As the holiday season quickly approaches, many of us are already decking the halls and planning our celebratory meals. Traditional dishes bring fond memories of past holidays—along with excess calories and refined sugars. Today we want to share a few variations of classic recipes that incorporate Young Living products and provide an extra boost of nutrition!
Agave Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed into 1-inch pieces
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons Blue Agave
- 4 drops Cinnamon Bark essential oil
- 1 drop Black Pepper essential oil
- Fine sea salt (to taste)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. In a medium bowl, mix Blue Agave, olive oil, Cinnamon Bark essential oil, Black Pepper essential oil, and salt to create a glaze. Add the sweet potatoes to the glaze and stir until evenly coated. Arrange the sweet potatoes onto a large rimmed baking sheet. Place the baking sheet into the preheated oven and roast for approximately 25–30 minutes, turning the sweet potatoes halfway through.
Garlic and Thyme Creamy Mash
- 1 ½ lbs. cauliflower florets
- ¼ cup non-fat Greek yogurt
- 3 roasted garlic cloves
- 1 teaspoon fresh chives, chopped
- ½ scoop Power Meal
- 2 drops Thyme essential oil
- 1–2 drops Black Pepper essential oil (to taste)
- Fine sea salt (to taste)
Steam the cauliflower for approximately 6–8 minutes, until the florets are tender when pierced with a fork. Drain the steamed cauliflower and transfer to food processor. Combine remaining ingredients and process to your desired texture.
We love new, innovative recipes! Comment below and share with us the ways you are incorporating Young Living products into your holiday meals.
—Blair Lloyd, Young Living International and Portfolio Brand Associate
With the start of the new year and the launch of Young Living’s new Slique in 60 program, we have seen a rise in interest for Young Living products that help support weight-management goals.* Here are some recommended products from Young Living’s product management team:
Balance Complete™ is Young Living’s answer to meal replacement. Along with delivering 11 grams of fiber per serving, Balance Complete contains protein, vitamins, and minerals necessary for optimal nutrition.
Power Meal™ is a delicious, vegetarian, rice-based meal replacement. It is rich in calcium, antioxidants and amino acids and delivers an impressive 20 grams of protein per serving.
Pure Protein Complete™ is the perfect anytime protein boost. It provides 20 grams of a proprietary whey protein blend that is supported by a specialized enzyme blend, a low-glycemic carbohydrate matrix, and generous amounts of complementary vitamins and minerals.
NingXia Red® is a powerful antioxidant drink that contains whole Ningxia wolfberry puree—a super blend of blueberry, aronia, cherry, pomegranate, and plum juices, natural stevia extract, grape seed extract, pure vanilla extract, and Orange, Yuzu, Lemon, and Tangerine essential oils.
Core Supplements™ adds vitamins and minerals to your daily health routine to support optimal health and wellness in one kit. The kit now includes OmegaGize3™, our reformulated Life 5™, Longevity™, and True Source™.
Digest & Cleanse™ alleviates bloating and supports an already healthy digestive tract.**
Grapefruit essential oil has a fresh, citrus aroma that is energizing and uplifting. Like many cold-pressed citrus oils, it is a popular oil to use in conjunction with weight-management programs.
Peppermint essential oil is one of the oldest and most highly regarded oils for supporting digestion.**
Stevia Extract has a glycemic index of zero and is a great alternative to refined sugars when preparing food.
As always, we’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment on this blog telling us which of the products mentioned above you will be using to help support your weight-management goals. To help encourage your participation, we’re giving away a Slique Collection to four lucky winners! Each winner will win one of following prizes, including Slique Maintain (Item No. 4711), Slique Assist (Item No. 4712), Slique Advanced (Item No. 4713), and Slique Complete (Item Number 4714). To enter, leave a comment on this blog post. Winners will be announced on a future blog post. Good luck!
—Ryan Seely, YL Associate Product Manager
*When combined with a healthy diet and exercise.
**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease
Looking for a healthy way to manage your weight so you can confidently join friends and family poolside? Get up to three free products to help you look and feel your best when you hit either 190 PV or 250 PV with your July order!
Order 190 PV and receive a Slique™ product two pack worth $64.14, which includes a 15-ml Slique Essence and a three pack of Slique Gum! Order 300 PV or more and receive the Slique product two-pack, plus free Power Meal™—a retail value of $72.04.
Slique Essence is our only essential oil blend to feature the natural, calorie-free sweetness of stevia, plus a refreshing citrus-mint combo of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, spearmint, and ocotea. Hydrate healthfully and silence cravings when you add a few drops to your favorite glass water bottle.*
Slique Gum combines frankincense with peppermint and spearmint essential oils to keep your smile bright and your diet goals on track. Just chew a piece of this unique gum anytime you need to ditch the junk food!*
Power Meal is one of the most nutritionally complete plant-based meal replacement products available. Just add two scoops to water or milk in a shaker bottle for a delicious, low-calorie snack on the go! Made with rice protein and enriched with vitamins, minerals, and essential oils, this creamy, nutrition-packed drink can help you stick to your fitness goals.*
Take advantage of these deals while they last! Visit Virtual Office today to update your order and receive these great free products.
*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.
Before we dive into today’s topic, I need to take care of one item: Congratulations to Sky from Georgia for winning the product blog giveaway contest! Sky won a free Balance Complete™ for being randomly selected from the blog comments.
Okay, time for the meat of the blog. Do you realize how many products there are out there touting the term “meal replacement”? After writing the Balance Complete blog post, this term has been in the back of my mind. Take my last shopping trip for instance: I was attracted multiple times to a meal replacement bar or shake and found myself judging the nutritional content. I came to this conclusion: The vast majority of these products are glorified snacks and treats, not meals. They simply don’t supply the vitamins and minerals needed for healthy body functions. So how do Young Living’s solutions stack up to the competition?
Power Meal™ is perfect for anyone interested in improving health or for those with weight-management and fitness goals. It is a vegetarian solution for those who cannot tolerate or try to avoid the natural compounds found in whey. This cholesterol-free product is high in brown rice protein (20.6 grams per serving) and is an excellent source of fiber.
Power Meal delivers at least a third of the recommended daily values for the following vitamins and minerals:
- Vitamin A—Supports vision, growth and differentiation of cells, and immune function
- B Vitamins—Support metabolism, energy production, and co-enzymes
- Vitamin C—Supports iron absorption and immune function
- Vitamin D—Supports hormone function that affects calcium, phosphorus, and blood calcium levels
- Calcium—Important for bone health, enzyme activation, and muscle contractions
- Phosphorus—Important for bone structure, cell membranes, pH regulation, and energy production
- Magnesium—Important for nerve impulse, protein synthesis, and bone health
- Zinc—Important for energy metabolism, protein synthesis, and collagen formation
- Selenium—Acts like an antioxidant
- Copper—Important in iron utilization and neurotransmitter synthesis
- Manganese—Important for brain function, bone health, and metabolism
Both Power Meal and Balance Complete are excellent meal replacements that nourish your body and help you achieve weight-management goals. Take a minute to tell us which one you prefer.
—Ryan Seely, YL Product Marketing Manager
Nearly two weeks ago, D. Gary Young announced the Slique™ Experience. Distributors are thrilled as they have begun their transformation journey and have been digesting the information and the challenge that were unveiled. The integral part of the Slique Experience is the Slique Kit, which was designed to revolutionize the way we approach weight management. For added benefit, Gary developed a new essential oil blend—Slique Essence—that enhances the slimming benefits of our other products.
So what is Slique Essence? While working in the Nova Vita Center in Ecuador, Gary witnessed the power of this blend in helping to control hunger and to assist individuals in achieving their individual weight goals.* Slique Essence combines the benefits of ocotea, grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, and spearmint essential oils with the sweetness of stevia extract.
Why These Oils?
- Ocotea possesses a pleasing, cinnamon-like scent that provides feelings of fullness.*
- Grapefruit has a refreshing and uplifting aroma and is thought to decrease food cravings. This oil also has fat-dissolving properties that may help overcome obesity.*
- Tangerine helps support digestion and may also help combat the effects of obesity.*
- The citrus-filled scents of lemon have been used to help overcome feelings of hunger and to support digestion.*
- Spearmint supports a healthy metabolism and adds a sense of balance and well-being.*
The many qualities of Slique Essence make it a much-needed tool for your weight-management regimen. Its desirable taste is the perfect addition to tea, water, Power Meal™, Balance Complete™, Pure Protein Complete™, or any beverage. Carry it with you wherever you go to conveniently battle unwanted cravings. With just a few drops of Slique Essence under your tongue, you can fight your “fast-food” times of weakness!
This proprietary oil blend is only available in the Start Living with Slique and Slique Essential Rewards kits. Click here for additional purchasing and program information, and don’t forget to leave your thoughts on the new Slique Essence essential oil blend!**
—Marco Colindres, Associate Product Manager
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.
**Slique Essence was not intended for use in diffusers.
Last weekend D. Gary Young introduced Young Living’s new Slique Experience. This groundbreaking campaign features the new Slique Kit, the lucrative Slique Challenge weight-loss contest, and an exciting fast-start bonus opportunity! In the coming weeks we’ll talk about different aspects of the Slique Experience, starting today with the Slique Kit.
The Slique Kit was created with one goal in mind: to revolutionize the way you meet your weight-management goals* this year! Gary Young has assembled a group of Young Living products that offer a powerful, natural approach to weight management when used in conjunction with exercise and a sensible diet. Let’s take a quick look at each product and why it’s an integral part of this new kit:
Slique Tea—Formulated to help control appetite while providing flavonoids and catechins, which are thought to help maintain normal body functions.*
Slique Essence Essential Oil Blend—Helps control hunger and support digestion with a unique blend of citrus oils and spearmint.* This newly formulated blend is only available in the Slique Kit.
Balance Complete™—A nutrient-rich meal replacement that supplies the body with necessary fiber.* Its effects are amplified when used with Slique Essence.
Essentialzymes-4™—Helps break down fats and other complex foods for improved nutrient absorption and digestion.*
NingXia Red®—Rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants, this nutritional supplement contributes to overall health and increased sustained energy.*
We’re excited to share this amazing new kit with you and hope you’ll share your progress on our blog and Facebook pages over the coming months!
Join the Slique movement by clicking here to order the new Slique Kit (Item No. 4798 for enrollments or Item No. 4587 for Essential Rewards).
The Slique Kit is also available in a vegetarian version, which substitutes Power Meal for Balance Complete and Detoxzyme® for Essentialzymes-4. Order Item No. 4799 for enrollment or Item No. 4588 for Essential Rewards.
—Ryan Seely, YL Product Marketing Manager
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. You should consult with a health professional before starting any weight-loss or weight-management program.
It’s crucial to replenish your body daily with key nutrients, and Young Living’s meal replacements are one of the quickest, easiest ways to get balanced nutrition. Plus, the right meal replacement—when taken in conjunction with a proper diet and exercise—can assist with weight management. So, how do you know which meal replacement is right for you?
We’ve created three types of meal replacements to meet a variety of needs. Power Meal is a vegetarian option that’s high in protein, while Pure Protein is a great choice for athletes. Balance Complete is an ideal everyday choice that can be used as a complete meal replacement. Use the comparison chart below to help you decide which one is best for you.
|Power Meal||Balance Complete||Pure Protein Complete|
|Serving Size||52 grams||52 grams||45 grams|
|Usage||Vegetarian solution for a filling snack or as a complete meal replacement||For use as a filling snack or as a complete meal replacement||Ideal for use as a snack or to supplement protein intake|
|Protein Sources||Brown rice||Whey (dairy derived)||Whey (dairy derived)|
|Protein Per Serving||20.6 grams||11 grams||20 grams|
|Fiber Per Serving||7.1 grams total
3.2 grams insoluble
|11.02 grams total
2.27 grams insoluble
|5 grams total
0.1 grams insoluble
|Total Fat||3.32 grams||6.17 grams||2.85 grams|
|Saturated Fat||1.1 grams||2.78 grams||1.27 grams|
|Carbohydrates||24.2 grams||26.11 grams||16.68 grams|
Be sure to join us at International Grand Convention in June where you can sample all of Young Living’s products, including some exciting new changes for our meal replacements!
So far 2010 has been one of my best starts ever! I have great friends and I know which changes I want to make throughout this new year. Each year we all have things we would like to improve, and for many of us, that project/target/mark (I hate the word goals) is achieving a healthy weight. Luckily, Young Living is here to help with great nutritional products, and
Balance Complete™ is a perfect way to overcome our battle with excess eating and to reach that mark we have set.
Balance Complete is a daily meal replacement that has 11 grams of fiber per serving. Most adult women should consume at least 20 grams of fiber a day; men should shoot for at least 30 grams. Fiber is an important part of any weight management plan because it expands when combined with water, which makes you feel fuller. For me that is important because I love to munch on all sorts of foods. Even though I’ve been good at trying to satisfy my cravings with healthy foods, I realize that I get the munchies too often! The good news, though? Now that I’m using Balance Complete, I feel full longer and have been able to reduce my overall calorie intake.
While working at Young Living I have found a few things that might help out while taking Balance Complete. For you first timers, I would suggest that you mix a scoop of Balance Complete with a scoop of Power Meal™ or Pure Protein Complete™ until your body can adjust to all the fiber that you will be taking in.
Another tip is from www.livestrong.com. I have never been much into calorie counting, but decided to see how much I really eat during the day (I now know why my pants were becoming a little snugger!). I have started tracking my “daily plate” and found that it keeps me inline with the target I have set for myself. Conveniently, Balance Complete is listed on their daily plate. All you have to do it type in Balance Complete and it tracks all the calories, fiber, protein, and carbs for you. Try it out—I think you will be amazed at what you actually eat!
It’s good to seek new ways to reach your New Year’s resolutions. Try replacing one or two meals each day with Balance Complete and I know you’ll see a difference!
Associate Product Manager