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Essential Oils Diet Book Essential Lifestyle Approved Recipe

My Healthy No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies are a huge hit in the Z house! They’re easy to make and are the perfect protein-packed snack. This delicious treat will satisfy your sweet tooth without harming your body. If you want a bioactive boost, try our Peppermint Chocolate variation. We love adding these no-bakes to our holiday trays, but they are lovely all year long.

Benefits of Peppermint Essential Oil

If you’ve read The Essential Oils Diet Plan, you know that peppermint is one of “The Big Four” EOs we mention. It’s a terrific investment if you like cooking, as you can use it in many different desserts and drinks.

It’s also excellent for your body! Here are just a few benefits of peppermint essential oil.

Peppermint Essential Oil Can Ease Nausea

Surgery is unavoidable for many of us, including Moms. A common after-effect of C-sections is nausea, which is the last thing a new Mom needs! One study chose a group of post-operative Mothers to inhale peppermint essential oil when feeling nauseous.

These Mothers showed reduced levels of nausea compared to those who inhaled a placebo. (1) This essential oil is excellent on its own, but if you want to blend it with other nausea-reducing EOs, try our Stomach Bug Remedy Roll-On. It’s a total life-saver and is an excellent solution for those struggling with motion sickness.

Peppermint Essential Oil Is Energizing

If you need a little pep in your step, add peppermint EO to your diffuser! We love combining peppermint with citrus scents for an instant mood booster. Studies show peppermint essential oil reduces fatigue and energizes the body. (2)

What a great reason to make Healthy No Bake Cookies! You’ll fill your entire home with the scent of fresh mint. Warning: Consuming our Peppermint Chocolate No-Bake variation may inspire you to cross more items off your to-do list.

Peppermint Essential Oil Is Great for the Outdoorsman

Aside from being an excellent addition to cookies, this EO has medicinal properties. It provides cooling relief to the skin, which is excellent for those who spend a lot of time outdoors. If you’re prone to painful sunburns, add peppermint essential oil to one of our sunscreen options.

I also use this EO in my bug repellant. It’s kept many bugs from bothering me in the garden!

Best Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Ingredients 101

These cookies use simple pantry staples to create a decadent treat! Here’s what you’ll need to add to your grocery list.

Butter: Butter helps the cookies firm up when refrigerated. When purchasing butter, look for organic, grass-fed varieties. If you want to make this recipe totally dairy-free, you can use raw coconut oil instead and add ¼ teaspoon of sea salt.

Unsweetened Almond Butter: This ingredient thickens the cookie batter and gives your body a dose of omega-3s. Look for almond butter without sugar in the ingredients list. If you’re having difficulty finding a suitable option locally, you can always find great choices online.

You can also use Nutso nut butter, which includes seeds, or unsweetened all-natural peanut butter.

Grade A Dark Amber Syrup: Maple syrup is a fantastic natural sweetener. It adds wonderful flavor to any treat! We recommend using Grade A Dark Amber maple syrup as these syrups are darker and have a more robust flavor.

Coconut Sugar: We use coconut sugar instead of white or brown sugar. This sweetener is easier on your blood sugar than traditional options. It has a deep flavor that pairs well with maple syrup. Some say it tastes similar to brown sugar!

You can also use my Christmas Cookie Blend.

Raw Cacao Powder: Swapping cocoa powder for cacao is one of the most effortless changes you can make in your kitchen. Both have similar flavors, but cacao powder is lighter in color and minimally processed. It contains antioxidants that are wonderful for your cardiovascular health. (3)

Pure Vanilla: Imitation vanilla has nothing on the real deal! Pure vanilla may be a little pricier, but you use less as it’s more potent. Plus, you aren’t ingesting artificial vanillin, which triggers headaches for some.

Organic Shredded Coconut: This ingredient adds texture and healthy fats! Coconuts contain manganese, a compound that can boost metabolism! (4)  Plus, they have medium-chain triglycerides that give your body energy.

Be sure to grab unsweetened coconut, as other kinds contain sugar!

Organic Gluten-Free Sprouted Quick Oats: Oats are a great baking option as they’re naturally gluten-free and high in protein, making them a nutritious snack! (5) In this recipe, you must use quick oats because rolled oats don’t soften enough, which throws off the entire cookie.

Make Healthy No Bake Cookies

These cookies come together in minutes. The hardest part is waiting for them to firm up in the freezer!

Healthy No Bake Cookies: An Easy, Protein-Packed Treat!
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Serves: 24 cookies
  1. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, bring the butter, maple syrup, coconut sugar, and cacao powder to a rolling boil. Cook for 1 ½ minutes, stirring constantly.
  2. Remove from heat. Stir in the vanilla and almond butter until smooth. Then add the shredded coconut, quick oats, and almonds (if using). Mix well.
  3. Spoon the batter in 1 tablespoon scoops onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
  4. Place in the freezer for 15 to 20 minutes or until hardened.
  5. Store in a Ziploc bag in the freezer.

Step One: Bring Butter and Sweeteners to a Boil

In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, bring the butter, maple syrup, coconut sugar, and cacao powder to a rolling boil. Cook for 1 ½ minutes, stirring constantly.

Step Two: Add Remaining Ingredients

Stir in the vanilla and almond butter until smooth. Then add coconut, quick oats, and almonds (if using). Mix well.

Step Three: Freeze the Healthy No Bake Cookies

Quickly spoon the batter onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Place in the freezer for 15 to 20 minutes or until hardened. Store in the freezer.

Peppermint Chocolate Variation

Peppermint essential oil adds a minty twist to a classic cookie!

Safety Note: Using essential oils in your culinary endeavors is a great way to incorporate them into daily life. It’s also totally safe; you just need to use wisdom. When including an EO in a recipe, you also need to add a dispersant.

In this recipe, butter is one ingredient that ensures the essential oils disperse evenly. Without a dispersant, your mouth would get irritated. Remember, you never want to ingest an EO neat!

Step One: Add Essential Oils

Boil the butter, sweeteners, and cacao powder for 1 ½ minutes. When removing the pot from the heat, add 1-2 drops of peppermint essential oil, then the vanilla, almond butter, coconut, and oats. Freeze for 15 to 20 minutes.

Filling your home with healthy treats doesn’t have to be a challenge. You can make many of your old stand-bys with a few tweaks! Over the years, I’ve learned that certain swaps make healthy recipes taste just as good (if not better!) than unhealthy foods.

In Mama Z’s Recipe Makeover, I share all of my best tips and tricks for creating delicious foods. These are the ingredients that I always have on hand to transform my family’s favorites into recipes that are free of gluten, sugar, and dairy..but not free of flavor!



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