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Beauty Butter Latte

 

Everyone who spreads a little of my All Purpose Edible Body Butter on their hands, lips, cuticles, or face is always so excited by it- declaring it good enough to eat. I, of course, remind them that they can. That it actually is good enough to eat, meaning everything contained within it is 100% edible. Then I suggest they get an extra jar to keep in the boudoir. Everyone has a bit of a nervous giggle and then they get a second jar.

At my recent Edible Beauty Care workshop, I decided to impress my guests by whipping up, on the spot, without first testing it, a warm smoothie latte that would, in fact, taste just the same as my Edible Body Butter, and using nearly identical ingredients.

Were my guests ever impressed! But do you know who was most impressed? Me! This sh#t was outta-sight-awesometown! And so easy!

As a refresher, here are the six ingredients in my Edible Body Butter

  • Cinnamon Essential Oil
  • Vanilla Essential Oil
  • Mandarin Essential Oil
  • Cocoa Creme
  • Cocoa Butter
  • Jojoba
That's it lovers. No fillers. No chemicals. (Remember my anti-aging tips?)

The key ingredient here is cocoa butter. Cocoa butter is something we all need to slather more of onto our hot bodies and gobble up in amazing chocolates and warm lattes like the one pictured above.Wanna know why it's awesome?

  • Said to lessen arthritic pain.
  • Mood enhancer. Often used in aromatherapy and massages to induce happiness and relaxation. Bring on both please!
  • Rich in the good fats: monounsaturated and polyunsaturated goodness.
  • Contains a wide array of antioxidants to fight off free radical scavengers.
  • Only trace amounts of caffeine.

Cocoa butter is the fat content of the cocoa bean. It  is one of the most stable fats known, a quality that coupled with natural antioxidants that prevent rancidity, grants it a storage life of two to five years. Boyizzle. Trust me though- this stuff never hangs around for that long.

Now, I know you want to cuddle up with some of this love on this chilly November day.

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Beauty Butter Latte

(per serving)

1 Tbs Cacao Butter
2 tsp coconut oil
1 Tbs lucuma
1 Tbs hemp seeds
2 drops tangerine essential oil
1/4 avocado
1 tsp buffered vitamins C (optional)
1 Tbs irish moss
pinch of cinnamon
honey to sweeten
2 cups warm or hot water

  •  Add all to blender
  • Blend until smooth
  • Fall in love with the brilliance of this love!
Question Of The Day: What product that you use on your skin is good enough (or you wish was good enough) to eat?

22 Responses to “Beauty Butter Latte”

  1. All you sleepy heads just getting out of bed, drink this! http://t.co/73AJnHYg #recipe
  2. Lisa27 said…
    Made this for the first time this morning. It's... different. Very creamy, but I can taste clearly the avocado, the tangerine, and the cocoa butter, and I'm not sure I like tasting them all at once. It does taste a bit like body butter! I'm going to try the avocado/cocoa butter/cacao powder smoothie tomorrow - I think the cacao might blend the flavours together better for me. PS: also, this is a very filling "latte" - usually between wake-up and lunch I have a hot lemon water, a green smoothie, a lighter latte and a cup of herbal tea, but after my hot lemon water and this, I'm feeling very full.
    • Meghan Telpner said…
      Really? Most people love this one. To each their own I suppose.
      • Anita said…
        When you say 1tbsp, does that mean melted cocoa butter? I thought cocoa butter is pretty hard in its normal state, so do you still just blend it as it is? Thank you
        • Meghan Telpner said…
          You don't have to melt it first - I usually just chop up about 1 Tbsp of dry cocoa butter. This recipe is flexible so it's OK if you have a little more or less than 1 Tbsp. Hope you enjoy this one as much as I do!
  3. Jennifer said…
    Hi I love your ideas Meghan but I wonder what is Irish Moss and where can one get it in Toronto? Also the essential oils can they be purchased at a health food store? Thanks
  4. Alison hamilton said…
    Hi, could I pls have the recipe for your body butter? I would love to make it. Thanks!
    • Meghan Telpner said…
      Unfortunately, we're unable to share the exact recipe for our body butter but the ingredients are cacao butter, cocoa creme, jojoba and essential oils of vanilla, mandarin and cinnamon.
  5. Simone said…
    What is cocoa creme and where does one get it?
  6. Stephanie said…
    We make soup! Lots of soups! We picked up a bag of sea moss in the Caribbean (Grenada) and would love to base a soup on its nutritional value. Any suggestions on sea moss soup? There's probably 1-2 ounces in the bag. Thanks!
    • Meghan Telpner said…
      If you prepare the Irish moss and blend it into a gel, you can stir a few tbsp of the gel into any soup or stew you make. I don't think I've ever made a soup where Irish moss is the star ingredient - it has a strong flavour!
  7. Sue said…
    You can get Irish Moss through Upaya Naturals. You soak it, the rinse a couple of times, so that it becomes gel-like. Use a tsp in smoothies for iodine/ thickener.

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