Recipe: Love Spell Yogurt Cups

Whether looking for love, working on self-love, or wanting to rekindle love in a relationship, eating love-based food could be part of the answer to finding true love! It’s taken years for me to experiment with the right foods to put in my body, and it seems to change over time. If you have food allergies and/or sensitivities like me, it’s important to mainly eat whole, non-processed foods prepared at home. For one, it’s easier to detect which foods may be causing issues, because we can eliminate things that bother us. More importantly, we know exactly where our food is coming from.

When I falter from healthy eating habits (usually out of tiredness or strange cravings), my body pays the price big time with fatigue, pain, brain fog, and general discomfort. If we truly are what we eat, then eating nutrient-rich foods with energy is something that we should aspire to. Clean eating is a form of self-love by treating our temples with good vibes.

Before Valentine’s Day, my local grocery store had a sale on one of my favorite morning treats – So Delicious brand coconut milk yogurt – so I stocked up on it. With plenty of yogurt to cover my morning snacks over the next couple of weeks, I decided to be a little creative, adding some things with intention that are high on the love scale. That’s how I came up with this Love Spell Yogurt!

Love Spell Yogurt Cups
©2021 Shannon Hart

I prefer plain yogurt as opposed to flavored, because I can add my own sweet ingredients with natural sugar from a local raw honey farm. Honey is one of the perfect ingredients for a love spell, because it represents sweetness, fertility, and prosperity, which covers some of the foundations we want in a true-love relationship.

Fruit holds different symbolic connotations in various cultures, but overall, strawberries, a somewhat heart-shaped fruit, are all about rebirth and love. When it comes to nutrition, bananas are a source of energy, rich in potassium – an essential electrolyte; therefore, adding bananas to the yogurt increases the spell’s energy.

Chia seeds symbolize strength, another important aspect of love. Best of all are sunflower seeds, representing both love and happiness! Now you have everything you need for the perfect Love Spell Yogurt!

Follow the recipe here:

4 yogurt cups of So Delicious coconut milk yogurt
8 large strawberries, chopped
1 small banana, sliced
2 Tbsp Chia seeds
3 Tbsp Sunflower seeds
3 Tbsp Honey

Open and scoop cups of yogurt into large bowl. When opening yogurt cups, pull back on foil, but don’t remove it. You will be using it later.

Love Spell Yogurt
©2021 Shannon Hart

Add chopped strawberries and stir with a large spoon. Add banana, stir.

Add seeds, mix well with spoon.

Chia & Sunflower Seeds
©2021 Shannon Hart

Add honey.

Raw, local honey
©2021 Shannon Hart

Mix well until “potion” looks even.

Love Spell Yogurt
©2021 Shannon Hart

Scoop mixture back into cups. Cover with foil and refrigerate as normal.

Love Spell Yogurt Cups
©2021 Shannon Hart

I kept these cups for over a week without any issues of anything going bad. It also gives the chia seeds time to expand, which will aid in digestion. You can try experimenting with different ingredients that appeal to you, such as using dairy yogurt instead of vegan. Just remember to set your intentions for the type of love you want while you’re creating and eating it!

Truly Exciting Grass Fed Butter & Cookies

Recently, I had the exciting opportunity to bake yummy cookies and host a Tryazon party for a company called Truly Grass Fed. If you’ve never heard of Tryazon, it’s a company that I signed up with to try new brands and products for free. Once I signed up, I applied for events as a party host, and the company sent me a party or sampling pack. (Due to Covid restrictions, online parties are the way to go for a lot of us.) As part of the agreement, pictures and video are involved, as well as a survey after the party.

When I discovered I had been selected to host a party for Truly Grass Fed, I was truly excited! First, I am very much into healthy food options, so grass-fed cows are important to me. Truly Grass Fed produces non-GMO cheese and butter from 95% grass-fed cows that roam acres of lush grassland in Ireland. Since there is one cow for every two acres on their farms, they are happy cows producing products that make us happy. Win-win!

star shaped sugar cookie cutter

In the box that Tryazon sent was a stainless steel travel mug as a host gift, 10 large star-shaped cookie cutters from Truly Grass Fed, along with a sugar-cookie recipe to give to party guests. I also received 4 coupons for free Truly Grass Fed butter so that I could host my party, and 10 one-dollar off coupons to give to party guests.

Truly Grass Fed

From Truly Grass Fed

Once I gathered all of the ingredients, the fun truly began! I had to practice with a couple of recipes, which of course is no problem when it comes to baking cookies! Being that I don’t typically bake sweets, this was a real treat for me.

First, I used the basic sugar cookie recipe that came with the Truly Grass Fed star cookie cutter:

Sugar Cookie Recipe

I had to add the butter at room temperature to the sugar (I used brown coconut sugar) and mix until well-blended. The flavor of that was amazing, and so was licking the spoon!

Mixing Sugar and Butter

Sugar and Truly Grass Fed butter

Another thing I changed in this recipe was adding a teaspoon of lavender flowers and lemon zest to the dry ingredients. Once I refrigerated the cookie mix for a while, I rolled it and cut out stars before baking… and they came out absolutely delicious!

Star shaped cookies cutter

Cutting cookies into star shapes

Star shaped sugar cookies

Sugar Cookies made with Truly Grass Fed butter

Another favorite comfort food I’d never tried making from scratch before is pierogis. I found a recipe and used Truly Grass Fed butter to fry them. They came out super yummy!

pierogies

Pierogi fried in Truly Grass Fed butter

I am happy that I had the opportunity to try this brand, because there doesn’t seem to be too many out there for grass-fed products as I’d like. Truly Grass Fed makes delicious butter, so I will definitely be trying out their other products! To learn more about Truly Grass Fed and to see if they’re in your area, visit their website at: TrulyGrassFed.com.

If you’re interested in trying new products and brands, check out Tryazon.com.

Stay tuned for some of the recipes I made using Truly Grass Fed butter!