Since joining Doterra some years ago I have been returning to the subject of cooking with Doterra essential oils and the positive aspect to our daily lives
Putting Essential Oils in your food is simply putting the essence of the plate, flower or bark into your recipe to create another level of interest to your food as well as unique taste beyond the norm. This is without saying a healthier option to putting artificial flavorings in your food. The reality is that many processed food have preservatives and chemicals to enhance the flavor of the products as well as excessive amounts of salts and sugars making it even more important to avoid process foods and to learn to cook food the more traditional way.
However this is not a new concept, the use of Essential oils goes back thousands of years when it was considered that good food and oils were related physical healing as well as emotional well-being. The power of natural substances such as essential oils were believed to provide a healthy boost when used in the kitchen.
Why is cooking with Doterra essential oils the better option?
When cooking with essential oils safety should always be in your mind, because not all essential oils are created equal. The important factor is the grade of the oil, using a cheap brand maybe fine for your diffuser but I would not suggest consuming it. The minimum grade of essential oil for cooking should be food grade or better still therapeutic grade essential oil such as the ones produced by Doterra.
The best oils for your Doterra essential oil food recipes
How to use essential oils in Doterra recipes
Doterra essential oils should be added at the end of the cooking process so the flavor of the oil is keep in the food, but remember that essential oils are far stronger that normal flavorings so one drop should be enough. However, if you find it a bit too strong, then let the recipe simmer for a while before offering it to your guests or family.
Doterra recipes for breakfast
The morning juice has become a regular part of our morning routine and with Doterra oils it allows you to pick and mix to whatever taste that takes your fancy.
Simple carrot and ginger kickstart
10 middle sized carrots (cleaned and stork removed)
Doterra ginger essential oil – 2-4 drops to taste
Juice the carrots using a juicer
Mix in the essential oil
Pour into a glass and drink
This is a great recipe that you can make the even before and then put it in the fridge over night so its ready in the morning and its yummy
Wild Orange and chocolate oat fool
Organic oats – 1 table spoon
Organic Linseed flour – 1 table spoon
4 Dark plums (chopped)
5 dates (chopped)
Doterra Wild Orange essential oil – 4 drops
Organic Coco power – 1 table spoon
Organic Kefir (unflavored) – 1 cup (add more if needed)
Take all the ingredients and put them in a blender
Blend until smooth
Pour into two serving bowls and put into fridge
For more Doterra essential oil food recipes go to Recipes from the kitchen by Manuela Battilani or check out some of the Doterra recipes on this blog.