Recipe: Gingerbread Spice Gluten Free Waffles

[Brought to you by our friend Lee at There is something about holiday flavors. Not only do they taste good, but they bring back happy memories, warming the soul. Gingerbread is my hands down favorite. It’s slightly sweet and spicy and reminds me of home. I have incorporated gingerbread into one of my favorite Christmas morning breakfasts: Homemade Waffles!

In this recipe I have made some healthy alterations. First and foremost, there is only a tablespoon of sweetener (molasses) in this recipe, and it’s for the taste!Read More

Recipe: Gluten Free Sugar Cinnamon Doughnuts

There is nothing better than a homemade baked good, especially if you made it yourself. Here at Sunrich Naturals, we love taking classic recipes and making them allergy friendly and better for you. Gluten-free baking can be a challenge, but if you have all of the right ingredients, it’s a piece of cake! Plus, the gluten eaters out there won’t even be able to tell a difference!

Didn’t think doughnuts could actually be healthy? We’ve made some swaps such as subbing apple-sauce for part of the oil, subbing whole grain flours for part of the refined flours, using 100% gluten-free flours, and using about half the amount of sugar in a typical doughnut recipe.… Read More

Recipe: Sweet Potato Casserole

This is a great fall dinner, from the comforting taste to the bright orange color! Sweet potatoes are packed with vitamin A, which boosts immune function and promotes eye and skin health.  It’s also gluten-free for those trying to avoid it. It’s pretty easy to whip up, so feel free to make this one of your go-to dinner staples for the season.

Ingredients:

2 lbs sweet potato  (boiled, peeled, & mashed)

4 Tbsp SoL Unsweetened Sunflower Beverage

2 eggs

1/2 cup & 2 Tbsp brown sugar

1 Tbsp vanilla extract

3 tsp cinnamon

4 Tbsp butter (2 Tbsp melted)

4 Tbsp pecans, chopped pieces

2 Tbsp pecans, whole

Yields 6 servings

 Directions:

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

Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Pumpkin may be thought of as a comfort food of the fall season, but it’s actually a health food as well!  It’s low in calories, but it will keep you feeling full because of its fiber content.  It’s also packed with beta-carotene, a nutrient that’s a precursor to Vitamin A.  However, this dairy-free seasonal smoothie is so delicious you would never guess it’s as good for you as it is!

Ingredients:

1/2 cup canned pumpkin

3/4 cup SoL Sunflower Beverage, Vanilla flavor

2 tsp.… Read More

Recipe: Salmon Cakes

Salmon is a great source of essential omega-3 fatty acids—a key nutrient to keeping your brain sharp and your heart healthy! Another plus: these salmon cakes are gluten-free and dairy-free. Add a side of vegetables, and you’ve got yourself a perfectly healthy meal!

Ingredients:

6 oz salmon, cooked

1/4 cup avocado, mashed

2 Tbsp onion, diced

2 Tbsp celery, diced

1 Tbsp parsley, chopped

1 garlic clove, minced

1/4 tsp dill, dried

1 tsp Mrs. Dash seasoning (or other seasoning of choice)

1 ½ Tbsp soy flour (or other gluten-free flour of choice)

2-3 Tbsp SoL Unsweetened Sunflower Beverage

2 Tbsp sunflower oil

Yields 6 medium-sized salmon cakes

 Directions:

1.) Put chopped onion, celery, parsley and garlic in medium-sized bowl with avocado, salmon, soy flour, and seasoning. … Read More

Recipe: Avocado Dill Dressing

Avocadoes are often touted as one of the world’s healthiest foods.  It’s not hard to see why with these health benefits: They boast high levels of Vitamins E and K, several minerals including potassium and magnesium, and are high in fiber. We combined SoL and avocadoes to make a healthy dressing that will perfectly complement a variety of salads!

Ingredients:

1 avocado

1/2 cup SoL Original Sunflower Beverage

3 Tbsp lemon juice

4 1/2 sprigs of dill

3 Tbsp sunflower oil

1 tsp red pepper flakes

pepper

sea salt

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together in a food processor or blender.… 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: 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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