shake

Ingredients:



Directions:

Blend the matcha and almond milk on low for a few minutes. Add the chia seeds and protein powder. Add the bananas and process until you get a whipped consistency. Enjoy!

Note:
Try incorporating different frozen fruits in the smoothie for different tastes.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Greenest of Green Dressing

Ingredients:

Preparation:

  • Blend all ingredients

(This dressing will get a little better sitting overnight in the refrigerator.)

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!