Doesn’t matter if you are Irish or not… there is just fun in celebrating St. Patrick’s Day!! We went to see “The Quiet Man” last week at a old theater in town… had to laugh cause it was mainly “old” people… yes, guess that included us…lol… but we love John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara in that movie!! They just don’t make movies the way they use to. Actually they don’t make much like they use to and that is why I wanted to create this blog and tell you of several ways you can celebrate and make some healthy… delicious… recipes… using Young Living Essential Oils!! When ingesting I only trust Young Living… the only company that has a Seed to Seal Promise !
Do you have a tradition for the green day? If so, is your entire meal green for the day? And no I am not talking about artificial green dyes, you can easily make green eggs and ham with spinach or kale as the “green”;) Try to substitute organic or natural whenever you can… I do know that not all of the ingredients in the recipes I am sharing are, but I guess you do the best you can and still enjoy;)
I have to make this today… St. Patrick’s Day Puppy Chow… found this recipe from “Gal On A Mission” and it looks YUMMY … could also use Chocolate Chex for a variety!
- 5 cups rice chex cereal
- 1 bag of green candy melts
- 1 drop of young living spearmint essential oil
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- Add the rice chex cereal to a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
- Pour the candy melts into a microwave-safe bowl and microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until they are melted. Once the candy melts are melted stir in one drop of young living spearmint essential oil*.
- Add the powdered sugar to a ziplock bag. Set aside.
- Pour the melted candy melts into the large mixing bowl, mix the rice chex cereal with the melted chocolate. After the mixture is fully mixed together, pour the mixture into the ziplock bag and seal. Shake the ziplock bag until all of the cereal pieces are covered.
- Pour the puppy chow onto a large sheet and allow it to cool. Store in an airtight bag for up to 5 days
Now how about some Shamrock Shakes… I have to admit that I always loved this time of year and getting a Shamrock shake from a certain fast food place was something to look forward too… BUT… that was before I found out what all was in their “fake food”:( Haven’t eaten there since!!! So when I found how to make your own but healthier… boy was I excited!
Shamrock Shake Recipe Ingredients:
- 2 cups vanilla ice cream
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 1-2 drops Peppermint Vitality Essential Oil
- 8 drops green food coloring( optional)
Blend it all together until it has a nice creamy texture.
Another great idea… why not turn it into a Blizzard by adding Peppermint pattie pieces!! Oh my… can anybody say , YES PLEASE;)
Here is a healthier version…
How about a Green Smoothie…
2 cups Coconut Milk
2 cups fresh spinach… tightly packed
1 cup sliced peaches
Combine all ingredients together in blender and blend til smooth. Use frozen fruit for a colder smoothie!
Oh my… are you getting hungry yet??? lol… well I am… but I still am going to give you some more recipes… and then I will be scouring the fridge hoping I have the ingredients to start making something!!
Rainbow Fruit Parfaits… found these over at “just another day in paradise”… and they look so good with fresh fruit… Just layer : Grapes, Blueberries, Kiwi, Oranges, and Strawberries and then mix a drop or two of Lime Vitality Essential Oil into some Organic Greek Yogurt to top!! And it will be a “Top of the Morning to Ya” kind of treat;)
And the last recipe I am going to share with you is a veggie dip… oh yes… you gotta have those veggies! But this also just might be scrumdilliumptious (yes… don’t you just love the play on words!!) in a bread dip!! Using some great essential oil flavors… Dill, Lemon, and even Black Pepper!!
Love how we can go Green using Young Living Products… Thieves is an amazing … I mean amazing Plant Based Natural ingredients… There are so many uses… Laundry…Dishes…Dish washer…Cleaning…Veggie Wash…and Sprays!! There is Hand Sanitizer… Oral Care(Toothpastes, Mouthwash, and Floss )… and just plain old faithful Thieves Essential Oil that is amazing to use for everything to fight germs!! Thieves is a MUST HAVE for any home and if you don’t already use it , or even know about it… let me help. I offer Chemical Free Living Classes Online, or in your home or any gathering place you would like…(this is great for Ladies Church groups… Homeschool Groups… and Crunchy Momma groups!) and will teach you how to rid your home of horrible toxins!! All you do is host it and invite your friends and family… I even have a Thank You gift for hosting(and pretty sure you can bet it has to do with chemical free living!!). So what are you waiting for… connect with me either in comments below, or message me on my facebook page … The Oily Junkie to get started!!
I hope you have enjoyed spending this fun Saint Paddy’s Day with me… I had fun sharing so much about something I am so passionate about… Young Living Essential Oils! Please read some of my other blogs… you can find out how I got started with YL and how I can help you also… make sure you read the one about “Legacy Income”… then contact me and lets talk!!!
Dee~The Oily Junkie
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and are not intended to treat, diagnose, or cure disease. I am a Mom and Gusta(means Grandma) , who is trying to travel down a natural road on a journey towards a healthier lifestyle, and have chosen to use Essential Oils to get there! You must use your own judgment for you and your family;)