Get Going and Glowing with Our 100% Raw Manuka Blend

Manuka Marble with type

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

Detox Drink 1

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