Mother’s Day Love

 Make Mother’s Day extra special with Serenity, Balance & Whisper Blend Essential Oils.

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SERENITY
Serenity essential oil blend calms the mind, relaxes the body, and soothes the soul, providing a safe haven from life’s daily stressors. The essential oils in this must-have blend were meticulously chosen to lessen tension, calm emotions, and leave a peaceful feeling. Serenity is the perfect blend to diffuse at bedtime for a restful night’s sleep, to calm a restless baby or child, or to help reduce anxious feelings so many of us deal with. Serenity combines the soothing scents of Lavender, Marjoram, Roman Chamomile, and Ylang Ylang with the warming aromas of Hawaiian Sandalwood and Vanilla Bean to create a prized essential oil blend that every home, family, and individual needs.

*USES

Apply to bottoms of feet at bedtime to promote restful sleep.
Add 2–3 drops into a warm bath to create a peaceful, renewing aroma.
Diffuse to help promote relaxation and reduces anxious feelings.

BALANCE
The warm, woody aroma of Balance, dōTERRA®’s grounding blend, creates a sense of calm and well-being. We perfectly blend Spruce, Ho Wood, Frankincense, Blue Tansy, and Blue Chamomile with Fractionated Coconut Oil to offer an enticing fragrance that promotes tranquility and a sense of balance. Spruce, one of the oils in Balance, was used by Native Americans for medicinal and spiritual reasons and is still used today to bring harmony to the mind and body. Ho Wood, Blue Tansy, and Blue Chamomile can soothe sore muscles and joints, promote circulation, and relax the body, while Frankincense supports cellular health and overall well-being.

*USES

Begin your day by putting Balance on the bottom of your feet to lessen feelings of stress throughout the day.
Balance is a great oil blend to use during an AromaTouch Hand Massage.
Feeling anxious? Apply Balance to your wrists or neck to help with nerves.
Diffuse in your car during road trips to create a calming, soothing environment.

WHISPER
dōTERRA Whisper Blend for Women is a complex and diverse blend that entices the senses and combines with each individual’s chemistry to create a uniquely personal fragrance. Each essential oil in the blend provides an inviting aroma of its own, but when combined, these oils offer a distinct scent that intrigues the mind and senses to both the wearer and those passing by. Regarded as the most precious flowers in the perfume and aromatherapy industries, Jasmine and Ylang Ylang’s euphoric aromas combine with the warm and spicy scents of Patchouli, Vanilla, Cinnamon, and Cocoa to make this blend unmatched in complexity and aromatic influence.

*USES

Apply to wrists, back of neck, and pulse points for a distinct and individual fragrance.
Diffuse or add to clay pendants for a unique aromatic experience.
Dispense one to two drops in the palm of the hand and rub on clothing, scarves, and coats to experience its calming and blissful scent throughout the day.

 


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Don’t forget DigestZen (my favorite oil) is 10% off in April!

DigestZen: Incredible tummy tamer can be taken internally and used topically directly on the stomach for any digestive concerns.

Whisper

Did you know there are dozens and sometimes hundreds of chemicals in your perfume that aren’t required to be listed on the bottle? Did you know perfumes disrupt your hormones which could lead to reproductive issues?

Because of these issues I stopped wearing perfume a few years ago and have made the switch to a more natural and healthy approach, with doTERRA’s Whisper Blend!

And guess what?!? This month this amazing blend is 10% off!

Whisper- doTERRA’s Women’s Blend! Learn more about this amazing blend and how it’s great for anxious feelings, sadness and much more here: http://www.eeoils.me/Blends/Whisper.html

Purchase here: http://www.mydoterra.com/holisticbritt/

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Raw Mushroom Nut Burger To Die For!

Raw Mushroom Nut Burger To Die For!

It’s been a while, but I pulled out some of my raw cookbooks to spice things up in the kitchen.  I have been preparing quite a bit of fish lately and realized it’s time to cleanse.  This burger recipe is from the cookbook “Practically Raw” by Amber Shea Crawley and you can either dehydrate it for a raw option or bake it to speed up the process or if you don’t have a dehydrator on hand 😉

Burger Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dry walnuts
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 clove garlic peeled
  • 1 medium carrot chopped or 1/2 cup baby carrots chopped
  • 1 cup marinated mushrooms (below)
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. ground sage
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed (1/3 if needed)
    • In a food processor add walnuts, onions, and garlic and pulse until coarsely ground. Add everything else except flaxseed and blend until mixed and coarse.  Add flaxseed in and process until mixed and smooth throughout.
    • Raw version- place 6 3/4-1 inch thick equal scoops of mixture on dehydrator tray and dehydrate for 1-2 hours until top is dry.  Flip and dehydrate for 6-8 hours until dry on the surface but still tender to touch.
    • Baked version- preheat oven to 325°F and grease a baking sheet with coconut oil.  Shape same as raw version and bake for 15 minutes until the tops are dry.  Flip and bake for 18-20 minutes until dry on top and lightly browned.  Cool and serve!

Marinated Raw Mushrooms

  • 2 cups baby bella mushrooms or 1 large portobello mushroom
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons tamari
  • 1 teaspoon raw sesame seeds
    • whisk liquid ingredients and sesame seeds together in a bowl.
    • pour mixture over mushrooms
    • mix well and place in dehydrator for 15 minutes (option leave at room temp. for 1 hour to marinate)
    • use 1 cup in burger ingredients, 1 cup for burger toppings

Toppings

  • Sriracha 
  • Pickles
  • Organic Ketchup
  • Organic Dijon Mustard
  • Avocado!
  • Fermented Sauerkraut mmmmm (to aid in digestion!)
  • Lettuce (from our garden!)
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Raw Sesame Seeds

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Crunchy Creamy Broccoli Slaw Salad!!!

Organic Broccoli Slaw Salad!
-Trader Joe’s Organic Broccoli Slaw (shredded broccoli and carrots)
-Mixed Medley Organic Cherry Tomatoes
-Organic Ted Bell peppers
-Organic Green Onions
-Organic Zucchini
-Organic Avocado
-Toasted Spaghetti Squash Seeds (we had spaghetti squash mushrooms and broccoli with marinara sauce too!!! Mmmm so we used the seeds :-D)
-Creamy Italian Dressing (took it easy tonight and used out local Italian restaurants dressing!)

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Why Alkalize? Disease free!

Why Alkalize?  An acidic body is a diseased body.

  The pH level of human blood is between 7.35 & 7.45 which is right above neutral 7.0.  If you look at the American diet we are drinking a cup (or serveral in some cases) of coffee in the morning which is at a pH of 4.o, grains (5.0-6.0), cheeses (3.0-4.0) meats (3.0-5.0) and processed foods (3.0).  When your body is overly acidic this is when disease occurs.

  Stress, toxicity, and sedentary lifestyles also play a huge role in overly acidic bodies.  When you exercise you are freeing your body of toxic waste and acidity in the body.  Maintain an alkaline diet and lifestyle to be free of decomposition, decay, low energy, and disease in the body.

  Eat every color of the rainbow a day of fruits and veggies and drink lots of water!!!!  xoxoxo

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Maca me!

MACA ROOTMerry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  2013 can you believe it?!?!  Well we all made it past the end of the Mayan calendar! Everyday is a blessing so let’s start the new year with some super foods!

If you have been reading about the smoothies I’ve been making, you’ll notice one of my favorite ingredients “Maca.”  Maca comes from the Andean Mountains in Peru and Bolivia.  It has been used for hundreds of years to produce energy, balance the endocrine system, immune support, sexual libido, and aids in reproductive support.  Maca is an amazing superfood for those of you feeling a bit sluggish after the holidays.  You can get raw maca powder at health food stores and start adding into your daily green smoothies for healthy immune systems.  Check out this site for more info and let me know what you think when you try it!

RAW MACA navitasnatrals.com

Yummy Raw Sesame Cabbage Salad

Today I decided to make a raw sesame cabbage salad! It’s a spin off Mimi Kirk’s Cool Cool Cabbage Salad. With it being the holidays, I have been everywhere but home, thus cooking or eating raw hasn’t been as easy.😁 So, I’m back at it! This salad is full of antioxidants that fight cancer and heart disease.

Salad ingredients
-1.5 Cups Asian (or green head) Cabbage shredded
-1.5 Cups Red Cabbage shredded
– 2 Scallions, chopped
– 3 Brussels sprouts, thinly chopped
– 1 large carrot, shredded (optional)
– 1/4 Cup Raisin
– 1 Small Avocado
– 1/2 Cup Raw Cashews, soaked for 5 minutes then chopped
– 2 Medium Tomatos
– 1 Tbsp. Raw Sesame Seeds

Dressing Ingredients
– 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
– 1 Tbsp. Sesame Seed Oil
– 1 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
– 1 tsp. Bragg’s, Coconut Amino’s, Tamari, or Nama Shoyu
– 1 Heaping Tbsp. Raw Tahini (1 Tbsp raw sesame seeds 2 Tbsp water)
– 1 tsp. Agave
– 1/2 tsp or more fresh Ginger finely chopped
– Pinch Pink Himalayan Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper

Mix all salad ingredients together in a large bowl, except avocado, tomato, cashews, and sesame seeds.

Blend all ingredients in blender if you’re using sesame seeds for the Tahini. Otherwise, whisk all ingredients together.

Mix dressing into salad for desired taste. Place salad in refrigerator to allow salad to absorb dressing. When ready add avocado, tomato, cashews, and sesame seeds. Enjoy!

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Best raw kale salad EVER!

20121116-192318.jpgI have to share one of my favorite salads that Kyle and I eat at least once a week! I’m kind of addicted! 😝

Ingredients: (I don’t really measure normally so these ingredients are subject to whatever you think is best!)
1/2 Cup Cashews
1 Bushel Kale
1/8-1/4 Cup Almond Milk
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1/2 tsp Lemon Juice
1/2 tsp Dried Oregano
1/4 tsp Soy Sauce (tamari or Bragg’s amino acids. Add more if needed)
1 Medium Carrot- Shredded
2/3 Cup Purple Cabbage- shredded (optional)

Wash kale under warm/hot water and massage out and dirt for about a minute, the heat from the water will soften the kale. Strain water from kale and set kale aside in a large bowl with shredded carrot and cabbage.

Soak cashews in water for 5-10
minutes to soften.

In a food processor, (or blender if you don’t have a one) process cashews, almond milk, olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, and soy sauce. I like the cashew mixture a bit crunchy so less processing time, but some may like it smoother processing longer.

Mix cashew dressing in with kale salad. Add a little at a time and I like to mix it in with my hands since this is a thick dressing and spreads better massaged in.

 

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