Lemon Coconut Oatmeal Bars

As a current southern FL resident, I find myself wanting light tart desserts more and more. The summer heat calls for cool, crisp citrus flavors and this dessert is it!

Lemon is such a “bright” flavor to me! It’s unique taste awakens your senses and refreshes your whole mouth. The crust is mainly oatmeal and banana, making this treat fresh yet wholesome.

Lemon Coconut Oatmeal Bars


  • 2 bananas (ripe)
  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 scoop vanilla plant-based protein powder
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup honey (or Vegan preference)

Add the bananas to a medium sized mixing bowl and mash them. Stir in the oats, protein powder, coconut flakes, and honey and mix until incorporated.

Press the mixture evenly into a 9×9 (coconut oil) greased pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and set to the side.


  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup honey (or Vegan preference)
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • dash of salt

Whisk the eggs in a bowl. Add the whisked eggs, lemon juice and honey to a medium sized sauce pan on medium heat. Begin to pour in the coconut oil and whisk, CONTINUOUSLY, until the mixture begins to thicken. Watch this mixture, it thickens fast and you should take it off the stove about a minute after it begins to thicken.

Add the filling on top of the crust base and let cool for about an hour. Eat these bars warm or chilled overnight (after letting cool for the initial hour) and enjoy!

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My 5 Favorite Essential Oil Blends

Essential oils get used in my everyday and I love them. Creating my own blends is fun and healthful. Below are my favorites- enjoy!

No Sick Blend

50% Oregano and 50% Thieves. This blend smells amazing. I always keep it in a roller bottle in my purse, especially during travel. I try to use it everyday when I remember and every two hours if I’m feeling off. Love it.

Allergy Blend

15 drops Peppermint, 15 drops Lavender and 15 drops Lemon. This blend smells great too lemonsand as a former daily allergy pill consumer, I love that I don’t have to use anything over the counter anymore! This blend is the other roller bottle I always keep in my purse and it works great.

Face Blend (for me)

If you know me, the thought that I would even consider trying oil on my face is crazy. Even more so now that I use it everyday and don’t ever want to turn back. I’ve tried many different things along the way but keep it simple with Organic Almond Oil and Frankincense. You can use a roller bottle or an old oil bottle. I use about 20 drops of Frankincense and fill the rest with almond oil.

Face Blend (for Husband)

I hate all the ingredients in conventional lotions so I just had to come up with a blend for my husband to use on his face. I filled his mix with things that mirror what a lotion does (like an “after shave”) and mixed with his pheromones, this blend smells amazing! 5 drops Copaiba, 3 drops Peppermint, 3 drops Valor (Valor II) and 2 drops Frankincense. His face isn’t sensitive like mine so I use any carrier oil I have on hand (usually Almond or Jojoba) and always keep his blend in a roller bottle.

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Using essential oils in the bath is one of my favorite indulgences! My blend depends on the day (and reason for taking a bath) but they are a great extra. I used about 2 cups Epsom salt and drip the oils into the salts before adding them to the bath. 5 drops Tea Tree Oil, 5 drops Stress Away, 10 drops Lavender and 5 drops Copaiba go into almost every bath. Using oils in the tub smells great and feels great too. (I also like to add apple cider vinegar to my bath.)

Carrier Oils

  • coconut oil
  • almond oil
  • jojoba oil

You can (and should) add a carried to help thicken your blends. Everyone is different so test out what you use and find what works best for you. These carrier oils are my favorite but there are others out there to try as well.

Try some of these or let me know your favorites!


Disclaimer: I use Young Living Essential Oils and based on my research, I believe these are the best, safest and most pure oils on the market. PLEASE do your own research and determine which oils are best for you and your family. 

My 5 Favorite Natural Ways To Get Un-Sick and Quick!

‘Tis the season and whether you live in Northern WI or Southern FL, sickness always seems to accompany the holidays. Everyone has a passed down remedy for a sore throat or a cure all food to ward off a cold. These are usually things from your childhood that lapse into adulthood until they can be given to the next generation. Along with these come your own practices to get well.

When I woke up yesterday feeling under the weather, I found myself doing what I always do and I wanted to share those things with you:


Black tea or green tea with a pinch of cinnamon, cayenne pepper, some honey and fresh lemon. Speaking of lemon..


Lemon. And more lemon. On everything. In everything. Lemons have antibacterial and antifungal properties making fresh lemon juice the stuff of health.

Essential Oil Bath

I love a bath anyhow but there is nothing like slipping your sore and achy sick body into the warmth and stillness of a bath. There are typically three things I add to a bath:

Apple Cider Vinegar- Good for your skin health including balancing the pH and killing the fungus and bacteria on your skin

Epsom salt- Also good for your skin and helps soothe sore muscles (great for the fitness lover in me=)

Essential Oils- I love Young Living Essential oils for everything in life, especially the bath.

Tea Tree Oil contains antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic and antiviral properties and is gentle on your skin. I added Lavender and Stress Away (my favorite blend!) as well.

Tip: Add the oil drops to your salt before adding to the bath water, this ensures the oils won’t bother your skin. (I’ve never had a problem adding the oils on top of the water but you can never be sure)


We all know that drinking water is as important to life as breathing. 55-60% of an adults body is made up of water. When you’re sick, staying hydrated will make you feel better and keep things moving as well.

No Sick  Soup

You didn’t think you’d get through this without a recipe, did you? Haha. This is my “No Sick Soup.”  Made with fresh vegetables, fresh garlic and chicken broth, this soup is calming and filled with goodness.

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  • 1 baking potato, washed and sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 1 stalk of celery, diced
  • 5 cloves of garlic, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups of chicken stock

Add everything in a medium sized saucepan over medium heat and simmer for about 30 minutes or until you can easily insert a fork into each type of vegetable. Scoop into bowls and add fresh pepper and a pinch of salt. Enjoy and feel better!

Feeling sick is a pain and will slow you down for sure. Make sure to rest when you need it and fuel up on nutritious and healthy foods and drinks so that you can feel better fast!






You May Never Guess My Secret Ingredient

Cooking is my jam, but for quick, easy and healthy eats- protein shakes are my go to.  The flavor options are endless and create a nutritious start to your day or refueling for your workout.

My lemon berry blend is so refreshing and my husband says, “It tastes like really good ice cream!” The addition of lemon juice and Greek yogurt fill this drink with antioxidants and probiotics, making it even more beneficial.


Lemon Berry Ice Cream Shake

  • 1 cup frozen fruit (pineapple/mango/peach/strawberry)
  • 1/2 cup 100% juice (banana/strawberry/orange)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • Squeeze of fresh lemon (I actually used 2 drops lemon essential oil but whatever you have on hand is works!)
  • 3 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt


Blend ingredients together and enjoy!