Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Coffee and Cacao Facial and Body Scrub

Everyone wants healthy glowing skin right? This recipe for a cacao and coffee bean face and body scrub is easy to make and has no nasty chemicals or parabens and is pretty cheap to make as well.
The benefits of these ingredients are never ending but here are just a few for you - Lemon is antibacterial and helps to cleanse the skin, Raw Cacao is packed full of antioxidants great to give you a healthy complexion and the Coffee beans help to exfoliate the skin as well as soothing.

1 tbsp ground coffee beans
2 tsp raw cacao powder
Juice of 1/4 lemon
2 tsp honey
1 tbsp almond milk

Mix the ingredients together in a bowl then place in a container and keep in the fridge.
A few times a week use as a face mask, exfoliator or body scrub.

Hope you enjoy this quick and easy beauty fix as much as I do, my skin always feels so smooth and clear after just one use :)

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Raw Nut, Caramel, Chocolate Slice.

One of my absolute favourite treats is a millionaire caramel shortbread so I fell in love with this amazingly yummy raw healthy treat!
The best bit? It's pretty quick and easy to make too :)

Here is what you are going to need: 

2 cups of Almonds. (I used a handful of walnuts too)
2 cups of Mejool Dates.
2 tbsp of Peanut Butter.
2 1/2 cups of Honey. (Maple Syrup for Vegan)
1 1/2 cups Coconut Oil.
1 1/2 cup Raw Cacao Powder
Pinch of Cinnamon.

And here is how to make it.....

Soak your nuts in water for 4-6 hours before making.

Once the nuts have been soaked,  drain and add the peanut butter, 1 cup of honey and 1 cup of dates into the blender and blend into a paste. (Add almond milk or water to help get the right consistency if needed)

Pack the nut mixture into a baking tray and place into the freezer.

 To make the caramel sauce heat 1 cup of dates in a pan with 2 cups of water for 5 minutes, drain then add to a blender with 1/2 cup of honey and 1/2 cup coconut oil. Blend until smooth.

Take the baking tray out of the freezer and smooth the caramel sauce over the nut mixture. Place the tray back in the freezer.

To make the chocolate sauce: Melt 1 cup coconut oil, 1 1/2 cup raw cacao and 1 cup honey. Add in a pinch of cinnamon and mix until smooth.

Pour the chocolate mixture over the nut and caramel layers and place back into the fridge for 15-20 minutes.

Take out the slice and cut into it and enjoy!!