A healthy treat for some restrictive diets.
Accepted on the GAPS Diet.
1/2 cup Coconut Oil at room temperature
1/2 cup Raw Honey
1 drop doTERRA Essential Oil of choice
(Try Ginger, Cinnamon, OnGuard, Peppermint/Spearmint, or a Citrus oil)
Mix together well and place drops on a plate or small sheet pan in freezer for 30 minutes. You can also use ice cube trays.
2 large avocados, peeled and pits removed
1 tsp. vanilla bean paste (or seeds from a pod)
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup date or agave nectar
1/4 cup orange juice
2 drops doTERRA Wild Orange Essential Oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup hot water (not boiling)
Almond whipped cream (optional)
Chopped hazelnuts or pistachios (optional)
Place avocado and vanilla bean paste in a blender along with cocoa powder, syrup, nectar, orange juice, orange oil, and salt. Blend until all mixed together. With blender running, slowly add water; blend until smooth and creamy.
You can place in individual bowls or one large bowl. Chill uncovered a couple hours.
To serve, top with almond cream or nuts.
Try it with Peppermint essential oil instead of the Wild Orange.
This dessert was so easy and it was a hit for St. Patrick's Day this year. You can change the colors according to your occasion. Maybe red jello for Christmas, or red, white and blue for the 4th of July, or orange for Halloween.
I really liked adding the Lime Essential Oil to each layer. It really gave it a much better lime flavor. Like a real lime. Any citrus oil like Lemon or Grapefruit would work with red Jello. And, of course, Wild Orange for orange jello for Halloween.
You will need:
2 small boxes or 1 large Jello (Lime)
doTERRA Lime Essential Oil
1 can full-fat coconut milk
8 oz. dairy-free cream cheese
1 box Jello pudding (Pistachio)
Milk of choice for making pudding
Chopped Pistachios (optional)
All you do is make your jello according to package directions. In this case I used Lime. Add 4 drops doTERRA Lime Essential Oil. Pour into clear cups and place tilted on it's side in a cupcake pan. Mine made about 11.
After it is set, mix coconut milk and cream cheese with a few drops of liquid Stevia and 2 drops doTERRA Lime Essential Oil. Stand cups upright and add on top of jello.
Make 1 box of pistachio pudding according to package directions with the additon of 4 drops doTERRA Lime Essential Oil. I used coconut creamer to keep it dairy free. NOTE: You do have to use slightly less when using dairy free milk options. I used a small box, but if you want a bigger top layer, get a large box. Pour on top of the coconut/cream cheese mixture. Let set.
Serve with chopped pistachios.
2 cups gluten free all-purpose flour
1 tsp xanthan gum
1 tbslp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup brown rice syrup
8 drops doTERRA Lemon Essential Oil
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Mix flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, and salt. Set aside
Beat egg in medium bowl; add milk, butter, brown rice syrup, and Lemon Oil.
Add egg mixture to dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
Mix in blueberries.
Fill lined muffin tins 2/3 full. Bake for 20 minutes.
This recipe was obtained from doTERRA's blog.
I posted the Black Bean Brownies last week, but thought I'd try a recipe with Red Lentils and Dates. Another winner.
2 cups cooked red lentils
1 cup pitted dates
1 cup hot espresso coffee
1/3 cup cocoa
2 tsp cinnamon or 1 drop Cinnamon Oil (you could try peppermint, too.)
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup coconut flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup chopped nuts of choice
The day before, put about 1 cup of red lentils to soak (make sure you use a much bigger contained, as the will expand to over two cups before you are done). Soak for at least 12 hours.
Rinse thoroughly, and then cook the lentils in fresh water until well cooked (maybe around 15 mins). Drain, and then leave to sit in a sieve for another hour to get some more of the moisture out.
Pour hot coffee over the dates. Leave to sit for about 5 mins.
Preheat oven to 350. Line a 9″ x 13″ baking pan with parchment paper and set it aside.
In a large food processor, combine the lentils, dates with coffee, cocoa, and cinnamon oil. Blend until very smooth. This could take up to 5 minutes.
Add the eggs, and blend until combined. Then add the coconut flour and blend again.
If your food processor is big enough, continue with the next step. Otherwise transfer to mixing bowl. Add the coconut oil, honey, baking soda, and vanilla and stir to combine. Throw in a handful of nuts.
Pour the batter into the lined baking dish, and cook for about 40 minutes. A skewer inserted into the center will come out clean when it is done.
These are so good! And good for you. You have to try them. Thanks for the recipe Holly.
15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
2 large eggs at room temperature
2/3 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/3 cup coconut oil
pinch of salt
10 drops Peppermint essential oil
3/4 cup dairy free chocolate chips, divided
1/4 - 3/4 cup chopped walnuts (or nut of choice)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place all ingredients except chocolate chips and nuts in blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Pour in bowl and stir in 1/2 cup chocolate chips and up to 1/2 cup of nuts if desired. Pour into greased 8x8 pan and top with 1/4 cup chocolate chips and 1/4 cup chopped nuts. (I used a smaller pan, so my brownies are a little thicker.) Bake for 30-35 minutes until center is cooked. You can check with a toothpick. Let cool and cut into pieces. Store in refrigerator. Enjoy!
I was debating whether to put this under Beverages or Desserts. It started out being a hot chocolate drink, but it was so thick that after it sat for awhile, it was almost a pudding consistency. Give it a try and see what you think. You can always back off on the banana to make it thinner, or add more milk. You could even strain it before adding the chocolate chips.
3 very ripe bananas
2 cups almond milk
1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
2 drops Clove Essential Oil
2 drops Cinnamon Essential Oil
1 drop Cardamom Essential Oil
1 cup dairy free chocolate chips (You can substitute Cocoa Powder and Stevia)
1 teaspoon vanilla
Cut peeled bananas in quarters and place in blender with milk and nutmeg. Blend until combined. Pour into pan and simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring quite often so milk does not scorch. Add chocolate chips and stir until melted. Remove from heat and add vanilla and essential oils. (Try Peppermint Oil as an alternative.) (For a cocktail you can add bourbon, cognac, coffee liqueur, or peppermint schnapps.
1 cups gluten free flour
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup coconut oil
1 cup organic sugar
1 cup peanut butter
2 eggs, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 drops Citrus essential oil (grapefruit, lemon, lime, …)
1/2 cup roasted peanuts, chopped
6 cups miniature pretzels, chopped
Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment. Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees.
In a bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda.
Using an electric mixer, beat the butter, sugar and peanut butter on medium speed until fluffy, about 5 minutes.
Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition and the vanilla.
With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the flour mixture, beating until just combined.
Stir in peanuts. Let batter sit for 30 minutes.
Place the pretzels in a bowl. Scoop dough by rounded Tbs.full and drop a few balls of dough in the bowl and toss to coat.
Place the cookies on the prepared pans.
Bake, rotating the pans after 10 minutes, until golden but still soft to the touch, about 15 minutes.
Let cool slightly before transferring to racks to cool.
I mixed the pretzels in with the batter right at the end. It gave the cookies a chewy bite.
Healthy Cooking with Essential Oil
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