The Lotus Review

 Hello and welcome to The Lotus Review! If you follw us on Facebook, you will have seen that we've been giving you steady information on the benefits of Essential Oils. The Lotus Review is an extension of that. We'll be using this space for recipes, tips and further education on Essential Oils! To kick it off, we'll be giving you a couple of recipes that are perfect for any holiday party or celebration! 

 

          Peppermint Chocolate Whoopie Pies

(preheat oven to 350)

 

*Filling*

1/2 cup palm shortening

1/3 cup pure maple syrup 

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 tbsp arrowroot starch

2 tsp coconut flour

Pinch of sea salt

2 tbsp coconut oil, melted 

2-3 candy canes, crushed (you'll need these later)

 

Place all ingredients into a bowl except the coconut oil. 

Using a hand mixer, blend until fully combined. Once 

that's done, turn the mixer on low and slowly drizzle in

the coconut oil until smooth. Store in the refridgerator 

until ready to use. 

 

*Batter*

1/4 cup almond flour

1/4 cup coconut flour

1/4 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

3 eggs

1tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup pure maple syrup

3 tbsp coconut oil, melted

Peppermint essential oil

 

Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl, mix well. Add wet

ingredients, except for coconut oil. Using your hand mixer

again, blend your wet and dry ingredients together. When

they're well combined, turn the mixer on low and slowly 

drizzle in coconut oil. Add 3-5 drops of peppermint essential

oil, mix well and let batter sit for 5 minutes to thicken. 


Using an ice cream scoop, place batter on parchment lined 

cookie sheets, making 8 mounds. Make sure to leave enough

room between them to allow for spreading. Flatten and smooth

slightly with spatula. Bake 14-16 minutes or until firm. Let them 

cool completely before adding filling. Once they're cool, spread 

the filling to one half of each whoopie pie. Make your sandwiches 

and taking the crushed candy canes from earlier, roll your

pies through them for some extra holiday fun! Keep them chilled 

until ready to serve and enjoy!

Mulled Apple Cider

 

1/2 gallon apple cider

Mulling spice*

2 cinnamon sticks

1/2 an orange, sliced

3 drops cinnamon essential oil

3 drops wild orange essential oil

Honey or brown sugar to taste

 

*If you can't find premade mulling spice, here's a quick blend you can whip up: 

1 tsp allspice

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp whole cloves

 

Put all ingredients into a crockpot on low; allow flavors to come together before serving. Leave your crockpot on low to keep the cider warm during the festivities! 

Health Benefits

 

Not only are the oils you'll be using going to add amazing flavor to these recipes, but they'll give you a little boost in the health department. 

 

Peppermint contains several essential minerals like iron, calcium and potassium to name a few. To add of that, it has omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamins A and C as well. 

 

Wild Orange helps to aid in strengthening your immune system, and can help in ridding the body of excess fluid with it's diuretic properties. 

 

Cinnamon helps to promote a healthy digestive system and can also provide relief from colds and congestion with it's antibacterial and antiviral qualities. 

 

We hope these tips and recipes are helpful and you'll incorporate essential oils into your everyday life! Always make sure to test for skin sensitivity or allergies before using on yourself or family memebers. 

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