The Best Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Ever, Ever!

The Best Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Ever, Ever!

Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup grass fed butter (at room temperature)
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut crystals or sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/3 tablespoons coconut milk (really any milk you prefer)
  • 3 ripened bananas
  • 2 cups flour (I used Young Living Einkorn mix)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • About 1/2 bag chocolate chips (totally your preference on how much you like)

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix the sugar and the butter in a large bowl.  Add eggs and blend.  Add milk and bananas, mix.  Now add flour and baking soda and mix.  Stir in the chocolate chips.

Spray loaf pans with non-cook spray and spoon it into pans.

Bake for 40 minutes.  You should be able to insert a knife into the middle of the loaf and the knife should come out clean.

Enjoy!!!!!

Enjoy!

 

Why I choose to use Young Living Einkorn Mix…

Ingredients: Whole grain einkorn flour (Triticum monococcum), Brown rice flour, Amaranth flour, Tapioca flour, Sorghum flour (Sorghum bicolor), Dhokla flour (Indian flour made from chickpeas)

Flours now days are so processed and altered that they are no longer good for us.  Young Living is growing the very best Einkorn Wheat and I have loved baking with this mix.

Do you want to try some?  Go to beta.youngliving.com and my member # is 1483642.  If you have any questions about it, let me know!  peacejoyandoil@gmail.com

Good Morning Sunshine!

In November I bought myself some Young Living products that I had not tried with my Essential Rewards points.  One of them was the Morning Start Bath & Shower Gel.  It gets your day started right with an invigorating blend of the essential oils added to naturally cleansing and moisturizing botanicals.  It has Lemongrass, Rosemary, Juniper, and Peppermint oil in it.  It is non-toxic and free from chemicals & synthetic preservatives.  I need all the help I can get in the mornings!

Morning Start Bath and Shower Gel

Progessence Plus

Meet one of my best friends…

Progessence Plus

I love this girl!  She makes me a nicer person.  She makes my monthly visit from Aunt Flo much more tolerable.

Warning: Men go ahead and scroll down to the next post.

Women, listen up!

My cycle was insane for YEARS!!!!!!  It was long and very heavy.  I would have cramps so bad that I would spend the first 2 days in bed with what used to be my best friend the heating pad.  I haven’t needed a heating pad since I met this girl.  She seriously has changed my life.

Progessence™ Plus serum is a pure, harmonizing serum that is designed specifically for women. Along with wild yam and vitamin E, Progessence Plus is formulated with Frankincense, Bergamot, and Peppermint essential oils for optimal results.

Directions: Apply 2–4 drops 2 times daily on neck area. For added effect, apply 1–2 drops along forearms 2 times daily.

If you don’t know her yet, but think you should.  Go to beta.youngliving.com and my member # is 1483642.  If you have any questions about it, let me know!  peacejoyandoil@gmail.com

Thyme to get Slique

**These are my individual results and my testimonies.  Everyone is different and may have different results depending on several different factors such as diet, exercise, health, etc… There is No Magic Pill or formula that will work for everyone.  I think it is very important to know your body.  Do research on any product you consider using.

I am only sharing because when I wanted to start using these products I wanted to read personal testimonies, so hopefully this will be helpful information for someone, if not it is good accountability for me to put it out on the internet so I will strive to meet my goals.

I have been making several changes over the last 2 years for the health of my family and decided that on January 1st it was time to work really hard at shedding my extra weight.  Due to more natural changes that I have been slowly making this decision was much easier, but still a challenge.

I decided that I was going to cut out Sugar and Gluten as much as possible.  I have been eating lean meats, fruits and vegetables, drinking tons of water with Lemon oil or Slique oil.

Citrus Water Slique Essence

Why I chose Young Living to help me attain my weight management goals…

Today’s lifestyles don’t always create optimal conditions for physical wellness or weight management.  Poor diet, lack of exercise and environmental toxins can leave us unbalanced and low on energy.  Every product that Young Living creates supports your whole body.  They provide targeted solutions to restore balance.  Not only are these products for weight management but so much more.  Even if you don’t need to loose weight these products are still great for your health.  If you do want to loose weight, you will not be jeopardizing your health while doing it.  I trust Young Living!  I have done my research and they have nothing to hide.

What a typical day looks like for me…

Breakfast: NingXia Red (1 oz.), water with lemon, Super C, Super B, Master Formula Hers and a healthy breakfast or a Balance Complete meal replacement.

Lunch:  Water, healthy lunch or Balance Complete meal replacement (if I didn’t have it for breakfast), Essentialzymes-4

Snack: nuts, noosa yogurt or a slique bar

45 minutes before dinner I take 1 pack of Slique Slim Caps

Dinner: Water, Healthy dinner (meat, fruits and veggies), Essentialzymes-4

If I get a little hungry before bed I drink Slique Tea or more NingXia Red (1 oz.)

Like I said this is not a formula.  Each day looks different.  I don’t think I would be successful on a program that looked the same each day.  I like variety.

I only weigh on Sundays.  If you weigh everyday you will see the up and down which might help you but I decided I just wanted to see the results after each week.

Results as of 1/18/15…

I feel great!  I have more energy.  I am more productive.  I have lost 9 lbs!!

weight management

I will post more along the journey.  I would love to hear from you if you have ever tried any of the Slique products!  I would also love to hear any tips that work for you.

If you want to order, go to beta.youngliving.com and my # is 1483642.  I would love to answer any questions you have.

 

Attention: Pilots

I went to Starbucks yesterday to sit and fill out some paperwork before picking my kids up from school.  There was only 1 table available in the whole place so I take my seat and start filling out the papers.  (squirrel)  I over hear the 2 men sitting next to me talk about how they are pilots and that one has Vertigo (Cedarwood) and the other struggles with allergies (LLPC) and getting stuffy.  They both talk about how they are not supposed to fly when they aren’t feeling well or when they are on medicine.  There was a little wall between us or I would have told them all about Young Living Essential Oils.  (I probably wouldn’t have, but like to think I would have)

It did inspire me to make this…

Attention: All Pilots

If you are a Pilot or know a Pilot, please share.  Young Living offers a natural alternative!  No more missing flights!!

Get started here.

Oily Dog

Everyday is National Dog Day in our home!  We have the most loved, spoiled rotten, 90lb lap dog.  He really is the best dog though.  He lets our children climb all over him.

Oily Dog

I love him so much I even share my Young Living Essential Oils with him.  That’s right even our dog is Oily!

When I use oils he will follow me with his nose in my hand.  He loves his oils.

An Oil A Day Keeps the Vet Away

When Champ had a wound under his eye I applied Frankinsence and Lavender and then applied a warm compress.

When it is storming outside I apply Peace & Calming right behind his ears and lays down and goes to sleep.

When he has gas I rub peppermint or DiGize on his stomach.  He is a Boxer, this is often!

I spray his bed down with a Purification spray that you can find here.  I also spray this on him when we he is outside longer than just going to the bathroom.

 

So your Premium Starter Kit is great for your WHOLE Family, even the fur-babies!

Get your own Premium Starter Kit here.

 

 

 

The BEST most ECONOMICAL cleaner EVER!

This post will forever change you!  Well, maybe the way you clean your house…

My friend Catherine and I want to share our love for Thieves Cleaner!

Thieves Cleaner

Thieves cleaner is a green, ecologically friendly, plant-based cleaner containing Thieves and lemon Young Living quality essential oils.  Safe for use around children and pets.  It is perfect for cleaning practically everything in your house.

We have both thrown out all other cleaners and use Thieves for everything.  EVERYTHING!  From fruit to our toilets…  You simply buy empty spray bottles from the dollar store or home improvement store and follow the chart on the bottle for diluting.  Add water!  I have a spray bottle in my kitchen and each bathroom.

cleaning products

We will also share other natural ways to replace things like room spray, laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent, hand sanitizer, throat spray, goo gone, etc.

Do you know the story behind Thieves?

The oils or herbs were used by thieves who robbed the dead and dying during the plague of the 15th century and who never contracted the disease. The Young Living Thieves cleaner is patterned after this formula that offered protection during a time when 50 percent of Europe perished from the plague.

Thieves is a Young Living essential oil blend. What are the five oils used in Thieves? (Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Rosemary, Lemon, Eucalyptus (E. radiate))

Thieves essential oil blend was found to have a 99.6% kill rate against airborne germs!

 

Here are a couple testimonies.  So you can see we are not alone!

Thieves cleaner

“The Thieves Household cleaner has been absolutely wonderful.  I’ve had it since March and it’s not even 1/2 gone.  I literally use it for EVERYTHING, from cleaning the kitchen floors to washing produce!  I love that it’s all natural, chemical free and won’t be harmful to my family.  Not to mention it smells amazing!”  -Julia T.

 

and another…

Thieves scrub

 
CARPETS
thieves carpet cleaner
In the past we have spent a lot of money on having our carpets professionally cleaned.  It is a hassle, they use chemicals and we can’t walk on our carpets for a day.  Ain’t nobody got time for that!  My hubby found a great deal on a Hoover carpet cleaner and decided it was worth it to try so that we could clean our carpets ourselves.  We put thieves cleaner in the top, where it says to put solution and we were amazed at how well our carpets came clean and how good the house smells after.  NO CHEMICALS!
Another great thing about this cleaner is that it affordable!!!  It is so concentrated, you only use one capful per spray bottle.  So, it lasts for-ev-er!!!
Did I mention it was safe for to use with children and pets?!?!  My daughter threw up all over my car and herself and as soon as I pulled in the driveway, I ran inside and grabbed my thieves spray bottle.  I sprayed it all over her, her chair, the car, the carpet…every nook and cranny!  It got rid of the smell and any sign that anyone has ever thrown up in it.  This is huge, because I probably would have had to get a new car if not (wink)!
Since it is safe for Children and Pets…I love to mop my kitchen floor with it.  I don’t have to worry about the dog licking it or the kids walking around barefoot on it.
Thieves Hand Sanitizer
thieves the germ killer label
hand sanitizer recipe hand sanitizer ingredients
Natural Room Spray, say goodbye to Febreeze and Lysol that are laden with chemicals that are not safe for us!
DIY Room Spray
Purification will kill odors, not just mask them.  It also kills fungus and mold!!!
detergents
You can also apply to stains or as presoak to get rid of bad smells or urine.
Follow our Clean Your Home pinterest board here.

How to be a Teachers Pet

Check Yo Self…

check yo self

Ha!  I kid, I kid.  This post is about attitudes.  We all have them!  Sometimes our children’s attitudes are a reflection of our own.  Ouch!

I want to tackle those morning attitudes before they even start so they can be ready for a great school year.  We will use Young Living Oils to help in any way they can.

Back to School Bash

Being organized and prepared is a key player in my happiness so I’m planning it out. Read this to get some ideas of what you need to have on your essential oil supply list.

My Plan of Action:

Night before –

*Take our vitamins (Super C, OmegaGize – Fish oil, MultiGreens, InnerDefense, Longevity, Life 5)

*Fill the kitchen diffuser the night before with a happy blend of Orange, Ylang Ylang & Lavender and have it ready to turn on as soon as I wake up to let the dog out.  This is usually before the kids are awake.

Ylang Ylang, Orange, Lavender

*Fill the USB orb diffuser with water for the car ride to school.  I’ll let them take turns picking which oil to use on the way to school.

*Have lunches and water bottles filled.

Morning –

*Apply peppermint to wake up.  Drink my MindWise, Ningxia Red with Lemon oil and have my quiet time! (check out Jesus Calling if you want to start a quiet time and don’t know where to start)

*Fill the upstairs diffuser with Citrus Fresh, Peppermint or my favorite diffusing blend of Lime, Lemon Myrtle and Peppermint.

*Wake up the kids.

*Everyone get ready.

*Eat breakfast or drink smoothie!

*Apply Thieves to the bottom of all of our feet.  Put shoes on and go.