DIY – Whipped Body Butter: Easy, just 4 ingredients!

Winter is here and our skin is getting chapped and dry. To combat this, we made this quick and easy recipe for whipped body butter with just 4 ingredients and takes just minutes to make!

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While I used a Blendtec for this, it couldn’t be easier to make your own with a blender and hand mixer.

INGREDIENTS:

1 C. Pure Unrefined Shea Butter
1 C. Organic Cold Pressed Coconut Oil
1 Tbsp. Jojoba Oil
2 Tbsp. Vegetable Glycerin (optional)

Note: I used vegetable glycerine as our family’s skin is notoriously dry in the winter. You can opt to leave this out.

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Recipe: Mango Lassi

Indian-Style Drink
Vegetarian, Raw, Gluten-free
YIELDS: 2 servings

INGREDIENTS:

  • ½ gallon low fat milk
  • 4 oz plain yogurt
  • 2 very ripe mangos, peeled, seeded and roughly chopped
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 Tbsp sugar or honey, to taste

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Decadent Chocolate Mousse

Vegetarian, Vegan, Raw, Gluten-free, Dairy-free
YIELDS: 4 servings

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 avocados
  • ⅓ cup raw agave nectar
  • ⅓ cup raw cacao
  • 1 ½ Tbsp nut butter
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • ½ banana, mashed
  • Pinch of sea salt

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H2mojO: A New Probiotic Drink

mojo logoH2mojO, a non-dairy water kefir beverage, is now available for purchase in its first retail store, in New Hope. The fermented beverage is non-alcoholic, made from organic raw sugar, apple juice, natural fruits, spices and kefir—a bacteria yeast combination full of bioavailable vitamins and live probiotics.

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Double Chocolate No Bake Brownie

Vegan, Raw, Gluten-free, Dairy-free
YIELDS: 4 servings

Altered from Recipe by Living Nutrition

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup whole walnuts
  • 1 tsp espresso (can use water)
  • 1 cup raw cacao (or really dark cocoa, non alkalized)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 8-12 fresh medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 tsp to 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey (optional and to taste)
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Orange zest (optional)
  • 1/2 cup flaxseed meal (optional)

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Summertime Blueberry Coleslaw

Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Peanut and Tree Nut-free,
Vegetarian, Egg and Soy-free (if Using Soy-free Vegennaise)
YIELDS: 4 servings

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 medium head cabbage, thinly shredded
  • 1/2 Vidalia onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup Vegenaise or mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Truly Pure & Natural Creamed Blueberry Honey
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • Sea salt to taste

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Grilled Pecan Crusted Salmon

Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Dairy-free
YIELDS: 2 servings

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 wild salmon steaks
  • 2 Tbsp mustard (any type, preferably seasoned)
  • 1 Tbsp raw honey
  • 4 Tbsp crushed pecans (if whole, place in plastic bags and use rubber mallet to crush)
  • salt & pepper to taste

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