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Strawberry Lime Parfait and a Giveaway!!

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Today is a Good Day

 

Today is a very special day. Not only do I have an amazingly healthy, all raw, delicious dessert recipe for you, but I’ve also got a great GIVEAWAY for all of my fabulous readers!! Scroll down for complete details.

It’s still hot here in Austin, and by hot I mean 105 degrees. Yep that’s right, while most of you around the country are getting out your boots, jackets and making hot apple cider, we are still in the throws of a full blown Indian summer heat wave!  After lounging by the pool this weekend I decided I needed something cool and refreshing and alas, this Strawberry Lime Parfait was born!

 

 

This recipe is all raw, vegan, loaded with vitamins & minerals and did you see it?! It’s gorgeous!!  …I couldn’t decide which background I liked better, so here is the second series of pictures I shot. Which one do YOU like better? Do you prefer the clean white or earthy tones?

 

 

I will definitely be making this the next time we have friends over. It is so pretty and freezes well so can be made well in advance.

 

 

You’ll need:

  • 1 large avocado
  • juice of two limes
  • 1 1/5 cup fresh or frozen strawberries (I used half fresh, half frozen)
  • Vanilla Stevia
  • 2 drops doTERRA Lime essential oil
  • 1 tsp coconut powder (optional)

In a blender or food processor, blend the meat of the avocado with lime juice, coconut powder, 2 squeezes of Vanilla Stevia and Lime essential oil until smooth. Divide blended mixture into 2 small rocks glasses.

Next blend the strawberries and 2 more squeezes Vanilla Stevia until smooth. Note: If you would like a chunkier consistency, you can blend for a shorter time until desired consistency is reached. Place blended strawberry mixture over the avocado and garnish with lemon and lime. Yummm!

 

ok, ok, now onto what you’ve all been waiting for…

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THE GIVEAWAY!!!

My recipe was inspired by someone very special that I’d like you all to meet!!

I want you to meet Rachel Jones. Rachel is a rockstar! She has a lengthy background in massage therapy, yoga, herbs, and essential oil therapy. I am a huge fan of hers and she has been kind enough to offer a FABULOUS GIVEAWAY for all of my darling readers!!

We will be featuring a different therapeutic oil to giveaway each month for the next 4 months!! This month we are featuring:

LIME!

 

Lime essential oil can be used in cooking, skin care, aromatherapy and to support the immune system. I’ve been adding Lime drops to my smoothies, green juice, and desserts to give them a little ZING! I absolutely LOVE the fresh taste it brings to my dishes!

Rachel also informed me that citrus oils have been used for centuries to support the skin and help with wrinkles, yes please! I’ve been adding a drop to my face cream each night and I must say I’m loving it!

Lime is also great for supporting the immune system. Take just a few drops with food or water to support sore throats, sinus, and respiratory issues.

Other uses include:

  • Veggie wash – just add a few drops when washing vegetables to remove waxy build up
  • Mood – take a whiff when you’ve got the blues or low energy for an instant boost
  • Joints – massage onto sore or aching joints

I specifically love doTERRA oils because they are 100% PURE extracts and contain no artificial ingredients.  doTERRA’s oils are tested to be free of contaminants like pesticides and other chemical residues. These oils are the REAL DEAL!

October Giveaway:

*UPDATE* This Giveaway is now CLOSED.

The lovely Rachel is going to giveaway one bottle of 15ml Lime Essential Oil to 5 lucky readers!!

To enter, leave a comment below telling us what you will do with your Lime essential oil. 5 winners will be picked at random and announced on Monday!! Good Luck! **Giveaway Participants are restricted to US Residents only.

*Remember to “Like” Rachel on Facebook, check out her blog, and learn more about doTERRA essential oils here!!

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38 Responses to “Strawberry Lime Parfait and a Giveaway!!”

  1. DK September 28, 2011 at 5:08 pm #

    I will be making that recipe, that’s for sure! I looooooove avocados. And lime. I would also add it to water and tea.

  2. angela estabrook September 28, 2011 at 5:27 pm #

    I have a fabulous recipe for citrus bars, that would be a yummy addition! also infused in the air, sounds like it would smell fabulous too!!

  3. Kiani September 28, 2011 at 5:38 pm #

    I would love to add the lime essential oil to all the great juices ive been making! It would also go great in my cilantro lime salad dressing. By the way, I made the pistachio pesto and sundried tomato chicken the other night and it was amazing! Pesto with pistachios is pure genius. thank you.

  4. Esther September 28, 2011 at 6:13 pm #

    I would love to add lime essential oil to my teas with a little bit of ginger. Maybe even in the occasional mojito for extra zing!

  5. Alyson September 28, 2011 at 6:45 pm #

    I’ve never imagined avocado paired with strawberry but this looks delicious. A friend of mine who was big into homeopathic remedies once told me that lime is good cure for indigestion; have you heard of this use?

  6. Nikki Bilderback September 28, 2011 at 6:52 pm #

    I have a Bath & Bodyworks scent bug. The lime would be wonderful in that!

  7. Cynthia September 28, 2011 at 9:16 pm #

    I like putting lemon in my water, I will also add a drop or two of lime.

  8. Emily September 28, 2011 at 11:32 pm #

    Plain goat yogurt mixed with some shredded coconut, dark chocolate chips, a drop of stevia and a drop or two of LIME would make a fantastically yummy treat!! [sorry Linda, I know yogurt is not one of your favorite options 🙂 ]

  9. Mo September 28, 2011 at 11:48 pm #

    Allnof the above! I would use it in your fabulous recipes, green juice, and on my face for melasma and my “40 year-old wrinkles”.

  10. Jackie Isler September 29, 2011 at 5:24 am #

    Yummy – I would definitely be trying the parfait! Makes my mouth water just to read the recipe.

  11. Liz September 29, 2011 at 5:30 am #

    I like 4-5 drops of essential oil with filtered water
    in a diffuser for relaxing; lime would be perfect!

  12. Molly September 29, 2011 at 7:25 am #

    Well, I make home made soaps for my friends and family….I would definitely use this lime essential oil in them! They would be oh so refreshing for a morning shower!

  13. Lisa September 29, 2011 at 8:04 am #

    I will use in my morning Yoga classes. At the end of class I often provide peppermint oil or lotion so that students go “fully awake” into the day. The lime will be a new fresh twist on this and they will love it!

  14. Stephanie Freiss September 29, 2011 at 8:35 am #

    I’ll start by using it to make that delicious looking parfait you created!!!! I’m brand new to this world of whole, natural foods (I started reading your blog last week) but I’ve already been to my local Farmer’s Market (first time), made a “green smoothie” (I can’t imagine my morning without it now), tried the cauliflower with marinara & goat cheese (LOVED it!), bought Ezekiel bread (LOVE it!), and cooked your “stewp” last night!!!!! In just 5 days of making these changes to my habits, I can actually feel my body thanking me. I can tell that it’s happy with what I’m putting in it now (hello, 3 lbs just kinda fell off), and it’s rewarding me with extra spring in my step. Thank you so, so, so, so much for all of the important information you share on this blog!!!!!!! I’m so excited to keep learning about a fresh, natural world of food without all of the extra crap that I didn’t even fully realize was what was making me feel like crap. Thank you again!!!!!

  15. Stephanie Freiss September 29, 2011 at 8:53 am #

    P.S. For the glass of parfait itself, I like the white background! It makes it pop. For the raw fruit though, I like the earthy background… it seems to go with the fact that they’re real fruits you’ve taken a picture of, not a studio shot of fake freshness, if that makes sense!

  16. Carol September 29, 2011 at 10:23 am #

    I would use it in place of lemon that I put in my hot tea. I would also use it in case of any congestion I occasionally get during the winter months…add it to some hot water and breathe!

  17. Acee, Barbara September 29, 2011 at 11:18 am #

    I would add it to my baby oil and use it after I shower to keep my skin well moisturized and also lift my morning spirits!

  18. Lindsey J September 29, 2011 at 12:05 pm #

    I am going to go check out the other oils now, but for the lime I would use it to relax and lift my spirits! I am just getting into new fruit/veggie drinks so I am sure it would be useful there.
    Also, I like the white background for the parfait. Can’t wait to try this recipe!

    Thank you!

    Lins

  19. Mary September 29, 2011 at 1:22 pm #

    Those are beautiful shots!

    For the lime oil, I would put 2-3 drops in water to start the day before breakfast. Maybe even sip on water w/lime oil all day. 🙂

  20. Katie September 29, 2011 at 2:37 pm #

    Lime oil sounds amazing! I would love to try it in water, tea and salad dressing. I would also add it to the shea butter whipped lotion I make for friends and family. Great contest!

  21. Jen deBruin September 29, 2011 at 7:08 pm #

    I will be making the above recipe for sure and maybe even add to margaritas- may be a good addition!! I will try in in my face lotion for sure too!

  22. Lauren September 30, 2011 at 8:28 am #

    This recipe looks delicious! I love anything lime. My favorite dessert has always been key lime pie. 🙂 I’ve never seen anything like the lime oil, but I would love to try it! I’ve always been interested in nutrition, and my upcoming wedding has inspired me to take a hard look at the things I’ve been putting into my body. I make your green smoothies a couple times a week and I love the way they make me feel. Learning is a life long process!

  23. Allyssa September 30, 2011 at 9:54 am #

    What an awesome product! I’ve never even heard of oil like this before. I would definitely try using it in my face cream at night! Who wouldn’t want to try something if it’s supposed to beat wrinkles?! I’m all in! Also, I would love to try it in some drinks; sounds like it would be GREAT in my morning tea!

  24. Heidi T. September 30, 2011 at 10:22 am #

    I love lime oil! Can’t wait to try some of your recipes.

  25. Cathy Smith September 30, 2011 at 3:20 pm #

    I would use them to make the recipes I am researching on your website. I am working on losing weight and improving my health. These essential oils would certainly help with that.

  26. Theresa September 30, 2011 at 4:30 pm #

    Lime is my very favorite flavor lately. I would definitely find a way to incorporate this into a cookie, perhaps with coconut oil and fresh coconut flakes. I would also add it to each and every smoothie I make. Something about lime makes me feel bright like the sun even if the weather here is turning gray!

  27. LJ September 30, 2011 at 4:53 pm #

    It would be so great to add I to my lime cookies!! So tasty I can’t wait to get this thanx so miss

  28. Karin September 30, 2011 at 5:01 pm #

    I will use it along with Tangarine and Grapefruit in my homemade air freshner. Just blend the oils and drizzle over some baking soda in a small jar with either lace over the top (jewelled jelly jars, lace and ring) or if it is where it would be out of reach of inquiring fingers – I’ve just put it into little odds and ends tea cups or ramekins. Just toss it a bit to refesh the scent.

  29. Mary Fetch October 1, 2011 at 8:21 am #

    I would use the lime oil to create new “drinks” for myself, and to share. I have breast and bone cancer (but doing very well, thank you) and do not drink my beloved wine anymore! The lime oil will hopefully flavor my “drinks” and I can make your “mocktail” above for friends when I entertain, and they can add rum or whatever as they please. I also love to flavor my water, so this would be an easy use for me.

  30. HC October 1, 2011 at 4:09 pm #

    I would use the Lime essential oil for my green tea! I’m also a big salad eater and this will do well with a salad dressing. Love the taste of lime on my veggie tacos with jalapenos.

  31. Chelsea October 1, 2011 at 9:21 pm #

    Margaritas duh!

  32. Kristin October 2, 2011 at 6:06 pm #

    I would add the oil to my smoothies and water.

  33. Valerie October 2, 2011 at 6:26 pm #

    That recipe looks fantastic! I would definitely try that and I would add it to my smoothies and juices. I’d love to experiment with it.

  34. Gianna Patton October 2, 2011 at 7:05 pm #

    I would love to add some ‘zing’ to my smoothies and salad dressings – and I would definitely try adding it to my face cream! 😉

    G_Patton@hotmail.com

  35. Brooke October 2, 2011 at 8:58 pm #

    I like the idea of using it for massaging sore joints as I have a bad shoulder. Sounds relaxing. Also, the parfait looks pretty good! 🙂 I’d have to try that for sure.

  36. Hillary October 3, 2011 at 1:42 pm #

    I would love to try adding the oil to my smoothies, guacamole and anything else possible. I would also use it to relax in the evenings.. maybe add to some tea 🙂 My fiance is a chef so I’m sure we will find many uses for it!!!

  37. Nicole October 31, 2012 at 1:59 pm #

    I’m obsessed with doterra thanks for posting this! I wish I would have caught it before the giveaway closed 🙁
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