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DIY: Cranberry & Honey Skin Brightening Mask

It’s no secret that¬†the ladies of¬†Brown & Coconut (that’s us ūüėČ ) just love smearing stuff on our face. We have a¬†super effective DIY cranberry & honey skin brightening mask that can help¬†to give your skin a clear and glowing complexion¬†with just 3 simple ingredients. Cranberry & Honey Skin Brightening Mask This mask includes: 10 […]

DIY: Holiday Cranberry Sangria

Is it just me or do cranberries just scream “Happy Holiday’s!”?! I bet if you held a cranberry up to your ear, you’d hear it too… Now where was I..? Ah yes.¬†Holiday Cranberry Sangria. This recipe is a lot of fun to make and you truly don’t need many ingredients at all! Shall we get […]

10 Health Benefits of Cranberries

We absolutely love¬†cranberries,¬†not only because they are delicious and a holiday favorite,¬†but because they a powerhouse food! With Thanksgiving around the corner, you’ve got to stay tuned for the awesome recipes coming up! In the meantime, check out why these tart little berries are just so magnificent for our health! 10 Health Benefits of Cranberries […]

12 Surprising Benefits of Cinnamon

Cinnamon has a long history of use, not only as a spice, but as a medicine,where the¬†medicinal properties are actually derived from the oil in the cinnamon bark. Needless to say, there’s more than meets the eye with this warm and flavorful spice; much more.¬†Read on¬†for¬†12 surprising benefits of cinnamon. Benefits of Cinnamon: Anti-microbial Anti-inflammatory […]

DIY: Healthy Watercress Pizza

  While browsing the web, I found an AMAZING recipe for watercress pizza on Bon Appetit. Not only does this pizza taste delicious, but it is much healthier than traditional pizzas! You only need 5 simple ingredients to make this watercress pizza?? Need I say more? Watercress Olive Oil Pita Bread Sweet Peppers Goat Cheese […]

Favorite Ingredient Friday: Watercress Shot!

Consuming the required daily amount of green-leafy vegetables can be TOUGH, especially if you feel like you have NO time to sit down to a nice meal! Well, look no further than a refreshing shot (of watercress!). Watercress shots provide you with important vitamins and nutrients that you miss out on when you don’t eat […]

Delicious Watercress Smoothie

It’s 7 am. You’re groggy and can barely keep your eyes open! Before you reach for that first coffee of the day, reach for your watercress instead! Yes, I know: there is a HUGE difference between watercress and coffee but why not energize your body and mind while consuming vital nutrients?? If you read our […]

Favorite Ingredient Friday: Watercress Salad!

Watercress is absolutely delicious and can be prepared in so many ways such as in soups, stir¬†fries, or sandwiches. Our favorite way to get our fill of watercress is through a refreshing salad. Below is a recipe for our delicious¬†Summer Watercress¬†¬†Nectarine Salad. This salad is a nice light mix between sweet and peppery, that’s positively […]

Favorite Ingredient Friday: Sweet Potato Pancakes

For a yummy and satisfying breakfast, try these sweet potato pancakes! The rich flavor of sweet potatoes is a great way to spice up any ol’ pancake recipe! Don’t just take my word for it…try the recipe! You’ll need: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup whole wheat flour 4 teaspoons baking powder 2 tablespoons brown […]

Favorite Ingredient Friday: Sweet Potato Fries!

Okay, I have a weak spot, scratch that, I have a big ‘ol hole for sweet potato fries! They are just too darn good! Naturally full of flavor, sweet potato fries are yummy with or without ¬†seasoning. They are also rich in vitamin A and are a good source of fiber which will keep you […]

The Amazing Benefits of Sweet Potato

Oh, how we love this sweet root vegetable and here’s why: Sweet potatoes have a low glycemic index and are a great source of fiber, beta¬†carotene, iron magnesium, and¬†vitamins B6, C, & E Just 1 cup (cubed) provides the following: Calories: 114 Total Fat: 0.1 g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 73mg (3% DV) Potassium: 448mg (12% […]

Easy Potato Avocado Soup!

Avocado is creamy and delicious and what better way to use it than in a creamy soup! Here is a recipe for an easy potato avocado soup! It will make enough for 4 people (less for larger serving sizes and more if served in small portions as an appetizer.) Here’s what you’ll need: 1 Red […]

Super Hydrating Avocado Hair Mask

Suffering from dry, damaged hair? Try a super hydrating avocado hair mask! Avocados are full of vitamins and nutrients that nourish and soften the hair, promote hair growth, treat damaged hair, and prevent hair loss. The best part: avocado hair masks are super easy to make! You’ll need: 1 Avocado 1TBSP Honey 1 (or 2) […]

Favorite Ingredient Friday: Avocado

The avocado: a delicious, creamy, nutrient dense, vitamin powerhouse fruit. Avocados have extraordinary benefits for your skin, body, and overall health! They not only provide an amazing amount of nutrients but astonishing capabilities for preventing illnesses like heart disease and cancer. Let’s not forget to mention the wonderful anti-inflammatory properties. Good Fats! Avocados are full […]

Favorite Ingredient Friday: Simple Kale Mask

Kale is like the goddess of green leafy vegetables when it comes to important vitamins and minerals our body needs to stay healthy and function properly. It is SO good for us! But what about the possible benefits that come from applying this wondrous plant directly onto our face? Kale is full of vitamins A […]