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Creamy Autumn Cooler
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Apple season is just around the corner and fall is quickly approaching. This takes everything I love about apple cider, but adds the creaminess of nutmilk and flavor intensity of essential oils! 

This is crisp, refreshing, and delicious!

I like to use hazelnut or pecan milk, but almond milk or even coconut milk would also work well!


CREAMY AUTUMN COOLER

If you don't have a juicer, you could throw these ingredients into a blender instead. 


Vanilla Spice No-Crappuccino
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It’s getting warmer and warmer outside and for many people this means running to the nearest Starbucks and indulging in a high-calorie frappuccino full of ingredients that are less-than-healthy. I love to wake up and enjoy Mud Tea every morning, but I live in Texas and a hot drink to kick off a hot day doesn’t quite cut it for me. So, I present this Mud Tea inspired COLD drink that will sustain your energy in a delicious way with only good ingredients. You’ll love it. No crappuccino.

I know that it’s a tall (make that Venti) order to ask you to give up your beloved frappuccino, but trust me when I say that you are doing yourself NO favors gulping one of those down. It’s a whipped heart-attack with crazy amounts of sugar and expensive add-ons to make it even worse for you! Plus, the more expensive you make it, the worse it is for you! It’s literally the most expensive drink on the menu and if you are still buying fraps, it may be time to rethink that and call it what it is. Crap.

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So, let’s get down to why this NO CRAPpuccino is the answer.  It’s full of protein, vitamins, minerals, healthy fats and good taste. Also, your cup of it won’t cost you your health, waistline and savings. The building block of this delicious get-up-and-go drink is Young Living’s Vanilla Spice Pure Protein Complete, which is amazing! It smells like a cinnamon roll and tastes similarly divine. Let’s delve into the recipe, then read on below to find out why we chose the ingredients we did and what they’re going to do for you!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

optional add-ons we highly recommend:

HOW TO MAKE IT

  1. Put your Vanilla Spice Pure Protein Complete, salt, and any recommended add-ons (except the essential oils & coconut flakes) into the blender and cover with the hot water, tea, or espresso. Let it run until it’s mixed up nicely.
  2. Add the coconut creamer, raw maple syrup or honey, vanilla extract, and ice and blend until it’s thick and frothy.
  3. Adjust. Taste and adjust amounts to your liking! I cook like I’m sprinkling fairy dust and do not measure a thing. Dump things in and experiment.
  4. Pour into your glass, add essential oils, garnish with coconut flakes and enjoy!

notes: I use a VitaMix, which is a powerful beast of a blender. I cannot guarantee the perfect frappuccinno texture in other blenders. Also, be sure you do NOT add essential oils to your blender unless it is made of glass. Oils and plastic do not mix. If your blender is plastic, add the oils to your glass and stir to incorporate.

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What’s so great about this No Crappuccinno anyway?

  • Pure Protein Complete – A comprehensive protein supplement that combines a proprietary 5-protein blend, amino acids, and ancient peat and apple extract to deliver 25 grams of protein per serving. Its foundation of protein from whey, goat’s milk, peas, egg whites, and organic hemp seed provides a full range of amino acids, including D-aspartic acid, threonine, L-serine, glutamic acid, glycine, alanine, valine, methionine, isoleucine, leucine, tyrosine, phenylalanine, lysine, histidine, arginine, proline, hydroxyproline, cystine, tryptophan, and cysteine, along with a proprietary enzyme blend. Ancient peat and apple extract, along with a powerful B-vitamin blend, complete the formula. Together they support ATP production, the energy currency of the body. This innovative formula makes Pure Protein Complete the perfect option for those looking for a high protein supplement that features a full range of amino acids.

Excellent source of protein (25 grams) • Provides a balance of amino acids • Supports ATP production* • Protein metabolism support • No trans fat • rBGH-free whey • Soy free

Ingredients Protein blend (rBGH-free whey protein concentrate, Goat whey protein concentrate, Egg albumin, Pea protein isolate, Organic hemp seed protein, and Sunflower lecithin), Organic evaporated cane juice crystals, Natural flavors, Xanthan gum, Amino acid blend (L-leucine, L-isoleucine, L-valine, L-methionine, L-lysine, and L-glutamine), Sodium chloride, Ancient peat, Apple extract, Zinc (Zinc picolinate), Enzyme complex (Alpha and Beta amylase, Protease, Lipase, Cellulase, Lactase and L. acidophilus, Papain, and Bromelain), Rebaudioside (Stevia rebaudiana), Biotin, Organic ground nutmeg, Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin B5 (d-Calcium pantothenate), Orange (Citrus sinesis)† rind oil, Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine hydrochloride), Vitamin B1 (Thiamin hydrochloride), Lou han guo (Siraitia grosvenori) Fruit extract, Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin), and Folic acid † 100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil

  • Maple Syrup – Antioxidant rich with a lower glycemic index than most other sweeteners. Also provides zinc and manganese which support a healthy immune system, maintain a good metabolism and healthy blood sugar regulation!
  • Sea Salt – Includes vital minerals like sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, bromide, chloride, iron, copper, and zinc among other beneficial elements. The benefits for your well-being are seemingly endless. Plus, it adds rich flavor!
  • Cacao – Full of flavonoids and may lower your risk of serious disease. Also higher levels of antioxidants than black or green tea, and red wine. Also highly beneficial in promoting a healthy cardiovascular system. Not to mention that it contains magnesium, and other essential minerals such as calcium, sulfur, zinc, iron, copper, potassium, and manganese , as well as vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B9, C, and E. Pass the cacao?
  • Coconut Cream Concentrate is whole coconut meat in concentrated form. It is sometimes referred to as “coconut butter.” It contains no additives* (not even water). The dried coconut meat is ground very finely, giving it a creamy consistency due to its high fat content, much like other nut butters. Since it is 70% fat, it is a rich source of pure coconut oil.
  • Gelatin (collagen hydrolysate) – Loaded with protein and easily digested, gelatin is supportive of gut and joint health. Contains millions of essential amino acids and peptides which regulate cell function. Feeling of alertness, improved concentration, balanced mood, improved energy and increased sense of well-being have been reported! Because collagen hydrolysate dissolves in cold water, as well as hot, and will not congeal like regular gelatin, you can use this high-protein powder in endless ways!
  • Maca – Wonderfully supportive of balanced hormones, which could prove helpful for fertility, menopausal symptoms and PMS. Also supports happy skin, overall mood and sexual function. Maca is rich in vitamin B, C, and E. It provides plenty of calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and amino acids. Because of all this, it gives a nice energy boost that can even improve athletic performance!

So, if you’re looking for a frap, be sure there is no crap. You’re sure to find it yummy and nourishing to your tummy. Okay, enough with the rhymes. It’s good. The ingredients are good. The benefit for your body will be good. Let’s all be good and drink No Crappuccinos. OR, if you’d rather drink something hot, delicious and nutrient dense, try my Creamy Mud Tea. It will not disappoint!

Don’t have a Young Living Membership yet? Contact me (bottom right of the screen) or the person who sent you here for more info on how to get your own. Want some right now? I don’t blame you. CLICK HERE and be sure to choose “wholesale” to get 24% off all your YL oils and products, as well as a bunch of other cool stuff!

Homemade Coconut Creamer
Homemade Coconut Creamer

A great base for any essential oil tea is homemade coconut creamer. It’s very easy to make and so much cheaper than store bought coconut milk. Also, it’s just coconut with water and none of the preservatives and thickeners. Simplicity is the name of the game!

The ratio of coconut to water makes a big difference in achieving a creamy consistency or having hard fat rising to the top when refrigerated.  After much experimentation, I found a ratio that works for me every time. Thick and creamy with zero separation! It takes a little patience, but there’s very little hands-on time involved. I promise the results will be worth the wait! **This recipe is a great way to give essential oils to kids. (See instructions at bottom)

Homemade Coconut Creamer

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 4 cups COCONUT FLAKES – I buy coconut flakes from Tropical Traditions because of their quality and care for the environment. They are reasonably priced and offer free shipping one Monday a month.
  • 6 cups hot filtered water – the amount used will vary slightly depending on your coconut flakes so you may not use all of it.
  • a high-speed blender – I recommend the VitaMix
  • a nut/rice milk bag – THIS is my favorite bag. It is very sturdy and durable. You can also substitute the bag with layers of cheese cloth.
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HOW TO MAKE IT:

  1. Place coconut flakes into blender pitcher.  I shake the pitcher a little so flakes are more compact.
  2. Pour hot or steaming water over flakes up to the  5-1/2 cup measurement line.  Note: you are not adding 5 1/2 cups of water, just filling the blender to that point.
  3. Blend for about two minutes on high then let sit for 30 minutes to an hour minimum. Letting it sit longer won’t hurt. Blend again for two minutes then sit for 30 minutes to an hour before finishing it off by blending for two minutes one more time. I let the flakes soak for up to three hours. Two will work also but I have tried 1/2-1 hour and results are not as creamy.
  4. Place your nut bag into a bowl or 8-cup measuring cup and pour the pulp into bag. Squeeze the milk out of the bag into bowl or measuring cup. You may need to let it sit a short time to cool a little first as the blending heats it up.
  5. Refrigerate. Give it a quick shake or stir before using and enjoy! This will keep nicely for 5-6 days.

NOTE:  If the measurements are off by just a little, the blender may not be incorporating all of the mixture. If that happens, add water 1 tablespoon at a time to ensure it is mixing well.  I have not had to add more than 2  tablespoons.

Homemade Coconut Creamer

I use this as is but you can sweeten or flavor any way you like. This recipe can easily be made into coconut milk by adding more cold water prior to drinking. You can also just make coconut milk by using the ratio 1 part coconut flakes to 2-1/2 parts water, but you will end up with the fat floating to the top and hardening in the fridge and it will likely have to be blended smooth before drinking the first time.

Pro tip: Don’t throw away that pulp! Use a 1:1 ratio and pour water onto the pulp then go through the same soaking and blending process again. You’ll get a nice coconut milk out of it!

**This recipe is a great way to give essential oils to kids – big and little alike. Just drop a drop of essential oil into the bottom of a glass, cover with coconut cream and stir. Because it naturally has lots of good fats in it, the oils will be well diluted so as not to irritate their mouth or stomach. It will also keep away the oily burps. That’s a real thing!

Homemade Coconut Creamer
NingXia & Elderberry Cremosa
NingXia & Elderberry Cremosa

This is officially my new favorite use for Elderberry Syrup!

If you've never heard of a Cremosa, think of it as an Italian Soda with cream added. I remember going to an Italian restaurant as a child and ordering them. It was so good and probably full of refined sugar, food coloring and who-knows-what-else. 

This is guilt-free and boosts our wellness all while tasting amazing! All those vitality oils in my elderberry syrup recipe give it serious flavor! 

ELDERBERRY & NINGXIA CREMOSA

  • 6oz Sparkling Water (Alta Palla Wild Berry works great for this)
  • 2oz NingXia Red
  • 1oz Elderberry Syrup w/ Essential Oils
  • 2oz coconut cream (Califia Farms BetterHalf Vanilla is my favorite)

Pour it all into an 8oz glass, stir, and enjoy! 

 

Food & DrinkKimberly Laird
Homemade Peppermint Marshmallows
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Marshmallows – a quintessential cold-weather treat that comes standard with some a long list of terrible ingredients. Not exactly what I’d like to top a cup of organic homemade cacao with, that’s for sure. These homemade marshmallows have only a handful of simple, whole-food ingredients and are flavored with Young Living peppermint essential oil.

These were so much fun to make and enjoy with the kids. I hope you all enjoy them as much as we have!

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup of water
  • 3 TBSP GRASSFED GELATIN (a wonderful source of protein with a reputation for serious gut-healing)
  • 1 cup RAW HONEY
  • 1 TSP homemade vanilla extract (recipe below)
  • 5-10 drops peppermint essential oil (supports digestion, boosts energy and focus, and relaxes sore muscles)
  • a pinch of SEA SALT (full of essential trace minerals)
  • (optional) 1/8 cup each of powdered cane sugar & arrowroot powder mixed to give powdery finish
  • (optional) natural RED FOOD COLORING

HOW TO MAKE YOUR MARSHMALLOWS

  1. Line a baking dish (8×8) with parchment paper and grease very lightly with coconut oil.
  2. Stir 3 TBSP grassfed gelatin into 1/2 cup water inside a mixing bowl and allow to bloom as you continue onto step 3.
  3. Over med-high heat, boil 1 cup raw honey, 1/2 cup water and pinch of salt until it reaches a temperature of 240 degrees. Remove from heat.
  4. Slowly pour honey mixture into the mixing bowl with the bloomed gelatin and stir slowly to incorporate. Increase speed to high and mix until it just becomes thick and fluffy (but not too thick).
  5. Add 1 TSP vanilla extract, 5-10 drops of peppermint essential oil, and natural food coloring (if using). For a mild peppermint flavor, use 5 drops, for a breathmint strength flavor, add a full 10 drops. I added a full 10 drops and one marshmallow gave a lovely sweet, minty flavor to hot cacao. This may be a little strong for some though.
  6. Spread mixture into greased pan and allow to sit in fridge for at least 4 hours.
  7. Remove from pan, cut into 1×1 inch squares and coat with the 1/4 powdered cane sugar/arrowroot powder to finish, if desired. (To make my powdered sugar, I placed 1/8th of a cup of raw sugar into my Vitamix and turned it on high until it became powder.) You will have leftover dusting powder, which can be reserved for the next time you make marshmallows.
  8. Top your hot cocao with one or two and CHEERS! Enjoy!

*You could add in a few capsules of probiotics when you add the vanilla extract to increase the gut-supporting properties of these delicious treats. Young Living’s Life5 probiotic is an excellent choice!

Please store your marshmallows in the refrigerator and use within 5-7 days to ensure freshness. They also freeze wonderfully if you don’t think you’ll use them all right away!

TO MAKE YOUR OWN HOMEMADE VANILLA EXTRACT, CLICK BELOW.

Food & DrinkKimberly Laird
Pear Berry Crisp
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There is nothing quite like bringing back our favorite recipes as the seasons change. The familiar smells and nostalgia are intoxicating. This is a recipe we make every fall and winter. It's quick and easy and delicious! We like to eat it for breakfast with some eggs and bacon or some green juice, but it makes a delicious dessert as well. 

Truth be told, one of my favorite parts about this recipe is that it is incredibly forgiving and versatile! My throw in this and that and some of that style of cooking shines here. Below, you'll find a rough estimate of how much of each ingredient I use, but feel free to use your hands as measuring cups and taste as a guide. Hey, go crazy and add your own ingredients! 

 


PEAR BERRY CRISP

INGREDIENTS 

  • 3 to 5 pears, cored and sliced (peel if you prefer)
  • 1.5 cups each blueberries & blackberries (frozen work great)
  • 1/2 of a squeezed lemon
  • 2-3 TBSP maple syrup or honey to taste (optional)
  • 3 drops cinnamon vitality essential oil
  • 1 drop nutmeg vitality essential oil
  • toothpick tip of cardamom vitality essential oil 
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 TBSP vanilla extract

CRISP

  • 1.5 cups pecans and almonds
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil or ghee
  • 2 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

PREPARE

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix all of the ingredients (except for the crisp ingredients) together in a bowl.
  3. Grease a 1 quart baking dish with coconut oil or ghee.
  4. Place all the crisp ingredients into a food processor and pulse until chopped and mixed.
  5. Pour the fruit mixture into the dish and cover with the topping.
  6. Bake for 1/2 an hour or so, until the topping is nicely browned and the inside is bubbling hot all the way through.
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This recipe was inspired by the Pear-Berry Crisp recipe in Danielle Walker's Against All Grain, one of my favorite cookbooks of all time! 

Food & DrinkKimberly Laird
Feeling Alright Bites
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Feelin' Alright Bites are making our wellness routine a little more tasty and fun! These are great to give the kids as a treat before they brush their teeth for bed! Mine LOVE them. I made these in the two minutes it took to brew my Slique Tea this morning. Super duper simple.


BASIC FEELING ALRIGHT BITES

INGREDIENTS 

2TBS melted honey
3.5TBS liquid (water, tea or Ningxia work great!)
1.5TBS grassfed gelatin
8 -10 drops total Vitality Essential Oil(s) of your choice
pinch of salt

MAKE

Pop in a mold in the freezer for 10 minutes. Done! Pop one every morning and stay above the wellness line!

VARIATIONS

The possibilities are endless with this, so experiment and have fun with this! These are just a handful of ideas to get you started!

GOODNIGHT BITES - Use water or herbal tea for liquid and use 5 drops Tangerine Vitality + 3 drops Lavender Vitality.

NINGXIA NIGHT NIGHT BITES - Use NXR for liquid and 5 drops Orange Vitality + 3 drops Lavender Vitality.

FEELING ALRIGHT BITES - Use chai tea and coconut cream for liquid and equal parts Copaiba Vitality and Thieves Vitality.

BREATHE DEEP BITES - Use your favorite herbal tea for liquid and 3 drops Peppermint Vitality + 2 drops Thieves Vitality + 5 drops Copaiba Vitality.

LIME IN THE COCONUT BITES - Use coconut milk or cream for the liquid and 8 drops Lime Vitality + 5 drops Copaiba Vitality. 


A FEW FUN FACTS

+ The honey and salt combo is said to encourage sleep and a good mood by regulating melatonin and serotonin production.

+ Grassfed Gelatin is full of collagen and is amazing for gut health and healthy hair/skin/nails.

Elderberry Syrup with essential oils
Elderberry Syrup w/ Essential Oils

Elderberry syrup is one of those must-have tricks in your wellness arsenal! If you've ever bought some, you know that it’s crazy expensive to buy ($15 for anywhere from 4-8 oz) and even then it’s hard to be sure the ingredients are the best. Luckily, it is far less expensive to make on your own and so easy! If you can make tea, you can make this! Normally elderberry syrup is made with a combo of dried and fresh spices, but this particular recipe is potent and powerful through its use of Young Living essential oils. It is sure to support the immune system and more easily stay above the wellness line! It is also extremely tasty – dangerously so, in fact.

So, what’s the deal with elderberries? I’m so glad you asked. Elderberries are rich in vitamins A, B and C and are a traditional cold and flu remedy used for hundreds of years. They are known to have high antioxidant activity and the bioflavonoids and other proteins in the juice of the berry destroy the ability of a cold or flu virus to infect a cell. Add that to all the amazing properties and benefits of essential oils and you have a yummy and amazing recipe on your hands!



WHAT YOU NEED:

OPTIONAL ADD-INS & VARIATIONS

HOW TO MAKE YOUR ESSENTIAL ELDERBERRY SYRUP:

  1. Add one cup of elderberries to 4 cups of boiling water. (Also add loose leaf tea, fresh ginger, and whole cloves if using them.)
  2. Allow to simmer on the stove for 45 minutes or until the liquid has been reduced by about half.
  3. Remove water from the stove and cool until it is just warm enough to melt the honey. The less heat the better to preserve all the properties of the honey and essential oils.
  4. Strain through a fine mesh strainer then stir in the honey (and the maple syrup, if using it).
  5. Add your vitality essential oils.
  6. Pour into a pretty glass container and enjoy!!!

This should be stored in the refrigerator to keep fresh. I’ve had batches last many months with no signs of going bad.  Using 1 tsp per day for adults and 1/2 tsp per day for children will be beneficial for keeping your immune system boosted. If you feel like you need more support, take it often throughout the day until you feel stronger. This can be tasty to top pancakes or waffles or even add to teas as a way to sweeten!


HOW TO USE ELDERBERRY SYRUP

  • Use to sweeten hot cereal 
  • Pour on top of french toast, pancakes, or waffles
  • Stir a spoonful into your tea
  • Add a little to your NingXia Red shot
  • Make a delicious NingXia & Elderberry Cremosa
  • Take a spoonful straight

Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of the essential oils used in this recipe and what they can do for you! Most of these are the essential oil versions of the spices called for in traditional elderberry syrup recipes. Knowing that 1 drop of peppermint oil is equivalent to 26 cups of peppermint tea in potency, it’s easy to see why using oils is a no-brainer!

  • Thieves Vitality – This is a seriously amazing blend of clove, lemon, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus radiata and rosemary. It was created based on a legend about a group of 15th century thieves who rubbed oils on themselves to avoid contracting the plague while they robbed the bodies of the dead and dying. I’m just going out on a limb here and saying, this is powerful.
  • Nutmeg Vitality – Besides tasting and smelling festive, this oil maintains optimal digestive function, support's the body's natural inflammation, supports joint health and promotes cardiovascular health.
  • Clove Vitality – This is one of the main single oils in the Thieves blend, but has so much to offer that adding a little more just seems like more of a really good thing. It’s said that the people on the island of Ternate were free from epidemics until the 16th century, when Dutch conquerors destroyed the clove trees on the island. Many of the islanders died  from the epidemics that followed. It is a powerful immune support and has been used in dentistry for years.
  • Cinnamon Bark Vitality – Another oil already found in the Thieves blend, cinnamon bark is a powerful immune support.
  • Frankincense Vitality – One of the gifts given to Jesus by the Three Wise Men, frankincense has been used for centuries! It is known to support the immune system and relax the body.
  • Copaiba Vitality - A magnifier of the other oils it is used with and supporter of the body's natural response to inflammation, this one is extremely high in beta-caryophyllene. Google that! CBD oil contains about 30% beta-caryophyllene, while copaiba contains 40-70%! Powerful.
  • Orange Vitality - Contains the naturally occurring constituent d-limonene (Google that!), it's an important ingredient in NingXia Red and ImmuPro that supports cellular health.

Keep in mind that there are so many essential oils you could choose from, so feel free to pick and choose which oils you use and how much of each you put in. This recipe can serve as a guide for you to make it just the way you like it. Too spicy? Add more honey or purified water and elderberry. Too thin? Add more honey. Not enough flavor? Add more oils! It’s impossible to mess it up. Just tweak it as needed to suit your taste.

Creamy Mud Tea
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Once upon a time, I used to wake up and enjoy a cup (or 3) of hot, delicious coffee. Like most adults, coffee was my nectar. Then I began to notice that stress and anxiety were becoming an issue. My stomach also didn’t seem to like it. I felt unnaturally amped up and jittery only to crash hard in the afternoon and feel sluggish and awful. Fast-forward another six months to when I was *still* drinking coffee despite feeling bad. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, which is an autoimmune thyroid disease and decided to take full control of my health. I went on a clean eating, gluten free diet and also cut out coffee. After the initial withdrawals (coffee is seriously addictive) I began to feel SO much better! I woke up feeling refreshed and had more sustained energy through the day. BUT, I *really* missed the ritual of cozying up with that warm cup of goodness in the morning!

Enter this drink, which we call mud tea. Coffee WHAT? Coffee has nothing on this. This drink is loaded with all sorts of goodness and tastes like none other! Keep reading and we’ll go over some benefits of each ingredient!

Now, as a disclaimer, I will let you know that I do not measure this out. These amounts are estimates and should be adjusted based on your taste. I actually prefer mine slightly thicker and more buttery than this recipe and so I use a wee bit more cacao and ghee than I called for here. Try it out, experiment with amounts and find your happy place.

You will need:

Add all ingredients to your favorite mug, give it a good stir and enjoy!

*MAKE AHEAD TIP: Make a ready-to-go Mud Tea mix with all of the dry ingredients! I used MAPLE SUGAR (dried maple syrup) for the sweetener in the mix so I only have to add my ghee and creamer to it. I also stuck a couple of vanilla beans in the jar with the mix to infuse a bit of vanilla flavor!

 

 

So which oil do you choose? Here’s a round-up of our favorites!

  • Peppermint Vitality – Peppermint is invigorating, known for encouraging mental clarity. It also is very supportive of a healthy respiratory system.
  • Thieves Vitality – Supportive of a healthy immune system. This is a great way to get your daily dose of Thieves!
  • Orange Vitality – On it’s own or along with any of these other oils, orange tastes SO good! It is also full of limonene. Google it!
  • Copaiba Vitality– Promotes overall wellness and includes the naturally occurring constituents beta-caryophyllene and alpha-humulene.

What’s so great about mud tea anyway?

  • Cacao – Full of flavonoids and may lower your risk of serious disease. Also higher levels of antioxidants than black or green tea, and red wine. Also highly beneficial in promoting a healthy cardiovascular system. Not to mention that it contains magnesium, and other essential minerals such as calcium, sulfur, zinc, iron, copper, potassium, and manganese , as well as vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B9, C, and E. Pass the cacao?
  • Maca – Wonderfully supportive of balanced hormones, which could prove helpful for fertility, menopausal symptoms and PMS. Also supports happy skin, overall mood and sexual function. Maca is rich in vitamin B, C, and E. It provides plenty of calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and amino acids. Because of all this, it gives a nice energy boost that can even improve athletic performance!
  • Ghee – Ghee is essentially lactose free and casein free clarified butter, which means even those who are lactose intolerant can enjoy it’s deliciousness. It’s FULL of healthy fats and helps maintain healthy metabolism and weight. Seriously, the energy from these medium chain fatty acids can be used to burn other fats in the system and lose weight. It is supportive of a healthy immune and digestive system… and it tastes AMAZING! Truly.
  • Maple Syrup – Antioxidant rich with a lower glycemic index than most other sweeteners. Also provides zinc and manganese which support a healthy immune system, maintain a good metabolism and healthy blood sugar regulation!
  • Gelatin (collagen hydrolysate) – Loaded with protein and easily digested, gelatin is supportive of gut and joint health. Contains millions of essential amino acids and peptides which regulate cell function. Feeling of alertness, improved concentration, balanced mood, improved energy and increased sense of well-being have been reported! Because collagen hydrolysate dissolves in cold water, as well as hot, and will not congeal like regular gelatin, you can use this high-protein powder in endless ways!
  • Sea Salt – Includes vital minerals like sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, bromide, chloride, iron, copper, and zinc among other beneficial elements. The benefits for your well-being are seemingly endless. Plus, it adds rich flavor!

Wake up. Enjoy your warm cup of mud tea and know that you’re starting your day off to a good start!