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Immunity Boosting Snack for Children

There’s apples and then there’s immunity boosting apples… when our family discovered the incredible physical health benefits of On Guard essential oil through topical and aromatic use, my first thought was “how else can I get this oil into my children?”

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And then it was as if the Universe heard my whispered request because the next thing I did was log onto Facebook and I discovered this gem of an idea!  Now my kids have this as a snack almost every day after school.

On Guard is our protective blend, it boosts and protects our immune system in a really powerful way.  It was the first oil I used for a physical ailment when I got started with essential oils.  One of my boys was sick, like really sick, he had a vomiting bug that we’d been up all night with.  So I grabbed my On Guard and massaged some on the bottoms of his feet with some carrier oil, as well as diffuse it into the air.  By midday he was sitting up eating lunch, with colour back in his face, like nothing had ever happened.  It blew my mind.

So you see, I was pretty determined to find another way to get On Guard into my children 😉

It’s jam packed with antioxidants, killing bacteria and free radicals.  It also smells and tastes like Christmas!

So here’s the recipe:
:: Fill a bowl with 1 1/2 cups fresh filtered water
:: Add 2 drops On Guard + 2 drops Wild Orange (Wild Orange adds great flavour plus it’s also high in antioxidants) 
:: Chop up 2 x organic apples and add to the bowl.

I like to soak them for 20-30 minutes (the longer the soak, the better the flavour).  Then drain and serve.  

My boys absolutely love these so I hope your children do too.

Bridget xo 

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Heavenly (melt in your mouth!) Raw Chocolate

I’m a MASSIVE chocolate freak, i.e. can’t get enough of it, so I make it myself by the truck load and it’s SO easy.  I don’t eat dairy, gluten, or processed sugar so you might well ask ‘how on earth does she eat chocolate?’

Well I’m about to show you… and guess what, to me this tastes BETTER than store bought processed chocolate, I hope you agree.  And the best thing of all?  It feeds our soul + nourishes us….

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I’m passionate about feeding myself and my family food that truly nourishes and supports our wellbeing and my kids love this chocolate…

100g raw cacao butter
5-6 tbsp raw cacao powder
2 tbsp pure organic maple syrup (add more if you like it sweeter)
Pinch Himalayan pink salt
(If you have doTERRA essential oils feel free to add 3 drops Wild Orange or Peppermint for incredible flavour)
Optional add ins / toppings: roasted almonds, toasted coconut, organic raisins, goji berries, anything you love!

Gently melt the cacao butter in a jug over hot water.  Add remaining ingredients and blend together well.  Pour over a parchment sheet on a tray – I like to sprinkle the top with roasted almonds and toasted coconut (I bake these together in the oven on 120C (fan oven) for approx. 20 minutes).

Place in freezer to set for 30 minutes then chop into pieces.  Enjoy! Bridget xo



Sweet Potato Brownies

Ingredients:
1 medium sweet potato – 2-3 cups when grated
2 whole eggs
½ cup melted coconut oil
⅓ cup honey
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 drops Wild Orange essential oil (optional but adds incredible flavour!  You can get yours here.)
½ cup raw cacao powder, sifted
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2½ tablespoon coconut flour

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Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 185 °C (365 °F), make sure the oven is hot before you put in the brownies in.
  2. Combine grated sweet potato, eggs, vanilla, honey, Wild Orange and coconut oil oil in a large mixing bowl and stir together until well incorporated. Then add cacao powder, baking powder and baking soda and stir. Finally add coconut flour. Avoid adding too much coconut flour as it will absorb too much moisture which will result in drier brownies.
  3. Once combined, pour the mixture into a baking tray lined with greased baking paper. I used a 9″/23cm square tin.
  4. Cook for 25-30 minutes. Remove the tin and cool for 5-10 minutes before carefully removing the brownie cake form the tin. Cut them into squares and dust with a little cacao powder or melt some dark chocolate in a bowl over boiling water or in a microwave and drizzle it over the top. Serve with raspberries or strawberries and maybe some fresh cream or coconut yoghurt to be extra decadent. Enjoy!



2 Delicious Ways to Get Avocado Into Your Children

Do you have fussy eaters who turn their nose up at healthy foods?  Well if you’re anything like me you’ll find a way, and this is my way of getting avocado into them – avocados are full of amazing good fats so I make sure it’s part of their diet.

These two desserts are completely delicious and my two boys devour them in seconds and ask for more.  Little do they know…

Strawberry Citrus Ice Cream
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1 ripe avocado
4 cups frozen organic (if possible!) strawberries (I chop these up before they go in the freezer to make it easier on the food processor)
1/2 cup plain organic yogurt
1/4 cup raw honey
4 drops Wild Orange essential oil*
4 drops Lime essential oil*
*you can purchase these food grade oils here.

Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender or food processor and blend until all the frozen strawberries have broken down.  Serve immediately. 


Raw Chocolate Moussechoc-mousse

This recipe not only has avocado but it’s rich in magnesium from the cacao too so it’s super healthy!  Our bodies need the correct amount of magnesium in our diets for us to sleep properly, so we need a regular intake of magnesium.  Also, cancer free populations have an extremely high magnesium intake of 2.5 – 3g which is 10 times more than most western countries.  So here we go…

1 avocado
1/2 cup creamy coconut milk
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 raw cacao powder
2 tbsp raw honey
(add a dollop of hazelnut butter for a Ferrero Roche twist – so good!)

Using a food processor or high-speed blender, combine all ingredients until smooth.  Put in refrigerator to chill before serving.  I love to top them with some fresh raspberries!


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Delicious & Healthy Gluten Free Wraps

One of the best things about going gluten free is how great you feel off it, but one of the hardest things is finding what to substitute it with.  I love wraps and although shop bought wraps are thin, they still contain gluten.

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This is my favourite go to recipe for making wraps at home.  It’s super easy and delicious too.  They’re made with gram flour which is made from chick peas so it’s really nourishing and full of good protein.

What you need…

  • 1 cup gram flour (some places call it garbanzo flour)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional but adds a nice flavour)
  • 1/2 tsp himalayan pink salt
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley (optional)

What to do….

  1. Heat a non-stick pan on medium-high heat.
  2. Add flour, nutritional yeast and salt to a bowl and stir to combine. Slowly add water – mix well to avoid lumps.
  3. Spray pan lightly with oil and add enough of the mix to make a thin layer around the pan.
  4. Cook until golden on both sides.

Then fill with your favourite filling and roll!  I like to butter on some tahini sauce then add some falafels and salad – delicious. Enjoy!

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Cassia & Lime Bliss Balls

I just love how these incredibly nourishing ingredients marry so perfectly with these two oils.  I love to get essential oils (I only use therapeutic grade) into raw food any way I can simply because they nourish our cells on so many levels.

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Just a couple of facts on these oils:
Lime the Oil of Zest for Life.  Lime cleanses and revitalises the heart space, giving room for light and joy.
Cassia the Oil of Self-Assurance.  Cassia brings gladness and courage to the heart & soul.  Cassis dispels fear and replaces it with self-assurance.  It helps those who hold back and try to hide.

90g apricots
90g sultanas
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
3/4 pecans
1/4 desiccated coconut
1/2 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp softened coconut oil
1 drop Cassis doTERRA essential oil
7 drops Lime doTERRA essential oil
Place all ingredients in a food processor and whizz until it comes together enough to form balls.  Extra desiccated coconut for rolling (optional).
(Recipe adapted from Food Alchemy)

Enjoy!

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2 Smoothies to Rock Your Socks!

I know I go on a lot about smoothies but that’s because they’ve made SUCH a difference in my life and have sorted out so many digestive issues for me, plus, they’re the BEST way to get nutrients into your body in the best possible way – nothing chews your food like a blender, and the more chewed your food is, the healthier and happier your gut 🙂

Some people haven’t taken to smoothies but that’s mostly because they haven’t tried one that tastes really good.  So today I want to share two recipes with you that are REALLY good!

First up is my Chocolate Thick Shake:

Flaxseeds have a multitude of nutritious benefits, and have been linked to lowering your risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes (plus my Nan who has just turned 98 swears by them!)  Cacao powder has over 40 times the antioxidants than blueberries.  And don’t forget the goodness of avocado… our bodies thrive on this good fat plus it creates a beautiful thickness.

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8 ounces almond milk
½ cup crushed ice
1 ripe banana
1 tablespoon raw honey
½ avocado
2 tablespoons raw cacao
2 tablespoons almond butter
1 tablespoon golden flaxseed (I grind these fresh myself to ensure the goodness is broken up but you can also buy them already ground).

Place all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.  Sprinkle some chia seeds on if you like – they add a delicious crunch plus they’re SO good for you!

Second up is my Green Goddess Smoothie

This smoothie is a great way to get raw kale or spinach into your body – personally, it’s the only way I can eat those leaves raw 🙂

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8 ounces almond milk
1/2 cup crushed ice
1 ripe banana
1 handful kale or spinach
1 tbsp almond butter
2 small pieces of dark chocolate (I use Green & Black’s 85%)

Blend well and enjoy!  Your body will thank you for it!

Try and add smoothies to your daily diet – I promise you’ll feel better for it and it’s what we do every day that counts.

bridget

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Chocolate Peppermint Slice

If you’re a chocolate + peppermint fan then you’re gonna love this!

Ingredients
For the base you will need:
1 and 1/2 cups desiccated coconut
8 medjool dates – don’t forget to remove the stone!
1 tablespoon of cacao
1 tsp vanilla

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For the filling you will need:
1 and 1/2 cups cashews (you could use almond if you like but I just LOVE cashews!)
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
Pinch of salt
2 well heaped tablespoons of honey or pure maple syrup
5-8 drops (depends how minty you like it!) of doTERRA Peppermint Essential Oil (you can buy this in my retail store here.  (You can add your own peppermint flavour if you wish but the purity of this oil adds the most incredible burst of peppermint).

For the topping you will need:
2 tbs honey or pure maple syrup
3 tbs cacao
3 tbs coconut oil

Base method:
Blend the base ingredients into a crumb texture, press the mixture firmly into a loaf tin. Place in the fridge or freezer to set.

Filling method:
Thoroughly blend the cashews, salt and coconut until you have a nice smooth consistency, you may need to scrape down the sides a few times. Add in the honey or maple syrup + peppermint and blend until combined. Press the mixture firmly over your base.

Topping method:
Blend the topping ingredients over a very low heat until blended and melted together.  Pour this mixture over your slice and spread evenly.

Place back in the fridge or freezer to set.  Then slice + serve!  Enjoy!

Bridget xo
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Egg Salmon Muffins

These Egg Salmon Muffins make such a healthy wholesome and filling meal for your little ones (or big ones even, they’re loved by all in our house!)

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Makes approx. 10 muffins

Ingredients:

  • 7 organic eggs
  • 1 heaped teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • black pepper
  • pinch Himalayan sea salt
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 grated zucchini or handful of chopped up spinach
  • 1 can wild-caught salmon (I like Fish 4 Ever brand), drain well and flake with a fork

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 180c degrees.
  2. Grease a muffin tray
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, onion powder, paprika and salt and pepper. With a spatula, mix in the Parmesan and salmon.
  4. Spoon the mixture into the muffin tray, leaving a little space at the top. Bake for approx 20 minutes, or until golden-brown, puffed and set.
  5. Leave to cool then transfer onto plates with a side of veg.  Enjoy!

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Chickpea & Pasta Salad

This is one of my favourite lunches – so satisfying and so healthy…

Ingredients
(serves 3-4 people)
1 cup uncooked, gluten-free fusilli pasta (I use Doves brown rice pasta)
1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
4 tomatoes, chopped
1 red onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
6 ounces Parmesan cheese (optional)
1 cup pitted Kalamata black olives
1 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice OR 6 drops of lemon essential oil (by adding an essential instead creates a beautiful flavour but without the acidity)

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Cook pasta for required time in a large pot of salted, boiling water. Drain, and rinse under cold water.

In a large bowl, combine the pasta, chickpeas, tomatoes, onion, garlic, cheese, olives, salt, pepper, olive oil, and lemon juice or essential oil. Toss together and serve.  Delicious!

Leftovers can be refrigerated up to 3-4 days.

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