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  • Cinnamon Almonds with Essential Oil

    Plain raw soaked almonds are usually tasty enough for me. However, over the holidays I thought I would add a little pzazz to them. These Cinnamon Almonds are easy to make in your crock pot. The recipe below is for raw almonds. I follow the same recipe but soak my almonds for about 6 – 8 hour, rinsing several times. Then I lay them out on a cloth kitchen towel to dry overnight. I do this to release the enzyme inhibitors to make digestion easier as well as it increases the nutrients for my body. This process plumps them up a bit so it means that the serving size is more like 12 almonds.

    CINNAMON ALMONDS 

    Makes about 24 – 1/8 cup servings (about 14 nuts)

    Ingredients:

    • 1 1/2 cups Organic Light Brown Sugar
    • 25 drops of dōTERRA Cinnamon or Cassia essential oil BUY 
    • 1/8 Sea Salt
    • 1 Egg White
    • 2 Tsp. Organic Vanilla
    • 3 cups of Almonds
    • 1/4 cup Water

    Directions:

    • Mix sugar, Cassia essential oil and salt, set aside.
    • Whisk the egg white and vanilla until it’s frothy

    • Add almonds coating them well.
    • Add the cassia/sugar mixture and toss them around until they’re well coated.    
    • Oil up a large crock pot thoroughly, add your coated almonds
    • Cook on low for 3 hours. Make sure to stir them every 25 minutes.

    • In the last hour, add your 1/4 cup water and let it cook another 45 minutes.
    • Line a cookie sheet with parchment/wax paper and spread out your almonds flat to cool.

    Per serving: 154 cal, 9g total fat, 0 Chol, 17mg sodium, 16g carbs, 2g fiber, 14g sugar, 4g protein

    NOTE:

    • Not all brands of essential oils are the same or even safe for internal use.  This is why I ONLY use doTERRA CPTG Essential Oils. Email me if you would like to know more. kathy@kathyskinner.com
    • Save the remaining sugar for ice cream or your coffee/tea.
    • Can substitute almonds with other nuts such as pecans or walnuts

    Some of the benefits of Cassia essential oil*:

    • Cassia supports a healthy metabolism.
    • It helps maintain blood sugar levels already in the normal range.
    • Cassia may help to support the health of the liver, kidneys, and urinary tract.
    • It has valuable antioxidant properties.
    • It maintains the health of the gastrointestinal tract promoting a healthy digestion
    • Combine one to two drops of Cassia along with Lemon in a glass of water to aid digestion or ward off hunger craving
    • Supports healthy immune function & response system
    • Helps promote circulation
    • It can be used in cooking, either as a replacement for Cinnamon in pies and breads, or by itself in a myriad of entrees and desserts

    *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

    January 7, 2017 • Essential Oils, Recipes • Views: 672

  • Help Manage Hunger and More with This Essential Oil Blend

    Summer is coming which means no more layers of clothes to hide under.  So it is time to get going with those healthy eating habits and exercise program. What, you say, “I’ve already been doing that and I just can’t seem to get off this plateau!” After you’ve read this post check out the one about plateau busters. Today I want to focus on something I found that helps to manage hunger and more! It is a combination of essential oils that that are known for their detoxifying qualities which can promote weight loss in a natural and healthy way. It is Slim & Sassy, the Metabolic Blend by doTERRA

    Get it HERE

    This blend includes grapefruit, lemon, peppermint, ginger, and cinnamon essential oils in just the right portions. Manage your hunger by just adding 8 drops to 16 oz. of water and drink between your healthy meals throughout the day to help manage hunger, calm your stomach, and lift your mood. (Some people, like me, find it strong tasting so we use the softgels. Get HERE )

    What I love about this blend is all the different uses it has. A favorite of mine is to massage it onto my trouble spots with Fractionated Coconut oil, the  Hand & Body Lotion or virgin organic coconut oil (my favorite brand) after a shower.

    Here are some other ways to use the Slim & Sassy Metabolic Blend to help improve your health:

    Appetite Balance– Add 2-3 drops of essential oils for weight loss to every glass of water throughout the day, or inhale from the bottle as desired.

    Support Overall Blood Sugar Levels– Massage several drops into the soles of the feet 1-2 times a day, or add to water as above.

    Calming– Inhale from the bottle as needed.

     Cravings– Add 1 drop of essential oils for weight loss to an ounce of water and shoot, or inhale from the bottle as needed.

    Detoxification– Add several drops to every glass of water or massage into the reflex points of the feet.

    Calm Stomach– Add several drops to your water, daily or as needed, or rub 1-2 drops over the abdomen.

    Energy– Use aromatically (diffusing or otherwise), add 1-2 drops to water, or massage into feet daily.

    Mentally Stimulating– Diffuse during times of fatigue or stress.

    Promote a Healthy Metabolism– Add 1-2 drops of essential oils for weight loss to every glass of water throughout the day, or massage into the reflex points of the feet.

    Overeating– Add 1-2 drops to a glass of water before meals.

    Promote a Positive Mood– Use aromatically throughout the day, either inhaling from the bottle, diffusing, or massage 1-2 drops over the solar plexus.

    Sugar Cravings– Add 1 drop to an ounce of water several times a day, or inhale from the bottle as needed.

    Uplifting– Use aromatically throughout the day, either inhaling from the bottle, diffusing, or massage 1-2 drops over the solar plexus.

    Promote a Healthy Weight – Add 1-2 drops of essential oils for weight loss to a glass of water before meals, or throughout the day.

    Worthiness– Use aromatically throughout the day, either inhaling from the bottle, diffusing, or massage 1-2 drops over the solar plexus.

    These suggestions were collected from various sources. If you have any questions or concerns be sure to contact me Kathy@kathyskinner.com

    NOTE: The advice shared on this site has not been evaluated by the FDA. The products and methods recommended are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease, nor is it intended to replace proper medical help. Kindly understand that the products and essential oils work to help to bring the body into balance – thus helping the body’s natural defenses to restore homeostasis.

    P.S. Want to get a wholesale discount? No selling required! Go to www.mydoterra.com/kathyskinner or contact me Kathy

    May 4, 2015 • Essential Oils • Views: 688