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What's good, my internet pals? We had a cozy low key weekend, which was fabulous for us since it was so chilly outside. We went out for pizza Friday night and I worked at our Grandview store on Saturday for a busy brunch.
Sunday means bagel sandwiches, catching up on blog work, and chillaxing!
I've been loving a couple slices of sprouted wheat toast topped with coconut milk berry yogurt, fresh raspberries, coconut flakes, almond butter, and a drizzle of Manuka Health Mānuka honey MGO 573!
Plus plenty of coffee, of course.
What is Mānuka honey?
This unique raw honey is made from the nectar of the Mānuka tree, which is native to New Zealand. It's produced for just a few weeks a year when the Mānuka flower is in bloom.
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What sets it apart?
Mānuka honey is the first to be extensively researched and recognized by scientists for its bioactive compounds and therapeutic properties (especially antibacterial).
Fun fact: Mānuka Health owns their own 20,000+ beehives that allows their honey to be traceable from the hive to your home!
The honey is graded based on the amount of methylglyoxal (MGO) it contains, which is the compound responsible for the benefits. On the label you’ll see both MGO and UMF ratings. The higher the numbers, the more potent the honey.
Mānuka honey is known for boosting immunity (hello, flu season!) as it may inhibit bacteria associated with sore throats. There's even research emerging on the potential benefits of Mānuka honey supporting healthy bowel flora.
What is it used for?
I've been loving this potent honey as a wholesome sweetener in my morning coffee or tea. It adds a delish boost to yogurt, oatmeal, pancakes and smoothies, as well.The MGO makes it especially great during cold and flu season!
In addition Mānuka honey supercharging your morning routine, it can also be used as a beauty treatment. How fun is that? Try it as a calming face mask to help hydrate the skin before bed.
When applied topically, research suggests that it may act as an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory for wounds, burns, and broken skin. Versatile, eh? You can find Mānuka honey at your local grocer or online.
I grabbed a massive mujadara salad from Aladdin's when I left Alchemy Kitchen. I like to add Lebanese salata and swap in baba ganoush in place of hummus. Their house hot sauce is fantastic!
This is a go-to combo for me and there's always enough to enjoy leftovers the next day.
Snackage included a couple 5-Ingredient Peanut Butter Chia Bites. SO satisfying.
We were both craving Italian flavors for dinner, so my Mediterranean Vegetable Pasta fit the bill!
We paired it with garlic bread and a big salad with greens from our CSA box.
Loving my Almond Flour Chocolate Chips with a mug of tea paired with---you guessed it...Mānuka honey!
Now tell me: have you ever tried Mānuka honey? What's your favorite bedtime routine?