Jan
13
1

Raw Caramel Apples

Raw'kin Snack of the Week

Once in a while, you need to indulge. But indulging doesn’t mean you have to reach for the nearest fried or artificially-covered piece of junk food you can find!

We found this recipe for amazing raw, vegan caramel apples – just whizz up a few ingredients in your NutriBullet and you’ve got a gooey caramel topping perfect for a healthy, decadent dessert or snack.

Thanks to Emily from This Rawesome Vegan Life for the recipe!

Click here for the full recipe. You’ll love it. It’s pretty much guaranteed.

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Happy New Year! I can’t believe another year has gone by. It’s 2014! The holiday parties with friends and family were wonderful, especially the food and drinks. Sadly, I consume more junk from Thanksgiving through to the New Year than I eat the entire year! Thank goodness the holidays are over and it’s time for my annual New Year’s Resolution. This year, I vow to eat healthier and clean up my diet.

So, if you’re like me and had too much holiday cheer, this Detox Blast will give you the energy boost to kick off the new year right! The ingredients are loosely measured.

New Yaers Detox Blast

New Years Detox Blast

  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 1 handful of mint
  • 1 handful of parsley
  • 1 small lemon, peeled
  • ½ cucumber with skin, chunked
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled
  • 3 ice cubes
  • water to line

Add all ingredients to the large NutriBullet cup and extract.

This Blast is definitely a lovely way to celebrate and kick off the New Year.  The color is vibrant and the taste is even better. Please feel free to use whatever greens you have on hand. Last time I made this one, I used a blend of spinach and kale. It’s great with a splash of club soda, too!

Enjoy!

Kim Pontius

Jan
2
46

Creamsicle Dream

Remember when you were a kid and the ice cream truck would drive by your house? Just hearing the crackling music coming from the truck made me run into the house to get money from my piggybank. My treat of choice? The Orange Creamsicle. For years, these icy delicacies always had a place in my freezer – that is, until I discovered the NutriBullet!

When I first began Blasting with the NutriBullet, I started to think about what I was actually eating. So, the next time I went to grab a Creamsicle for dessert, I stopped and pondered. Considering the amount of sugar and artificial flavors they contain, this was probably not my best option.

That’s when the idea hit me! Did you know you could make a homemade Orange Creamsicle dessert in your NutriBullet?

I explored this idea and soon created this concoction. Not only is it healthy and refreshing, but it’ll also satisfy any sweet tooth!

Creamsicle Dreams

Creamsicle Dream

Ingredients

  • 1 large orange, peeled
  • ½ cup frozen pineapple
  • ½ cup non-fat, plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 – 3 ice cubes
  • milk or almond milk to line

Directions

Add all ingredients to your large NutriBullet cup and extract until smooth.

You can either enjoy straight from the NutriBullet cup or pour into popsicle molds and freeze. Honestly, this treat tastes just like the Orange Creamsicles from my past, but healthier. You can even serve it to your family for breakfast. What’s better than that?

Enjoy!

Kim Pontius

Raw'kin Snack of the Week!

Start the new year off right and eat clean this 2014! If you’re hosting a New Year’s party or are going to one, don’t show up empty-handed. This easy peasy hummus recipe is delicious and perfect for all party-goers – vegan, raw, meat-eaters, you name it! A quick whirl in your NutriBullet and you’ll amaze your friends. “You didn’t use a food processor?”

“No, I used something much better.”

Happy New Year!!

Click here for the full Split Pea and Edamame Hummus recipe from Choosing Raw.

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Dec
26
3

Banana Cream Pie

I’m so happy it’s the holiday season again. I love this time of year and the festivities that go with it! All the parties and food to be shared with good friends and family; there’s nothing better! Unfortunately, this also means heavy dinners and decadent desserts.

And yes, desserts are my weakness in life. It’s like my own Kryptonite. So, I’ve tirelessly been on a search for healthier versions that can be whipped up in my NutriBullet. I found one that is so rich and creamy, it tastes just like banana cream pie – but made in my NutriBullet.

Banana Cream Pie

Banana Cream Pie Blast

  • 1 banana
  • 1 small apple
  • ½ cup of grapes, green or red
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • Non-fat milk or milk substitute (nut milk, coconut milk, soy milk, etc.) to line
  • Shot of whipped cream – optional

Add all ingredients into the large NutriBullet cup and extract. Top off with a shot off whipped cream.

This recipe is great alternative to the heavier, high-calorie desserts. Bananas, apples and grapes are loaded with vitamins and fiber and can be found in markets  year-round. The milk has calcium and vitamin D, excellent for the prevention of osteoporosis and bone disease. This is the perfect thing to alleviate just a little of that holiday guilt.

Happy Holidays from my family to yours!

Kim Pontius