If you have a resolution this new year to eat a little healthier, give this pudding a try next time you are ready to indulge. Though not completely sugar-free, this pudding is a great way to get some healthy fats into your diet while you satisfy your cravings!
Add a little citrus twist to your water, and enjoy the uplifting flavor! Simply add a drop of lemon and/or orange essential oil to 8–20 oz. of water. You can even add a couple slices of fresh citrus fruit if desired. Need an essential oil–safe water bottle? Get one at Abundant Health™!
Enjoy the wonderful autumn and winter scents with this essential oil–infused potpourri! All you need to do is find some cute containers and fill them with potpourri ingredients. Add a few drops of essential oil to spruce up the scent, then enjoy for a couple weeks before recharging it with more essential oil!
This essential oil–infused potpourri makes a fantastic and simple gift for neighbors, friends, and coworkers this holiday season! Just attach a cute gift tag with ribbon or twine, and it’s good to go! If you would like to introduce your friends to essential oils, you may want to consider adding a small sample bottle of essential oil that they can use to “recharge” their own potpourri.
Don’t give all of them away though—you’ll want to keep a few to use yourself! We love placing these in the bathroom, the closet, the entryway, and many other places around the house. Try keeping a small container of this potpourri in your car as an easy car diffuser. You will love being welcomed with these aromas every time you get in your car!
Cut up bigger items such as cinnamon sticks, vanilla beans, dried apple slices, bay leaves, candied ginger, etc. as needed to fit in your containers.
Add 3–5 drops of desired essential oil(s) on top of the potpourri.
To use, simply leave the lid off of the container to enjoy the delightful aromas! Add a few drops of essential oil every couple weeks or as needed. You can also put the ingredients in a pot full of simmering water to spread the smell throughout the house.
Note: To gift, make sure contents fit inside the container. Screw the lid on, and decorate with ribbon, twine, or a gift tag. You can even include a small sample bottle filled with essential oil so your gift recipients can recharge their potpourri.
We added a little bit of everything to our potpourri, along with some cinnamon, orange, and cardamom essential oil, and we loved the result. But feel free to get creative and use whatever you have on hand for this recipe! All of these ingredients complement each other, so you really can’t go wrong here.
10–20 drops essential oil (We used 8 drops each of orange and cinnamon.)
Mason Jar Mug with Straw Lid (Another glass vase or container will work, but you may need to make adjustments to the recipe in order to fill your container.)
Place desired water beads in a large glass dish. We used about a 1/2 Tbsp. to fill our mason jar.
Add hot water, and allow to sit for at least 6 hours until the beads are large.
Strain out any excess water. Stir in essential oils.
Pour water beads into the mason jar, and set your new diffuser anywhere you would like a refreshing scent!
If you notice the beads drying out a little, just add a little bit of water to refresh them. You can also recharge the scent as needed by adding a few more drops of essential oil.
Note: If you have young children or pets who may try to eat the water beads, you can screw the lid on the mason jar. Make sure your lid has a hole or something to allow the scent to escape. If you get your mason jar from Abundant Health, it will come with a straw lid that already has a hole in it to allow the scent to be released.
1 cup (240 ml) water (or less if using a rice cooker or pressure cooker)
1 cup (240 ml) orange juice
2 drops orange essential oil
Salt to taste
1 cup (195 g) basmati rice
1/2 cup (70 g) cashew pieces
1/2 cup (75 g) diced yellow, orange, and/or red peppers
3 green onions, minced
1 can (8 oz./227 g) mandarin orange segments, drained well
4 tilapia fillets (6–8 oz./170–227 g)
Salt and black pepper to taste
4 pats of butter (about 1/2 Tbsp./7 g each)
4 drops lime essential oil, divided
Lime juice and/or lime slices for garnish
In a saucepan, bring olive oil, water, orange juice, orange essential oil, and salt to boil. Stir in basmati rice. Lower the heat, cover, and allow to simmer until the rice has absorbed all the liquid (about 25–30 minutes). Remove from heat, and let stand for 5–10 minutes. Note: If using a rice cooker or pressure cooker, reduce the amount of water to create the proper rice-to-liquid ratio that is recommended for your cooking method.
While the rice is cooking, prepare the tilapia. Preheat the oven to 375° F. (190° C.). Spray a cooking sheet or baking dish with cooking spray. Rinse the tilapia fillets, and pat dry. Place fillets in a single layer on your baking dish. Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper. Add a pat of butter to each fillet, and drop a single drop of lime essential oil on top of each pat of butter. Bake for 8–12 minutes or until cooked through.
While the tilapia is in the oven, finish the rice ingredients. Roast cashew pieces in a saucepan over medium heat for a few minutes until they turn golden brown. Dice peppers and mince green onions. Mix together roasted cashew pieces, peppers, green onions, and mandarin orange segments in a bowl. Stir into rice when it’s ready.
Once tilapia is finished cooking, drizzle lime juice over the top and garnish with lime slices, if desired. Serve the Lime Tilapia with the Orange Cashew Rice.
Making banana sushi is a great way to have some fun during snack time! Give yourself a chance to get creative and practice your chopstick skills while eating a healthy treat! There are countless flavor combinations, so feel free to experiment and find out what you like best.