Peppermint Power Brownies


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Peppermint Power Brownies
These delicious brownies are full of protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats. The small amount of instant coffee intensifies the chocolate flavor, and peppermint adds a powerful kick.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Place all ingredients, except chocolate chips, in food processor and blend until smooth.
  3. Add 1/2 cup chocolate chips and pulse a few times to combine. Don't overprocess.
  4. Pour into greased 8x8 pan and top with 1/4 cup chocolate chips.
  5. Bake 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Recipe Notes

Recipe is adapted from Black Bean Brownies on the doTERRA blog.

Recipe contains affiliate links.

Featured Health Benefits

Black Beans

Black beans contain protein, fiber, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin B1, folate, potassium, calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, zinc, selenium, phytonutrients, and anti-oxidants.

The nutritional components in black beans support cardiovascular and digestive health.  They help to regulate blood sugar levels, increase energy, suppress appetite and promote weight loss.  Additionally, they can help prevent certain cancers, birth defects, and impotence.

Eggs

Eggs contain protein, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin D, vitamin B12, vitamin A, vitamin E, folate, selenium, riboflavin, phosphorus, potassium, iron, calcium, choline, carotenoids, and antioxidants.

The nutrients in eggs promote cardiovascular health, brain health, and skin health.  They protect the skin and eyes from UV damage and promote liver and brain functions.  They also aid in weight management.

Cacao Powder

Cacao powder is a nutritional powerhouse.  It contains iron, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, copper, manganese, selenium, potassium, zinc, protein, fiber, riboflavin, niacin, folate, and antioxidants.

The nutrients in cacao powder promote cardiovascular health, brain health, skin health, respiratory health, and digestive health.  They also help regulate blood sugar levels, are a mood booster,  promote weight loss, and speed up wound healing.  You can find organic cacao powder here.

Maple Syrup

The nutrients found in maple syrup include energy, water, protein, fat, carbohydrates, antioxidants, and sugars. In terms of minerals, it contains calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus sodium, potassium, and zinc. Vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, and B6 are also found in maple syrup.

Maple syrup fights inflammation, improves heart health and boosts immunity.  You can find 100% pure organic maple syrup here.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil contains antimicrobial lipids, lauric acid, capric acid, caprylic acid, polyphenols, vitamin E, vitamin K, and iron.

The nutrients in coconut oil have a variety of health benefits.  They support immunity, cardiovascular health, digestive health, brain health, and oral health.  They promote healthy skin and hair and strong bones and teeth.  They support healthy kidney, gallbladder, and liver functions.  They promote healthy blood sugar levels, increased energy and metabolism, and weight management.  The nutrients in coconut oil also support healthy aging, protection against cancer, protection against arthritis, and balanced hormone levels.  Try this popular brand.

Collagen

Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies.  As we age, our bodies produce less collagen, contributing to many signs of aging.

Collagen supports healthy hair, skin, and nails.  It promotes bone and joint health, cardiovascular health, digestive health,  and oral health.  It supports liver function and detoxification, metabolism, and weight management.  Additionally, it promotes healthy aging and reduces cellulite and stretch marks.

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Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint essential oil is antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic.

Peppermint essential oil supports digestive, oral, respiratory and brain health.  It can relieve headaches, nausea, and fever.  It supports the immune system, promotes mental focus, and hormone balance.  It can help to relieve stress, improve energy, and support weight management.  It also promotes healthy cell function and regeneration.

You can read more about the health benefits and uses of peppermint essential here.

 

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Apple Cinnamon Bread


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Apple Cinnamon Bread
This delicious, gluten free, grain free bread makes a great snack or breakfast treat.
Course Breakfast
Servings
loaf
Ingredients
Course Breakfast
Servings
loaf
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Grease standard loaf pan with butter or coconut oil.
  3. Add cashew butter, applesauce, syrup, eggs, essential oils and apple cider vigegar to large mixing bowl. Stir well.
  4. Add baking soda, nutmeg and sea salt. Stir until well combined.
  5. Pour into loaf pan.
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes.
  7. Place apple slices on top of loaf 10-15 minutes before it is done.
  8. Top finished loaf with ground cinnamon.
Recipe Notes

This recipe is from Essential Oils Ancient Medicine by Dr. Josh Axe, Ty Bollinger, and Jordin Rubin.

This recipe contains affiliate links.

Featured Health Benefits

Cashew Butter

Cashews are rich in unsaturated fatty acids, protein, fiber, copper, zinc, magnesium, and antioxidants.  Cashews can protect against migraines, heart disease, and cancer.  They can increase cognitive ability, bone strength, and joint flexibility.  You can find organic cashew butter here.

Maple Syrup

The nutrients found in maple syrup include energy, water, protein, fat, carbohydrates, antioxidants, and sugars. In terms of minerals, it contains calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus sodium, potassium, and zinc. Vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, and B6 are also found in maple syrup.  Maple syrup fights inflammation, improves heart health and boosts immunity.  You can find 100% pure organic maple syrup here.

Unsweetened Applesauce

Applesauce is used as a low calorie, low-fat sweetener in this recipe.  It is rich in fiber, vitamin C, and antioxidants.  The nutrients in applesauce are protective against asthma, Alzheimers, cancer, heart disease, and type II diabetes.  You can find organic, unsweetened applesauce here.

Cinnamon Essential Oil

  • Decreases inflammation
  • Increases circulation
  • Fights viruses
  • Fights free radicals
  • Relieves depression
  • Stimulates the immune system
  • Stimulates libido
  • Fights parasites

Ginger Essential Oil

  • Treats upset stomach and supports digestion
  • Heals infections
  • Aids respiratory problems
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Strengthens heart health
  • High levels of antioxidants
  • Natural aphrodisiac
  • Relieves anxiety
  • Alleviates muscles and menstrual pains
  • Improves liver function

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is rich in acetic acid, potassium, magnesium, probiotics, enzymes. and polyphenols.  It has a variety of health benefits including:

  • enhances detoxification
  • reduces acid reflux
  • aides in weight loss
  • relieves allergies
  • kills candida
  • decreases blood pressure
  • balances blood sugar
  • balances pH

You can find organic apple cider vinegar here.

Nutmeg

Nutmeg is a spice that contains vitamins, minerals, and organic compounds related to the essential oils.  It also contains fiber, manganese, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, magnesium, and copper.  Nutrients in nutmeg improve brain function, relieve pain, improve digestion, decrease bad breath, and support sleep.   You can find organic nutmeg here.

Sea Salt

Sea salt contains magnesium, calcium, potassium, iron, zinc, and iodine.  Each of these elements is essential for good health including preventing dehydration, balancing blood sugar, preventing muscle cramps, improving sleep, increasing energy, and regulating blood pressure.  You can find pink Himalayan sea salt here.

Apples

Apples contain vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6, and riboflavin; and minerals like potassium, copper, manganese, and magnesium. Apples are very good sources of dietary fiber, phytonutrients, and flavonoids.  You can read more about the health benefits of apples here.

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