Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Homemade Body Wash

I love this stuff! It's way cheaper than the kind you would buy, plus it's all natural ingredients. And the best part is it doesn't dry out my skin. It makes about 20 oz.

1 T. steel cut oats
1 c. filtered water
2 T. sweet almond oil
1 T. raw honey
1 t. citric acid
1 t. guar gum
1 1/2 c. Dr. Bronner's liquid castile soap
10-20 drops essential oil of choice (I used wild orange oil)

1. Boil the water and infuse it with the oats for about an hour.
2. In a bowl, whisk together the oil, honey, citric acid & infused water.
3. Add the guar gum and whisk and then immediately (so you don't get clumps) add the soap.
4. Stir in the essential oil and store in a bottle. (I used an empty kombucha bottle).

Monday, May 12, 2014

Banana Berry Coconut Baked Oatmeal

3 c rolled oats
1/4 c ground flaxseed
1/4 c brown sugar
1/2 t salt
4 t baking powder
2 t cinnamon
1 t vanilla
2 c coconut milk
4 eggs
3 bananas
3 c frozen mixed berries

Top with coconut & bake at 350 for 45-50 min.

One Pot Wonder Spaghetti

14 oz spaghetti 
4 1/2 c veggie broth 
1 onion, diced 
1 bell pepper, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 can diced tomatoes 
1 t oregano 
1 t basil 
2 T evoo 

Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10-12 min, stirring every few minutes. Top with parmesan cheese and fresh basil (if you have it).

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Essential Oil Cold & Flu Bomb

Whenever I feel a tickle in my throat, I start taking these cold bombs 2-3 times a day. It usually beats the cold before it settles. I use doTerra oils for this.

In an empty capsule:
5 drops Oregano
5 drops On Guard
5 drops Melaleuca
2 drops Peppermint
4 drops Lemon

Warning, you may feel like a fire-breathing dragon after taking this! My husband says it's like Christmas in his tummy.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Super Orange Juice

This is a great immunity booster when you're feeling under the weather. I always juice a lot when my kids are sick. I made this in my juicer, not blender.

2 apples
2 oranges
2 limes
4 carrots
1 sweet potato

Pineapple Delight Smoothie

This tastes better than an Orange Julius! 

1 scoop protein powder
2 bananas
2 c. frozen pineapple
3 c. OJ

King of Greens Smoothie

This is my version of Cafe Fresh's King of Greens. I think it comes pretty close.

1 scoop protein powder (I prefer egg white protein)
1 t. wheatgrass powder
1 t. coconut oil
1 handful spinach
1 handful kale
1 1/2  bananas
1 c. frozen mango
1 c. frozen pineapple
2 drops lemon essential oil
2 drops lime essential oil
4 c. water kefir (or coconut water)

Blend until smooth, then stir in 2 T. chia seeds.

Mediterranean Egg Scramble

We love eggs at our house and we consume a crazy amount. This is an egg scramble I threw together from whatever was in my fridge. Fast & yummy for breakfast or lunch!

1 t. EVOO
1/4 onion
1/2 bell pepper
1/2 small zucchini
1/2 t. oregano
1/2 t. parsley
1/2 t. basil
1/4 t. red pepper flakes
1 clove garlic
1 egg & 2 egg whites
1 handful spinach
1 handful cherry tomatoes
1 T. feta cheese

Sauté onion, pepper, zucchini, garlic & spices together in oil. Add eggs and cook through. Toss in spinach & tomatoes at the very end and top with feta cheese.

Chocolate Cranberry Nut Balls

If you like Lara Bars, you'll love these. Little date and nut balls with bits of chocolate. SO good!

12 medjool dates (pitted)
1/2 c. almonds
1/2 c. walnuts
1/2 c. rolled oats
1 t. vanilla
1 t. cinnamon
1/4 c. coconut flakes
1/4 c. dried cranberries
1/4 c. mini chocolate chips

1. In a food processor, chop the dates for 30-60 seconds until a thick paste forms.
2. Add almonds, walnuts, oats, vanilla & cinnamon. Process another minute.
3. Stir in remaining ingredients and roll into balls. Refrigerate or freeze.