FIR HONEY LOVE POTION

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Enchant your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day with our Fir Honey (now 50% off!) Love Potion. Healthy and light with a sweet twist, it’ll be sure to cast a spell on your sweetie!

FIR HONEY LOVE POTION 

Directions: Steep one tea bag (we used berry for the taste and color) and let cool to room temperature. Add one ounce cranberry pomegranate juice, one teaspoon Raw Fir Honey and stir, making sure to dissolve the honey. Top with pomegranate seeds for an unexpected touch!

Vday Recipe 8

Raw Honey Praline Bites w/ Chocolate Drizzle

It’s that time of the year again, holiday party time! Unfortunately, when the number of holiday party invites exceeds the number of dessert recipes in your repertoire, you’re left scrambling to find a suitable sweet to offer up as you flit from event to event. Thankfully, Wedderspoon’s resident chef has spent hours slaving away in the kitchen so you don’t have to! So as to not damage your social butterfly status, why not bring these Raw Honey Praline Bites w/ Chocolate Drizzle stunners, made with our Raw Beechwood honey, with you to your next soiree? Enjoy!

 

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Raw Honey Praline Bites w/ Chocolate Drizzle

Makes about 9 bites

Ingredients:

 

BITES

6 oz raw pecans

2 oz shredded coconut

7 oz pitted dates

2 oz Wedderspoon Beechwood Honey

pinch of salt

pinch of vanilla powder

 

CHOC DRIZZLE

1 oz coconut oil, gently melted

.5 oz Wedderspoon Beechwood Honey

.5 oz raw cacao powder

pinch of salt

 

Toppings: pecans, coconut flakes, cacao nibs…

 

Directions:

  1. Pulse pecans, coconut, salt, and vanilla in food processor until very fine
  2. Add dates and honey, pulse until dough forms. Taste! A little salt is good in this recipe as it brings out the toffee flavours in the pecans, dates, and honey.
  3. Press dough in pan. We used a 3×3 square lined with parchment for easy removal
  4. Allow to set in freezer for one hour
  5. Mix melted oil, honey, salt and cacao to make the drizzle
  6. Remove bites from freezer, cut into desired pieces, then drizzle chocolate; we also garnished ours with whole pecans
  7. Keep in fridge up to a week or store in freezer if they last that long!

 

 

Wedderspoon’s Gift Guide: Something For Everyone On Your List

Braving the crowded malls and superstores, eager shoppers bustle about, searching for just the right gift for all the loved ones on their holiday lists. With the best of intentions, they buy yet another golf shirt for dad, a sweater for mom and a gift certificate for their favorite sibling. While these presents are nothing to balk at, this year why not choose from our lust-worthy list of unique holiday goodies, perfectly curated for everyone on your holiday gift list? We promise, your family and friends will thank you.

For the Women in Your Life:

Queen of the Hive Face Contour Cream with Manuka Honey and Bee Venom 

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What better way to show you care than by gifting this luxurious nontoxic, Manuka honey-infused cream to all the beauty-loving ladies on your list? Our proprietary blend of clean, organic and natural ingredients work in synergy to stimulate, nourish and intensely hydrate the skin. Suitable for all skin types, this rich cream is sure to please.

For the Honey Lover:

100% Raw Manuka Honey KFactor 16 and 12

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As if our 100% Raw Manuka Honey wasn’t sweet enough, we are offering 15% off our KFactor Gold Manuka 12 and 16 for the entire month of December!  Our gold line is housed in elegant glass jars, pretty enough to display during holiday festivities. Further, this Non-GMO verified super food is raw, never manipulated and comes in two distinct potencies, 16 and 12.

For Your Favorite Foodie:

Wedderspoon Holiday Gift Box featuring 100% Raw Gourmet Honeys in Beechwood, Rata and Dandelion 

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Not sure which honey will please the foodie on your list? With our Gourmet Holiday Gift Box, you don’t have to choose. Featuring our Beechwood, Rata and Dandelion honeys, our Holiday Gift Box takes the guesswork out of gifting. Each specialty honey is encased in its own reusable, recyclable glass jar, perfectly sized for pairing with cheeses, wines and fruits. Shop now and receive 20% off the Holiday Gift Box now through the end of the month!

For the Health-Conscious:

100% Raw Manuka Honey Limited Edition KFactor 22 

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Trying to wow your most health-conscious friend or relative? Look no further than our one-of-a-kind, Limited Edition Manuka Honey. Rare and unique, sourced from the pristine landscapes of New Zealand our Limited Edition KFactor 22 Manuka honey boasts our highest pollen count (over 90%) with the strongest antioxidant and immune boosting properties of our entire line of Manuka honeys. Bonus for the do-gooder on your list: 5% of proceeds from the sale of our Limited Edition Manuka go to fund bee conservation efforts at Rodale Institute!

 

 

Manuka Honey Powerballs with Goji Berries

 

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This delightful recipe by Daydream Desserts  is packed with nut + seed protein, immune boosting super powders, a hint of spice, and sweetened with Wedderspoon Raw Manuka Honey and perfect for an anytime, feel good snack.

Ingredients:

150g of mixed nuts and seeds of choice; we used

50g of walnuts

50g coconut shreds

50g hemp seeds

~30g of superfood powders; we used:

10g cacao powder

5g moringa powder

5g reshi mushroom extract

5g ground cinnamon

3g spirulina powder

2g ground cloves

*Optional pinch of salt

50g dates or other dried fruit

50-75g Wedderspoon Raw Manuka Honey

dried goji berries to garnish

Directions:

  1. Process all dry ingredients in food processor until desired chunkiness
  2. Add dates and honey, process until dough forms; add more honey is mixture seems dry
  3. Roll into balls of various size
  4. Store in airtight container in freezer or refrigerator for 2 weeks.
  5. Enjoy the goodness : )

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Donate to the Rodale Institute by purchasing our Limited Edition Manuka 22 today! Buy here

Get Going and Glowing with Our 100% Raw Manuka Blend

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One of the most common concerns I hear about initiating and sticking with a healthy eating lifestyle (notice I didn’t say ‘diet’!) is affordability. While many alternative dietary options can be cost prohibitive, maintaining your health should never be an endeavor only the wealthy can enjoy. We here at Wedderspoon truly believe that the therapeutic benefits of manuka and specialty honeys should be available to everyone, which is why we created the newest member to our repertoire of delicious and nutritious honeys, our 100% raw Manuka Blend. Affordable enough to enjoy daily and full of the spectrum of benefits of pure Manuka honey, this Manuka blend might just earn a coveted spot in your pantry or medicine cabinet! Our smooth and rich-tasting Manuka blend carries remnants of raw New Zealand honeys, creating a truly unique and healthful tonic. Not sure how to enjoy it? We’ve got you covered with a DIY beauty recipe and smoothie recipe below! Shop the Manuka Blend here (get it while it’s on sale!)

DIY ‘Spring Is Here’ 100% Raw Manuka Blend Mask

Let’s get our glow on. Ongoing alternative research shows manuka honey to be both antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, which makes it a perfect remedy for problem skin! But, this amazing honey’s benefits don’t stop there. Remnants of New Zealand honeys like Beechwood add softness, moisture and balance to the skin due to a high concentration of live enzymes and antioxidants. The fats in the avocado and whole milk yogurt are moisturizing to the skin, while lactic acid in the yogurt help to smooth your skin, even out skin tone and diminish the appearance of pores.

Mix these ingredients in a bowl until smooth. Spread the mixture over your face and let sit for 20-30 minutes before washing off.

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‘Skin-loving Smoothie’ with 100% Raw Manuka Blend 

We all know that in order to feel beautiful on the outside, topical application of non-toxic products isn’t enough! Focusing on what we put into, not just onto our bodies is crucial. As our skin is a direct reflection of our internal health, treat yourself right with this skin-loving smoothie. Due to the high amount of prebiotics, antioxidants and electrolytes, the Manuka Blend included in this smoothie is a real nutrient powerhouse. It’s the perfect way to kick-start your day.

Blend together the following and drink fresh!

  • One cup of organic baby kale
  • Half an organic cucumber
  • Juice of one organic lemon
  • One organic green apple
  • 6-8 oz of coconut water or coconut milk (for a creamier consistency)
  • 1 tablespoon of 100% raw Manuka Blend

Sources:

http://www.livingthenourishedlife.com/2013/04/4-honey-face-masks

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3609166/

http://www.honeytraveler.com/single-flower-honey/dandelion/

Detox Drink with Garlic, Lemon and our New Manuka Blend

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With cold and flu season in full swing, we wanted to offer up our best health-inducing detox drink to help keep you feeling your best this time of the year! Each ingredient has been chosen for its unique therapeutic properties and functions in synergy with the other components to create this delicious drink.

As an antibacterial and anti fungal element, garlic has been used for centuries to promote natural healing while lemon boasts immune boosting powers and cleanses the liver. Raw apple cider vinegar, the kind with the ‘mother’, is full of probiotics and other beneficial bacteria and can help support immune function, cite the professionals at WebMd. Cayenne pepper aids in digestion and stimulates the digestive tract, increasing the body’s ability to metabolize food and toxins. Natural News states that raw honey is an alkaline-forming food containing natural vitamins, enzymes, powerful antioxidants and other important natural nutrients which help with immunity and overall health. So, the next time you’re feeling under the weather, try out our detox drink and let us know how it helps in the comments. Cheers to your health!

Detox Drink 2

Raw Honey Garlic Lemon Shots

Ingredients and Method:

Juice of half a lemon (preferably organic)

1-2 cloves of garlic (depends on size of cloves)

1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (one pinch)

1 tablespoon of honey (we loved using our newest Manuka Blend!)

1 tablespoon raw apple cider vinegar

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Step 1 – Cut a lemon into halves.

Step 2 – Squeeze all the lemon juice out of one half and place the juice in a small bowl. Keep the other half for later use if necessary!

Step 3 – Chop the garlic and it let it sit for at least 10 minutes. Then add it to the lemon juice with the cayenne pepper and apple cider vinegar.

Step 4 – Add the honey to the mix and stir all ingredients well.

Consume the finished product in its entirety. Repeat recipe in 4 hours with the other lemon half.

Sources:

http://www.herballegacy.com/Motteshard_Medicinal.html

http://www.beliefnet.com/Health/Physical-Health/Hidden-Health-Secrets-of-Lemons.aspx#ZbeqMPrg3AfwqluL.99

http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/apple-cider-vinegar-and-health?page=2

http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/benefits-of-cayenne-pepper/

http://www.naturalnews.com/035493_raw_honey_health_benefits_antibacterial.html