Mom Knows Best : May 2016

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Phil Wickham Introduces Children Of God #ChildrenOfGod #FlyBy

Do you like to have music in the background when working?


   It is Monday morning and I am struggling to get back to work after a long fun weekend in Salt Lake City. I just attended a fabulous blog conference and learned so much. The food was delicious and I hooked up with some great sponsors. I meet some wonderful bloggers at this conference also. Mondays are usually hard for me to get back into my work routine but this Monday is even worse. I woke up and decided that music would be a great way to help me ease back into work. Not just any music would do. It had to be Christian worship music as taking it to God is always my first step when I need some help and I needed help this morning!

 So I opened up my new Phil Wickham CD "Children Of God" and placed it into my computer. I knew it was going to be a good day when I heard Phil sing the Doxology/Amen song. This song made me feel like I was in church worshiping with my friends and I was immediately drawn into God's presence. I felt like I could handle this day and continued to listen to Phil's beautiful worship songs. This music was just  what I needed today to feel like working. I usually don't have music on while working as I like it quiet but today Phil Wickham's CD was just what I needed. His worship music helped me to remember that I needed to include God in my daily life.


   The Children Of God CD had some familiar music on it that I had heard on the radio and at church. It was music that I enjoyed singing with. My favorite songs on the CD was Your Love Awakens Me and Better Than Life. These upbeat songs helped me to type away and get my work done. This CD has 12 great songs on it and Phil did a great job putting them on one CD to help people celebrate God's love. I love the energy that I get from this CD. I have already downloaded this CD to my iPod so I can listen to it while running as the songs are upbeat.


About Phil Wickham:
Phil Wickham is, at his core, a humble and sincere artist who writes songs and worships God using the medium of his music. It is with that brush that he paints images of a loving and creative God across the canvases of listener's hearts and minds. The evidence of this gift has been apparent on all of his critically acclaimed efforts: Phil Wickham (2006), Cannons (2007), Heaven & Earth (2009), Response (2011), and The Ascension (2013).  



Phil Wickham “Children of God”  CD

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Listen to this preview song from Phil Wickham's CD and tell me how this music made you feel. Did it brighten your day?

YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQyXsJMkUPg



"These opinions are my own and I received a copy of this wonderful CD from flybypromotions.com "

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Neocell Supplements Help Me To Keep Running With My Boys & A Giveaway

Ain't nobody got time for pain and stiffness when you are a mom to boys.



  Few people know my age and I am not about to reveal it. I am a mom who had her last two kids later in life. My younger boys are filled with energy and keep me active. I lead a healthy lifestyle so I can feel young and keep up with my boys. I just love running around with my boys. So when I had an injury last year that prevented my from running, it was hard on me. My injury was caused from running and from my teen who accidently ran a cart into my ankle. It may also be due to getting older and things may be wearing out. I have spent this last year trying different supplements to help me manage the pain and stiffness in my ankle. I have finally figured out the right combination of supplements to take to be pain-free and flexible in my ankle without having to have surgery that would leave me down for several months and might make things worse. I can tell that the supplements are working as if I miss one day, my ankle is stiff and I feel pain.


          The two supplements that I have been taking to allow me to run once again are glucosamine and hyaluronic acid. One helps with the pain and inflammation and the other with the stiffness. It is this combination that, I have discovered through trial and error, allows me to run around with my boys. Neocell makes two wonderful supplements that contain my desired supplements and a few extra ingredients that help my ankle to function and heal. These supplements allowed me to have a fun-filled day at the park with my boys.


  Our day started out with a 4-mile bike ride to the park and my boys had a hard time keeping up with me. The Neocell Hyaluronic Acid which holds 1,000 times its weight in water, gave my ankle the  cushioning it needed to not feel stiff. While the Collagen 2 joint complex has a protein in it to help rebuild the cartilage tissue around my ankle. This supplement gives my ankle joint the comfort and mobility it needs too. After we had fun riding our bikes, we arrived at the park and my boys and I had a blast playing on all the equipment. 


  I loved the slides and climbing things best. While my boys loved the bouncing things. I think we stayed at the park for over an hour and then we headed back home on our bikes. Thanks to Neocell and their amazing supplements I was able to run around with my boys without any ankle pain. 


These supplements are also great for overall joint health for those who do not have pain and stiffness. Just look at these benefits.

NeoCell’s HA Beneļ¬ts:*
  • Provides the most bio-available form of hyaluronic acid
  • Holds 1,000 times its weight in water for cushioning of joints
  • Assists in cell turnover in the skin
  • Powerful aid in skin hydration and wrinkle reduction
  • Lubricates the surface of the eye
NeoCell's Collagen Type 2 benefits
Supports joint comfort and mobility
• May help with joint swelling
• Synovial fluid for joint cushioning
  Find out more information about these Neocell products and others at the below links.
                              http://www.neocell.com/
                                                Neocell on Facebook
                                                Neocell on Twitter

                        Do you suffer from joint problems like me or would you like to take care of your joints to avoid future problems?

                                      Giveaway

I am giving away the above-mentioned Neocell supplements to one lucky reader. The winner will receive a bottle of Neocell Hyaluronic Acid and a bottle of Collagen 2 joint complex. Just enter on the form below and good luck.


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"These opinions are mine and I received samples of the above-mentioned Neocell supplements to facilitate this post." 



Saturday, May 28, 2016

Father's Day $100 Best Buy Giveaway



Fathers day is  coming soon. Dad would love a present from Best Buy. Enter to win a gift card to buy dad a cool present.


Welcome to the Father's Day $100 Best Buy Giveaway!

Enter below for your chance to win $100 to Best Buy! Winner may choose an eGift Card delivered via email or a physical gift card delivered via snail mail.

Giveaway begins on 5/29/16 at 1:00 am CST and ends on 6/18/16 at 11:59 pm CST. Must be 18 years or older, open to residents of the US only (void where prohibited.) I will email the winner on Father's Day; The winner will have 24 hours to claim or I will redraw. Once winners are confirmed, they will be added to the Winner's List here.


Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per IP address. All entries will be verified. Void where prohibited by law. Winner will be contacted by email; Please add southernmomloves@gmail.com to your whitelist. Holly of Southern Mom Loves will be responsible for prize delivery to the winner. This giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored, endorsed by, or associated with Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest, or any other social media platform.

Contact Holly at southernmomloves@gmail.com if you have any additional questions or comments, or would like Southern Mom Loves to organize your next giveaway.


Friday, May 27, 2016

The Capresso Ultima PRO Espresso & Cappuccino Machine Giveaway


The Capresso Ultima PRO Espresso & Cappuccino Machine Giveaway ($200 RV) #Capresso

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I love promoting coffee giveaways as I love coffee! This giveaway is a good one! I would love to own one of these machines!

Deliciously Savvy is hosting a giveaway in which 1 Lucky Winner will receive an Ultima PRO Espresso & Cappuccino Machine Giveaway valued at $200! This is a fabulous machine.... made in compact form with professional results! 

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Hiking In The Bosque With Kangeaux

Possibly the most effective carrying tool you will ever need.



    My boys and I love hiking. This past weekend we decided to hike in a place near our home called the bosque. Bosque is Spanish for forest and that is what we call the small stretch of trees by the Rio Grande in New Mexico.The Albuquerque bosque is a wonderful place filled with trees, plants and walking trails. It is an oasis in our desert. Our only water source, the Rio Grande river runs through the bosque to, so it makes for a great place to see wildlife. This place has over 16 miles of walking and bike trails and one could travel from one end of the city to the other. Most of the time we explore this area with our bikes and stay on the paths but, this time,  we decided to explore the area beyond the bike paths. The weather is now hot here in the desert so we always have to carry a bottle of water with us. My boys complain about having to carry their water as they want their hands free. We have tried using backpacks for our water but those make you feel hotter. I have finally found the solution to carrying water with us and it is a hands-free one.



 The Walkabout by Kangeaux Outdoors is a cool carrying tool that makes bringing along a bottle of water easy. My boys love that they can carry their water hands-free and have their hands available for climbing and picking up things. I love that their water bottles don't get left behind as they are strapped onto them. So no more setting them  down and forgetting them. These cool straps have many other uses and also come with a paracord. The carabiner clip makes it easy to attach to a belt loop or backpack. The carry strap holds things tight with velcro and adjusts to fit a lot of everyday items like phones, water bottles, sunscreen, sunglasses, and keys. When this awesome tool is not being used, just stuff it into it's included case, for your next adventure. Now you can enjoy nature and not worry about your stuff.


My boys and I had a fun time checking out the bosque. We walked for several miles and saw a lot of nature. The Rio Grand river was a great place to see some fish and frogs. My boys loved being able to walk in the shade of the trees. They also found lots of sticks to play with.

My boys and I also saw these cool carvings in trees that were damaged by a fire ten years ago. This fire was caused a campfire that was started by a homeless person who was living in the bosque. The campfire got out of control and burned many acres of the bosque. Here in the desert of Albuquerque, campfires are not allowed as it is so dry here. I love that the city was able to restore this part of the bosque with these cool carvings.


Just look at different ways people use the Kangeaux! This strap will also be great for my many conferences that I have planned for this year. That way I can attach my water bottle to my bag and have my hands free to explore the sponsor booths. I also don't have to worry about my papers, that are in my bag, getting wet as my water bottle will be on the outside and easy to find. What sort of adventures would the Kangeaux Walkabout join you on? 
What items would you attach to the  strong strap?



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"These opinions are my own and I received a pair of Kangeaux Walkabout to facilitate this post."

Free Quaker Breakfast Flats



Free Quaker Breakfast Flats Receive ONE (1) FREE Quaker Breakfast Flats, any variety (7 oz.). Available in most stores.
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FREE Friday Download at Kroger stores!

This Friday, May 27, 2016 – ONLY, you can load a coupon to your Kroger (or Affiliate) Plus Card for one  Free Quaker Breakfast Flats 

Although 5/27/2016 is the only day that you can load the coupon, the coupon offer is redeemable through 6/12/2016

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

$100 American Express Gift Certificate Blogger Opp #spon #SharetheLuv





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Enjoy Summer Naturally Free Without The Nuisance Of Mosquitoes & A Giveaway

Discover a chemical free way to keep mosquitos away.



  Summer is almost here and that means being able to spend more time outdoors. Summer also means annoying mosquitoes are everywhere. Fears are rising about the dangers of the Zika virus and I want to make sure my family is protected against bites from these pesky bugs. While living in the desert has its advantages as we don't see many mosquitoes near our house as we don't have any water near us. Now when my boys go camping, that is a whole different story as there are plenty of these annoying bugs in the woods. I want my boys to be protected against mosquitoes but I don't want harsh chemicals like Deet on their skin. My boys hate the smell of Deet and hate when it gets into their mouth or eyes. So how am I to protect my boys? There has got to be a better way!


 Thankfully there is a natural way to protect your family from mosquitos and it comes in the form of a stylish bracelet. I love that my boys can wear a cool looking PARA’KITO wristband and can enjoy their summer without being bitten by mosquitoes. This kid-friendly bracelet contains PARA’KITO’s scientifically-proven blend of essential oils which repel those annoying bugs. The essential oils, which have a pleasant smell of citronella, are packed into a pellet that tucks into a pouch on the wristband. My boys can then choose to wear the fun looking wristband on their wrist or ankle and can enjoy their day without having to slap bugs. They even make these wristbands in adult sizes.

                     Just look at the all-natural active ingredients in the PARA'KITO bands!
                                                    Citronella oil
                                                    Rosemary oil
                                                   Geranium oil
                                                   Mint oil
                                                   Clove oil
                                                   Peppermint oil

  So how does these amazing chemical free wristbands work? 
When your wear the wristband, these natural oils are released into the air around you and they help to mask the scents of your breath and body, making it harder for mosquitoes to find you. I just love how simple yet super effective these bands are.  They last up to 15 days too! Now my boys can enjoy camping without chemical bug sprays.



                                                     All day, all zones, all climates
                                                     For the entire family
                                                     Up to 15 consecutive days efficacy per refill
                                                     Easy to use
                                                     Waterproof
                                                     Refill made in France - Patented diffusion
                                                     Assembled in the US

  My boys are not going camping until next month so we decided to test these PARA’KITO in town by our small nature area called the Bosque. Bosque is Spanish for forest and that is what we call the small stretch of trees by the Rio Grande in New Mexico. This place has a small river and lots of trees so later in the day the mosquitoes come out by the river. We place the essential oil pellet into the mesh pouch on the wristband and placed it on my son's wrist. Since we were staying near each other the scent of the oil would protect us all. The oils smelled nice like a citronella candle. We stayed near the river as mosquitoes love water. No bugs came near us and we left without any bug bites. These bands are going to get a lot of use this summer. My boys are going camping two times this summer with their Cub scout troop. They are also going to a day camp in the mountains. I love that they can insert the kid-friendly pellet into their wristband by themselves. The best part is they can put on the wristband at the beginning of their camping trip and wear it the whole time, even to bed, and not have to think about bug prevention as they last for 15 days.  

          Do you want to keep the mosquitoes away naturally free without chemicals?
                                                      Discover more about PARA'KITO
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                                               Watch videos of PARA'KITO in action


You too can enjoy summer naturally free without the nuisance of mosquitoes by entering to win two PARA'KITO wristbands. Just enter on the form below and good luck!

This giveaway is open to US residents 18 years of age or older.  Chances of winning giveaway depends on number of entries. All entries will be verified. Winner will be notified within 24 hours of end of contest and will then have 48 hours to respond to the email or a new winner will be chosen. Sponsor is responsible for shipping out prize. Void where prohibited

"These opinions are mine and I received samples of PARA'KITO bands to facilitate this post."

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Gluten-Free Caramelized-Onion Pizza

Pizza just got a healthy makeover! This Caramelized-onion pizza is made on a delicious grain-free crust.



   Going gluten-free no longer means giving up your favorite foods. You can still enjoy delicious foods like pizza. This pizza has a chewy crust that is not only gluten-free but also grain-free. It is made with 8 simple healthy ingredients like almond flour, flax meal and cauliflower. Unlike other homemade cauliflower pizza crusts that you may have tried in the past, this naturally gluten-free crust looks and almost tastes just like a regular pizza crust made from flour. The caramelized onions and mozzarella cheese gives this pizza a taste that is out of this world.

  While I don't have to eat gluten-free, I choose many gluten-free foods as I find they taste better and can be healthier. I know that sounds weird as many years ago gluten-free foods were bland and boring. Not anymore as companies are using better natural ingredients to make their food taste good. One of these companies is Simple Mills. They make pre-made baking mixes for cookies, cakes, and bread made from real ingredients. They’re all gluten-free, paleo-friendly and dairy-free. Their pizza dough mix contains 8 simple ingredients like almond flour, arrowroot powder, flax meal, cauliflower, baking soda, oregano, cream of tartar and garlic. I don't know how they do it, but they use these ingredients to make a dough that is almost as good as delivery pizza dough. This pizza crust is one you can pick up with your hands and it will not fall apart. Oh, and the taste is amazing! 



Simple Mills also now makes these delicious crackers. These crackers are made with a wholesome blend of almond flour, sunflower seeds, and flax seeds. Just like the other Simple Mill products, they are also gluten-free, grain-free, and paleo-friendly. The grain-free crackers come in four delicious flavors like Rosemary & Sea Salt, Farmhouse Cheddar, Fine Ground Sea Salt, and Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil.
See the full Simple Mill's product line here: http://www.simplemills.com/


  My caramelized onion pizza does require some time to make it but it is not because of the grain-free crust. You simply add water, oil and apple cider vinegar to the mix and it combines into a wonderful dough that you can shape with your hands. My caramelized onions are what takes time as they have to be slow cooked for the great taste. Trust me, if you have never had caramelized onions, it is worth the time. 




           Gluten-Free Caramelized-Onion Pizza

INGREDIENTS

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 large onions, thinly sliced and diced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 Simple Mills pizza crust
2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, minced
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking, then cook onions with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until softened and beginning to brown, about 10 minutes. Reduce heat to moderate and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and golden, about 15 minutes more. Reduce heat to low and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until very soft and deep golden brown, about 15 minutes more. Remove from heat and cool to warm, about 10 minutes. Onions can be cooked a day ahead of time, cool completely and store in the fridge.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
While the onions are cooling, make your Simple Mills pizza crust following directions on the box. This box makes two crusts but I choose to make one large crust. Form the pizza dough on a lightly oiled pizza stone. Then spread the onions all over the dough. Sprinkle the rosemary all over the onions and then top with the cheese.
Bake for 15 minutes or slightly longer for a crispier crust. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.



Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Simple Mills; however all opinions and creative control were entirely my own

Monday, May 23, 2016

How To Reduce Wrinkles And Fine Lines Without Surgery #dynamicsonic

Hate those wrinkles and fines and want results without having plastic surgery?

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 What if I told you that there was a product that could instantly reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, would you believe me? Chances are probably not as I myself have a hard time believing this claim. Well, the product in this pretty bag does just that and more. This product can give you the benefits of an eye lift, without painful costly surgery. That sounds good to me as I don't have the money for surgery and I hate needles. Want to find out more?

 This product that I received in a pretty bag is called Dynamic Sonic Instant Eye lift  and I was amazed that it made my pesky fine lines less noticeable. No, it did not totally take them away but it sure did a great job of making them less noticeable. I did have slightly noticeable lines when I smiled big but when I was not smiling the fine lines were gone. My skin also felt tighter. I love that there are products to help me look beautiful. I love that I can look young!


  So let me tell you about this Instant Eye Lift that gives you the benefits of an eye lift without surgery. This serum contains Veegum which is a known ingredient that helps tighten and refine skin, as well as nourishing ingredients. One thing I notice right away was how soft my skin was after applying it. My skin also felt tighter and looked brighter. I think with make up this Eye Lifter will make those fine lines disappear and will make me look wonderful in pictures. This product was easy to use and required a small amount. I just applied a small amount of the product on my fingertip and lightly tapped and massaged into those pesky fine lines. I only applied it to one eye so I could see the difference. The product as first had a cooling sensation and then I could feel it tighten my skin. In 90 seconds I notice my skin looked brighter and the fine lines were almost gone. I smiled and still saw some lines. I then applied makeup to just the one eye and I noticed a big difference between the eyes. This product will be wonderful to use when I am going to get my picture taken, like in July at my son's wedding!


. I used the Eye Lift only on the left eye. Notice the line below my eye and how after the Eye Lift is applied it is almost gone and I even took the second photo closer up.



I even made a video to show you how it works. Watch this video and tell if you notice these things about Dynamic Sonic Instant Eye lift:

- Reduces wrinkles and fine lines
- Tightens and firms skin while you feel it working
- Smoothes fine lines and wrinkles for an enhanced complexion
- Get instant results that last 6-8 hours

video

                                     Like what you see and want more information?
Then visit the below links to obtain more information and get a free sample. I like that this company offers a free sample so that you can try it first before buying a full size product.
http://www.dynamicsonic.com/collections/shop-by-eye/products/instant-face-lift-acivator

Free sample link: http://www.dynamicsonic.com/products/free-eyelift-sample

Do you have fine lines and wrinkles? Would you like them to be less noticeable?

 #dynamicsonic #eyelift


"These opinions are my own and I received a sample of the above-mentioned product to facilitate this post."

Sunday, May 22, 2016

My Winning Video

A couple of weeks ago I won a contest for making a video with my kids. Hallmark channel has a contest, that a wonderful blogger told me about. The contest was to have your child make a video about why they love their mom. My sons made a wonderful video and we won $1,000! Here is our winning video. I am proof people do win contests. I some of my winnings to attend a blogger conference and the rest will be going to an amusement park visit.

video

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Refreshing Low-Calorie Watermelon Slushie

The weather is getting warmer and a perfect time to enjoy a delicious watermelon slushie.



  When I think of summer I think of juicy watermelon. I just love eating watermelon as it is so refreshing on a hot day. I always buy the biggest watermelon at the store as it is such a good price. My family usually eats up all the watermelon quickly, but sometimes there are leftovers. I have discovered a perfect way to use up leftover watermelon I simply combine the watermelon in a blender with some ice and a zero calorie flavored water and I have a delicious low-calorie drink that is perfect for a hot day. I sometimes just buy watermelon so I can make this drink as it is that good. I love that this drink is low in calories and sugar-free but still full of flavor.



  My secret ingredient that makes this drink so delicious is a bottle of Blueberry Watermelon Cascade Ice. This naturally flavored zero-calorie drink is so delicious on its own but adds lots of flavor to my watermelon slushie. Not only is Cascade ice made with zero calories, but it also contains no sugar, sodium, caffeine, or gluten. The best part is that it comes in 20 delicious flavors so your taste buds will never be bored. These naturally flavored sparkling waters are great for hot summer days. Add fruit and ice to Cascade in the blender and you then have wonderful party drinks that are full of flavor. What flavor of Cascade ice will you make a refreshing summer drink with?

                                          http://www.cascadeicewater.com/

Here are some of my favorite flavors of Cascade ice. The Peach Mango has a delicious peach taste and the Coconut is great for low-calorie virgin pina colada. Just stick a some lemon slices in the Lemonade Cascade and you have a great lemonade.


                 Refreshing Low-Calorie Watermelon Slushie

                                              1 cup seedless watermelon chunks
                                              1/2 cup of ice cubes
                                              8 oz bottle of  Blueberry Watermelon Cascade Ice

Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend to desired consistency. Pour in a glass, add a straw and enjoy. 



"These opinions are my own and I received a sample of delicious Cascade Ice to facilitate this recipe." 
                                               



    

Friday, May 13, 2016

Natural Homemade Honey Sunflower Seed Butter

This delicious honey sunflower seed butter is great for those with peanut allergies!


  My twenty-six-year-old daughter is allergic to peanuts and all tree nuts. The weird thing is she ate peanut butter sandwiches all the time when she was younger. It was a couple of years ago that she discovered her nut allergy. She had attended a party and enjoyed a brownie that contained peanut butter. She started to have an asthma attack, so she thought, and reached for her inhaler. She took her asthma medication and waited for it to work. When it was not working, my daughter then took some Benadryl, as her asthma is caused by seasonal allergies. The Benadryl worked and my daughter thought nothing of that attack until a couple of days later when she was eating a cake that contained peanut butter. She had another "asthma attack" and thought that maybe the peanut butter was the cause. My daughter stayed away from peanut butter and scheduled an allergy test. The allergy test confirmed that she was allergic to peanuts and all tree nuts. My daughter was doomed as she had to give up peanut butter. That meant no more peanut butter sandwiches.


   I had my daughter in mind when I created this homemade Honey Sunflower Seed Butter. My daughter discovered sunflower seed butter at the natural food store and buys it once in a while for a splurge, as it is expensive. I wanted to make her a homemade Sunflower Seed butter that would taste just as good, if not better, and save her money. Being that I also have a powerful Ninja blender, my daughter does not, I set out to make my daughter some delicious Honey Sunflower Seed Butter. I wanted this spread to be all natural and taste like my daughters old favorite honey peanut butter. So I used this delicious 100% raw and unfiltered honey in my sunflower seed butter. Rice's Lucky Clover Honey gives my sunflower seed butter a great taste. My boys also love to use this honey in their oatmeal, hot tea, and on yogurt too as it gives incredible taste.



  The bees do a great job collecting the nectar from a variety of flower blossoms from 100% USA bee farms.The bees then deliver the nectar to the hives and work their magic so the bee collectors can collect the honeycombs. The honey is spun & extracted from the honeycombs. The sweet delicious honey has been prepared and bottled in Greenly Colorado since 1924. You can then buy this 100% pure & raw unfiltered honey at places like Walmart, Whole Foods, Costco, and many more retailers. Rice’s Lucky Clover Honey is committed to producing high quality, premium, raw, and unfiltered honey at affordable prices.

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      Natural Homemade Honey Sunflower Seed Butter

Yields about 1 cup

         INGREDIENTS

          3 cups roasted unsalted sunflower seeds
          1/4 tsp  salt
          1 tsp pure vanilla extract
           2 tbs Rice’s Lucky Clover Honey

    INSTRUCTIONS

Process the sunflower seeds in a high-speed blender (love my Ninja) for a total of 10-15 minutes, stopping every 2 to 3 minutes or so to break down the clumped-up mixture and scrape the sides a bit. If you don't have a high-speed blender it might take up to 25- 30 minutes using a regular blender.



After about 5 minutes, the seeds should start releasing their oil and the butter will finally relax and become creamy. From this point, you will want to let it run for 5 to 10 minutes until really smooth and creamy.
Now add the salt, vanilla extract, and honey and process for another minute. Transfer this delicious butter to a tightly sealed glass jar and store in the fridge.


"These opinions are my own and I received a sample of Rice’s Lucky Clover Honey to facilitate this post."



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