Saturday, December 21, 2013

Detox Bath

Mix together:
1 c. epsom salt
1 c. baking soda
5 drops ginger oil
10 drops lavender oil
10 drops melaleuca oil
10 drops eucalyptus oil

Soak in a hot tub for 20-40 minutes. This helps draw out toxins from your body when you are sick. It's great for clearing up congestion before bed too!

Coconut Steel Cut Crock Pot Oatmeal

2 1/2 c. steel cut oats
7 c. water
3 c. coconut milk
1/4 c. brown sugar
1 t. cinnamon
2 T. coconut oil
1/4 t. salt
2 t. vanilla

1. Combine everything except the vanilla in a large crock pot. (I recommend using a crock pot liner for easy clean up)
2. Cook on low for 8 hours. Stir in vanilla after cooking. Serve with dried fruit & coconut. (Chopped dates are delish with this!)

Banana Berrry Baked Oatmeal

3 c. rolled oats
1/4 c. ground flax seed
2 c. coconut milk
4 eggs
1/4 c. brown sugar
4 t. baking powder
2 t. cinnamon
1 t. vanilla
1/2 t. salt
3 bananas, sliced
3 c. frozen mixed berries
Shredded coconut

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. In a large bowl, combine oats, flax seed, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon & salt.
3. In a small bowl combine milk, eggs & vanilla.
4. Combine wet & dry ingredients. Add fruit, and stir. Pour in a greased 9x13 pan and sprinkle coconut on top. Bake for 45 min.

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Soup Ingredients:
8 c. chicken broth
1 can diced tomatoes
1 onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 t. cumin
1 t. chili powder
1/2 t. kosher salt
Black pepper
2 cans black beans, rinsed & drained
1 recipe grilled chicken
5 green onions, chopped
1/4 c. fresh cilantro

Chicken Ingredients:
4 chicken breasts
2 T. lime juice
2 T. red wine vinegar
1/4 c. canola oil
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 t. cumin
1 t. chili powder
1/2 t. kosher salt
1/2 t. black pepper

1. Combine broth, tomato, onion, bell pepper, garlic, cumin, chili powder, salt & pepper in a crock pot.
2. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
3. Marinade the chicken, and grill just before serving.
4. Add the beans and hour before serving.
5. Chop the grilled chicken, and add it to the soup with the green onions & cilantro.

Serve with shredded cheese, sliced avocado, lime wedges, and tortilla chips.