I know, I know! For most of my readers you are in the throes of winter and the idea of taking your feet out of those cozy slippers sounds totally awful. I get it. I do. Even I prefer to keep my tootsies snuggly warm.
However, there is one reason that I will slip those socks off and embrace my cold hard wood floor. And that is…
To soak my feet in my incredible Peppermint Foot Soak!
Ahhhhh….pure luxury! Cheap too!
Want my secret recipe? You’ll giggle over how easy it is.
Peppermint Foot Soak
- A large bowl
- Water – as warm as you can handle
- Peppermint Essential Oil
- Dead Sea Salts, Epson Salts, or Magnesium Flakes
- Add the water to your large bowl
- Mix in 10 drops of the peppermint essential oil
- Add ½ cup of your salt of choice (I actually like to combine all three)
- Mix well with a non-wooden spoon (wood absorbs the essential oil)
- Place your feet in the soak and enjoy the heck out of relaxing for 30 minutes…or until the water starts to get too cool!
Happy Holiday Season to you all!
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Yeah, I get it. It’s the holidays and everyone throws healthy eating out the window. Well, not in this house! No way. If I let my son get used to the idea of eating treats, I will have a beast of a time getting him back on track with his healthy eating patterns.
But at the same time…I don’t want to always be “that mom” who won’t let her kid live a little. So I created a compromise. A fudgy compromise.
Let me introduce you to my Peppermint Bean Fudge. These little nuggets are as healthy as fudge can get without compromising flavor. They pack a protein punch and I feel good about letting my son eat as many of these treats as he would like. Ok, maybe not as many as he would like. But I’m ok with him going for seconds!
Peppermint Bean Fudge
- 2 cups soaked and cooked black beans
- 1/3 cup fair trade dark or milk chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 3 tablespoons raw honey
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- Drain and rinse the cooked beans
- Melt the chocolate chips over low heat
- Put all ingredients except the salt in a blender or food processor and blend until completely smooth.
- Line a 9X5 pan with plastic wrap or parchment paper and spread fudge into pan.
- Press down firmly.
- Sprinkle with salt.
- Place in the refrigerator for about an hour, or until firm.
- Cut into squares.
- Enjoy! If there are any, store leftovers in the fridge.
Photo credit: Flickr/VSoch
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