Friday, April 11, 2014

Gluten free dairy free Brownies!

This came out so yummy!

1/4 cup dry organic black beans
1/4 cup organic red quinoa
1/4 cup organic green lentils
1/4 cup coach's oats (if you want to be super safe from gluten replace with quinoa)
1 tbs Chia seed
1/2 Baking powder (aluminum-free)
Mill all these in a Vitamix grinder until the consistency of flour. 

Add 1/2 cup cocoa powder to the mix

In your regular Vitamix container or other blender....Vitamix is best ;-)

2/3 cup could switch out half for coconut sugar, I did not have any :-(
4 eggs
1 banana
1 apple
1/3 cup coconut oil
Add your 3 drops of favorite essential oil pepermint, orange, cinnamon, cassia, or Onguard are all great choices!

Then add dry into wet and blend together.

Rub a tbs of coconut oil in the bottom and sides of the pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 min or until most of the top of the brownies are not wet looking.  When it is just a small wet spot in the middle it is done.
I used a 9x9 glass pan. You could use a cake sheet if you wanted to have them thinner.  I like thick deliciousness :-)

I was not sure about this recipe but pushed through and it was so good! Definitely a go to :-)

This would be amazing with banana Ice Cream!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Natural hair care does not work....or so you thought!

Have you ever choked yourself on your hairspray? It is so nasty! There is a better way!
1 tbs sugar in 2 oz water with 4 drops wild orange and 2 drops frankincense. The wild orange smells amazing. It is uplifting and energizing, just what you need in the morning when you are getting ready. The  frankincense  is good for everything, especially mood, so this is a great combination. You can use whatever oils that brings you joy. You need a fine mist spray bottle.  Dissolve the sugar in the water over heat. Do NOT let it boil. Cool your mixure. Add your essential oils in your spray bottle then pour in your sugar water mix.
This works so well! I even used it on my daughter for her Allstar cheer competition and everything stayed in place better than regular hairspray! I can't believe I never knew there was a way to get the chemicals out and still have great results! It is amazing!

Not a hair out of place even after winning the National Championship!