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Divine Vanilla Chia Custard

 

I love to collect yummy Paleo treats and this is Divine!!! Try adding one drop of your favorite doTERRA essential oils before consuming: Wild Orange, Cinnamon or Cardamom are a few of my favorites. So GOOD!!!

Below is reposted from Dr.Mercola

When it comes to traditional and timeless desserts, one of the most loved choices that many people appreciate is vanilla custard. Creamy and sweet, this classic culinary treat is made by gently heating a mixture of eggs and cream until it reaches the desired thickness.1

Custard has been around since the Middle Ages, and was first used as a filling for tarts and pies. Today, it’s incorporated in various desserts, such as eclairs and trifles, or served by itself. There’s even a National Vanilla Custard Day, which falls on August 17, to celebrate this elegant but mouthwatering dessert.2

Most custard recipes today, however, often don’t skimp on the sweet ingredients, meaning you’re unknowingly consuming high amounts of sugar with every bite. Ready-to-eat versions also use pasteurized milk which, can spell trouble for your health.

If you’re looking for a healthy option, this Succulent Vanilla Chia Custard recipe created by Jennafer Ashley from Paleohacks is a wonderful and wholesome choice. Not only does it use coconut milk in place of cow’s milk (making it tolerable for lactose-intolerant people), but it also blends in chia seeds, a delicious source of dietary fiber, protein, healthy fats and more.

Whether as a palate cleanser after a filling meal or as a quick snack that will get you through the rest of the day, this easy custard recipe is a sure winner.

Recipe

Prep Time 15 min – Cooking Time 15min

Ingredients

  • 4 pastured egg yolks
  • 13 1/2 ounces full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. Dr. Mercola’s raw honey
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla bean powder or Dr. Mercola’s vanilla extract
Serving Size: 2
Procedure
  1. Pour coconut milk and honey into a saucepan and heat over medium heat. Pour eggs into a heat-resistant bowl. When milk-honey mixture is steaming hot, slowly pour over eggs and vigorously whisk. Return egg mixture to saucepan and continue whisking.
  2. Whisk in vanilla bean powder. Reduce heat to low and continue to heat but do not boil, whisking regularly. Once custard has thickened, about 10 minutes, remove from heat and cool for 5 minutes. Stir in chia seeds and divide custard among 2 jars.
  3. Chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Succulent, (Mildly) Sweet and Satisfying: This Chia Custard Recipe Has Got You Covered

The simplicity of this custard recipe makes it perfect for people who want a quick and easy dish to cap off a delicious meal. However, the timing and the temperature you use are essential to get a flawless end product.

Custard should be cooked at the right pace, using a low temperature. Cooking custard too quickly by using a temperature that’s too high will make the egg proteins curdle, giving you something that resembles scrambled eggs, and not the smooth treat you’re after. The Spruce3 even advises using indirect heat, such as by putting the mixture in a double-broiler (just like melting chocolate or making hollandaise sauce), to get the perfect texture you want.

As equally important as the cooking method are the ingredients you will use to make this dessert. Remember that the quality of your raw ingredients can greatly affect the nutritional content of any dish. Just take a look at the wholesome ingredients used for this recipe:

  • Pastured egg yolks — Egg yolks have been unfairly vilified for decades because they contain cholesterol and saturated fat, and are believed to contribute to high cholesterol levels and heart disease. But did you know that the yolk is actually more nutrient dense compared to egg whites?Egg yolk contains omega-3 fats, vitamins A, E, D and K, and higher levels of vitamin B12, folate and choline. It’s also where all the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin are found.

    If you’re still afraid that eating egg yolks can damage your health, take a look at this recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: Even carriers of ApoE4 gene, which make them susceptible to heart disease, egg and cholesterol intake were not found to increase the risk of coronary artery disease.4 Plus, a separate research found that dietary cholesterol from eggs actually contributed to an increase in beneficial HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol.5

    When buying eggs, make sure that you buy only true free-range, pastured eggs from a local farmer or health food store. Look for egg yolks with a bright orange color, as pale yellow yolks are an indication that the eggs are raised in factory farms.

  • Chia seeds — Consuming just 2 tablespoons of chia seeds can give you 50 percent of the daily recommended value for manganese, 24 percent of magnesium and 18 percent of calcium — three minerals that are essential for bone health, energy metabolism, DNA synthesis and healthy weight management.Two tablespoons of chia seeds also equal 10 grams of fiber, which is definitely a boon to your health, as fiber can help reduce your risk of a number of chronic diseases, including diabetes and stroke. Chia seeds are also one of the most cost-efficient foods you can buy because they do not go bad for a long time. They can actually last up to two years with no refrigeration, mainly because of their high antioxidant levels.

    A word of caution when eating chia seeds: if you have dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), do not eat dry chia seeds. When mixed with liquids, the seeds can form a gel-like ball that can block your esophagus and may need medical treatment to be removed. Thus, blending it in a recipe like this before eating is a wonderful alternative to eating them by themselves.

  • Coconut milk — Produced by expressing the juice of grated coconut meat and blending it with water, coconut milk is becoming popular among vegan communities today because it can work as a great dairy alternative. It also doesn’t hold back in terms of nutritional value — it’s actually rich in antioxidants, vitamins C, E and B, potassium, magnesium, iron and phosphorus.But what makes coconut milk so wonderful is its high amounts of healthy fats. Coconut milk contains lauric acid, a medium-chain fatty acid (MCFA), which is not only converted to energy (and not as fat), but is also transformed into monolaurin in your body. This monoglyceride can actually eliminate lipid-coated viruses such as HIV and herpes, measles, gram-negative bacteria, influenza and protozoa such as Giardia lamblia.
  • Vanilla bean powder — Made from dried and powdered vanilla beans, but without any additional sugar or alcohol, this powder gives this dessert the pleasing aroma and sweet taste that makes it so popular. In addition, vanilla also offers benefits to your health, mainly through vanillin, its chief chemical component.Vanillin has been linked to lower bad cholesterol levels and improved symptoms of gout, arthritis and other inflammatory conditions. Fresh vanilla beans also provide small traces of iron, manganese, potassium, magnesium and zinc, as well as antioxidants that can help prevent tissue and cell breakdown.

Finally, this recipe uses raw honey, a natural sweetener with many health benefits, in place of fructose or sugar. But even though it offers boons to your health, honey should be consumed in moderation because it can exacerbate pre-existing insulin resistance and wreak havoc on your body in excessive amounts. If you have insulin resistance, you should scrap honey from the ingredients list.

Paleohacks is one of the largest Paleo communities on the web. They offer everything Paleo, from a Q&A forum where users get their top health questions answered, to a community blog featuring daily recipes, workouts and wellness content. You can also tune into their podcast, where they bring in the top experts in the Paleo world to share the latest, cutting-edge health information.
Check out Dr. Mercola  for more recepies and great inforamtion
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Delightful Spring Room Spray

Looking for the perfect spring/summer room spray? This Spring Fling spray is light, fresh, and has a touch of sweetness and tart.

Ingredients:

20 drops Lemon
20 drops Grapefruit
20 drops Lime
Distilled water
Glass spray bottle

Directions:

In a glass spray bottle, add essential oils and top with water. Depending on the size of your spray bottle, you may wish to add more essential oils. That’s all! Just give that bottle a shake and spray to your heart’s content.

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Helichrysum Essential Oil

Helichrysum Oil

Known as one of the best essential oils for skin, Helichrysum oil holds rejuvenating benefits that can help to promote a healthy-looking complexion. With chemical components that can help improve the appearance of skin, Helichrysum oil is a smart addition to any skin care regimen. One of the greatest benefits of Helichrysum oil is that it provides a safe, natural way to improve your skin. So many commercial cleansers and moisturizers on the market contain harmful toxins, but using a pure essential oil like Helichrysum to improve the skin allows you to keep your skin clean and protected.

If you want some ideas that will help you to utilize the skin-perfecting benefits of Helichrysum oil, check out this essential oil spotlight on the doTERRA product blog: https://doterra.com/US/en/blog/spotlight-helichrysum-oil

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Razor Relief Serum

 

Shaving may be essential, but razor bumps are not. Provide relief to your skin with this Razor Relief Serum enhanced with calming doTERRA essential oils that will help your skin look and feel beautiful.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup Fractionated Coconut Oil
1/4 cup rosewater (can be purchased at health food stores)
5 drops Frankincense essential oil
5 drops Lavender essential oil
5 drops Melaleuca essential oil
5 drops Helichrysum essential oil
5 drops Myrrh essential oil

Directions:
Place Fractionated Coconut Oil and rosewater in glass spray or pump bottle.
Add essential oils and shake.
To use, spray directly on skin or place 2-3 pumps in palms and rub on affected skin.

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Hangover Tonic!

Goodbye hangover and hello energetic morning!

Avoid a harsh hangover with 2 Digestzen Softgels, 5 drops of Grapefruit essential oil in a glass of water, and 3 drops of Frankincense essential oil under your tongue!

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Stop Emotional Eating

I know not everyone will admit to their love for food especially during tough times, but I’m just going to put these essential oil techniques here so you have it when you need to avoid emotionally eating…Essential Oils can HELP!

– Add 2 drops of Ginger oil to a glass of water
– Massage the Serenity blend on your belly
– Massage Dill oil on the top of your feet
– Apply Frankincense oil over your heart
– Apply Grapefruit oil on your belly
– Apply Lavender oil on your throat
– Massage the Balance Blend on your feet
– Eat a handful of raw dates and almonds

 

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Sleep is REALLY IMPORTANT!

The number of people who struggle with sleep is astronomical.
I am sure this is associated with the vast array of caffeinated beverages on the market, the “go-go-go” lifestyle that many of us are exposed to, the high levels of stress we experience, and the toxicity that exists in the world that infiltrates nearly every aspect of our lives.
And guess what…

SLEEP IS REALLY IMPORTANT!
If this is an area of challenge for you, then I highly recommend the following:
Add the following to a roller bottle:
12 Drops of Frankincense
10 Drops of Bergamot
4 Drops of Ylang Ylang
5 Drops of Lavender
Add to fill a 5ml roller bottle with FCO fractionated coconut oil or double for a 10 ml
***For an extra boost try dōTERRA®’s new Serenity Capsules. They help me fall asleep quickly and then allow me to wake up feeling refreshed in the morning!
Here is a quick summary of each product:
Frankincense Oil  – This “king of oils,” promotes feelings of peace and overall wellness when used aromatically, while topical and internal uses provide a wide variety of health of cellular supportive health benefits”

Bergamot Oil – With both calming and uplifting abilities, Bergamot can dissipate anxious feelings while simultaneously cleansing and purifying the skin.

Ylang Ylang Oil – Derived from unique star-shaped flowers, Ylang Ylang is often used to support healthy skin and hair, while simultaneously providing a calming effect and promoting a positive outlook.

Lavender Oil  – Lavender is often considered a must-have oil to keep on hand at all times due to its versatile uses not limited to calming and relaxing, promoting peaceful sleep, and easing feelings of tension.

dōTERRA Serenity™ Restful Complex Softgels – doTERRA Serenity Restful Complex combines the well-researched, relaxing benefits of Lavender essential oil and L-Theanine along with lemon balm, passionflower, and chamomile to gently promote relaxation and sleep.

***These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Need Thyroid Support?

Thyroid Support ~
Add a few drops DDR Prime to a carrier oil and apply to the thyroid area on a 2 weeks on 2 weeks off basis. (On alternate weeks, use a roller bottle with 20 drops Grapefruit essential oil, 10 drops Zendocrine Detoxification Blend, 5 drops of Peppermint essential oil, and fill the rest with fractionated coconut oil.)
(Be careful to then avoid direct sunlight to your thyroid area for 12 hours as grapefruit is photosensitive!)

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Love, Intimacy and Aromatic Alchemy

Essential Oils can be very effective at stimulating the libido, arouse the senses, improve sexual desire, lessen inhibitions and create an environment for increased pleasure. Below are a few of my favorite blends.

Powerful libido blend

3 drops Ylang Ylang

1 drop Wild Orange

1 teaspoon fractionated coconut oil

Apply this blend to the back of the neck, behind the ears, over the thyroid, on the wrists and ankles.

Sensual Massage Blend 

1 drop Rosemary

2 drops Orange

1 drop Patchouli

2 drops Bergamot

1/4 cup fractionated coconut oil

Erotic Love Potion

1 drop Black Pepper

2 drops Ginger

3 drops Sandalwood

Diffuse, or mix with fractionated coconut oil and apply to wrists and neck

Love Potion #9

1 drop Cinamon

1 drop Ylang Ylang

1 drop Ginger

Diffuse, or mix with fractionated coconut oil and apply to wrists and neck

Aphrodite Blend

2 drops Wild Orange

3 drops Ylang Ylang

5 drops Rose or Geranium

Apply lightly to different parts of your body, such as hair, hands or feet

Venus Perfume

1 drop Ylang Ylang

1 drop Rose or Geranium

1 drop Lavender

1 drop Sandalwood

Use this blend as an erotic perfume

Elevate your relationship with this amazing blend:

Step 1: Start by using a roller bottle and add 4 ounces of Fractionated Coconut Oil.

Step 2: Add the following dōTERRA® essential oils:
-2 drops of Black Pepper
-2 drops of Ginger
-3 drops of Rosemary
-3 drops of Wild Orange
-4 drops of Sandalwood
-4 drops of Ylang Ylang
-4 drops of Bergamot
You can apply to the back of your neck, behind your ears, or even on your wrists – it smells amazing by the way!

Single Oils to Boost Intimacy

Jasmine

Rose

Sandalwood

Rosemary

Clary Sage

Black Pepper

Cinnamon

Sandalwood

Ylang Ylang