Citrus Fruit Smoothies Using Essential Oils
Here are some recipes to try if you love smoothies and of course if you love ESSENTIAL OILS !
Disclaimer: Although DoTerra Oils have a FDA approved food label, it is better to assume that essential oils are not safe to consume daily or more than directed.
First, here are 4 essential oils that are amazing in smoothies:
Lemon Lemons are citrus fruits that contain many nutrients like vitamin C. Vitamin C helps boost your immunity. It promotes the production of antibodies to fight off infection by virus and bacteria.
Peppermint The peppermint plant is a cross between a spearmint and watermint plant.
It is predominantly used for flavoring foods and for adding fragrance in soaps. However, it does find many more oral and topical uses. This is popular for smoothies. It can help relieve digestive problems like Irritable Bowel Syndrome and constipation, as well as soothe other intestinal problems owing to its antimicrobial properties. It also has the potential to relieve respiratory congestion, relax tensed muscles, and increase concentration.
Ginger The herbal properties of ginger lie in an oily resin called ‘gingerol’.
Gingerol is a highly potent antioxidant that has many health benefits. It has blood thinning properties that prevent your blood from coagulating, and thus, reduce risks of cardiac arrests. It also cures stomach disorders like dyspepsia, constipation, bloating, and nausea induced by indigestion. Ginger is also known to raise the body temperature and facilitate the breakdown of toxins in your body, and thus boost your immunity.
Orange As a food item, oranges are known for their sweet, tangy flavor and abundance of vitamin C, making them a popular ingredient in many baked goods and sweets. Whether you’re cooling down after an intense workout or simply relaxing after a long day with an orange banana recovery smoothie (down bellow), adding a couple drops of orange essential oil is an easy way to make a healthy smoothie.
After Workout Green Smoothie
1 scoop Slim & Sassy® Vanilla TrimShake 1 cup unsweetened original almond milk 1 drop Wild Orange oil 1 cup frozen fruit ⅓ cup vanilla yogurt 1 tablespoon chia seeds 2–3 cups raw spinach
Orange banana Smoothie
1/4 to 1/2 cup water or coconut water to blend 2 whole oranges peeled and halved 1 drop Wild Orange oil 1 ripe banana 2 tablespoons vanilla protein powder 1 tbsp chia seeds 1 cup ice
Blueberry Green Smoothie
1 frozen and chopped banana 1 cup frozen blueberries 6 ounces fresh spinach/silverbeet/kale 1–2 celery stalks ½ cup parsley 1 cup coconut water 4–6 drops Lemon oil
1. Combine frozen banana and blueberries in blender. 2. Add greens and process again. 3. Add the coconut water and oils; process again until smooth.
Wild Tropical Smoothie
5 drops Wild Orange oil 1 cup frozen strawberries 1 cup frozen mango 1½ cup pineapple juice
Tips For a colorful and tasty smoothie bowl, pour in a bowl and top with sliced strawberries, pineapple, kiwi, and orange.
Turmeric Pineapple Smoothie
When taken internally, Turmeric essential oil can help support healthy immune function and response, as well as healthy circulation.
1 cup frozen pineapple ¾ cup coconut water 1 drop Turmeric oil 1 ripe banana Dash of cinnamon 2–3 ice cubes
Essential Oils Kit
Are you looking to get into Essential Oils but don't know where to start? Our family essentials kit from doTERRA is a great starter kit that I recommend to anyone looking to get started using Essential Oils! This kit comes with:
Along with a quick usage guide for each essential oil and blend! Click Here For more information!