The following recipes have been shared by the Young Living Blog; from Facebook groups; or shared by my daughter and other Young Living sources.
This recipe is a favorite healthy treat for an "energy boost"; using NingXia Wolfberries and Blue Agave as a natural alternative to refined table sugars or artificial sweeteners.
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Wolfberry Bites O'Heaven
1 Cup Cacao Nibs
1 Cup Young Living's NingXia Wolfberries (dried-
1 Cup Hemp seeds
3/4 Cup Coconut butter
2 Tables. Young Living's Blue Agave
Dash Sea salt
Dash of Vanilla or 1 Vanilla bean
2 Drops of a Young Living essential oil of your choice: Lemon Vitality, Cinnamon Bark Vitality, Clove Vitality, Orange Vitality, or Tangerine Vitality oils
Note: Please follow individual label instructions before using Young Living essential oil in cooking.
1. Place all ingredients in a food processor except for the Cacao Nibs and Hemp seeds. Process until completely broken down into small pieces.
2. Add the Cacao Nibs and Hemp seeds into the process. The Cacao Nibs should break down to about half their size. The Hemp seeds should be visible.
3. Form into bite-sized balls with a small ice cream scoop, place on a baking sheet, and refrigerate until firm.
This recipe was originally featured in the January 2014 issue of the Essential Edge News--https://blog.youngliving.com
NingXia Red-Ginger Brew
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An excellent way to get extra nutrition and antioxidants from NingXia Red.! This is delicious!
1 bottle of Ginger Brew Soda (found in most Health Food stores)
1-2 ounces of NingXia Red
In a tall glass with ice, add the Ginger Brew soda and 1-2 ounces of NingXia Red. The combined flavors are delicious!
Peppermint Chocolate Milk
8 ounces of your favorite milk
Add your favorite chocolate milk mix (include a little extra to make it thicker and richer. Blend well.
Add 1/2 to 1 drop of Young Living Peppermint Vitality Essential oil
Orange Hot Chocolate
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For a warm, indulgent holiday treat, heat 6 cups sweetened almond milk (or milk of choice) on medium-high until hot, but not boiling. Add 1 6-bar package of Chocolessence bars and stir constantly until melted.
Remove pot from heat and strain through a cheese cloth or tea strainer to remove nibs and quinoa crisps. Add 4 drops of Orange Vitality essential oil, or to taste. (from blog.younglinving.com/2014/09)
Citrus Peppermint WaterThis is always a huge hit. Must keep and serve in a GLASS container.
Raw honey or agave blend OR Citrus Fresh Vitality 3 drops Peppermint Vitality
Drop a nickel size of honey into bottom of glass pitcher. Drop essential oils onto honey and stir in. The honey will help emulsify the oil into the water so it doesn't just sit on top as oil and water do not mix.
Put in ice and pour water over top and stir and serve in GLASSES/ NO PLASTIC as citrus oils eat petrochemicals and the water will taste like plastic.
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Hot Apple Cider
Great for fall and winter especially!
Make a crock pot of your favorite Apple Cider and add 3-5 drops Thieves Vitality oil. Serve in Paper cups or
mugs. NO PLASTIC as Thieves Vitality has lemon in it!
Autumn Apple Cider
2 quarts fresh apple cider
1 orange unpeeled and cut into slices
3 drops Lemon Vitality essential oil
1 drop Cinnamon Bark Vitality essential oil
1 drop Clove Vitality essential oil
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Cold Apple Cider
Use favorite apple cider recipe but serve cold. Can use about 1 drop Thieves Vitality per glass. Let people make their own at a party. drop it in glass and pour cold cider on top.
Lavender Lemonade Recipe #1
Make whatever lemonade recipe you use then add 1-2 drops Lemon Vitality oil and just 1-2 drops
Lemon Vitality oil and just 1-2 drops Lavender Vitality oil mix....Drop Lavender Vitality into mix or sweetener and
then add the ice and water. This will help the oil emulsify into the lemonade.
Lavender Lemonade Recipe #2
7 lemons, peeled and juiced
2 limes, peeled and juiced
1 drop Lavender Vitality oil
14 cups water
1-1/2 cup Blue Agave
Mix all ingredients together and chill...Add water or Blue Agave, depending on the size
and tartness of the fruit. Be careful that you don't add more than a drop of Lavender Vitality oil so
that it does not overpower your lemonade.
Red Velvet Protein Shake
5 quartered strawberries
1/2 cup fat-free cottage cheese
1 Tablespoon beet juice
1 Tablespoon almond butter
1 scoop Pure Protein Complete by YL
1 Tablespoon Blue Agave by YL
1 cup crushed ice
Combine all ingredients in a blender and process to a smooth
consistency. Pour into a tall glass, garnish with additional cut
strawberries, and enjoy!--June 2015 The Essential Edge-Young/Living.com/Blog
Citrus Sunshine Smoothie
1 Clementine or tangerine, peeled and seeds removed
1 orange, peeled and seeds removed
1/2 Tbsp. orange blossom honey
2 drops Orange Vitality essential oil
2 drops Tangerine Vitality essential oil
1 scoop in powder (optional)
4 oz. plain Greek yogurt
4 oz. crushed ice
Place all ingredients in a blende and blend on high until smooth. Serve immediately.
Choose only one of the following oils: Peppermint Vitality, or Orange Vitality OR Lavender Vitality.
Directions: Mix up regular brownie recipe and at end drop in EITHER 3-4 drops Peppermint Vitality, 5-6 drops Orange Vitality OR 1 drop Lavender Vitality. Do not use all 3 oils! Just pick one. Bake as usual.
Apple Wolfberry Pie Filling
Makes filling for one pie
3/4 cup Blue Agave
1 drop Nutmeg Vitality essential oil
2 drops Cinnamon bark Vitality essential oil
4 Cups organic apples, peeled and sliced (Granny Smith is preferred)
1 Tbsp. rice flour
1/2 cup dried wolfberries
Mix all ingredients (except rice flour) in a large skillet. Simmer until apples are soft and crisp. Add rice flour and mix until blended. Place in an unbaked pie shell and apply an egg wash around the edge of the shell. Add the pie top and pinch the edges together. Make at least four two-inch slits on top of the pie to release steam. Place on a baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for ten minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake an additional fifteen minutes, or until crust is lightly browned.
Einkorn Banana Bread
This delicious banana bread recipe for a snack that's highly nutritious and delicious. Einkorn Flour can be substituted in a 1:1 ratio with all-purpose or whole-wheat flours, but it is much easier to digest, allowing for better absorption of nutrients.
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup organic evaporated cane juice crystals
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups Einkorn Flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup sour cream
2 very ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup walnuts (optional)
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175) degrees C) and
grease a 9X5 inch loaf pan.
2. In a large bowl, stir together the melted butter and cane
3. Add the eggs and vanilla; mix well.
4. In a separate bowl, combine the Einkorn Flour, baking
soda, and sea salt. Stir into the butter mixture until smooth.
5. Fold in the sour cream and bananas (and walnuts, if using).
Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
6. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 60 minutes, or
until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes
out clean. Cool loaf in the pan for 10 minutes before
removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
7. Slice and enjoy!
Taken from: Young Living Blog
Lemon or Lime Fruit Dip
1 cup Vanilla Yogurt
2-3 drops Lime Vitality or Lemon Vitality Essential Oil
1/2 Tbsp. Honey OR grade B maple syrup (optional)
Directions: Mix all ingredients. Can add diced strawberries and essential oil to the vanilla yogurt and stir; OR serve with fruit to dip into. Add more sweetener if necessary. Serve with your favorite fruits.
Tasty Fruit Dip
1 cup Greek yogurt
2 Tbsp. honey
5-10 drops of the Young Living Essential Oils of your choice: Try Cinnamon Bark Vitality, Nutmeg Vitality, or Grapefruit Vitality.
Feta Dip Flavored with essential Oils
8 oz. Feta Cheese (cow or goat)
1 drop Lavender Vitality essential oil
1 drop Thyme Vitality essential oil
2-3 cloves Garlic
In a food processor all ingredients, mix until smooth and creamy (you may have to add a
touch of olive oil to get the consistency you like).
Guacamole and Essential Oil Dip
3 large ripe Avocados
1 drop each Orange Vitality, Cinnamon Bark Vitality,
3 drops Citrus Fresh Vitality essential oil blend
2 cloves fresh Garlic
Blend all ingredients in food processor until smooth. Serve with chips or fresh veggies.
30 oz. tomato sauce
1 large onion, chopped
4 or 5 garlic cloves, minced
1 drop Oregano Vitality essential oil
1 or 2 drops Black Pepper Vitality essential oil
1 drop Basil Vitality essential oil
1 Tbsp. Blue agave
1 tsp. rosemary, crushed
2 tsp. parsley, snipped
1 tsp. red pepper flakes, crushed
1 tsp. olive oil
Sauté onion in olive oil until soft, then add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer for at least one hour. Makes seven cups.
EndoFlex (Vitality) Essential Oil Potato Salad Recipe
This is a nice change from a typical potato salad recipe, delicious flavors make this an excellent side dish with any summertime meal.
2 hard boiled eggs sliced
4 lbs. New Potatoes (cooked in skins)
1/4 cup Corn
1/4 cup Peas
1/4 cup Sweet Onion (chopped)
1/8 cup fresh Peppermint or Spearmint (chopped fine)
3-4 Cloves of Garlic (pressed)
1/2 cup Natural Plain Yogurt
3 Tbsp. Tarter Sauce
3 drops Endoflex Vitality essential oil blend
1 Tbsp. Wholegrain mustard
Mix dressing ingredients together and fold through other ingredients. Serve with wedges of avocado and salad.
Cooking with Young Living Essential Oils is so easy and adds a delightful layer of flavor to your recipes. Impress your friends and family with this super easy and delicious cranberry sauce recipe containing Orange essential oil. Nothing tastes better than fresh homemade cranberry sauce. Makes 1 2/3 cups.
3/4 cups purified water
1/2 cup Young Living Blue Agave
12 oz. fresh cranberries
2 drops Young Living Orange Vitality essential oil
Mix water and agave until dissolved. Bring to a boil, add berries, and return to a boil. Reduce heat and gently boil for 10-15 minutes until thickened. Remove from heat and let cool. Add Orange Vitality oil and refrigerate for a least one hour.
Cinnamon Apple Muffins
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 12-15 minutes
1 cup blanched almond flour
1 Tbsp. tapioca flour or arrowroot starch
3 Tbsp. unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup raw honey
1 apples, peeled, cored, chopped
3-4 drops YL Cinnamon Bark Vitality oil
Dash organic vanilla extract
Dash ground cinnamon
Dash baking soda
Dash gluten-free baking powder
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, combine flours, baking soda, baking powder, and sea salt. Add in eggs and apple sauce and mix well to combine. Mix in honey, Cinnamon Bark Vitality oil, and vanilla. Add in apples and mix to combine. Grease muffin tin or line muffin tin with silicone muffin liners. Pour batter into muffin tins, about halfway. Place a dash of ground cinnamon into each muffin cup and swirl with a toothpick. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Optional: Make caramelized apples by slicing or spiralizing your apples into ribbons. In a pan, heat butter and add in apples. Let cook until soft (depending on thickness) 5-8 minutes. Add in honey and let cook for 5 more minutes until caramelized and soft. Let cupcakes cool, top with apples, and serve.
This following recipe is from www.meetup.com/Essential Oil Connections
Annette's Pumpkin Butter Recipe
1 (29 ounce) can pumpkin puree
3/4 cup apple juice
2 drops Ginger Vitality essential oil
1 toothpick clove
1/4 cup Yacon
1/8 cup Blue Agave
(Opt. if do not have Yacon or Agave can use 1 1/2 cups sugar)
2 drops of Cinnamon Bark Vitality oil
2 drops Nutmeg Vitality oil
Combine pumpkin, apple juice, and Yacon and Agave (or Sugar) in a large saucepan; stir well. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes or until thickened. Stir frequently. Once finished, add oils. Transfer to sterile containers and chill in the refrigerator until serving. (5 1/2 pt. jars).
Brown Butter Cardamom Roasted Carrots
2 bunches slender carrots (about 2 lbs.) tops removed
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
18 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 teas. Cardamom
1 drop Black Pepper Vitality essential oil
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Cut carrots in half lengthwise. Mix together the oil, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat the carrots and spread then on a large sheet pan. Roast for 20-25 minutes until carrots are tender. A few minutes before the carrots are done, melt the butter in a skillet over medium--low heat, swirling the pan around while cooking until butter begins to foam, becomes brown in color, and takes on a nutty aroma. Add the maple syrup and stir to combine. Remove pa from heat and let cool for a minute. Then stir in the Cardamom, and Black Pepper Vitality oil. Remove the carrots from the oven and toss them with the browned butter. Arrange on a platter and serve.--The Essential Edge/December 2015
Butternut Squash Soup
1 butternut squash
2 apples, peeled, cored, sliced
1 Tbsp. coconut palm sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 onion, diced
4 cups vegetable or chicken stock
1 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. honey
1 Tbsp. fresh ginger, chopped
1-2 drops Cinnamon Bark Vitality essential oil
1 drop Ginger Vitality essential oil
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Cut squash in half lengthwise and spoon out seeds,
3. Place squash halves on baking sheet, cut-side up.
4. Combine coconut sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle mix evenly onto squash.
5. Roast squash halves for 45-60 minutes, until tender.
6.Cool until able to handle. using a spoon, scoop pulp from skins.
7. In a large pot, heat oil and add apples, onion, and ginger. Sauté for 5 minutes, until soft.
8. Add stock and essential oils and stir in cooked squash.
9. Simmer on low heat for 15 minutes.
10. Add pepper, salt, additional cinnamon, if desired, and raw honey.
11. Using an immersion blender, puree until soup is smooth and reaches your desired consistency.
12. Garnish and serve. For garnish, try bacon, cinnamon, slivered apples, or roasted pecans.
Source: The Essential Edge/January 2015