Double Chocolate Peppermint Flourless Brownie Recipe

Ready to get your chocolate sweet treat in this Valentine’s Day with zero guilt?!
I am ALL about treating yourself after growing up with a “candy drawer” (literally a drawer in the kitchen that was full of nothing but candy) and “bedtime snacks” consisting of cereal bowls full of ice-cream with all the toppings right before bed. A lot more health conscious these days, I’ve found a few recipes like this one where you can still have the sweet treats without the gut ache and guilt.
This recipe is full of everything you desire; dense, fudgy, double chocolate, peppermint brownies.
And for a bonus, they are Vegetarian, Gluten Free, have zero added sugar, and they’re flourless.
You can also try your favorite egg substitute to make these Vegan (although I have not yet tested these variations myself).

Why would you add Peppermint Vitality essential oil to your brownies?

  • For centuries, peppermint has been used to soothe digestive difficulties
  • Peppermint vitality essential oil can help curb appetite 
  • Peppermint tastes incredibly refreshing alongside the double chocolate

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Paleo Banana Bread Recipe

This is a recipe for soft and moist Paleo, Gluten Free, Vegetarian Banana Bread that will melt in your mouth. If your home is anything like ours, this bread will disappear so fast your bananas won’t ripen fast enough to make more.

My fiancé  likes to eat this treat for breakfast before heading out for a long laborious day at work. We also like to eat this as a healthy option for a sweet treat.

Try your egg substitutes to make this recipe Vegan (although I have not yet tested them myself).

As long as your bananas are ripened and eggs at room temperature, the prep time is only 10 minutes since everything goes right in your blender (we use a Ninja).

Why use Vitality Essential Oils to supplement your diet?

  • Taking Cinnamon Bark Vitality essential oil as a dietary supplement can support healthy digestion and help maintain a healthy immune system.***
  • Nutmeg Vitality oil has many health benefits, including cognitive function support, immune support, and powerful antioxidants.***
  • It is important to realize when using essential oils for dietary reasons to only use those that are truly pure and therapeutic and also approved for dietary consumption. Young Living’s Vitality line of essential oils is a great place to start for oils you can trust with seed to seal purity.

Ingredients:

    • 3 large ripe bananas, mashed
    • 2 eggs (let warm to room temperature for a lighter texture)
    • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
    • 2 cups almond meal/flour
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • ¼ teaspoon salt

*Can substitute the Cinnamon Bark Vitality essential oil for 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon.

**Can substitute the Nutmeg Vitality essential oil for 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg.

Directions:

      1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
      1. Lightly oil a loaf pan.
      1. Add all of the ingredients (except optional walnuts or Lily’s Sweets baking chips) to a blender and blend until combined.
      1. Pour banana bread batter into the prepared loaf pan and spread the batter evenly.
      1. Sprinkle walnuts or Lily’s Sweets baking chips to top (optional).
      1. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, until bread tests clean.
      1. Allow bread to cool for 30 minutes.
      1. Run a knife along the edges between the bread and the baking pan in order to release the bread from the pan.
    1. Cut thick slices of bread and enjoy!

How to get Started?

I’m so glad I’m able to share my wellness journey with you, one recipe at a time. Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions, and how I can continue to help!

If you want to know how I got started using essential oils to increase my overall wellness or how you can improve your own wellness journey, start here.

Wishing you Healthy and Happy Trails…

***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.

Healthy and Homemade Zesty Italian Dressing Recipe

Store bought salad dressings are full of all sorts of questionable ingredients these days, not to mention excess fat, sugar, and sodium. Use this recipe to feel better about the food you are eating with incredible flavor!

Ingredients:

*Sub ½ tsp of each (Thyme, Basil, or Oregano) if you do not have these Young Living Essential Oils

 

Why use essential oils in cooking?

The Young Living Vitality line of essential oils are designed so that we can explore pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils to flavor our favorite foods or as a dietary supplement. They are made from the purest and most beneficial part of each plant. So if you’re looking to boost the nutritional content in your diet in a simple way, this is a perfect way to begin!

Note: Only use therapeutic grade oils that are approved for consumption. Do not use any old oil from the store that doesn’t completely disclose about their plants, their farms, and guarantee a Seed to Seal, chemical-free process. If you’re going the extra step, why muck it up with a plant that was laden with weed killers or other chemicals? 

Directions:

  • Put all ingredients in jar and shake it up! Yeah, it’s that simple!
  • Pairs well with a mix of greens, mozzarella cheese, diced red pepper, baby tomatoes, cucumber, black olives, and chicken (all optional).

How to get Started?

If you want to know how I got started using essential oils to increase my overall wellness or how you can improve your own wellness journey, start here.

I’m so glad I’m able to share my wellness journey with you, one recipe at a time. Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions, and how I can continue to help!

As always, wishing you Healthy and Happy Trails…

Disclaimer: 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.