Raw “No Bean” Refried Beans recipe + Book Giveaway

Raw “No Bean” Refried Beans recipe + Book Giveaway

Raw “No Bean” Refried Beans

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I have a delicious, nutritious and easy-to-make recipe for you all today.  It is adapted from Kimberly Snyder’s NEW book The Beauty Detox Foods .  I love Kimberly Snyder’s work and have been a fan of her information, recipes and Glowing Green Smoothie (aka GGS) for over 3 years now.  Her first book, The Beauty Detox Solution is fantastic and I highly recommend it. Her GGS was my first green smoothie and I was hooked from day one.  Green smoothies have been an integral part of my healthy lifestyle and I SWEAR by their benefits.  I pre-ordered this new book (Beauty Detox Foods) months prior to its official launch date –  MORE PLANT-BASED, PROPERLY FOOD COMBINED RECIPES!  Yay!   Food geek, here!  🙂

I’ve been perusing through this beautiful book for several days now and drooling at EVERY SINGLE RECIPE.  I’ve been taking notes, writing down ingredients for new shopping list and already playing in the kitchen with several recipes to share with you all.  I have already made ALL the recipes in her first book and will do the same with this one. 

I used to love the texture and taste of refried beans in recipes, but I don’t swing that way anymore.  Beans and I aren’t on good terms any longer and have parted ways mutually and I have found a new relationship with this dish that is here to stay.  This “no bean” dish has the taste and consistency of standard refried beans but without all the health and beauty downfalls.  This recipe is beauty enhancing, digestive friendly and tastes amazing.  My kind of food!! 

The star in this show is raw SUNFLOWER SEED.  Let’s look at some of the nutritional benefits of these simple seeds:

# Apart from being a rich source of Vitamin E, raw sunflower seeds also contain linoleic acid (essential fatty acid), amino acids, and minerals. Amino acids, as we know, are the building blocks of proteins and the minerals contained in raw sunflower seeds include magnesium, potassium and zinc.

Sunflower seeds being rich in phytosterols and a good source of dietary fiber, aid in reducing the cholesterol levels in the body.

# Copper is also required by the body to help carry oxygen to the red blood cells. 25% of the daily requirement of this mineral is easily covered by one ounce of raw sunflower seeds.

# Sunflower seeds contain vitamin that is essential for cell growth and reproduction. It is known as folate, and it is responsible for the body’s cells to manufacture DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) and RNA (ribonucleic acid).

# The nutritional value of raw sunflower seeds that is contained in one serving (1/4 cup) includes 11.0 g of fat, 3.0 g of fiber and 6.0 g of protein. These seeds also provide the daily requirement of iron in the body, which comes to about 13%. Apart from containing Vitamin E, Vitamin B-6 is also an important part of sunflower seeds.

# Sunflower seeds are also a rich source of Zinc, which helps the body recuperate from injuries, and fight infections. About 10% of the daily requirement of this element can be obtained from these seeds. (source)


Raw "No Bean" Refried Beans
This is FANTASTIC on top of salads and wrapped in a green leaf wrap along with fresh chopped cilantro, avocado slices, chopped scallions, chopped tomatoes, salsa, etc. Make it your own. So tasty and beautifying for the body. Yields 2 1/2 cups.
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
  1. 2 cups raw sunflower seeds, soaked overnight and rinsed well
  2. 1 cup sundried tomatoes (soaked in a bowl 2 hours prior to blending)
  3. 2 TB. fresh ground flax seeds
  4. 1 TB. raw unpasteurized miso paste (if you don't have this, use extra pink himalayan salt to taste)
  5. 1 TB. paprika
  6. 1 TB. chili powder
  7. 1 TB. cumin
  8. 1/2 tsp. cayenne powder
  9. 1/4 - 1/2 cup spring or filtered water (depending on consistency of sundried tomatoes)
  10. High quality pink himalayan salt or sea salt - to taste
  1. Pulse the sunflower seeds a food processor several times, then add the sundried tomatoes, flaxseeds, miso paste and seasonings.
  2. Pulse again, then slowly add the water to the mixture until it has a consistency that resembles refried beans - almost smooth, but with some texture.
  3. Adjust seasoning and add in sea salt to suit your taste.
Adapted from Kimberly Snyder, Beauty Detox Foods
Adapted from Kimberly Snyder, Beauty Detox Foods
Kibby's Blended Life http://www.kibbysblendedlife.com/
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Finished product in the food processor and ready for eating!

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“No Bean” refried beans on an organic collard leaf with chopped cilantro, avocado slices and chopped scallions. Delicious!

In honor of sharing this recipe (with MORE to come soon), I wanted to offer an awesome GIVEAWAY to go with it.  April is a great month for me (It’s SPRING, my birthday and anniversary), so it’s a great time to share with some of my favorite people (my lovely readers).  I purchased an extra copy of Kimberly Snyder’s The Beauty Detox Foods along with my own and YOU have a chance to win a copy by leaving a comment below telling me why you would like to win this book.

Giveaway comment entries are welcome till Sunday night, April 7th and I will announce the winner on Monday, April 8th.

Good luck!

The Beauty Detox Foods: Discover the Top 50 Superfoods That Will Transform Your Body and Reveal a More Beautiful You

via Barnes & Nobles.com

Giveaway is now CLOSED.

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38 Responses »

  1. Good morning Miss Kibby Happy April 1st and all the other Happy’s coming your way this month (; Let me just say beside’s all my personal reasons to appreciate having this book and there are many….just the fact that you recommend and benefited from the authors work is good enough for me ! You can never have enough great Detox books. The No Bean recipe above looks and sounds delicious, the pictures of the food you create are beautiful. Anyway I could gush about how wonderful you are all day, but I wouldn’t want everyone to think it’s just to win a great book. I will be happy for whoever wins (; Have a great day (;

    • Debbie! You just take my breath away sometimes with such loving and heart felt words. You are such a loving, compassionate and gentle soul. I love hearing from you and glad for our friendship. Thanks for the comment on the pictures – photography is definitely a work in progress for me and I think my little Panasonic camera does alright. someday I’ll upgrade, but for now, it works great! Have a great day filled with loving people around you and that you experience miracles and joy daily. XOXO

      • Its all true and from the heart….you are really growing in your element and its “Awe Inspiring” I loved that you’ve connected with a holistic doctor and obviously impressed the heck out of him and are now part of his team…it’s truly real, loving genuine people like you that will take this world by storm and make amazing impact on many who seek the truth and simplicity of a holistic joyful healthy lifestyle here in heaven on earth….what can I say I just love the heck out of you and hope to someday meet in person and give you a great big ole hug !!!! P.S. Your photography is perfect….because “you” shine through in every one of them (; Yeah Spring is here (; Happy happy happy ! nightie night (;

    • Hi Veronica! Definitely check out Kimberly’s first book and she is where I learned about food combining over 3 years ago. You’d enjoy it. Thanks!

  2. Hi Kibby,Sending love and best wishes for your birthday and anniversary. I am learning to cook more healthy and nutritious recipes and I am so happy to discover your blog. Kimberly Snyder’s book would be a lovely add on this journey to learn to cook healthy and delicious foods.

    • Hi Smita! Thanks for the loving wishes – much appreciated and taken to heart. You are doing a fantastic job at taking steps to improve your health and wellness right now and this book would take it even further. It is a FUN journey, so enjoy it and learn about yourself along the way. XX

  3. I would LOVE LOVE to win a free copy because I love to make healthy foods for myself and my family. I’ve been dealing with many health issues and I’m always looking for new recipes to cleanse my body and soul. When I eat healthy and I feel so good and clean and energized and when I eat the junk food I feel like crap. So thank you for guiding and leading me to right path of eating healthy and nutritious foods. I hope you have a wonderful birthday and anniversary!!

    • Hi Ruth! I love how when we eat clean and better how the body responds so well and then when we put crap into it, it says “Hell, NO!” and gets us right back on track. 🙂 Thanks for your kind words – much appreciated. X

  4. Just discovered your site today, while looking around for herbal tonic recipes. Love your site! I’ve seen the Beauty Detox book recently and thought it looked amazing. Would love to have my own copy so I can continue to work towards a cleaner diet!

  5. I just completed 9 days of juices, smoothies and salads for the most part. The day before I started, a co-worker created problems for me at work, but I went through with my plan for the weekend and started to juice again. On the 3rd day when I went back to work my sister called to tell me that my father was put in a hospice and was dying (he is elderly). I got my copy of Kimberly’s book on Wednesday and just like you I am looking forward to some of those delectable recipes. On Sunday I went with my sister to see my father and it was very emotional. Afterwards I treated myself to a bowl of matzah ball soup at a restaurant in town and it was very comforting. Kibby, I already have the book, but I would love for my sister to have a copy to start taking care of herself and her family. Thank you for all your lovely posts… I loved your rebounding video!

    • Marcy! You are so special, amazing and compassionate. I see it more and more when you communicate with me. I am so proud of you for your 9 days of dedication to your health and wellness and you didn’t let your co-workers hinder you. I am sorry to hear about your dad. I know it’s hard. It’s good that you had time with him at the end. I think it’s beautiful that you are putting your entry in for your sister. Accepted wholeheartedly! 🙂 Thanks for your kind words and about the rebounding video. Have a great week. XO

  6. I just found your site today as the recipe posted on FB pulled me in 🙂 soooo glad to have found you! Needing to loose 50 lbs and wanting to go green, I think this book would be an amazing asset to me achieving my goal of a healthy fit body and life style, also want to have creative healthy meal choices for my 10 yr old son! Thank you 🙂 will continue to follow you…

    • Hi Tamara! Welcome and glad to have you here! Just making the conscious decision to improve yourself and life is the best step on this journey of health and wellness. I am here to assist any way I can. Keep in touch. 🙂

  7. Thank you Kibby for this giveaway! I think you are so generous, kind, thoughtful, and so wonderful for helping others achieve their luv of great food, of blogs and nutritional information for the rest of us!

    • Thanks, Becky! Your words made me smile and have warm fuzzies – thanks! It is my pleasure and desire to teach, inspire and share this wonderful information. We ALL have it in us to shine. XOXO

  8. Thanks Kibby for being so sharing and giving us inspiration for our own diets! I want this book because I want to feed me and my family the best way I can so we can heal our bodies and brain and keep them growing! I am so thankful that we know each other now!

  9. Hi Kibby, I actually found out about Kimberly Snyder through my sister in law and I love her! I had purchased her first book and just got her second book the other day as well. Still diving into it whenever I get the chance. I wish I had ordered more that one book like she was promoting, but didn’t. I have a brother with chronic severe eczema and allergies and would love to gift this book to him. I love the idea about making all the recipes in her book. That would be a good challenge for me! As always thank you for your constant inspiration! Happy birthday and anniversary wishes!

    • Hi Joyce! So glad you got a copy of the book too! It’s packed full of great information and wonderful recipes. I’m making the pizza recipe tonight – can’t wait. Thank you for your entry for your brother – so thoughtful and generous of you. Thanks for your support and YOUR inspiration. XO

  10. Hey Kibby, thanks for all you do and for helping and encouraging me thru all my stuff. I love seeing all of your recipes and trying them also. the blueberry cream chia pudding was great.

    • Darcey, you are a good friend and it is my pleasure. I am ALWAYS here for you whenever you need me. So glad you liked the chia pudding – it’s a winner. So are YOU!

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  12. I attempted to submit a comment and it failed or so I think so I am going to try again and hope I don’t end up with double post. Thank you for offering this generous giveaway, I would love to win a copy of Kymbery Snyder’s new book. I understand it is number one in the nutrition/diet list. I am trying slowly but surely to change my eating habits (read baby steps) and who couldn’t use a brand spank’in new healthy cookbook to inspire and motivate. Please enter me in the drawing and I am so grateful for you and your blog and want to wish you both a Happy Birthday and a Happy Anniversary in advance.

    • Hi Victoria! Good to hear from you and it looks like this came thru just fine (only once). Baby steps are good and will get you to your destination with consistency and determination. Thanks for the birthday/anniversary wishes – XO.

  13. Hi Kibby, I just stumbled upon your blog and I’m so glad I did! I’ve also been a fan of Kimberly Snyder’s for a few years now, and her first book was SO inspirational for me. Just last week I actually made her Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie as well with the recipe she posted online and it was HUGE hit Vegans and Omnivores alike! Although I plan on purchasing the book for myself, I would love the chance to win a copy to give to a friend so that I can help them on their own journey. Her book seriously changed my life and I want everyone around me to deep the same benefits!
    Thank you for the giveaway,
    Hannah <3

    • Hi Hannah! Welcome and glad to have you over here. Cool that you made the shepherd’s pie too and loved it along with friends – I love sharing “sneaking” healthy food to omnivores or people who think that they don’t like healthy food, and then they are so surprised when you tell them (or not) what it was/ was in it and it really opens their awareness and eyes. Keep in touch! 🙂

  14. For years I have read about nutrition and tried to incorporate all the “good stuff” for me and my family with pretty good success. But Kimberly’s first book and your healing journey really opened my eyes to the fact that there were so many more things to consider for true health, and we made more progress. Now more “random” occurances (ha ha– I don’t believe in random), blended with your blog and a couple of others, have merged me/urged me to begin a 30 Day Health Cleanse and Transformation Project for me and my family, and that’s where Kimberly’s new book would really come in handy. It goes along with the truly healthy lifestyle we have begun to create.

    • Thank you, Ginger! Yes, this book would help you go to the next level with some great recipes to incorporate for yourself, Jay and Maya. I am so thrilled you are doing your own 30 Day Health Cleanse and Transformation Project – way to go. XO

  15. I came across this site after seeing a video you have on extracting gel from an aloe vera leaf. I am enjoying what you have to share SO much!! Thank you for taking the time to go this for us and wish me luck winning the book ; ) I sure could use it. Nice ” meeting ” you

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