Our South Bay Wellness Team has been raving over doTERRA essential oils lately. From spraying their all-natural bug repellent TerraShield, to diffusing soothing Lavender, to their rub-on PastTense headache reliever, we can just not get over how may exciting ways there are to use these powerful oils! And now, we've found that you can cook with them too! We have TWO awesome summer recipes that are not only healthy, but can help uplift your mood! Check them out and let us know what you think!



CITRUS COCONUT SICLES

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup agave or sweetener of choice
  • 1-2 drops Lime essential oil

DIRECTIONS

  • Blend coconut milk, agave, and Lime
  • Pour mixture into Popsicle mold, dividing evenly
  • Place in freezer for 10 minutes, then top with orange juice
  • Freeze again for 30 minutes
  • Insert Popsicle sticks. Continue freezing until firm

COCONUT LEMONGRASS RED LENTIL SOUP

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 large onions, peeled and chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic finely chopped or pressed
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger root, minced
  • 1-2 drops Lemongrass essential oil
  • 4 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 4 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 4 Tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cans coconut milk
  • 4 cups fresh tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 cups dried red lentils
  • 4-6 handfuls baby spinach
  • Salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

  • Heat coconut oil over medium heat; add onion, garlic, and fresh ginger. Cook until onion is translucent then add carrots and saute 5-7 minutes
  • Add tomato paste, curry powder, and red pepper flakes; cook for another 1-2 minutes stirring constantly until all vegetables are coated and flavors combined.
  • Add vegetable broth, coconut milk, diced tomatoes, and lentils. Cover and bring to a boil on medium high heat; reduce to simmer (low heat).
  • Add Lemongrass essential oil and cook for approx. 30 minutes until lentils are cooked through. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add spinach and stir until wilted
  • Garnish with 1 Tbsp fresh chopped cilantro and 1 Tbsp sour cream

*Lemongrass doTERRA essential oil is in stock at South Bay Wellness*