MGO™ Manuka Honey (US/CA) is sourced from remote regions where there are no signs of civilization. In these pristine settings, the bush grows wild. The bush flowers for only four weeks each year and during this time, the beehives need to be at full strength and located close to large areas of manuka bush for gathering nectar. Manuka Health has invested in its own beekeeping operation to secure access to high quality honey. Then, all incoming honey is tested and graded according to a range of quantitative and qualitative measures. Laboratory tests monitor the MGO™ content of every drum in storage as well as the finished product.
For centuries, the aboriginal people of New Zealand used the manuka bush in folk medicine. Bark and leaves were boiled, the liquid rubbed on joints and ingested for general well being. Today, there are plenty of delicious recipes utilizing raw honey as an alternative to sugar. Overall, this treat is a great choice not only as a dessert, but also a for snack, breakfast, or as a side for your favorite afternoon tea. Plus, your kids will love it!
- 10 medjool dates
- ½ cup raw almonds
- ½ cup raw cashews
- ¼ cup raw cacao powder
- 2 tbsp. shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil
- Pinch sea salt
- 2 tbsp. Manuka Honey
- In a food processor pulse almond and cashew nuts until finely chopped.
- Add dates and all the remaining ingredients (excluding Manuka Honey) and keep blending for about 2 to 5 minutes–until it gets sticky and you can roll little balls.
- At the end, add in Manuka Honey and do a quick pulse.
- Roll into balls of your preferred size.
- Put in a container and place in the freezer to cool down for about 30 minutes.
- Once set they can be left in the fridge for about 2 weeks.
Keep hands cool while rolling the balls by running under cold water occasionally.