Homemade Energy Cookie Bars

These are great to have on hand for a healthy, on-the-go snack!  It’s hard to find energy bars without preservatives and allergens at the store—but this recipe solves that problem.  Free of gluten and dairy and made with our nutritious SoL Beverage, these are perfectly healthy energy bars.  Of course, they’re also delicious!

Ingredients:

2 cups crispy brown rice cereal

2 Tbsp ground flaxseeds

2 Tbsp vanilla protein powder (rice- or soy-based)

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 cup sun butter or soy nut butter

1/8 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

2 Tbsp raisins

1/4 cup shredded coconut

6 dates or figs, pitted

1/2 cup SoL Sunflower Beverage (Original or Vanilla)

2 Tbsp sugar

Yields 20 bars

Directions:

1.) Preheat oven to 350O F.… Read More

Recipe: Summer Corn Chowder

Head to your local farmer’s market while you can and pick up some fresh vegetables to make this light but satisfying corn chowder.  The addition of squash makes for a fresh take on this popular recipe.

Ingredients:

3/4 cup sliced green onions

1/4 cup celery, chopped

1 pound yellow summer squash, chopped

1 pound frozen yellow baby corn kernels, thawed

2 Tbsp olive oil

2 1/4 cups SoL Original Sunflower Beverage

1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped

3/4 tsp salt

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper

1 avocado, diced

Yields 4 servings

 

Directions:

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Recipe: Maple Walnut Dressing

This sweet and tangy dressing pairs well with a variety of salads. Use SoL Mayo  (see “SoL Salad Dressing and Dip Recipes” for recipe) instead of regular mayo for a lighter, more nutritious dressing.  Walnuts also add to the health benefits you’ll get from this dressing with their high Omega-3 and Vitamin E content.

Ingredients:

1/4 cup SoL Mayo

1/4 cup maple syrup

2 Tbsp cider vinegar

1/2 tsp kosher salt

2 Tbsp toasted walnuts, chopped

salt & pepper to taste

Yields 4 servings

Directions:

Whisk together SoL Mayo, maple syrup, cider vinegar, kosher salt; and salt and pepper if desired.… Read More

Recipe: Lemon Meringue Pie

Of course it would be easy to enjoy a slice of homemade pie every day, but even better when there is an actual holiday for it! August 15th is National Lemon Meringue Pie Day.  You can enjoy this tasty dessert guilt-free by replacing some of the sweetened condensed milk with SoL Sunflower Beverage.  Now you can have your pie, and eat it too!

Ingredients:

8 oz sweetened condensed milk

6 oz SoL Vanilla Sunflower Beverage

1/2 cup lemon juice

1 tsp lemon zest, grated

3 eggs, separate yolks from whites

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Recipe: Pan-Seared Halibut with Creamy Lemon Sauce

This is a nice light entrée—made healthier than the original recipe by substituting SoL for half of the amount of heavy cream.  Try serving it with a side of greens or brown rice for a well-rounded nutritious meal.

Ingredients:

4 (8 oz) halibut fillets

salt & pepper (to taste)

1/2 cup all-purpose flour (can substitute whole wheat or gluten-free)

1/4 cup butter, melted

1/4 cup lemon juice

1/4 cup SoL Original Sunflower Beverage

1/4 cup heavy cream

2 Tbsp parsley, finely chopped

4 Tbsp fresh basil, finely chopped

Yields 4 servings

Directions:

  1. Rinse and dry halibut fillets.
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Recipe: Coconut Banana Ice Cream

There’s nothing like the taste of coconut in the summer—but pair it with banana and it’s even better! This homemade, healthier version of Banana Coconut ice cream is the perfect treat on a hot summer day.

 

*Tip: Use bananas that are very ripe for a rich flavor.

Ingredients:

2 cups sweetened flaked coconut

1 cup sugar

4 cups SoL Original Sunflower Beverage

6 egg yolks

2 cups half & half

1 (15 oz) can cream of coconut

2 tsp vanilla extract

3 bananas, mashed

*Yields 2 ½ quarts

Directions:

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Recipe: Huevos Rancheros

Try this different version of the popular Spanish breakfast—made with scrambled instead of fried eggs, and a dash of SoL!  This dish incorporates the three macro-nutrients (protein, carbohydrates & healthy fat) making it a well-rounded and healthy breakfast.

Main Ingredients:

1 corn tortilla

1 scrambled egg

1 Tbsp of SoL Original Sunflower Beverage

1/4 cup shredded cheese (Monterey Jack or Mexican cheese are good options)

Suggested Topping Ingredients:

(can use whatever you have on hand)

1 diced tomato or a few cherry tomatoes

1/2 diced avocado

1 Tbsp red onion, chopped

1 tsp jalapeño, chopped

1 tsp chopped cilantro

dash of lime juice

Yields 1 serving

Directions:

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Recipe: Strawberry Pomegranate Smoothie

Pomegranates are extremely healthy, and delicious! They’re not only packed with antioxidants, but are also rich in vitamin K, potassium, and fiber. Enjoy the tasty combo of sweet and tart in this superfood smoothie—the perfect sip for a hot summer day!

Ingredients:

1 ripe banana (use frozen banana for a thicker smoothie)

1 cup frozen strawberries

½ cup frozen pomegranate seeds

1½ cups SoL Vanilla Sunflower Beverage

Serves 1

Directions:

Blend all ingredients together.

Enjoy!