Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Natural Whipped Body Butter Recipe

Natural Whipped Body Butter Recipe

We love making natural beauty products - and they are one of our favorite gift ideas since they can be easily customized and are excellent for relatives, friends, pregnant moms, babies and even those with sensitive skin. Add essential body oils to customize - think citrus and lavender in spring and summer and peppermint in the winter.

In a double boiler or glass bowl, combine all ingredients except essential oils.
Bring to medium heat and stir constantly until all ingredients are melted.
Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
Move to fridge and let cool another 1 hour or until starting to harden but still somewhat soft.
Use a hand mixer to whip for 10 minutes until fluffy.
Return to fridge for 10-15 minutes to set.
Store in a glass jar with a lid and use as you would regular lotion or body butter. If your home stays above 75 degrees, it may soften and need to be kept at the fridge, but it will stay whipped at a temperature lower than that.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Easy Protein Truffles

Try our new protein powder in these easy to make raw nut butter truffles.

INGREDIENTS: Makes about 12 balls

Thoroughly mix all ingredients, shape into one inch balls then top with your favorite coating. Keep truffles refrigerated.


Creamy Raw Icing Recipe

Sunflower lecithin makes this raw icing fluffy and light. It goes great with fresh fruits like berries or use to ice a raw dessert or goody.

Ingredients: Serves 8

1. Add all ingredients in blender, except the coconut oil and the sunflower lecithin.
2. Blend well.
3. Add coconut oil and sunflower lecithin and blend again.
4. Pour raw frosting recipe into bowl. Let sit in a cool refrigerator for at least three hours so that it will solidify a little.c
5. Ice cake or other goody! Store in refrigerator.

Tips: Try adding raw cacao to make a chocolate icing. Or add more fresh lemon juice and some lemon zest to make a summer time icing. You could also use this base in the fall and add some cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin spice seasoning.

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Spiralized Summer Beet Salad

Fresh beets are made into noodles, tossed with a simple orange vinaigrette, and topped with fresh mint and pistachios. This sprialized beet salad is quick, easy, and a fun way to eat your summer veggies!
Ingredients: (Serves 4)

Place the beet noodles in a large bowl. In a small mason jar, combine the orange juice, vinegar, honey, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Shake until well combined. Pour the dressing over the beet noodles.
Add in the mint and pistachios and toss well. Serve immediately.