Essential Oil Lemon Cookies

I am in love. With lemon essential oil. Lemon has always been one of my favorite scents because of how fresh and invigorating it is.  But it is also one of my favorite flavors.  And now, I’ve discovered how to make a yummy treat with this golden beauty.   But first, a few fun facts about lemon oil:   Did you know lemon oil is not the same as lemon juice?  Our doTERRA lemon oil is cold pressed from the rind versus squeezed from the fruit. The most beneficial

Busting the Myths on Soy Protein

There are many opinions on soy protein that clutter the internet and those opinions leave us reeling with more questions than answers most of the time.  I don’t wish to clutter it more .  What I do want is to give you facts on what clinical research has shown to be true for years and I want to share with you my own personal experience.  I want to help you on your journey for answer to these deep (and serious

HealthyOates Reese’s Cup Protein Bars

HealthyOates Reese’s Cup Protein Bars   Basic Recipe:    1 cup plain, vanilla, or chocolate doTERRA Trim protein 1 cup oats, + more oats as needed 1/2 cup chopped nuts or cereal 1 cup almond butter or peanut butter 2/3 cup honey or agave ½ cup dark chocolate chips   Optional Mix-Ins to Make it more Hearty:  3 Tbsp. sunflower seeds 3 Tbsp. pumpkin seeds ½ cup unsweetened coconut 1/2 cup dried fruit 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract 1/2 cup more almonds, walnuts, or other nut, chopped     Instructions:   1.  Combine all dry ingredients in a

Dark Chocolate Protein Truffles

I LOVE dark chocolate.  And once you go dark, you can’t ever go back.   There are many healthy properties of dark chocolate (I talk about this in my book 5 ALIVE) but this recipes brings so many healthy foods together in one small bite that you can eat these completely guilt-free!   One of my favorite ingredients in this decadent treat is the protein.  This is one of my best health “secrets” – I add protein to everything!   After my first daughter was born

4 Harmful Things to Avoid in Your Protein Shake | Plus 20 Free Recipes!

Here are 20 of my favorite smoothie recipes for you! These recipes are simple.  Just pick your base.  Choose your add-in.  Then blend.   It’s important as you pull out your blender (hopefully there is not dust on it) to make your smoothies that you are choosing the right protein.   Nathan and I searched high and low for a protein that we could add to our smoothies that we could trust to help us and not harm us.     How could

Add Protein to Your Day with this Easy Recipe

If you are a cereal, toast, or oatmeal lover, do you ever find that an hour to two after you eat you are ravenous for more? Maybe you feel guilty that you are hungry so soon after just eating! Well, I have good news for you.  With this simple fix you can sail through your morning more productive and focused, not to mention less ravenous. Starting your day off with only simple carbohydrates is like waking up a “sleeping giant.”  And from

Pumpkin Chai Smoothee

Healthy recipes with pumpkin in them are a must this time of year!  With a chill in the air, leaves falling of the trees in a vast array of breath-taking colors (unless you’re in FL or CA – sorry, friends!), and hayrides a-plenty, it calls for a unique blend of spices, tastes, and new experiments in the kitchen. This BURSTClub 3 minute recipe is a favorite already! Pumpkin Chai Smoothee 8oz of Almond or Coconut milk 4 frozen pumpkin

Is Soy Protein Good or Bad?

As we all journey towards better health, one of the first things we do is start researching.   It’s so easy to get lost in this world of “research.”  I did years ago.  I wanted to know everything about everything…which is not necessarily bad.  However, something I quickly discovered is that there is “supporting” evidence on so many health debates for both sides. SO, how in the heck do I know which angle is right??   I got so scared to even eat

HealthyOates Classic: Spaghetti Quinoa

Tonight was one of those “Uh Oh. What’s for dinner?” nights!!  It’s the end of a busy week, the refrigerator is needing to be restocked, and I didn’t plan ahead!! (I think this has actually been all week, but tonight we just were lower on food so having no plan affected me more!) 🙂   So I thought, Spaghetti!! Perfect!  It’s quick, easy, and takes only 10 minutes! I went to the cabinet to start dinner. Problem!!! No spaghetti noodles, or any

Creatine – Does it Really Increase Strength?

This debate started for me years ago in college, when I was playing Division I soccer.  Every athlete is looking for that competativce edge over his opponent.  I was no different. I wanted to be faster, stronger, leaner, and more muscular than the other soccer players. “What would help me get there?” was the question I asked.  I wanted to be stronger, and creatine inevitably entered into the discussions in the weight room with the other players, and the