You know I like my treats…..But I also like to have my food work to bettering my body too! I always use clean, non-GMO, usually organic ingredients. I also work to incorporate foods that will help my body to heal and function at its best.
I add collagen to my green smoothies. I make my own healthy jello to incorporate gelatin into my day. I add sauerkraut to my eggs to include some fermented foods into my daily intake. Small things add up.
Today I used Young Living lemon essential oil in my weekly treat. 75 lemons go into one 15-ml bottle. That is one full lemon in every five drops of oil. I drink 1/2 lemon worth in my warm ACV water each morning. So much easier than juicing a lemon, especially when you’re still half asleep! Lemons are high in vitamin C and many other vitamins and minerals. They contain flavonoids making them powerful antioxidants. They are a great liver detoxifier as well.
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup cream cheese, softened
1 cup sweetener
2 tsps vanilla extract
25 drops Young Living lemon or jade lemon essential oil
2-1/4 cup almond flour
1/2 cup coconut flour
2 tsps baking powder
2 cups strawberries,diced
1-1/2 droppers of liquid stevia
3/4 cup Sukrin Melis (confectioned sweetener)
5 tbsps lemon juice
Heat oven to 325F. Cream together butter, cream cheese and sweetener (I used Swerve). Blend in eggs, extract and essential oil (you could replace this with lemon extract). Add in liquid stevia (I use Sweet Leaf). Slowly stir in flours and baking powder. Toss in berries (I put mine in my Pampered Chef manual food processor). Spoon batter into individual brownie wells (I love the Pampered Chef brownie pan). Bake at 325F for 18 minutes. Cool. For glaze, mix lemon juice and powdered sweetener and drizzle over cooled cakelets.
Per serving – calories 155, fat 14, carbs 5, fiber 2, protein 4.5
*recipe adapted from lowcarbyum