Frosty Meets Healthy – Manuka Blend Pops with Raspberries and Vanilla

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When summer heats up and time runs short, it’s easy to make poor food choices for the sake of convenience. Thankfully, this recipe for Manuka Blend Pops with Raspberries and Vanilla proves that ‘easy’ and ‘healthy’ can share the same space in the kitchen. We whipped up these icy treats in record time using only the freshest ingredients; our 100% Raw Manuka Blend adds a sweet taste and health benefits to boot while raspberries and chocolate chips create a varied flavor profile that little ones and gourmet foodies alike are bound to love.

Create your own popsicle variations with our 100% Raw Manuka Blend, on sale now for 20% off! Don’t forget to share your recipe photos with the hashtag #summerhoneylove @wedderspoonorganicusa!

(Recipe yields three pops)

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Place four grams of the Manuka Blend in the bottom of each popsicle mold with 15 grams of fresh raspberries.
Mix 6 oz plain Greek yogurt with 1 tablespoon Manuka Blend and 1/4tsp vanilla extract and 1 tablespoon of organic can sugar.
Place 2 oz of mixture in each mold.
Sprinkle 4 grams of chocolate chips in each mold and freeze.

Voila! Pops should be frozen overnight and enjoyed within a week for freshest taste.

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/