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Chai Time

Posted on December 23rd, 2014 | 7 comments

Almost nothing is a more comforting book-and-blanket companion on a winter day than a warm cup of chai tea. Want to curl up and take a little relaxing, post-holiday me-time? Be your own barista and recreate the coffee shop magic of a creamy, foamy, spicy chai latte at home.

 

Making chai lattes infused with essential oils is easy. You’ll need an 8-oz. Mason jar with lid, toothpicks, and a microwave.

 

 Chai Latte infused with Young Living Essential Oils - Recipe

How do you infuse your drinks with essential oils? Let us know in the comments!

Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right with Essential Oils

Posted on March 7th, 2014 | 4 comments

Eating better is one of the simplest and most fruitful ways to improve your overall health and well-being. If we are what we eat, then adding the potent and healthful constituents found in Young Living essential oils to your daily diet can be an easy and delicious way to improve your health and energy.

March is the American Dietetic Association’s National Nutrition Month, and what better way to incorporate their theme to enjoy the taste of eating right into your life than to enhance the flavors of your dishes with Young Living essential oils?

Here are just a few examples of how you can add richness and flavor to your cooking and food preparation by including Young Living essential oils:

Superfood Smoothie

For a delicious way to load your body with nutrients, add the following superfoods, fresh fruits and vegetables, and Young Living essential oils to your next smoothie:

  • Fruit: bananas, blueberries, apples, oranges, grapes, strawberries, etc.
  • Leafy greens: spinach, kale, Swiss chard, or even broccoli
  • Almond milk or ice
  • Flax or chia seeds
  • Spirulina: a great source of protein
  • Coconut: fresh coconut flesh or coconut milk
  • Bee pollen: one of the most complete foods found in nature
  • Young Living’s Pure Protein Complete: 2 scoops (8 oz.)
  • 1–2 drops of Young Living’s Lemon, Frankincense, and Ocotea essential oils
  • To sweeten it up a bit, you can also add Young Living’s Blue Agave or Stevia Extract

Essential Oil-Infused Olive Oil

  • Infuse a bottle of extra virgin olive oil with herbs and a few drops of Young Living’s Basil, Black Pepper, Dill, Lemon, Fennel, Clove, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Rosemary, Oregano, Tarragon, or Thyme essential oils to make fantastic salad dressings, a drizzle over pasta dishes, a dip for artisan bread, or a marinade for your favorite meats and vegetables. Essential oil-infused olive oil also makes a great gift or party favor.

Side Dishes

  • Add some fresh, diced mint or carrots along with a few drops of Young Living’s Lemon or Basil essential oil to your rice, bulgur, quinoa, or couscous side dish for enhanced flavor.

Leave a comment below to share ways that you use Young Living essential oils in your food preparation or cooking!

—Heidi Jeanfreau, International and Portfolio Brand Manager

Essentialzymes-4: Digestive Enzymes for the Holidays

Posted on December 22nd, 2013 | no comments

The inability to digest foods and nutrients properly may result from an occasional deficiency in digestive enzymes. Without sufficient digestive enzymes, your body doesn’t effectively assimilate the food you eat, leaving many important nutrients unutilized. This discussion couldn’t have come at a better time, as we enter that time of year when the holidays and parties full of hard-to-resist food, candies, and desserts often leave us feeling less than our best, healthy selves.

While many foods naturally contain enzymes to help assimilate and utilize nutrients, these enzymes can be destroyed in the cooking process, quickly depleting your body’s store. Your enzyme reserves must then be restored through better eating habits and supplementation. Optimal enzyme levels help you properly digest proteins, fats, and carbohydrates, which are essential to your overall well-being.

Essentialzymes-4™ is a multispectrum enzyme complex specially formulated to support the critically needed digestion of dietary fats, proteins, fiber, and carbohydrates. The dual time-release technology releases the animal- and plant-based enzymes at separate times within the digestive tract, allowing for optimal nutrient absorption.

This proprietary blend of enzymes helps you use the nutrients you ingest from food and supplements, helping you to continue to move forward on your path toward optimum well-being. A few of the primary enzymes in Essentialzymes-4 include:

  • Protease helps digest and utilize protein. It also supports the healthy function of the digestive, circulatory, and immune systems.*
  • Amylase promotes the digestion of starches—something that is very important if you consume the typical American diet.
  • Cellulase assists with the breakdown of cellulose, an insoluble plant carbohydrate, converting it to beta-glucose. Because beta-glucose is released more slowly than regular glucose, it provides a more sustainable energy source for your body and decreases the rapid rise in blood sugar typically seen after ingesting simple sugars.
  • Lipase aids in the digestion of fats, or lipids, and increases the nutritional value of healthy fats that you ingest by promoting the digestion and absorption of essential fatty acids.
  • Peptidase helps breakdown peptides into their component amino acids.
  • Phytase has the ability to release phosphate and other essential minerals from a plant compound called phytic acid. This action may support your body’s ability to absorb and utilize vital minerals.
  • Bromelain breaks down a wide variety of protein types and is derived from the fruit and stem of pineapples. This remarkable enzyme not only supports the digestion and absorption of proteins, but research also suggests that it supports a normal inflammatory response.*
  • Papain aids in the digestion of proteins. Because papain is very effective at breaking down protein fibers, it is widely used in South America as a digestive aid following the consumption of meat.

By combining these enzymes with natural Anise, Ginger, Rosemary, Tarragon, and Fennel essential oils, Young Living has created a fantastic product that can provide great support to your digestive system*, particularly during the holidays when many people overeat or eat too much of the wrong foods.

—Scott Johnson, YL Director of Global Education and Sales

*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.