Wednesday, March 30, 2011

March’s Recipe: Basil Pecan Beetballs

Juicing is one of my favorite routines that I do for my family. When I first began juicing, I was consumed with wanting to use every part of the produce. It was painful to throw away all of the leftover pulp. To help reduce waste, I made vegetable flours, pates, and stuffings. This is one of the recipes that incorporates juice pulp well. The texture and extra fiber is a nice addition. It is important to find a juicer that keeps the life force in the juice alive, juices a variety of produce well (i.e., fruits, vegetables, and greens), is simple to use, and is affordable.

Although using every bit of the produce has been an important part of my practice, it is not something that I am able to accomplish on a regular basis. Mostly, I compost the pulp or give it to my students for their use. But no matter how you do it, incorporating the juicing lifestyle and adding more raw foods into your diet—especially with the arrival of spring and the hotter months to follow—is a fresh, energizing habit. More recipes using Young Living essential oils can be found in my new recipe book: The Raw Food Feast!

Happy Eating!

By: Chef Mandy

Beet Oregano Detox
4 medium beets, peeled and chopped
4 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
1 pint cherry tomatoes
1/2 bunch parsley
1 lemon, peeled and quartered
4 stalks celery, chopped
2 medium green or red apples, chopped
1 drop Young Living oregano essential oil
1 drop Young Living black pepper essential oil per serving

Extract the juice from the produce using a high-quality juicer. Set aside the pulp. If desired, strain the juice for a smoother consistency. Add oregano essential oil to the whole batch and stir to mix. Before serving, add one drop black pepper essential oil to each 8-ounce serving.

Basil Pecan Beetballs
1 cup leftover pulp from Beet Oregano Detox
1 cup raw pecans, soaked for two hours
4 sun-dried tomatoes, soaked for 10 to 20 minutes to soften
1/4 cup red onion, minced
1/4 cup cold-pressed olive oil
1 clove fresh garlic, pressed
1/4 teaspoon Himalayan salt
2 drops Young Living basil essential oil

Drain and rinse pecans and tomatoes. Process all ingredients and in a food processor until a paste forms. Remove to a mixing bowl. Arrange the marinated whole mushrooms on a solid dehydrator sheet. Fill each cavity with a half tablespoon of the paste. Form one tablespoon of leftover paste into balls and place onto the solid dehydrator for beetballs. Dehydrate at 105 degrees for two to four hours. Serve as an appetizer or light, raw meal.

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Find Your Fountain of Youth

Do you know that it is within your personal control to decide how well you age? Simple everyday choices can increase the way you look and feel. Start today to create your own personal fountain of youth—your choices can result in more energy and longer-lasting vitality. All it takes is an active lifestyle and some amazing Young Living products like Longevity™ essential oil blend. Here are some easy ways to use Longevity and seek out your own fountain of youth.
First Step: Get moving. Life can sometimes leave you feeling like you can’t overcome hurdles or obtain the results that you deserve. Activity along with proper nutritional care promotes health.

Second Step: Antioxidants are necessary to protect your body from the effects of aging. Longevity essential oil blend can help you meet your daily dose. Longevity contains thyme essential oil, clove essential oil, orange essential oil, and frankincense essential oil. These essential oils support the liver, immune system, and brain function. Apply a few drops to the bottoms of your feet to give your body the protection it needs.

Third Step: Emotional centering. Bring your emotions into balance and center yourself by using Longevity to increase oxygen to the brain. Strong emotional well-being is essential to living youthfully. I put a few drops in a capsule and take internally every day.

Like any journey, the joy of getting there starts with a few simple steps. Start with Longevity essential oil blend to help overcome the obstacles to your personal meaning of youthfulness.

By Kaye Lynne

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Raindrop Technique and the Elderly

Massage therapists, have you tried doing the Raindrop Technique on the elderly? Young Living’s Raindrop Technique is a safe, non-invasive, and easy tool that can help the aged feel better. With a few simple oils– Valor®, oregano, thyme, basil, cypress, wintergreen, marjoram, Aroma Siez™, peppermint, Ortho Ease™ and V-6™ Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex– the Raindrop Technique can help bring the body, mind, and spirit into balance.

Here are some specific uses of the oils in the Raindrop Technique that can benefit the elderly:

· Valor helps to balance the energy in the body.
· Oregano works to strengthen the immune system.
· Thyme helps overcome physical weakness and strengthen the immune system.
· Basil is relaxing to the muscles.
· Wintergreen can ease body aches and support the body’s natural defense mechanisms.
· Marjoram relieves minor discomforts.
· Aroma Siez helps to soothe the nerves and muscles.
· Peppermint feels really good and helps the other oils be more effective.
· Ortho Ease helps relax all the muscles on the back and reduces stress.

I’ve personally seen the Raindrop Technique help the elderly with posture, give an increase in energy, and help with their immune systems. Many of the results have been astounding! I’ve seen older adults walk better and have less discomfort getting up and down. At bare minimum, they will feel an increase in energy. They will be so thankful for the Raindrop Technique when you get through!
As you work on older individuals, be sensitive to their thinning skin and how they respond to the oils. Some of the essential oils in the Raindrop Technique can be quite hot. Have V-6 available to quickly dilute oils if needed. Also, be aware of the pressure you put on their bodies. What your younger clients can bear is usually heavier than the elderly.

By Kaye Lynne

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