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Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

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…



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 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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