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Here’s a great little recipe from the BESTOW TREATS I recipe book. These are a raw, healthy version of coconut rough, delicious and very moreish!

RECIPE

½ cup of cacao powder
½ cup of coconut oil, softened
1 cup of coconut threads
½ cup of almond butter
¼ cup of organic 100% maple syrup
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Mix all the ingredients together, leave to thicken for ten minutes, place spoonfuls on to a tray lined with baking paper and freeze for 10 minutes. Refrigerate in an airtight container.

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  • November 26, 2014

Smoothies are a great way of getting a whole bunch of superfoods in one delicious drink.

This smoothie contains raspberries, high in vitamin C and anti-oxidants which help fight ageing and slow cancer by sopping up free radicals. In fact you may be surprised to know that raspberries contain over 10 times the amount of antioxidants as tomatoes and are equal to blueberries in their antioxidant power.

Like most berries, raspberries contain nutrients called anthocyanins that are responsible for their deep red colour and help stabilize your collagen fibres, preventing them being broken down easily.

Raspberries also contain high levels of ellagitannins. The work of Dr Nixon has shown that these plant nutrients prevent the development of cancer cells. He believes that low concentrations of ellagitannins slow cancer cell growth and at higher concentrations, they tell the cancer cells to kill themselves. He suggests we should be consuming a cup of raspberries a day so this smoothie is a great start.

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RECIPE

Smoothie:
Serves 2
1 cup frozen raspberries
1 cup coconut water
2 bananas
1 dessertspoon of Bestow Be Cleansed
1 dessertspoon of Bestow Beauty Oil
1 dessertspoon of Maca powder
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
2 tablespoons of natural or greek yoghurt

Topping:
Coconut thread
Slivered almonds
Frozen raspberries
Diced dates
Cacao nibs

Place a few of the frozen raspberries in each of your high ball parfait glasses, add a little boiling water and mush them with a spoon – this creates the bottom layer.

Blend all the smoothie ingredients together and pour into the parfait glasses (it should be quite thick).

Add your topping ingredients.

Enjoy!

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  • July 24, 2014

Blueberries are wonderful skin foods, high in fibre, vitamins A, C and antioxidants. Blueberries are particularly useful for strengthening the fine capillaries under your skin because of the vitamin C and bioflavonoids they contain. They keep your skin smooth and help prevent premature ageing with the antioxidants they provide and the fibre, while not directly effecting your skin, will help keep it looking clear and fresh by encouraging the removal of wastes and toxins from the body.

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RECIPE
4 cups (350 g) almond meal
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup of coconut thread
1/2 cup grape seed oil
1/2 cup organic maple syrup or melted raw honey
Zest of two lemons
3 organic eggs, beaten
1 cup of organic blueberries, fresh or frozen

Pre-heat oven to 170 degrees celsius.

In a large bowl mix together all the dry ingredients. Add the oil and honey or maple syrup. Mix well. Add the beaten eggs and lemon zest, mix to combine. Gently stir in the blueberries.

Bake in the oven for one hour, we covered the top with tin foil after 45 minutes as the cake was golden brown but not quite cooked through.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin for about 30 minutes before removing.

Serve with natural yoghurt (stir through a spoonful of Bestow Be Cleansed if you have some), and more blueberries.

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We have dusted the cake with a little coconut flour.