Pressure Cooker Coconut BBQ Chicken!

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So ya’ll know that I was given the most amazing gift recent, an Instant Pot! Well I literally put this little beauty to work the very first night I got it, and look what I made in just 15 minutes…Coconut BBQ Chicken! It would have been done even faster if the meat I was using wasn’t partially frozen, incredible isn’t it?! If you’re want to try this one out for yourself here’s the recipe, and yes it’s MSPI friendly (dairy and soy free), plus gluten-free as well.

Pressure Cooker Coconut BBQ Chicken

  • 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breast tenders (I used tenders because that’s what I had on hand)
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1.5-2 cups diced pineapple (I used fresh, but canned would work great too)
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 3-4 drops of Lime Essential Oil
  • shredded coconut to garnish

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Copycat Chipotle Guacamole Recipe!

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Do we have any Chiptole fans in the house? I totally am, and I LOVE that it’s one of the very few quick service restaurants that can accommodate my MSPI diet!

I’ve always really enjoyed their guacamole as well, so I’ve been making a copycat version at home for awhile now, with a little twist of my own of  course. 😉

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Copycat Chipotle Guacamole

  • 1 ripe avocado mashed
  • 1.5 T. cilantro finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp. Kosher Salt or Sea Salt
  • 2 T. finely chopped red onion
  • 1/3-1/2 jalapeno pepper chopped (according to how much of a kick you prefer)
  • 5-6 drops of Lime Essential Oil (you can also use lime juice, but personally I’m a BIG fan of the health and wellness benefits provided by using the oil)

After removing the pit and scooping out the avocado, mash it with a fork or potato masher. Combine with remaining ingredients and serve with your favorite tortilla chips or other Mexican dishes.

Seriously, it doesn’t get much easier than that, and oh my is it ever tasty!

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Immune-Boosting Apple Cider!

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What’s better than apple cider in the fall? Immune-Boosting Apple Cider! Seriously, this stuff is absolutely delicious plus it packs all sorts of immune system supporting punches. 😉

You know that I’m all about easy healthy recipes around here, and this one certainly doesn’t disappoint.

Immune-Boosting Apple Cider:

Simmer all the ingredients, except the Thieves Essential Oil over low heat for 10-15 minutes. Remove the cinnamon sticks and cloves and pour into mugs. Allow to cool slightly, and add one drop of Thieves to each serving. Stir and enjoy.

Head on over here to learn more about getting started with Young Living Essential Oils…the Premium Starter Kit even comes with Thieves, and some sweet little bonuses from me to you! 😉

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Dairy Free Coconut Pumpkin Soup!

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Pumpkin and especially pumpkin spice seems to be everywhere right now, so I figured it was time that those of us that are dairy-free and yes gluten-free too got in on the action. This Coconut Pumpkin Soup is pretty awesome, and honestly it tastes a bit like pumpkin pie in a bowl. 🙂

Coconut Pumpkin Soup:

  • 1 16 oz. can of pumpkin or fresh pureed pumpkin works wonderfully too
  • 1 13 oz. can of full fat coconut milk (reserve some of the cream for garnishing the top)
  • 1/2 c. of sugar
  • 2 tsps. of pie spice or 1 drop each of clove & cinnamon essential oils (you can always add more if you like it a bit spicier)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbs. of coconut oil (this can be left out, but it does make for a richer flavor if you add it)

Whisk all of the ingredients together except the coconut oil. Place in the top of a double boiler and heat thouroughly over boiling water. Make sure to stir frequesntly. When the soup is piping hot whisk in the coconut oil and remove from heat. Makes 4-6 servings.

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Spiced Peach Vanilla Smoothie + It’s Protein Packed!

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I just couldn’t let the week go by without sharing at least one more peach recipe with you, especially because the box of Palisade Peaches that I got this year were absolutely amazing!

Most of the recipes that I share with you are completely MSPI friendly, however this one is not. It’s perfect for all you gluten-free folks, but not for those who need to avoid dairy.  I wanted still share it with you, because according to my daughter (who is not dairy free), it’s THAT good, and she’s a bit of a smoothie connoisseur. 🙂

Spiced Peach Vanilla Smoothie

Add ingredients to a blender and pulse until smooth.

This smoothie packs a little secret punch…25 grams of protein per serving! If you haven’t heard of Pure Protein Complete it’s pretty awesome stuff as it is a comprehensive protein supplement that combines a 5-Protein Blend, amino acids, and ancient peat and apple extract. Definitely worth checking out if you aren’t dairy sensitive!

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