Chicken Feed

Chicken Feed

You’re not the only one that can re-purpose Mountain High tubs as food containers. In fact, you’re not the only species. If you have a coupe or a farm make sure to save your “animal safe” leftovers in your used yoghurt tub, combine with your favorite feed and serve up to your chickens.

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Cement Planters

Cement Planters

When you just cant find the right pot why not just make one yourself? These awesome cement planters make great gifts for anyone with a green thumb.

WHAT YOU NEED

  • Floor mat (keep ground and surface clean from mess)
  • Concrete mix
  • Used MHY tubs (64 oz. for large planter, 32 oz. for smaller)
  • 5 gallon bucket (for mixing concrete)
  • Shovel
  • Particle mask
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Smaller cups (should be the size you’d like for the hallow inside of the planter)
  • 1 Bag of sand (or material of equal weight)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Follow cement instructions
  2. Fill tubs 3/4 of the way full with cement
  3. Place cup inside of cup leaving 3 in out of cement
  4. Fill cup with sand or other heavy material
  5. Allow to cure according to cement brand directions
  6. Once 100% dry remove the cup and tub from your planter
  7. (Optional) Personalize your tub with paint or stencils

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Holiday Cinnamon Yoghurt Soap

Holiday Cinnamon Yoghurt Soap

For those who love the scents of the snowy season try making this cinnamon soap recipe. Great for gifts or to enjoy yourself!

WHAT YOU NEED

  • 12oz Distilled Water
  • 7oz Lye
  • 23oz Olive Oil
  • 16oz Coconut Oil
  • 7oz Sunflower Oil
  • 4oz Castor Oil
  • 1oz Lemon Essential Oil
  • .3 oz Lavender Essential Oil
  • .2 oz Cinnamon bark essential oil
  • 1.5mL Clary Sage Essential Oil
  • .5mL Marjoram Essential Oil
  • 2 tbsp oatmeal, roughly chopped in a coffee grinder
  • 7oz Plain Mountain High Yogurt

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Line soap mold with freezer paper or coat thoroughly with mineral oil
  2. With gloves on and in a well vented space pour lye slowly into distilled water and stir until dissolved, set aside (out of reach of children)
  3. Combine and heat all oils on stove until liquid then set aside to let cool (keep oils at 105 – 110 degrees)
  4. When both the lye, water and oils have cooled pour oils into mixing bowl and combine with yoghurt
  5. Slowly add the lye water to the oil and yoghurt mixture and blend thoroughly with stick blender or by hand for 5 minutes
  6. Pour into mold and top with a sprig of lavender, marjoram or sunflower sprigs or whatever you have in your garden for a beautiful, personal touch
  7. Cover with plastic wrap
  8. Wrap your covered mold in old towel or sheet to keep in heat and speed up the saponification process and let set for 24 hours
  9. After being insulated for 24 hours check your soap. If it is still hot let cool for an additional 12 hours
  10. When soap is cooled remove from mold and cut into desired bar shape
  11. Let soap cure on baking rack for 4-5 weeks then wrap with hemp, cinnamon sticks and dehydrated flowers

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Gingerbread House

Gingerbread House

The fun festive house is a great excuse to gather and make with the entire family. Make sure to pick up assorted cookies and candies for decoration. If decorating with kids, let them pick out the candies or create a theme together.

INGREDIENTS (GINGERBREAD)

  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Mountain High® original or lowfat plain yoghurt
  • 1/2 cup molasses

INGREDIENTS (ROYAL FROSTING)

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 5 to 6 cups powdered sugar (divided)

INGREDIENTS (HOUSE DECORATIONS)

  • Assorted cookies & nuts
  • Colorful candies (gummies, candy canes, liquorish for trees, roof, siding etc…)
  • Marshmallows (for extra snow)
  • Sprinkles

INSTRUCTIONS (GINGERBREAD)

  1. Whisk together the dry ingredients
  2. Beat on butter and brown sugar until fluffy on medium until fluffy then add eggs, molasses and yoghurt until well blended.
  3. Beat half of dry mixture into wet mixture, then stir and knead in remaining dry mixture
  4. Wrap dough and refrigerate for 2 hours – 3 days
  5. Sprinkle flour over surface and dough. Roll dough to 1/4” thick sheet and cut out your pieces using a template, kit or imagination.
  6. Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes and cool for 15 minutes

INSTRUCTIONS (ROYAL FROSTING)

  1. Whisk 1/2 of the powdered sugar and all other ingredients
  2. If you’d like to eat your gingerbread house, heat or microwave the mixture 30-40 seconds or until it reaches the temperature of 160°
  3. Beat in remaining powdered sugar until thick combined texture is reached

INSTRUCTIONS (ASSEMBLY)

  1. Find a base for your house, this can be a platter, cookie sheet, cutting board or even a piece of cardboard.
  2. Pipe frosting along bottom edge of the foundational pieces of the gingerbread house (the 4 walls).  Hold these
  3. Fill pastry or plastic bag to pipe/connect (frosting is the glue) the base of your gingerbread house and all pieces until sturdy
  4. Use the remaining frosting to glue on your house’s decorations. Split into mini bags for multiple decorators.

 

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YOGHURT FINGER PAINTS

YOGHURT FINGER PAINTS

Mix your little ones favorite kind of Mountain High with natural juices and extracts to create edible finger paints.  Find a spot outside and let your little one get creative with a fun craft that doubles as a snack. 


COLOR PALETTE

  • Spinach juice = Green   
  • Blueberries = Blue
  • Pomegranate= Deep red
  • Cherry = Pink
  • Blood Orange= Orange


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HOMEMADE YOGHURT

HOMEMADE YOGHURT

We make our own yoghurt and you can too. This is an easy activity to enjoy with little sous-chefs as they whisk yoghurt into creamy deliciousness. Because our yoghurt is made like you would make it at home and cultured in the cup, it makes a perfect starter for your homemade yoghurt recipes. 

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups milk (whole or 2% milk for creamier yoghurt and 1% or skim for lower fat yoghurt)
  • 1/4 cup original or low-fat Mountain High Yoghurt

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Put milk in a pot and heat to near boiling (about 190-200) for 1 minute
  2. Allow the milk to cool around 110 F 
  3. Pour the warm milk into a bowl and whisk in 1/2 cup of  your favorite Mountain High Yoghurt
  4. Return the yogurt/milk mixture to the pot of warm milk

MILK MASK

MILK MAKEOVER

Soothe your skin with this nourishing milk mask for a deep cleanse and rejuvenating moisture.

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ cup Plain Original Style Mountain High Yoghurt
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup purred avocado

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Slowly heat yoghurt in a small skillet, and then transfer to a small glass or ceramic bowl
  2. Combine honey, avocado puree and yoghurt until smooth
  3. Let mixture rest for about 5 hours
  4. Apply to face and neck, avoiding eyes.
  5. Relax while you leave on for 15 minutes
  6. Rinse with warm water and pat dry

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HERB GARDEN

POT YOUR OWN HERB GARDEN

Theres no better ingredients than the ones that come from your garden especially when their fresh herbs. Keep your herbs close by all year round by repurposing your Mountain High tub into a beautiful mini herb garden.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Wash out used Mountain High tub
  2. Pick up herbs and soil from your local garden center. 
  3. Place rocks in tub for soil drainage 
  4.  Add soil 
  5. Plant herbs 
  6. Water and watch your herbs grow! 

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Lavender Yoghurt Soap

Lavender Yoghurt Soap

Yoghurt is not only delicious to eat, its also very nourishing to our skin.  Home made yoghurt soap can be an excellent exfoliant for the face and body because of its lactic acids and also helps to heal dry skin with its antibacterial and fat properties. Leave your skin glowing, refreshed and smelling delightful with this Lavender herb Soap Recipe.

INGREDIENTS

  • 12oz Distilled Water
  • 7oz Lye
  • 23oz Olive Oil
  • 16oz Coconut Oil
  • 7oz Sunflower Oil
  • 4oz Castor Oil
  • 1oz Lemon Essential Oil
  • .5oz Lavender Essential Oil
  • 1.5mL Clary Sage Essential Oil
  • .5mL Marjoram Essential Oil
  • 7oz Plain Mountain High Yogurt

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If you don’t have a soap mold reuse cereal boxes, tuna cans, old ice treys or hey, even your old Mountain High tub! For sphere shaped molds plan to cut circular or half circle soap shapes.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Line soap mold with freezer paper or coat thoroughly with mineral oil
  2. With gloves on and in a well vented space pour lye slowly into distilled water and stir until dissolved, set aside (out of reach of children)
  3. Combine and heat all oils on stove until liquid then set aside to let cool (keep oils at 105 – 110 degrees)
  4. When both the lye, water and oils have cooled pour oils into mixing bowl and combine with yoghurt
  5. Slowly add the lye water to the oil and yoghurt mixture and blend thoroughly with stick blender or by hand for 5 minutes
  6. Pour into mold and top with a sprig of lavender, marjoram or sunflower sprigs or whatever you have in your garden for a beautiful, personal touch
  7. Cover with plastic wrap
  8. Wrap your covered mold in old towel or sheet to keep in heat and speed up the saponification process and let set for 24 hours
  9. After being insulated for 24 hours check your soap. If it is still hot let cool for an additional 12 hours
  10. When soap is cooled remove from mold and cut into desired bar shape
  11. Let soap cure on baking rack for 4-5 weeks then wrap with any paper or fabric of your choosing
  12. Give them to friends and family as a gifts or simply enjoy yourself!

 

 

 

 

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BERRY BANANA SMOOTHIE

BERRY BANANA SMOOTHIE

Improvise with the berries according to your whim, if you prefer a purple smoothie add blueberries.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 cups Mountain High original, low-fat or fat free vanilla yoghurt
  • 1 teaspoon maple-flavored syrup
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries, strawberries or blueberries

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine all ingredients in food processor and blend until smoooooth

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