1/20/17

Wild Orange - Essential Oil Smoothie!

Wild Orange is the new Green . . . 

When it comes to smoothies that is! For a while there is seemed like everyone was drinking Green juices, or Green smoothies. Vegetables and fruits in a drink of sorts for health and fitness reasons was a super popular idea. One, I admit, that I totally got caught up in. It was fun and fresh, and even more than all those vegetables, I got sucked into the magic of beautiful flavors from yucky foods!

However, after a few experiments with adding more fruit (because the Hubby and Kids complained about too many vegetables, especially the leafy ones) I found that Green smoothies can actually be any color in the Rainbow. What's even more wild? Rainbow is the new Green. 😊 After a LOT of experimenting, and trial and error, I have learned how to make them taste just as good as the beautiful colors I create.
Wild Orange Essential Oil Smoothie

Discovering Essential Pleasure...

Have you heard of them? Essential oils have become a huge deal! Have you been invited to like a million parties like me? I have, by all my friends and even those people who are acquaintances on my social media. I don't normally buy into fads. BUT SERIOUSLY!!!! I love my Essential Oils, like a ton! Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint are my favorite for health, baths, and using with my kids, and they love it too!

However, recently I found a great way to use another essential oil, and it's my pleasure to share it with you all.   Normally I focus on making healthy kid friendly smoothies with vegetables, essential oils, legumes, and plant protein powders. So when I say kid smoothies, I have to get really creative sometimes in how I "hide" the healthy stuff. This recipe I'm sharing below, doesn't have a lot of vegetables, because sometimes its also nice to just have a fresh fruity blast of goodness.

I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do!

Welcome to my newest favorite essential oil: Wild Orange.  Most people add a drop or two to water for taste, or to an air freshener for the freshness, I found a way to add to the flavor oranges in a smoothie and it is essentially pleasurable.  ~Enjoy~

Wild Orange Smoothie

(made with essential oils from doTerra)

8oz Orange juice
4 drops of Wild Orange Oil (we got ours from doTerra)
1 cup Papaya (canned is all I could find at the store, so I drained it)
1 cup Mango (canned is all I could find at the store, so I drained it)
1/3 cup carrots (steamed)
1/2 cup Greek Coconut Yogurt
2 tsp Chia seeds (ground)
2 tsp Flax seeds (ground)
1 cup Pineapple (fresh frozen)

*Blend until smooth.  This will make 2 servings, you will get a really good taste of the wild orange and the pineapple flavorings.

*DISCLOSURE - Anytime you plan on using essential oils in a recipe or for ingestion you must first consult the manufacturer. DoTerra very clearly marks their bottles with whether or not they can be ingested, and instructions on how to do so. NEVER ingest essential oils without first consulting a trusted source.

Thanks for reading. If you have other cool Essential Oil Recipes or cool ideas, please share them with us by commenting!

You should also check out our awesome review of Lavender Essential Oils!

18 comments:

  1. That sounds really yummy! I think I am going to have to make these for me and my hubby!

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    1. It was new to us and worked pretty well! Some of it's an experiment, but there are some essential oil cooking recipes online, still researching. :)

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  2. I love my essential oils! You might be interested in the work of Robert Tisserand. He is considered the top expert on EO's

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    1. Thanks for sharing! There is so much info out there on Essential Oils. We've stuck with some of the mainstream brands to play it safe to start. We'll look into Robert. Thanks!

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  3. No way you can put essential oils in smoothies!!! This looks so good too! I love smoothies.

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    1. We LOVE smoothies too. We've been making them for some time. I think I'll start posting more of our recipes. :)

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  4. I might be tempted to try this - but WITHOUT the essential oil. I think there's some risk associated with ingesting the oils, and I wouldn't want to take any chances.

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    1. Hey Brandi. The smoothie by itself sure is yummy. We use a guide to Essential Oils book that DoTerra supports, and there are quite a few recipe books for Essential Oils. Usually it's only with the plant type oils. Orange, peppermint, basil, etc.

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  5. I don't really use essential oils but I love a good smoothie idea! And adding carrots... never thought about that.

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    1. I know! Carrots were actually a nice surprise. You have to add the right amount for you, but they add a good flavor and make it super healthy.

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  6. I am on the fence about essential oils, on one side people say that its the best thing for you all the good stuff it does. On the other side people say how bad it is for you, and how it affects your body negatively... So I am still researching it, but the recipe sounds good I will try everything but the oils.

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    1. Hey Ivette, we've heard both sides too, there are a lot of opinions out there. I'm not sold on every Essential Oil, and how they say it works with certain things, but so far we've been happy. Just be sure to use a trusted source when using them. The nice thing about most of them is that they are natural.

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  7. I haven't really gotten into essential oils yet, although I have heard they have such amazing benefits to them. I would probably start off with wild orange because orange is one of my favorite flavors!

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    1. Hey Krysten, thanks for sharing! Orange is pretty cool. It also has a refreshing wake you up effect when used in a diffuser or on the skin (diluted with coconut oil as directed)

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  8. Sounds like such a delicious smoothie recipe. I'm hesitant about adding essential oils to my food though, I thought they were for external use only?

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    1. Hey Elizabeth. The smoothie by itself sure is yummy. We use a guide to Essential Oils book that DoTerra supports, and there are quite a few recipe books for Essential Oils. Usually it's only with the plant type oils. Orange, peppermint, basil, etc. It's also personal preference in the end.

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  9. I had no idea that you could use essential oils in recipes. Is it edible? This is definitely something new to me and it's very interesting.

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    1. Hey Elizabeth. We've just recently tried essential oils in some recipes. When using the correct oils, and in the right way, they are definitely edible. Most of the ones used in recipes are strait "from the vine". Again, just be sure to use a trusted source, like DoTerra or YoungLiving or Melaleuca. I know that DoTerra marks their bottles very clearly on which ones can and cannot be digested.

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