Welcome to the Green Your Mom Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering, Eco-Crazy Mom and Simple City Life. Each of the participating blogs has a prize package worth at least $20 that will help you Green Your Mom for Mother's Day. After you enter my giveaway, be sure to visit all of the other fabulous blogs listed below the Rafflecopter form. Thank you and good luck!
Win 1 quart of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil!
Tropical Traditions is America's source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil? You can also watch the video they produced about Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil:
Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality coconut oil. Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the advantages of buying coconut oil online. Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil.Tropical Traditions is generously offering one Garden Me reader their very own 1 quart size Gold Label organic virgin coconut oil! Your can read my product review here (its good stuff!). And just in case you are scratching you head over coconut oil for Mother's Day, I'll show you some lovely things you (or your mom!) can do with it: Cocoa Cherry Energy Bites and Tropical Brown Sugar Scrub.
Cocoa Cherry Energy Bites
Rich with dark chocolate flavor and tart from dried cherries, these bites are filled with healthy fats, omega-3 from the walnuts, antioxidants, and fiber. All that, and no added refined sugars! With the exception of the coconut oil and cocoa, I bought all the ingredients from the bulk section at our local natural food store, Green Hut. Next time I will replace the peanuts with almonds or macadamia nuts to bring out chocolate and cherry even more. Adding cinnamon would add some depth, too. So many yummy permutations!
- 2/3 cup walnuts
- 1/3 cup peanuts
- 2/3 cup dried cherries
- 1/3 cup date pieces
- 1/3 cup raisins
- 2 Tablespoons cocoa
- 1 Tablespoon virgin coconut oil
Tropical Brown Sugar Scrub
- Fill a small jar with brown sugar
- Pour melted coconut oil over the sugar a little at a time, stirring to make a paste. I think this is a 2 cup jar and I used about 3 Tablespoons.
- Stir in 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 Tablespoon of lime juice. I used bottled from concentrate.
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This contest is open to US and Canadian residents age 18 and over. I will email the winner who will have 48 hours to respond or another will be drawn.
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