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Julie Mitchell
20/Sep/2018

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One of our clients, Melissa Loomis, taught a wonderful class on Cooking with Essential Oils and made this delicious snack. It can also be found on doterrablog.com

Ingredients

1 cup finely shredded coconut, divided
1 cup almond butter
1 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup raw honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons chia seeds
3 drops Doterra Wild Orange essential oil

Directions:

1.  Place all ingredients into mixer except for half cup shredded coconut.

2. Add essential oil.

3. Mix until well combined.

4. Roll into balls and coat in the other half cup of shredded coconut.

5. You’re done! Store in the refrigerator and eat whenever you need any extra boost of energy or before a workout.


Julie Mitchell
20/Sep/2018

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Ingredients

BROWNIE LAYER

¼ cup pecans

¼ cup walnuts

½ cup oats

10 dates

¼ teaspoon sea salt

3 tablespoons cocoa powder

½ teaspoon peppermint extract (or 1 drop of peppermint oil)

1 tablespoon water

BARK LAYER

6 tablespoons coconut butter

4 tablespoons coconut oil

2 tablespoons maple syrup

1 teaspoon peppermint extract

Pinch Celtic Sea Salt

1 candy cane, crushed

Directions

BROWNIE LAYER

Process the nuts into a meal.

Remove.

Process dates until they form a paste.

Add the nut meal and the rest of the ingredients to dates.

Process until well combined

Press into a small baking dish.

Set in fridge while you make the top layer.

FOR THE BARK LAYER

Heat the coconut butter and oil on low just until they liquefy.

Stir in the remaining ingredients (except for the candy cane) until the mixture is smooth.

Pour atop the brownie layer.

Set in fridge for about 10 minutes until the top layer sets.

Top with crushed candy cane.

Set in fridge to set.


Julie Mitchell
20/Sep/2018

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Thanks to Barbara Kephart, who’s so kind to bring us gifts regularly. One day she brought us these delicious gluten free pancakes..  We thought we would share this lovely recipe with you! (no syrup needed!)

Ingredients

2 large eggs

1 tablespoon of vanilla extract

1/4 cup water

1/8 cup raw agave nectar

1 1/2 cups almond meal or cashew meal

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 tablespoon arrowroot powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 tablespoons grape seed oil or coconut oil

Directions

In a blender, combine eggs, vanilla, water and agave nectar. Blend on high for 1 minute, until smooth.

Add in almond or cashew meal, salt, baking soda, arrowroot powder and cinnamon. Blend until smooth, roughly 1 minute.

If the batter seems too thick, blend in a little more water.

Heat oil in a skillet on medium-low heat.

Pour in small amounts, to encourage not eating too much of these pancakes.

When the batter starts to bubble, flip the pancakes to finish cooking.

Serve with berries, nut butter, unsweetened fruit jam or favorite pancake topping!


Julie Mitchell
20/Sep/2018

photoI love to exercise! I have a number of reasons why:

  1. Increases endorphins that compliment my call to be joyful
  2. Increases my strength to accomplish the tasks of my day with energy
  3. When in the gym it provides wonderful fellowship with like-minded people
  4. When training outside on my own it provides a quiet reflective time that allows my good Lord to pour into me
  5. Poor circulation is one of my genetic weaknesses that is always taken care of when I’m moving with exercise
  6. It helps me wear my clothes the way I like to

You will often hear me say that it takes hard work to get to The Promised Land of Wellness, but it is worth it. We must be aware that it will always take diligent work to remain healthy, but once we get there we must realize going back to bondage of poor health is not an option. We are not meant to be stagnant in any way: physically, mentally, or spiritually. We should be uncomfortable in all those areas regularly, which guarantees us that we are not sitting in stagnant waters with the snakes and mosquitoes.

Did you know?

  • Active adults, athletes and those desiring to build muscle mass need additional dietary protein.
  • 7 out of 10 Americans don’t exercise regularly.
  • 3 out of 10 Americans don’t drink enough water.

We know that regular exercise will support the body functions and make us feel great too. We need to realize that increased physical demands on the body will create:

  1. INCREASED NUTRITIONAL DEMANDS. Protein not only helps build the muscle after a workout but also in the recovery process. My routine for years has included either an Ultrameal, Ultraclear, InflamX, or SP Complete Dairy Free shake within an hour after my work out. These are science based formulas designed to support our wellness and fitness goals that include high quality ingredients with natural sweeteners and flavors.
  2. NEED FOR INCREASED WATER INTAKE. This will support optimal physical performance. On a daily basis we should be drinking a minimum of half our body weight in ounces of water. But on days we are exercising that need can go up by 20-60% depending on the amount of sweat we release. So let’s “CAMEL UP!” I add Rehydration to my water as well as SpectraMin to replenish the electrolytes/minerals depleted thru sweat and Phyto Rad which is an amazing spagyrically processed antioxidant.

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