Thursday, August 27, 2009

Summer Recipes

Planning on a picnic this weekend? Summer is the perfect time to incorporate essential oils into your activities and your food. And since no one wants to spend time in the hot kitchen, here are some quick and easy recipes that you can whip up and enjoy anytime. You’ll get a tasty summer treat, plus the benefits of Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ essential oils.
Refreshing Cherry Lemonade
  • 2/3 c. Blue Agave
  • 4 drops lemon essential oil
  • 4 large lemons
  • 1 bottle sparkling cherry soda
  • Filtered water
In a gallon pitcher, combine agave, lemon essential oil, juice of lemons, and sparkling cherry soda. Mix well and add filtered water to fill pitcher. Chill in refrigerator and serve over ice. Garnish with sprig of mint or lemon wedge. Makes eight 16-ounce servings.

Tomato Cucumber Summer Salad
  • 1/2 c. cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Blue Agave
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 drop dill essential oil
  • 1 drop black pepper essential oil
  • 4 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 4 cucumbers sliced
  • 2 c. red onion chopped
  • 4 ripe tomatoes cut into wedges
In a large bowl, mix vinegar, sugar, salt, dill essential oil, black pepper essential oil, and vegetable oil. Add cucumbers, onion, and tomatoes. Toss and chill in refrigerator at least 30 minutes before serving.

Ginger Cinnamon Glazed Peaches
  • 1/4 c. Blue Agave
  • 3 drops ginger essential oil
  • 3 drops cinnamon bark essential oil
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 4 peaches quartered
Stir agave and essential oils together and set aside. Add butter to frying pan. Heat on medium. Add peaches once butter has melted. Gently cook peaches 1–2 minutes. Brush agave mixture on each side of peaches. Allow glaze to caramelize on each side. Once peaches are caramelized on each side remove from heat. Drizzle remaining glaze on peaches and serve. Makes 4–8 servings.
~these recipes are from the Young Living product blog

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