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

Recipe: Butternut Curry Soup

This is the perfect soup to brighten up a cold, dark winter day.  It feels and tastes just as rich as other creamy soups, but we actually lightened it up quite a bit by using our SOL Sunflower Beverage instead of heavy cream.  

 

 

Ingredients:

2.5 lbs butternut squash (peeled & cut into 2-inch pieces)

1 cup onion, chopped

1/4  cup cilantro

1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, toasted

2 small red chiles, thinly sliced

13.5 oz SOL Unsweetened Sunflower Beverage

3 cups chicken stock

4 teaspoons red curry paste

1.5 Tablespoons lime juice (fresh)

4 teaspoons canola oil

3/4 teaspoons kosher salt

*Yields 8 servings

Directions:

1.) Preheat oven to 4500.Read More

Recipe: Soft-Baked Oatmeal Cookies

These are sure to be a crowd-pleaser—the soft, chewy texture paired with the sweet taste of oatmeal is sure to be a hit with everyone. They’re so delicious, no one will know they were made with raw sugar, whole-wheat flour and dates! These pair GREAT with a glass of SoL.

 

 

 

Ingredients:
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup SoL Original Sunflower Beverage
1 ¼ cups raw sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups whole-wheat flour (or gluten-free flour)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup dates, pitted and diced
3 cups rolled oats
*Yields 2 dozen cookies

Directions:
1.) Blend butter, SoL, and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until smooth.… Read More

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: Lighter Lasagna

Every year, we all seem to want something warm and heavy for dinner as the days get shorter and the nights get colder. This recipe lets you enjoy the taste of comfort food, while still being healthy and good for your body. Using turkey sausage instead of pork lightens up this winter favorite and adding SoL makes for a creamier dish, yet it’s still lighter than most recipes!

 Ingredients:

>1/2  lb turkey sausage
1/8 cup SoL Unsweetened Sunflower Beverage
1/2  lb lean ground turkey
6 lasagna noodles
8oz ricotta cheese
3oz low-fat mozzarella cheese, sliced
3oz parmesan cheese, grated
1/2  tsp Italian seasoning
1/4  cup onion, diced
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
14oz crushed tomatoes
6oz tomato paste
6.5oz tomato sauce
1/8 cup water
3/4  tsp basil leaves, dried
1/4  tsp fennel seeds

*Yields 4-6 Servings

Directions:

1.) Cook and occasionally stir turkey sausage, garlic, and onion in a large skillet over medium heat, for about 15 minutes or until browned.Read More

Recipe: Creamy Cauliflower Cheese Soup

There is something about soup that warms my heart, especially when the ingredients used are locally grown and nourishing. Today’s star ingredient is cauliflower, a cruciferous vegetable rich in vitamin C and potassium. It’s low in calories, but loaded with nutrients! More recently, cauliflower has been used as a potato replacement in order to get a very similar taste, but more nutritional value.

Speaking of potatoes, one of my favorite soups is cheesy baked potato soup topped with a mountain of bacon!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