Hi! I’m Hope Leilani! I love Jesus and wildflowers, trying new recipes, hand lettering, singing, playing ukulele, embroidery, and reading! I am a bohemian minimalist and health conscious teen who is always experimenting with face masks and DIYs. READ MORE
I’ve been juicing more often lately and I felt bad to throw away the pulp that was left over from it. Then I decided to experiment with making cookies from them. I call these “carrot cake” because the pulp I used was carrot, apple and ginger and that with YL’s orange oil and cinnamon reminded me so much of actual carrot cake but in a smaller version and a little bit more healthier. These cookies are warm, full of flavor, and packed full of protein and… continue reading.
I think that we all struggle with drinking enough water. We are supposed to drink half of our body weight in ounces every day. I made it part of my New Year’s resolutions to drink more water. When I make resolutions, it isn’t something I just write down and think “Oh, that would be nice”, I make it a goal and priority. But, I admit, I do still struggle with drinking the right amount of water for my body every day. It’s hard when you are busy and distracted, but water is crucial for our health. It makes your entire body function the way it should. Water even helps to flush out toxins, lose weight, and clear up skin. We should make it a big priority!
Here are some tips that can help you drink more water:
- Get a water bottle that you really love. This helps you drink way more, because you actually are attracted to your water!
- Add natural flavors- YL essential oils, fruit, and minerals.
- And most of all, stay consistent! Good habits stay for life!
Below are some awesome YL EO blends to make your water taste way better than even soda or sweet tea.
Spring is in the air! Do you want to bring its lovely aroma into your home? These blooming blends of Young Living essential oils will make you enjoy spring’s sweet, refreshing smell even inside! I hope you enjoy!
I tried this recipe for the first time the night before I had to bring them to a bake sale. I crossed my fingers and prayed that they would look and taste good. It ended up working perfectly and everyone loved them! I love baking with einkorn flour, because it has such a nice subtle taste, and it is so much better for you than modern wheat. The blueberries and lemon compliment each other so well, and the muffins are just the perfect sweetness.
Serves: 12- 16
- 3 cups of einkorn flour, plus 1 teaspoon for dusting ( all-purpose or whole grain, and I used YL’s einkorn flour)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp of salt ( we use the Real Salt brand)
- 1 cup ( 200 g) coconut sugar
- 3/4 cup (185 g) plain yogurt
- 1/2 cup (125 g) whole milk or almond milk
- 10 tbs (140 g) unsalted butter, melted
- 3 large eggs ( or 4 1/2 tbs of ground flax seed + 1 cup of water, let sit for 5 minutes)
- 2 cups (240 g) fresh or frozen blueberries
- 3 drops of Young Living Lemon EO
- Preheat oven to 425°F. Fill a muffin tin with 12 paper liners ( this recipe usually makes a couple more muffins, so add 2-4 extra paper liners in a second muffin tin just in case).
- In a large mixing bowl, sift together the 3 cups of flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a medium bowl, combine the yogurt, milk, lemon EO, and melted butter.
- In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the wire whip attachment, beat the eggs until they are a smooth yellow color ( if using flax eggs, just beat until a little frothy). Add the sugar and beat on medium-low speed for 1 minute, then on high a couple more minutes until the mixture forms thick ribbons.
- Fold the flour mixture gently into the egg, using a circular motion to completely incorporate it into the batter. Gently stir the yogurt mixture into the batter. ( Be sure to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl as you go). Toss the blueberries with the remaining 1 teaspoon of flour, then fold them gently into the batter until the dry flour is completely absorbed. Spoon the batter evenly into the cups, filling nearly to the rim of the cup.
- Place the muffins in the oven, then reduce the oven temperature to 375°F. Bake for 25-30 minutes until a toothpick comes away clean when inserted into the center of the muffins. Let cool in pan for 15 minutes, then remove from the pan and cool completely. The muffins can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
It’s finally spring, and although the flowers aren’t blooming quite yet, I’m getting excited for when they do! Spring is such a sweet reminder of the beautiful redemption we have in Jesus. Though flowers fade, His love remains. Because of His unfailing and steadfast love for us, He suffered and died on a cross for our sins. He conquered death and three days later he rose again. We have been set free from the bondage of our sins. We have been freed from guilt and shame to live a life full of passion and purpose for Him! “For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery” – Galations 5:1. Through Him we have been redeemed. So rejoice in every flower you see blooming- you are blooming too. Exalt the Lord in every storm that covers you, for through it you grow. We fade quickly- don’t waste your life that Christ purchased for you through His precious blood, in things that don’t matter. For you have been set free. You have been redeemed. “As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field; for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more” (Psalm 103:15-16).
The cheery and festive holidays have passed by already, but it is still cold outside, and I’ve been warm and cozy inside! I have a delicious spice – and – everything – nice face mask recipe for y’all that is just faintly warm, and if you accidentally get some on your lips, it is very sweet!
The cinnamon and nutmeg in it help with acne, and encourages a healthy glow, while the honey soothes inflammation and redness. The lemon juice helps to promote clear skin and make blemishes disappear. And… READ MORE
After the holidays, we normally end up with sore throats, runny noses, and coughs. Why? Did you know that you can cripple your immune system for up to five hours after eating sugar! ( Study from HERE) Also, it’s a fertilizer for cancer- meaning it feeds the cancer cells in your body. Yikes. I’m not trying to scare you, but we need to be educated about this stuff! Please research about the effects of sugar on your body and learn about it. Join me in your New Years resolutions to cut processed sugar out of our diet for good! Some great sugar alternatives are coconut palm sugar, honey, maple syrup, and stevia.
Now onto the recipe! I got it from my awesome friend’s blog, Maddi, at anaturaladventure.com. These are great for soothing sore or scratchy throats, and they taste like little candies! Made with Young Living’s Lemon and Thieves essential oils, it helps boost your immune system! READ MORE