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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

My favorite "Crunchy" Drinks!

While we drink a lot of water in our home, we also drink 
a few other yummy drinks that have great health benefits! 

GGMS, also called by Trim Healthy Mamas, "Good Girl Moonshine" is consumed daily in our home and served at all of my essential oils classes. My boys affectionately call it "Mommy's Special Lemonade". This drink of water, apple cider vinegar, citrus oils and stevia, is a great cleansing, detoxifying, refreshing and energizing drink! The Citrus Oils can help flush out toxins from our bodies and get rid of bloating and excess fluid. The only brand of oils I would recommend ingesting is Young Living, because YL oils are steam distilled and 100% pure, unlike many brands you buy at the store, which are distilled with solvents that are terrible for your body. Raw Apple Cider vinegar has numerous health benefits and is great for building immunity and balancing your digestive system. Stevia is an alkaline natural sweetener. I always use glass or stainless steel containers when using essential oils, not plastic.

GGMS Recipe:
1 Quart purified water (in glass)
1-2 TBSP Apple Cider Vinegar
1-3 drops of Young Living Essential Oil
(Lemon, Citrus Fresh, Grapefruit, Lime are a few favorites)
Stevia to taste (I use about 1/32 tsp)

Our Strawberry Slush is very similar to the GGMS, but made in my VitaMix blender. I add all the GGMS ingredients, plus frozen strawberries and ice. It is an amazing summer treat that tastes like a strawberry limeade!

Thieves tea has been a soothing helpful drink for me many times!
Another variety of Thieves Tea!

For a simple healthy detox drink, you can simply add essential oils to your water! Adding orange oil to a glass of Iced Tea is a yummy treat too!

Fruit Smoothies (called "Shakes" in our home) have been a family favorite since our boys were little! I blend all the ingredients in my VitaMix, adding Coconut or Almond milk as I blend to get smoothie consistency.
Smoothie Recipe:
1 banana, 1 cup of frozen blueberries, 
1-2 cups frozen strawberries, 2 handfuls of spinach, 
a cube of pureed butternut squash (optional), 
2-3 cups unsweetened coconut milk and ice

Peppermint Chocolate shake:
2 Cups Unsweetened Almond or Coconut Milk
1 scoop of Pea Protein Powder
1 heaping TBSP cocoa powder
1 drop Young Living Peppermint Oil
Stevia to taste and Ice

One of my favorite drinks is probiotic rich kombucha. I make my second ferment with elderberry juice from Azure Standard. I make mine at home very easily with Oolong tea; here is a recipe. This has helped with everyday wellness and immunity; it is great for an upset tummy!

Several of these recipes contain Young Living Essential Oils. If you're interested in learning more about oils, you can check out these EO blogs, message me or follow this link.
How to order Young Living Essential Oils

Disclaimer: This blog and information is not meant to diagnose, prescribe or treat any disease, illness or injury. 

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