Recipe: Oatmeal Applesauce Pancakes

Are you looking for a new pancake recipe to try out this weekend? Generally weekend morning are a little less hectic than they are during the week, hopefully that means you have some extra time to sit down and enjoy breakfast. This is a great recipe that your whole family will enjoy. It is made with healthy, satisfying ingredients to help power you through your day. There are a few healthy swap outs including using unsweetened applesauce and SOL Vanilla Sunflower Beverage.Read More

Recipe: Chocolate Banana Creamsicle

It looks like the warm weather and sunshine are finally here to stay! This guilt-free creamsicle recipe is a great, easy to make treat for those hot summer days. If you have any overripe bananas sitting around use them up by making a batch of these delicious creamsicles. They are a great healthy alternative to the sugar filled popsicles you find at the store. They only require four ingredients and are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and keep you cool!Read More

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Butterscotch Cookies

Memorial Day weekend is almost here! Are you looking for a sweet treat to bring up to the cabin or to share at a BBQ? Whatever your plans are for the long weekend these Chocolate Chip Butterscotch Cookies are sure to be a crowd pleaser. These cookies are made even tastier with SOL Vanilla Sunflower Beverage and as an added bonus each cookie is less than 100 calories.  That means you don’t have to stop at just one!

 

Ingredients:

1 cup margarine

½ cup sugar

½ cup brown sugar

¼ cup SOL Vanilla Sunflower Beverage

1 tsp vanilla

2 ¼ cup flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1 cup butterscotch chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

With an electric mixer, cream margarine and sugars until light and fluffy.Read More

Recipe: Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie

Now that the weather is finally warming up, smoothies are making a come back. This recipe is a peanut butter and chocolate lovers dream. It is packed with good for you ingredients that taste delicious and keep you feeling full. It is a great non-dairy option since it is made with SOL Sunflower Beverage istead of milk. SOL is dairy and gluten free and it is made from sunflower kernels, one of nature’s most potent superfoods! Enjoy this delicious smoothie as a meal, a snack or even a dessert.Read More

Banana Berry Oatmeal Bake

This is the perfect recipe if you are looking for a quick and healthy breakfast to enjoy on those hectic weekday mornings! You can prepare it ahead of time and enjoy it throughout the week. It is packed with healthy ingredients that will keep you feeling full and focused.

 

 

 

Ingredients:

2 cups old fashioned oats

2 cups SOL Unsweetened Sunflower Beverage

3/4 cup natural maple syrup

1 Tablespoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 large egg

1 Tablespoon vanilla extract

1 banana, peeled and sliced

1 cup strawberries, sliced

1 cup walnuts, chopped

1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Read More

Interview: Food Scientist Fransiska Anderson

Sunrich Naturals has an R&D Team of Food Scientists that work hard to develop all of our products. We interviewed one of our Sunrich Naturals Food Scientists, Fransiska Anderson, to learn more about the work that she does for Sunrich Naturals and her passion for food science.

Q: What inspired you to study food science and choose a career in that field?
A: I think an interest in food in general sparked the initial interest in food science. Because food science is an applied science it combines elements of chemistry, microbiology, nutrition and a lot of other subjects.Read More

Recipe: Vanilla SOL Chia Seed Pudding

It’s true, this yummy snack comes from the very same plant as the infamous Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia Pet. Chia seeds are a great source of both Omega-3 Fatty Acids and fiber, and they aid in digestion. They are also loaded with calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. Unlike flax seeds, chia seeds can be eaten ground and whole. Chia Seeds are tasteless, so they are a great nutritional booster to just about anything.

In a one ounce serving of chia seeds you get-

  • 11 grams of fiber
  • 18% of your daily calcium
  • 27% of your daily phosphorus
  • 4.4 grams of protein
  • 5 grams of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

When you let chia seeds soak in liquid for about 30 minutes, they expand to 3 times their size and become gel-like (great for regularity!).… Read More

Recipe: Frozen Hot Chocolate Smoothie

Even in the cold weather, sometimes it’s nice to have a refreshing smoothie for a treat. This smoothie is perfect for winter—it’s the frozen version of everyone’s favorite hot winter beverage! This drink is just as delicious as the original, but is lightened up by using SOL Sunflower Beverage instead of whole milk like most recipes.

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

2 frozen bananas (slice into bite-size pieces before freezing)

2 cups SOL Original (or Vanilla) Sunflower Beverage

4 Tablespoons hot chocolate powder

4 Tablespoons marshmallow fluff

1/2 cup chocolate or vanilla Greek yogurt (optional for added protein and a thicker smoothie)

*Yields 2 servings

 Directions:

Put all ingredients into blender, blend until smooth, and enjoy!Read More

Skillet Cake Pancake Recipe by FitFoodieFinds

A twist on the classic stack of pancakes made with healthy substitutions.

I am the type of person who could eat breakfast for every single meal of the day. I love the variety and it’s so satisfying! A skillet pancake cake is an easy way to whip up breakfast with little to no work at all. Pancakes definitely take skill before you’re able to master the flip, but a pancake cake is effortless and you still get the same great taste!Read More

Recipe: Cream of Mushroom Chicken

This is a perfect weeknight recipe for cold-weather season: warm, creamy, and easy to make. Even better, it’s completely dairy-free, made with the goodness of SoL Sunflower Beverage. We have a feeling you’ll be making this delicious meal for dinner more than once.

 

 

Ingredients:
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
4 Tbsp coconut oil
1/4 cup minced shallots
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 lb thinly sliced button mushrooms
1/2 cup chicken stock
1 cup SoL Unsweetened Sunflower Beverage
*Yields 4 servings

Directions:
1.) Rinse chicken breasts, pat dry and season with salt and pepper.… Read More