Good Skin Essential Oil Blend

I use oils all the time, so it’s no surprise I have one that’s overall amazing for my skin. This blend works for next to anything and it’s great.

Use it for bruises, scratches, bumps, rashes, and anything that ails the skin. It also doubles as a moisturizer.  I keep this mixture on hand and it’s the same blend I use in my baths.

Good Skin Blend

  • Copaiba 10 dropsIMG_20171012_091506
  • Lavender 10 drops
  • Tea Tree 10 drops
  • Frankincense 5 drops
  • Peppermint 2 drops
  • carrier oil

Combine the oils in a 15ml bottle (I just reuse the ones I have) and add carrier oil to the top.

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And if you want a lotion moisturizer, this lotion I love!

Everything That’s Great About an Afternoon Tea

Is an afternoon tea the stuff of old movies and royalty? Or has it been perfected just for our fast-paced, caffeine-loving generation?

I love the extra pep a cup of tea gives you and all the vari-teas. (Haha, clever huh?) And drinking tea is super healthful, too.

Reasons to Drink More Tea

  • Tea is full of antioxidants, and keeps you young, from the inside out. Antioxidants also help protect against pollutants.
  • Tea is a hydrating drink. Did you know that? The common thought that tea dehydrates you has been debunked.
  • Tea is naturally calorie-free. Not only is it full of great stuff for you, it’s not full of empty calories. Win-win!
  • Herbal tea is naturally caffeine-free. Especially at night time, this tea provides the antioxidants you love, sans caffeine.
  • Other teas contain caffeine. But in comparison to coffees 95mg of caffeine per cup, tea has only 26 mg.

Tea Tips:

  • Teas, coffee, and spices are all of the heaviest fertilized products. The healthiest tea is organic tea.
  • Steep according to directions to avoid a bitter taste.
  • If you drink tea with caffeine, limit your consumption to five (1-cup) servings a day. However, with caffeine-free tea, you can feel free to indulge in six to eight cups a day.
  • And of course, here’s one of my favorite tea recipes, it a reci-tea!

Black Spiced Tea

  • 1 black tea bag
  • 6-8 ounces hot water
  • a large pinch of cinnamon powder
  • a large pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoons honey (or Vegan preference)
  • a squeeze of fresh lemon/lime

To a mug, add water and steep the tea bag according to package directions. Honey is heat sensitive, so let your tea cool a bit before you add it. Then finish with the lemon, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper.

This recipe is from my first book, Everything’s Better with Cayenne Pepper. Check out my other books, too, and watch for more to come!

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Almond Flour Almond Butter Pancakes and Blueberry Syrup/ “PB”&J Pancakes

I’ve wanted to find the perfect combination for gluten-free pancakes for years, and I finally did! These almond flour pancakes have almond butter in them, too, reminding your taste buds of the nostalgic peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

It’s hard to create similar consistency and familiarity when you aren’t using conventional ingredients but I nailed it. Try these soon and enjoy!

Almond Flour Almond Butter Pancakes and Blueberry Syrup

  • 1 medium banana, peeledIMG_20171005_182333
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

Add banana to a medium-sized bowl and smash it. Mix in the remaining ingredients excluding the coconut oil.

Into a skillet on medium heat add 1 tablespoon coconut oil. Pour small pancakes, about 4 per pan, and cook until the begin to bubble and flip, about 4 minutes per side. Use the second tablespoon of oil for the rest of the pancake batches.

Almond Butter and Blueberry Syrup Topping

  • 1 cup blueberries (berries of choice)
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter

Cook together the berries, lemon juice, and coconut sugar in a small sauce pan at medium heat for about 2o minutes.

Top each pancake with a spread of almond butter and a drizzle of blueberry syrup.

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