I made this with one drop of Lemongrass Oil; hence the reason I am posting this here, but go ahead and click here for the whole recipe!
I love the colors. The picture is a little deceptive. The flowers are from my grama's funeral, and the table cloth is still from Christmas, and it just so happens that the Breakfast Sundae looks like Christmas, but other than being cold, it is far from a Christmas flavor. Although, I may try Peppermint soon = )
You would think since it has been single digits in the morning, and not even making it to 20 degrees during the day for weeks, I would come up with something a little warmer - BUT, I was craving something creamy and fruity!
Even though I can tolerate cheese to a certain extent, milk and ice cream make me feel horrible. Usually when I make ice cream, I use a base of coconut milk or cashews, and so that you cannot taste the base, I cover it up with chocolate, mint, peanut butter etc, and sometimes a good vanilla is hard to come by. I feel with the coconut milk and sweetener, you can get a pretty good vanilla, but I was going for low-fat and breakfast like and used bananas!
This is actually a two part recipe, but fairly easy. Before I had a Vita-Mix, I used my juicer to squish the bananas down, but a food processor does a good job. For the sauce, a regular blender or magic bullet works fine. I try to make things as simple as possible, and in that process, I sometimes think I make it more confusing! I am sorry if I have done that here!
Unless you regularly keep bananas frozen like I do, you will have to prepare the day before-hand by breaking 3 bananas into at least thirds if not smaller. Put into a freezer bag and freeze over night. (I use previously used frozen fruit bags from the store.) You can also prepare the Chia Gel ahead of time - see note below in the Strawberry Sauce instructions.
Prepare the sauce first so your bananas don't get brown and melty. (Can be prepared the night before if you would like to save time in the morning = )
1 Cup of Fresh Sweet Strawberries (or Frozen Strawberries Thawed)
2 Clementine Oranges
1/2 tsp Fresh Lemon Juice
1 T Honey or Agave (this will really depend on the sweetness of your strawberries) or use 2 dates.
1 T Chia Gel (Optional, but this gives it some thickness)*
*Prepare Chia Gel by using a 1/3 Cup Chia and 1 Cup water. Put water in bowl first and then sprinkle chia into the water as you stir and let set. This doesn't take long to set up. This will stay in the fridge about 2 weeks. If you want to make a small amount just for this recipe, try using 1 T chia, and 3 T water, but still it must set.
1/2 Cup Non-Dairy Milk (I use original almond)
3 Frozen Bananas
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Vanilla
3 Drops Wild Orange Essential Oil (*see note below about using essential oils)
Put the first four ingredients into your Vita-Mix. I start slow, and work my way up and use the tamper to keep things moving. Once it is almost finished I add the *oil and start slow again and then move it up to finish it off until smooth. Be sure not to over blend or you will have soup! =P
If you are using a food processor, you may want to pulse first and then go full blast, stop and scrape with your spatula and go again. As with the Vita-Mix, you will need to have the bananas mixed a bit before adding in the orange *oil.. Mix until soft ice cream consistency
*The reason you add the oil in last and go slow is because you do not want it to "mar" your blender. Oils can damage synthetic things.
Putting your Breakfast Sundae together:
Get creative and slice up fresh strawberries, bananas, or mangoes, put them on the bottom for a surprise, put them on top, or stir them in! Pour your sauce all over, put some on the bottom, swirl it in, you get the picture! And then top it with your favorite topping - ideas below!
Granola, Crushed Nuts, Raisins, Shredded Coconut or whatever you think will taste yummy!
I have some awesome info on Anxiety and Essential Oils, the info will contain a powerful testimonial of a man who is off his prescription meds that he was using for his anxiety and some techniques on how to use the oils for anxiety. Please use the contact form if you would like to know more or know someone who could use this info. Anxiety and Depression medicine can be addicting, and we don't want the ones we love to struggle with anxiety, depression or addiction! Much love to you all!
Easiest recipe EVER! Get that daily immunity booster with this yummy traditional holiday drink. For an individual dose:
8 oz Organic Apple Juice
1 Drop of immunity type blend
Slowly warm the juice on the stove. I had 7 oz by the time I got
back to it. Add one drop of oil AFTER you have it to the
temperature of your liking. Pour into your mug, and ENJOY!!
I won't post about this very often because basically doTERRA products keep people coming back on their own, and my business has been growing without me feeling like a salesman or being pushy.. I don't have to sell it; it sells itself, AND there is a 65% retention rate. That is a HIGH retention rate = )
There are business builders and there are product users and there are product users who sometimes inadvertantly become business builders - that's how easy and fabulous it is to work with doTERRA. Since I do do this as a business, and I do want my income to grow,, I need to let people know that they have the opportunity to earn money, and do what I do!
I happen to LOVE what I do, and this is the first time in all my years of network marketing that I could say I LOVE what I do, and LOVE the product and LOVE helping people, and do not feel guilty about signing people up! I show people how to improve the quality of their life through natural medicine - I show them how to improve their health, improve their finances, and how they can earn free product! Just by improving your health and finances, creates a better frame of mind, and in return you have just improved your quality of life!
Like I said, there are people who are just interested in being product users. For this group of people we have a
Preferred Member Fee. The Preferred Member one time fee of $10.00 grants the Preferred Member the following benefits: the opportunity to purchase dōTERRA products at a wholesale price of 20% below retail, participation in the monthly Loyalty Reward Program (LRP) which provides free product credits for monthly purchases ordered on the program, access to dōTERRA’s Product of the Month Club if the Preferred Member’s LRP order is 125 PV (personal volume) and is placed on or before the 15th, and exclusive access to online ordering at the Preferred Member pricing, new product launches, promotions, and discounts. We have found that sometimes it is easier for the Preferred Member to call their orders in. Being a Preferred Member excludes you from receiving any commissions.
Now if you are even thinking of sharing this with a friend, you just need to be an Independent Product Consultant!! $35 gets you in. Once you start sharing with your friends how doTERRA is working for you, they are going to want to try it. As an IPC, you will receive the same benefits as a Preferred Member, but the difference between the Preferred Member and IPC is that you will receive 25% off of retail, you will receive a virtual office for easy online ordering, each year you renew your membership at $25, you will receive a FREE bottle of Peppermint, you can sell product at retail if you choose, and BEST of all you can participate in all of the ways you can earn commissions with doTERRA!
A great thing about doTERRA is that I do not struggle to find things to order each month, I am not worried about reaching my personal point volume (PV) Although, to qualify for my commissions each month, I do need to purchase a certain PV, BUT for someone who is just starting out as a casual user, purchasing something of $10 value is OK!! No worries = )
Please contact me with any questions you may have. doTERRA is open in many countries. Just to name a few: Japan, China, Taiwan, Australia, and Europe!! I am very excited that I work from home or work for myself I should say and I am VERY excited about the possibilities of growing my business abroad!
Are you ready to join me?!
This time of year is infamous for chaos and stress for the whole family. I have talked to quite a few people over the past few days who have sick family members and especially children, and it just confirms to me that every house needs to have a
Family Physicians Kit:
Coming down with something - Melaleuca or Oregano,
When they can't breathe, you whip out Breathe,,
When they feel nauseous it's Peppermint,
Keep your immunity up during this time of year with OnGuard,
Stress from cooking and preparing for the holiday season -
Prepare your stomach for the feasts of the season or after you have feasted - Digestzen,
Much needed energy to keep up with all you do - Lemon,
Aches and pains from shopping (in heels) and lugging all of those
shopping bags around - Deep Blue, and after it's all over,
Frankincense for your emotional well being and for all of the
new wrinkles you have created!
Blessings to you and your family. May you all have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!
I have fallen in love with this smoothie and I haven't made any others for weeks now. Using the immunity blend gives it those yummy fall flavors you love; and it will add it's great immune building properties to fight off those bugs that will come with this time of year. AND if you already happen to be fighting something off, it will work for that too!
Handful of Almonds (about 1/4 cup)
1/2 of a Pomegrante (seeds)
Enough water to cover almonds and pom
Almost full scoop of Sun Warrior Raw Protein Vanilla
2 tsp Sun Warrior Ormus Super Greens
Blend until smooth and add a little water if needed.
Add 2 Frozen Bananas (make sure you have peeled the bananas before you freeze them = )
Blend and add water until you get the consistency you like. Less water, it will be more thick and shake-like, more water, and you will have a thinner shake/smoothie = )
2-3 drops of an immunity blend that contains orange, clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary, or a blend of the like. The cinnamon and clove really do it for this drink.
Turn the blender on low and let it mix through. If you turn it on high and it splashes on your blender, it will leave marks.
You can change out the pom for other fruits and also use Wild Orange. I have not experimented beyond that = )
Check out this review! doTERRA's Deep Blue Rub is Certified F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S! If you have used this product already, you know what they're talking about. If you have ever used Ben-Gay (is that even still around?), this the equivelant to that, BUT so much better. Smells similar. It contains many essential oils where Ben-Gay does not. Using Deep Blue will not only relieve pain, but can go in deep enough that it can reverse what is causing the pain because of the healing power of the essential oils it contains. Use it for back pain, arthritic hands, knees, shoulders etc.
My 96 year-old Grama uses it on her arm because of damage created at a hospital when they missed her vein and fed fluid into her arm instead of her blood stream. She was in chronic pain, and woke up every night because of it. The solution was to have her on continuous pain meds morning and night. She opted out and instead chooses to use Deep Blue every morning and night, and can sleep the whole night through now because of it. doTERRA, Grama Rose says THANK YOU - Move over Ben-Gay and Icy - Hot, Deep Blue is FABULOUS!
Now that I have told you about 3 cool things about essential oils, I am going to tell you about 3 cool things about doTERRA's Life Long Vitality Pack (LLV): Alpha CRS, xEO Mega, and MicroPLEX VMz.
Life Long Vitality Pack (LLV) is doTERRA's #1 selling product, and for GOOD REASON: More Energy, Less Pain, Cellular Longevity-slows down aging process - who doesn't want to look and feel younger?!, With all those fabulous benefits, you can't help but feel good; hence, it also works for depression.
The first cool thing about LLV is Alpha CRS; it contains 6 of the most powerful anti-flammatories from plants (natural =). Acute pain is good; it is a warning that something is wrong; it is the body’s most powerful defense mechanism. Swelling from increased fluids protects the injured area from further harm while the body activates itself and fends off bacteria, viruses, and also parasites; it not only kills off the invaders, but damaged host tissue. TOO MUCH inflammation; back pain, knee pain, arthritis etc. LLV will feed your body throughout the day, and bring down your pain over a period of time with consistant use.. That is the first cool thing about LLV.
• Supports healthy cell proliferation and lifespan by reducing oxidative stress to DNA and
other critical cell structures
• Supports healthy inflammatory response to oxidative stress in cells
• Supports cellular energy by supporting healthy mitochondria and by supplying metabolic
factors of energy production
• Supports healthy cellular immune function
• Supports mental clarity and healthy brain
The second cool thing about LLV is xEO Mega. This is the product where you will find all your omega fatty acids; a proprietary blend of Fish Oils, Land Oils,, and Essential Oils. Yes, you will get a daily dose of doTERRA CPTG (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grage) Essential Oils when you take this product. Omega fatty acids help support healthy joint, cardiovascular, and brain health, support healthy immune function, and have been shown to help mediate healthy inflammatory response in cells. A single daily dose of xEO Mega provides 1000 milligrams of marine lipids with 340 mg of ERA and 240 mg of DMA and a blend of plant-sourced essential fatty acids. xEO Mega also includes 800 IU of natural vitamin D, 60 IU of natural vitamin E, and 1 mg of pure astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant carotenoid harvested from microalgae. That is the second cool thing about LLV!
• Promotes cardiovascular health by reducing oxidative stress and mediating healthy
cellular response to inflammatory markers
• Supports healthy joint function and comfort
• Provides important modulating nutrients for healthy immune function
• Protects against lipid oxidation and supports healthy function of the brain
• Promotes healthy skin
The third cool thing about LLV is Microplex VMz™ Food Nutrient Complex; it is anall-natural, whole-food formula of bioavailable vitamins and minerals that are are deficient in our modern diets. The formula includes a balanced blend of essential antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E, and an energy complex of B vitamins presented in a patented glycoprotein matrix. It also contains food-derived minerals of calcium, magnesium, and zinc and 72 organic trace minerals for optimal bone and metabolic health. Microplex VMz contains doTERRA's Tummy Tamer™ botanical blend of Peppermint, Ginger, and caraway to calm the stomach for those who may have experienced stomach upset with other vitamin and mineral
products. Microplex VMz is encapsulated using sodium lauryl sulfate-free vegetable capsules, does not contain wheat or dairy products, and does not include synthetic ingredients. That is the third cool thing about LLV.
• Provides 22 essential vitamins and minerals to support normal growth, functioning and
maintenance of cells
• Fights free radicals with the antioxidants vitamins A, C, and E
• Supports healthy metabolism and cellular energy
• Supports bone health with calcium, magnesium, zinc, and vitamin D
• Supports healthy immune function
• Supports healthy digestion
• Provides systemic benefits of vitality and wellness associated with optimal in take of
I lied, there are FOUR cool things about doTERRA's LLV. They feel so strongly about their product, that they will guarantee that you will feel more energetic, you will feel less pain. If you do not feel a difference with in 30 days, you can return the product....even empty bottles. 30 Day MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. At this point, there have been only 20 returns, and I couldn't tell how many loyal users there are! That is the fourth cool thing. NOW is the time to naturally gain more energy and improve the quality of your life. Try doTERRA today.
Next post will be how to get doTERRA LLV at wholesale, and even below wholesale, and a few testimonials.
I have three cool things to share about essential oils. I'll share a new one each day. The first cool thing about essential oils: They're safer! 1 drop of Peppermint Oil is 50 - 70X more powerful than
the herb, and is equivalent to 28 cups of peppermint tea. They do not have the side effects that OTC's have and you can mix them with each other without having a bad reaction. That is the first cool
thing about essential oils.
The second cool thing about essential oils is that they are MORE EFFECTIVE than OTC's and Prescription Drugs. OTC's and prescriptions can be effective BUT they can come with side effects and addictions. AND they do not work on viruses, they cannot penetrate the cell wall where those viruses lie. Essential oils are clinically proven to penetrate the cell wall and KILL viruses AND bacterias. That is the second cool thing
about essential oils.
The third cool thing about essential oils is that they are CHEAPER! OK, I was always taught that using the word cheap devalues whatever it is you are referring to, BUT using the word Cost Effective just sounds way to formal for all the fun that can be had with essential oils! Say you have 3 kids in the house with strep throat - and you have decent insurance - $20 each co-pay for the doctor visit $5 co-pay for the prescription. This may also cost you days off at work. 7-10 days of medicine, possible side effects (yeast
infection), and the list goes on. For less than $1 you could be treating the kids, and they could be better sooner than you can shake a stick, and no worries of side effects, or overdoses. That is the third cool thing about essential oils.
Now imagine how you can incorporate essential oils into almost every aspect of your life! If you ask, I will more than likely tell you, "I have an oil for that!" I did say almost....so your car problems, appliances and tools don't count. The motor they work best on is the body!
I'm Joelle and I am essential oil enthusiast. I am reinventing health care one oil at a time. I want to change the way everyone in the world looks at their health and wealth and teach them that they are responsible for that, and show them how to do it! For more info contact me. To see more about EO's click here.