Summer Nuts

nuts for the hot season
Warm weather can help us create new nutritional habits. Everything is delivered by mother nature fresh: all the wonderful fruits, greens and veggies. It is a great time to go for salads, veggie smoothies, and enhance a boring diet with fruit salads.

The cooling qualities in leafy greens and fruits refresh the body and mind, it is much easier to flush out toxins and extra pounds than in the cold season.

One question often asked: HOW ABOUT NUTS DURING THE HOT SEASON? 

Nuts are valuable source of plant protein, minerals and vitamins. A handful a day would be a great suggestion as daily intake– and this handful of nuts per day can be consumed as hydrating and nourishing nutmilks, in raw cremes, sweet or savory. But over-consumption will do not good: despite to all healthy benefits, Nuts can make us feel heavy and sluggish, and we learn by experience that nuts are much harder to digest compared to proteins from fresh greens.

During the sommer months we want to keep our digestion extra light and choose refreshing foods, so we picked these four nuts, which will keep you healthy nourished, light and refreshed:


Divine Organics AlmondsThe delicately flavorful and versatile almond is available throughout the year. Almonds make a healthy and tasty snack, a classy nutmilk, yummy nutbutter, an addition to smoothies, ice creams, raw sweet and savory dishes. During the hot season make sure you consume raw almonds instead of roasted (and often salted) ones, you may sprout and dehydrate them if you wish; use raw almonds in nutmilk and other preparations — in this way the almonds will keep the body temperature neutral. Almonds are rich in Calcium, Iron and Magnesium and our number 1 choice of summer nuts.


Divine Organics Turkish HazelnutsHazelnuts,also called Filberts, are rich in B vitamins, Vitamin E and Manganese. Consumption of raw Hazelnuts, when snacked straight from the bag or processed to nutmilks, will let us feel light. Hazelnuts keep the body temperature neutral and all extra energy can go into fun outdoor activities and sports without slowing us down anywhere.

Therefore we choose Hazelnuts as our number 2 summer nut.


macadamia-nutsThe sweet, refreshing macadamia nuts are brimming with essential minerals, vitamins and heart-friendly mono-unsaturated fatty acids. Additionally they provide selenium. Selenium is a cardio-protective micro-mineral which is not so easy to get in regular diet. Because the Hawaiian Macadamia Nut is the most delicious of its kind and makes us think of flower garlands and white beaches, we decided to make it to summer nut #3.


Divine Organics Raw CashewsCashews are thermal cooling. This is one reason that over-consumption of cashew nuts in the cold season can cause diarrhea or digestion problems. During the summer our body can deal with the cooling quality and their acidity. And because cashew nuts are so versatile in making raw cremes, raw ice creams, raw cheese and pastry, we voted Cashews to our number 3 summer nut. Just make sure you eat them raw and organic.


Divine Organics Pili Nuts in a bowPili Nuts are still relatively unknown in the States, people are always positively surprised how delicious the soft kernel is when snacked for the first time.

Pilis are a rich source of heart healthy omegas, which play an important role in brain function and may aid in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. They contain all 8 essential amino acids which is vital for healthy muscles, healthy bones and skin, brain balance, liver detoxification, and nerve cell health. Pili Nuts should be consumed raw and they will add their refreshing quality on hot summer days.




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1 cup of fresh blueberries, washed
1 Banana, cut in tiny pieces
1 TSP DIVINE ORGANICS Blue-Green Spirulina Powder
1 TSP Water

Cut the Banana into small pieces, add water, add the Spirulina Powder and stir well, add the blueberries, stir again, add the Tocos Plus, stir and serve. This bowl is a wonderful breakfast or a full meal and it can be, hands down, described as a natural powerhouse made from real true foods.


3 Essential Benefits of Blueberries

  • Sweet, juicy blueberries are rich in pro-anthocyanin,  which is the antioxidant of the blue pigment in the skin. 100 g fresh berries provide only 57 calories, however, they  are amongst the highest anti-oxidant value fruits. Altogether, the phyto-chemical compounds in the blueberry help rid off harmful oxygen-derived free radicals from the body. ORAC of 100 g fresh blueberry is 5562 TE. 
  • Further, research studies suggest that chlorogenic acid in blueberries may help lower blood sugar levels and may control blood-glucose levels in type-II diabetes mellitus condition.
  • High in Manganese, Copper and Iron which is necessary in the process of formation and production for red blood cells.

Divine Organics Inka Spirulina
3 Essential Benefits of Spirulina

  • Highly alkalizing and energizing superfood
  • complete nutritional plant protein
  • Detoxifying and cell rejuvenating

3 (Plus) Benefits of Tocos Plus

  • The delicious and natural sweet powder contains a full-spectrum of E vitamins.
  • Over 100 additional antioxidants create a powerhouse of fully bioavailable nutrients.
  • Tocos Plus are one of the top named nutrient dense superfoods which also contain naturally occurring Vitamin A (Beta Carotene), Vitamin B1 (Thiamin), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine), Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Folic Acid, Biotin, Choline, and Inositol, Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Iron, Zinc, Manganese, Copper, Iodine and other trace minerals.

And Banana :) :) :)


3 Heart-Healthy Nut Milks

Pili Nut Power-milk:
Fully equipped with all 8 essential amino acids, 302 mg Magnesium (highest of all nuts), 100 percent of the daily recommended amount of copper and manganese.

pili nut milk and pili nuts

1 cup of DIVINE ORGANICS raw Polynesian Pili Nuts
3-4 cups water
2 quart Nut Milk Bag
(a hint of Himalayan Salt, a squeeze of Sweetener optional)

Place all ingredients (with 3 cups of water) into a high-speed blender, blending on high for up to three minutes.
Strain and squeeze nut milk mixture into a bowl until all liquid is released. Add another cup of water if you wish.
Pour into a sealed container like a mason jar, refrigerate and or drink immediately.

(Salt will enhance the flavor. Also, dairy milk contains naturally milk sugar; when you work with nut-milks, you might want to add a squeeze of agave nectar, maple syrup or coconut sugar).


Skinny Nut Milk – Creamy Cashews
“Low fat by nature” and natural anti-depressant, (contains Tryptophan)
cashew nut milk with a bowl of raw cashews
1 cup of DIVINE ORGANICS raw Creamy Cashews
3-4 cups water
(a hint of ROYAL HIMALAYAN Salt, a squeeze of Sweetener optional)

Cover raw cashews with water and allow to soak for at least one hour. Drain and rinse.
Place soaked cashews and 3 cups of water into a high-speed blender, blending on high for up to three minutes.
Strain and squeeze nut milk mixture into a bowl until all liquid is released. Add more water if you wish. (if you have a Vitamix you will not need to strain :-)
Pour into a sealed container like a mason jar, refrigerate and or drink immediately.


Queen of Nuts -Supreme Almond Milk
(21g of protein and essential source of Vitamin E)
almond milk with a bowl of raw almonds
1 cup of DIVINE ORGANICS Californian Almonds
3 cups water
a hint of ROYAL HIMALAYAN Pink Salt
a teaspoon of DIVINE ORGANICS Coconut Sap

Cover Almonds with water and allow to soak overnight. Drain and rinse.
Place soaked Almonds and 3 cups of water into a high-speed blender, blending on high for up to three minutes.
Strain and squeeze nut milk mixture into a bowl until all liquid is released.
Pour into a sealed container like a mason jar and refrigerate overnight.

Just before serving add the salt and the sweetener. Shake well. The result is the most delicious creamy nutmilk without any thickeners.

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Low glycemic raw Mulberry Shortbread Cookies

raw and low glycemic Mulberry Shortbread Cookies served on a plate


16oz cups DIVINE ORGANICS raw cashews
7oz cup DIVINE ORGANICS White Mulberries
½ teaspoon ROYAL HIMALAYAN Crystal salt
2 tablespoon DIVINE ORGANICS Lucuma powder
1 teaspoon DIVINE ORGANICS Raw ground Vanilla
2 tablespoons DIVINE ORGANICS Coconut Crystals
¼ cup DIVINE ORGANICS Raw Virgin Coconut oil melted

Place raw cashews in food processor fitted with s-blade and process until a fine meal.  Vincent van Gogh, Mulberry treeAdd mulberries and continue to process to a fine meal.  Add remaining dry ingredients and pulse to mix and then slowly drizzle melted coconut oil into meal until dough forms and sticks together.

Place dough into 9” springform pan and press evenly and gently down to mold.  Remove from springform pan and cut into triangles.

Place in refrigerator to cool and to harden the coconut oil then serve and enjoy!

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(picture: Vincent van Gogh – Mulberry tree)