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Amazing Reasons to Use Manuka Honey

July 30, 2019
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Honey is a thing of wonder. According to some estimates, honey has been used as a food and medicine throughout 8,000 years of human history and culture, from the ancient Egyptians and Greeks to practices of the Ayurvedic and TCM systems. As one of the longest standing ingredients in the arsenal of holistic human health, honey has a lot more to offer than a simple refined sugar substitute (though it’s perfect for that too!). Honey has been used for its unique…

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Honey-Roasted Veggie Salad

July 24, 2019
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This warm honey-roasted salad is the perfect wholesome lunch or dinner featuring delicious honey-sesame baked veggies, nutrient-dense kale, protein, and fiber-rich chickpeas, avocado (to keep you feeling full), and probiotic-rich sauerkraut. The dressing features Flora’s Red Beet Apple Cider Vinegar & Manuka Honey mixed with tahini and lemon juice. Zesty, creamy and sweet. The Red Beet Apple Cider Vinegar is absolutely delicious on its own as a wellness shot. I love to have mine with a glass of water before…

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Mānuka Honey + Lavender Lemonade

July 17, 2019
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Lemonade is timeless. It’s sweet, citrusy and there’s nothing that refreshes quite like it when the heat sets in. That being said, there’s nothing wrong with modifying the classic traditional lemonade recipe—made with lemons, sugar, and water—into something a little more sophisticated with a bit of lavender. And, while we’re at it, healthier. How Do We Make Mānuka Lavender Lemonade? To start, give this Mānuka Lavender Lemonade the essence of lavender by making a lavender ‘tea.’ To do this, steep dried…

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Mānuka Honey + Mint + Lime Ice Pops

July 3, 2019
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When the summer heat has got you down, there’s nothing like a freezing cold ice pop to keep you cool. And the secret is out: making ice pops in your own kitchen is easier and tastier than ever. To kick off the summer right, we set out to make these fresh and tangy mint & lime flavored ice pops, lightly sweetened with the awesome health benefits of mānuka honey packed inside. Read on to see why using Flora Mānuka Honey…

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Who’s Making Your Mānuka?

May 21, 2019
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How Flora Mānuka Honey Supports the Native Māori of New Zealand Chances are you’ve heard of a special kind of honey that comes from New Zealand, made from the blossoms of the mānuka tree. Mānuka honey is all the rage right now because it has some pretty cool properties no other honey does.  Have you ever wondered who makes your mānuka honey (besides the bees, of course)? The answer: it depends on who you buy your honey from. Your money…

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World Bee Day

May 20, 2019
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Bees are such fascinating and helpful creatures. Not only are humans completely reliant on them for maintaining the biodiversity of the planet (!) and for a third of our worldly food supply (!!!), but they are also unique and super interesting. Bee impressed Here are some amazing facts about bees and honey, our favorite miracle condiment: 0 – The amount of sleep a bee gets; they literally never stop working 5 – The number of eyes a bee has 2,000…

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Mānuka Honey Overnight Oats

April 19, 2019
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I prefer breakfast in bed… … but if I have to do breakfast on the go, it’s usually overnight oats. They come together all on their own in the fridge while I sleep, they’re a fiber-rich, satiating breakfast with lots of room for variation. If you follow me on Instagram, you probably know I like to add pureed cauliflower, sweet potato or banana to my oats. It bulks them up, adds flavor and nutrients, and it’s the perfect way to…

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Honey, Let’s Bee Real: How to Buy True Mānuka Honey

April 16, 2019
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In New Zealand, there grows a tree the native Māori people call mānuka. They use its durable wood to make tools and smoke meat, and they make an essential oil—which you may know as tea tree oil—from its leaves. But the most special thing about the mānuka tree may be its white or pink blossoms. These flowers attract bees that make honey from the nectar, and this one-of-a-kind elixir contains special enzymes and antioxidants other honey doesn’t. It’s called mānuka…

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Pink Drinks from Vibrant & Pure

December 31, 2018
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Rosemary Bee(t)’s Knees with Pink Aquafaba Foam 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup water 2 small or 1 large sprig of fresh rosemary 2 ounces gin 3/4 ounces rosemary honey syrup 1 ounce fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons aquafaba 1/4 teaspoon Salus Red Beet Crystals Bring honey, water, and rosemary to a boil in a small saucepan. Let simmer for 10 minutes to allow the flavors to be infused. Set aside and let cool. Blend gin, cooled rosemary honey syrup mixture,…

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Raw Manuka Balls Recipe

February 3, 2017
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Manuka honey 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…

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