The Newest and Most Innovative Natural & Organic Options the Food Industry Has to Offer: My Personal Fave!

Guest Blog Post by Elise Deming, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Elise Deming is a registered Retail Dietitian Nutritionist in N.J. For more nutrition tips and recipes, visit her Instagram account @eat.with.elise.

Originally posted on Philly.com

At the Specialty Food Show last month in Edison, N.J. I was able to see the newest and most innovative natural and organic options that the food industry has to offer. These included hemp and plant-based proteins, probiotics, crickets, and one of my personal favorites: pinole.

Check out more below including a delicious recipe I’ve included for Pinole-Chia Pudding!

About Pinole

Pinole, an ancient grain once utilized by the Aztecs, is the newest fueling carbohydrate. It is slow roasted maize combined with cacao beans, cinnamon, and allspice. Pinole provides roughly 7 grams of protein, 7-8 grams of fiber, and 38 grams of carbohydrates per serving. The grain has gained a following with runners who use it to fuel their long-distance endeavors. My favorite brand is Native State Food’s Purely Pinole. Try this pudding recipe to incorporate the grain into your diet:

Pinole Chia Pudding

Purple Layer:
  • ¼ cup blueberries
  • ¼ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tbsp Blueberry + Banana Purely Pinole
  • ½ tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds

Yellow Layer

  • ½ banana
  • ¼ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • ½ tbsp tahini
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds

Directions:

  • For the purple layer, blend blueberries, milk, pinole, and cinnamon until liquid. Then stir in chia seeds.
  • For the yellow layer, blend banana, milk, tahini, cinnamon, and honey until creamy. Then stir in chia seeds.
  • Refrigerate both layers for a minimum of 45 minutes.
  • Layer pinole and banana chia mixes.
  • Top with coconut, almonds, and fresh blueberries. Enjoy!

 

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Elise Deming is a registered Retail Dietitian Nutritionist in N.J. For more nutrition tips and recipes, visit her Instagram account @eat.with.elise.

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