Almond Cranberry Protein Bars
Finding healthy snacks is no easy task. Grocery store shelves are full of snacks that claim to be “healthy”, but they can still be extremely processed or even contain unhealthy ingredients. The easiest way to get healthy snacks that you actually enjoy is to make your own!
These almond and cranberry protein bars provide a simple, tasty way to fill your belly between meals. With Vanilla Slim & Sassy TrimShake®, Cinnamon oil, and other healthy ingredients (like cranberries, nuts, and oats), this will quickly become your new favorite snack.
2 cups oats
½ cup raw sunflower seeds
1 cup raw almonds, roughly chopped
1 cup Vanilla Slim & Sassy TrimShake
¼ cup dried cranberries
¼ cup preferred sweetener (try honey, maple syrup, or agave nectar)
¼ cup unsweetened apple sauce
1 teaspoon vanilla
Pinch of sea salt (optional)
1–2 drops Cinnamon essential oil
Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl and stir.
In a small pot, combine the wet ingredients and gently warm on the stove until well combined (normally about two minutes).
Add the wet ingredients to the bowl of dry ingredients and stir to combine.
Place baking paper into a rectangle pan.
Add the mixture on top of the baking paper and flatten down, pressing to the edge of the pan.
Refrigerate for an hour to set, then remove and cut into bars and store them in the fridge until you’re ready to eat.
Roasted Marinara Sauce
Homemade marinara sauce instantly makes any dish more flavorful and fancy. With simple ingredients and the powerful, herbal flavors of Basil and Oregano oil, this Roasted Marinara Sauce is the perfect companion to your favorite pastas, casseroles, and Italian dishes.
2 pounds Roma tomatoes, halved
1 onion, sliced
4 garlic cloves
1 drop Basil oil
1 toothpick Oregano oil
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Place sliced tomatoes, onions, and garlic on baking sheet.
Add a generous amount of sea salt, pepper, and olive oil to top of tomatoes and onion.
Cook for one to two hours or until tomatoes and onions begin to darken around the edges.
Remove from oven and transfer to food processor or blender.
Pulse until sauce reaches your desired consistency.
Add Basil and Oregano oil and stir.
Tip: Enjoy with spaghetti squash and chicken meatballs for a delicious and healthy meal.
Soft Scrub Bathroom Cleanser
Cleaning the bathroom is not an experience people look forward to very often. Being stuck in a small, enclosed space with harsh chemicals not only makes it hard to breathe, but can also be hazardous to your health.
The next time you clean your bathroom, why not try mixing up an effective cleaner with many ingredients you already have at home? It still might not be your favorite household chore, but you will at least have a clean bathroom and cleaning products that make the job a little easier to handle.
¾ rounded cup baking soda
¼ cup unscented liquid castile soap
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon vinegar
5–10 drops Lemon oil
In bowl, combine baking soda and castile soap.
Add water and stir.
Add vinegar and essential oil. The consistency should be a soft paste.
Store in airtight container.
Make in small batches and store in an airtight container. This is enough for two to four applications. This soft scrub is excellent for getting rid of soap scum, removing stains, and brightening your tub, tile, and toilet. To use, just apply and let it sit for 5–10 minutes and then scrub. Once done scrubbing, take a wet cloth and wipe clean. Note: this scrub is also great to use when cleaning your kitchen sink or refrigerator.
Also try just 30 drops lemon essential oil in a 16 oz spray bottle for your stainless steel appliances. Amazing!
Natural Air Freshener
Commercial air fresheners can bring many unnatural aromas into your home. There are, however, completely safe and natural alternatives to help keep your home refreshed. Make your own air freshener that has only two ingredients—baking soda and essential oils!
¼ cup baking soda
5–6 drops favorite essential oil
Recommended essential oils: doTERRA Balance®, Cassia, Geranium, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon, doTERRA On Guard®, Purify, or Wild Orange.
Put ¼ cup baking soda into a small Mason jar. Add five to six drops of your favorite doTERRA essential oil or blend.
Put piece of fabric on jar and seal with jar band.
To keep an area smelling fresh, place jar on a solid surface and shake often to activate the fresh scent.
If scent starts to fade, simply add two to three drops of essential oil to jar.