Saturday, May 26, 2018

10 Wholesome Raw Family Vegan Smoothies Using Essential Oils

(Photo credit to Karly Gomez)
Top 10 Wholesome Raw Vegan Smoothies Using Essential Oils

If you are looking to get back to nature and go "vegan" or maybe just clean up your health and shed a few pounds, switching up a vegan smoothie for breakfast or lunch is a great way to start. 

"Going vegetarian for one day a week for dietary or religious reasons is a small change in your diet that can improve your health and the environment. Going light on meat was the norm a few generations ago when meat often was consumed in side dish portions, while nutrient-rich beans and lentils, vegetables and whole grains took center stage.

Don't Just Cut Back, Add to Your Diet

Eating no meat one day a week is not only about subtracting from your diet, but adding to it. Eating more whole grains, beans and lentils and vegetables on your meatless day offers many health benefits. Read more at The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Add in CPTG DOTERRA Essential Oils though and take your raw vegan smoothies to a whole new level of healthy! An easy and fun way to make veggies inviting is to make a green smoothie. 

Veg Kitchen explains "the benefits of green smoothies are many and varied — they’re easy to digest, keep you hydrated, increase your energy, get your skin glowing, and more. They can include spinach, lettuce, kale, and collard greens.

For the more advanced green smoothie drinker, you can also add parsley, dandelion greens, watercress — really, any leafy green veggie your palate can handle, and enjoy. Bananas, apples, pears, avocado, and mango are great companions in these beverages.

Are you ready to incorporate more veggies into your diet? Let's begin!

1. Citrus Infused Green Smoothie

 This healthy drink is delicious and includes the powerful cleansing benefits of Wild Orange oil.

2 cups organic baby kale
2 cups frozen organic berries
1 large organic carrot, banana, or pineapple to taste
2–3 cups of water 


Blend together all ingredients on high until smooth. For additional sweetness, add a few drops of Stevia. 

How about heading south for some tropical inspiration!

2. Tropical Green Smoothie

1 cup coconut Milk
1 stalk collard greens
1 banana 
1 tablespoon hemp seed
1–2 drops Lime oil


Combine ingredients, except essential oil, in a blender.
Blend until smooth and creamy.
Add essential oil to taste.

Escape to paradise with a sip from this next exotic smoothie packed with extra vegan protein.

3.Tropical Colada Smoothie

1 cup unsweetened original almond milk
½ cup frozen pineapple
½ cup frozen mango
½ cup coconut Greek yogurt
1 banana
1–2 drops Wild Orange oil
Place all ingredients in blender, and blend well.  

Not crazy about coconut milk? Want to go a little more wild? Check out the next recipe!

4. Wild Tropical Smoothie

(Credit to Vanessa Zamorano, CA) 
Wild Orange oil brings the perfect amount of bright zest to this tasty and fresh smoothie recipe. Enjoy in a tall glass or with fresh fruit as a breakfast smoothie bowl.

1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup frozen mango
1½ cup pineapple juice


Mix all ingredients in a blender.
Pour and enjoy.

Want to bring out the "Hulk" in your kids? I like to call this next one the "Green Monster Smoothie".

5. Green Monster Smoothie

1 cup unsweetened original almond milk
1 cup frozen fruit
⅓ cup coconut yogurt
1 tablespoon chia seeds
2–3 cups raw spinach


Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. 

6. Clementine Avacado Smoothie

This recipe is adapted from Wholefully

They explain; "This bright and citrusy Clementine Avocado Smoothie is perfect for a morning pick-me-up. Don’t be afraid of the avocado! It’s tasteless and adds a wonderful, creamy texture." Add in a few drops of doTERRA Tangerine Essential oil and it really kicks this recipe up to a whole new level!

2 clementines, peeled
1 ripe avocado, pitted and scooped from the peel
1 ripe banana, peeled
1 cup unsweetened plant-based milk
2 cups fresh baby spinach
1 tablespoon honey, optional
Handful of ice


Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. 

7. Ginger Pear Smoothie

For thousands of years, the ginger root has been one of the world’s most valued spices, and continues today as one of the most popular herbs for traditional use. In ancient times, Ginger was viewed by the Chinese to be a gift from god, and has been widely used around the world and cultivated because of its profitable financial benefits as well as its health benefits. Take your green drinks to a whole new level of taste and wellness, with this Ginger Pear Green Smoothie. It is packed full of vitamins, fiber, and even vital minerals to fuel your body and keep it functioning at its optimum. This green smoothie is so easy to make and very tasty---your taste buds will thank you and keep you coming back for more.

1 heaping cup fresh spinach
1 heaping cup diced frozen pears
½ cup plain non-fat coconut yogurt
1 tablespoon almond butter
1 cup unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice
1 teaspoon raw honey
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 drop of Ginger oil


1.Cut fresh pears and freeze for one hour.

2.Put all of the ingredients in a blender and blend.

8. Wild About Peanut Butter Bliss Smoothie

Some days don't you just absolutely crave a peanut butter smoothie? I know I do! This one is so creamy and smooth, and with added fresh spinach and Slim and Sassy V Shake vegan protein powder, it packs a powerful punch of vitamins to keep you going for hours!

1 Scoop of Slim and Sassy V Shake
3/4 Cup Vanilla Almond Milk 
1 Cup Ice
1 Tbsp. Natural Peanut Butter
1/2 cup spinach (you won't even notice it)
1 drop Wild Orange oil
Mix in blender on medium for 1 minute or until smooth and creamy.

9. Key Lime Smoothie

To keep this recipe truly vegan, sneak a medium organic carrot in for color. It adds a nice yellow color and your family won't even really notice the carrot when they taste the delicious Lime essential oil in it. The Nabisco Original Graham crackers are vegan and gluten-free as well. Yum!

1 Scoop of Slim and Sassy V Shake
 ¾ Cup Almond Milk
1 medium organic yellow carrot
2 drops CPTG Lime essential oil
3 Ice Cubes
1 Nabisco Graham Cracker (original) crushed fine (add to the shake at the end)

Mix all ingredients (except for the graham cracker crumbs) in blender on medium for 1 minute or until smooth and creamy. Garnish with cracker crumbs and enjoy!

Now, let's have some real fun with food! Our final smoothie recipe is sure to bring smiles to your family's and friend's faces! The following recipe has a few ingredients you'll need to gather but I promise you, it will be worth it!

10. Pink Unicorn Pitaya Smoothie

Photo credit and Recipe adapted from

Pitaya, commonly called Dragon fruit, is a bright, pink, beautiful color, but it also tastes wonderful and provides plenty of nutrients for the body, too. Using Grapefruit essential oil , this Pitaya Unicorn Smoothie recipe is sure to make your smoothie dreams come true. Bye bye Starbucks!

Pink Smoothie Base
1 Pitaya Smoothie Powder 
1 fresh Banana
1 Kiwi
1/2 cup frozen Mango
4oz Almond Milk
1 Drop Grapefruit essential oil 

Blue Unicorn Swirl
1/2 cup coconut yogurt
1 tsp of RAW Honey

1/2 tsp of Blue Majik

To create the blue swirl. Combine coconut yogurt, Blue Majik & honey into a bowl and whisk together until it turns blue.
With your cup in one hand, drizzle a blue swirl inside the cup with a spoon, squeeze bottle or plastic bag with the corner cup off.
Set the swirl cup aside, then blend your smoothie ingredients on medium to high until desired constancy.
Pour smoothie blend into the middle of the blue swirl cup, but be sure to leave a little room for your whip:).
With whip and powders ready, top your smoothie with Coconut whip and sprinkle powder toppings to your liking.

Let the magical  vegan healthy unicorn taste begin! 

Unless otherwise indicated, all smoothie recipes are adapted from

I hope you enjoyed this post on Ten Wholesome Raw Family Vegan Smoothies Using Essential Oils!

Be sure to use only a pure essential oil certified for internal use such as doTERRA CPTG essential oils in your vegan smoothie recipes!

Happy, healthy drinking!

Jennifer C. Smith

Everything Essential For Me

Monday, March 6, 2017

Success stories with doTERRA

Everyone has a different story of how they got started in dōTERRA. I got involved after the birth of my seventh child while looking for natural ways to care for my family and support my body in recovering from so many c-sections, (eight total c-sections in all). I am loving getting to know so many of our doTERRA leaders. They are authentic and this company is a real source of income and inspiration! So many of our leaders did not start building in dōTERRA to become rich. They simply shared their story and their genuine desire to help others find their own success. In doing that, their team grew organically into the business they have today. This is Brad and Dawna Toewse’s story of how dōTERRA changed their lives and how they strive to help dōTERRA change the lives of those around them. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Change is Hard, How Cheer and Wintergeen Helped

We had a fantastic summer with all eight of our kids still at home!

(Our eight crazy kids all together in July 2016)

But change was coming...

In August, our oldest son flew off to Italy to study abroad in Rome!
I packed up the little kids in our 12 passenger van and we dropped big brother off at the bus station! What an incredibly bittersweet day that was! We were so excited for Brandon, but he sure left an empty hole in ALL our hearts!

Then, less than two weeks later, we dropped our second oldest son off at college!

My husband took the day off from work and drove the entire family, minus Brandon of course, up to Orono, Maine to begin his Freshman year of college!

We all helped Jacob move into his dorm room! It was about 90 degrees out that day too! EVERYONE across campus looked like a marathon runner at the end of a race, staggering around, dying of thirst! (They all sure could have used some peppermint!)
It was a day I won't soon forget for sure! There were many tears that day too. Our 6 year-old sobbed for nearly a half an hour on the nearly three hour ride home. 


Change is hard, but it is a part of life. None of us will grow to be better people without some degree of change in our life. Embracing change is the only way to move forward. Cheer emotional blend has been a fantastic support for my emotions during this season of so many changes! I apply it to my wrists and diffuse it to break out of my selfishness and occasional feelings of sadness to remember that change IS good, even though it can often be very, very hard.
With Wild Orange Peel, Clove Bud, Star Anise Fruit/Seed, Lemon Myrtle Leaf, Nutmeg Kernel, Vanilla Bean Extract, Ginger Rhizome, Cinnamon Bark, and Zdravetz Herb, this uplifting blend is one I highly recommend!

Preparing for upcoming change was helpful. Before dropping Jacob off at college, we tried to have a little bit of fun and make some more memories with the family. We took a long ATV ride a week before he left for college.

One thing I hadn't prepared though, was Jacob insisting on taking one of my diffusers with him to college! 

I had randomly begun diffusing Wintergreen because I wanted to try it and everyone was loving it. Jacob insisted on taking my entire bottle of Wintergreen with him. (It was actually my deepest pleasure that he would want to bring oils and diffuser to college.)
So off he went to college and I never gave another thought to the diffuser and oil choice until I was in Utah at convention.

(Lilly and I sleep on the plane headed back to Maine from convention in Utah)

 I was actually on one of our plane rides flying home when I shared with my cousin that Jacob's choice for the diffuser for college happened to be Wintergreen. She looked it up and found that Wintergreen was a fantastic choice!

Wintergreen is also known as "Gaultheria fragrantissima".
It is harvested from the rural mountains of Nepal. It is very soothing and stimulating to the senses. Wintergreen has an uplifting aroma and is minty, even refreshing flavor. It's powerful odor promotes a powerful response in the body on many levels. It is the perfect essential oil during times of change.
Wintergreen penetrates deep within the body and may help support the body's ability to feel "grounded". It is thought that it may support the body's awareness and can be particularly helpful to those who are left-brained (more logical) and need to expand to a more right-brained (intuitive side). 
Because of its cleansing and stimulant properties, Wintergreen has been thought to aid the body in many of its own cleansing organs such as kidneys, lungs, and digestive system.

For more information on how doTERRA processes Wintergreen through co-impact sourcing watch the following short video. Every bottle of doTERRA Wintergreen sold supports these women trying to care for their children in Nepal.
Just another example of why I only buy directly wholesale from doTERRA so these women earn the money they work so hard for.

I love being able to share about the hard work of these women. It makes me happy to think that I am just a mom in rural Maine raising eight kids, but I can buy the purest Wintergreen on the planet and in doing so, it helps women in Nepal feel empowered that they are earning incomes to support their families!

What life changes are you anticipating? Or maybe you are in the midst of a life change that happened to you that was beyond your control. Give Wintergreen a try and let me know if it has helped!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

SLEEP-The Silent Crisis



As caregivers and first-responders we have spent the last 20 years "losing sleep". From eight babies, to wailing toddlers, to teenagers, to night shifts, and call-outs, you name it, we've probably done it, MULTIPLE TIMES.

When I had the pleasure of hearing from Russell G. Foster, a  circadian neuroscientist at doTERRA convention in September I was truly blown away at how ignorant our society is in regards to what sleep actually is and why it's so important to get a good night's rest.

Be sure to check out several of his TED talks. He really opens your eyes to the utmost importance of our body's need for REST. I mean,even God, himself, rested after all that creating! Shouldn't we follow suit too?

The following are some of the high lights I came away with after hearing Russell speak.

If you are lucky enough to be married 60 years to the same partner, did you know you weren't really married 60 years? You actually spent 21.5 years of your marriage ASLEEP! So Happy 38.5th Anniversary!

We live in a 24 hour circadian rhythm, we cannot escape it despite the innovation of the light bulb which has been robbing us since the moment we adopted artificial light into our societies.

Here is a list of the body's processes that are affected by our circadian rhtyms.

  • mood
  • core body temperature
  • urine production
  • growth hormone
  • blood pressure
  • alertness
  • melatonin production
  • cortisol production

Here are a few important things the body does at rest we all ought to consider:

  • Processes info 
  • Processes emotions
  • Develops memories
  • Regulates growth and repair
  • Removes waste
  • Rebuilds metabolism
  • Replaces energy reserves

Scientists are discovering more about the amazing structure of our eyes including new studies on vision ad brightness cells that play a crucial role in overcoming "jet lag" and regulating sleep patterns.

It has been discovered that mental illness and sleep disruption share overlapping pathways in the brain.  

We NEED to make sleep a priority!

So what can we do? If sleep is so important and you are like us in care-giver or first-responder roles, sleep can feel like "a waste of time" and lead us to feel a bit selfish for requiring more rest when we actually feel tired. But we need to make sleep a priority.

Here are a few tips that Russell Foster recommends:

  • Remove distractions (no cell phones)
  • Keep your room dark, not too warm
  • Have a good mattress
  • Don't lay in bed frustrated
  • Create a relaxing routine (hint: fill your diffuser!)
  • Address snoring issues (hint: talk to your doctor)
  • Prepare for sleep (hint: use your favorite oils, pray)
  • Minimize light exposure 30 min. prior to bedtime
  • Keep meals regular
  • Avoid caffeine ad alcohol
  • Exercise, but early in the day
  • Avoid napping-no longer than 20 minutes

Nicole Stevens, MS, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Technical Writing and a Master’s degree in Botany and Integrative Biology from Brigham Young University. She followed up Russell's presentation with a brand new sleep study being released utilizing two new products available now by doTERRA, Serenity updated and Serenity Softgels.

In all their concluding findings in a nutshell, those who participated in this scientific study who had difficulty with sleep all reported better sleep after taking Serenity Softgels! 

"doTERRA Serenity Restful Complex is a unique combination of Lavender essential oil and natural plant extracts in a vegetarian softgel to help you get the refreshing sleep you need without leaving you feeling groggy and sleepy the next day.* doTERRA Serenity Restful Complex combines the well-researched, relaxing benefits of Lavender essential oil and L-Theanine along with lemon balm, passionflower, and chamomile to gently promote relaxation and sleep.*"-doTERRA blog

We are excited to try this new product in our sleep routine as we endeavor to make sleep a priority in our home!

Want to try it too?

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Monday, October 3, 2016

What Is a Wholesale Customer?


We are so glad to have you aboard with us as a wholesale customer!

What? You aren't a Wholesale Customer yet?

As a Wholesale Customer or (WC), you have all the same access to wholesale prices as a Wellness Advocate (one who purchases their products wholesale but who also shares and sells essential oils). You are however, under no obligation to SELL essential oils. You will NEVER be pressured to sell, EVER!

Here are the details on the differences between a Wholesale Customer and a Wellness Advocate. 


If you ever find you desire to share these oils like we did, we are here to help!

Thank you, but I only am interested in being Wholesale Customer.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

How To Get Started with Essential Oils

So you think you're ready
 to step outside of the box 
and jump into essential oils?

But where do you get the BEST AND Most Cost-Effective oils?

There are so many options out there to purchase essential oils. Every week it seems a new essential oil company is vying for my business. 

What Company Do I Use and Trust?

Only doTERRA!

You are in good hands here, and you can trust you are making the right decision! When I was first introduced to essential oils after the birth of my seventh child I didn't have a CLUE the POWER and FREEDOM that I held right there in the palm of my hand. I had dabbled a bit in off the shelf essential oils, like lavender and tea tree oil, but NOTHING compared to the quality of doTERRA CPTG Essential Oils!

I now had the power to take back my home health care into my own hands and the freedom to choose how I would best take care of my family with the most tested, most trusted, natural products available on the market.

The culture of doTERRA is incredible. I've spent time with top leaders, and their integrity and heart to serve others is astounding. I'm proud to be associated with them.

(Can you find me here with my baby in my front pack?)

DoTERRA is always looking for ways to give back to the farmers and people who help grow and supply our oils. They call it "co-impact sourcing" and have a special non-profit program called "Healing Hands Foundation" where all proceeds go to help fund projects around the globe including building schools, gaining access to fresh drinking water to villages and their newest announced project, a partnership with Operation Underground Railroad. If I am going to work with a company, it is extremely important to me that they have a global view and are dedicated to the people who work so hard to supply us with these life-changing oils. Giving back is important to me. It should be important to you too. When you get your wholesale membership kit you are joining this global impact to change lives, one drop at a time!

Each batch of doTERRA essential oil undergoes seven different testing procedures by a third-party laboratory, and surpasses USDA organic standards. Coming soon we will be able to actually track EVERY bottle by entering its batch number into a special website. I just love how doTERRA is constantly improving the way we can be ever certain that the oils and products we are buying are the purest on the planet, so safe to use on my smallest family members and pets too!

The products are AMAZING and I hear or read testimonies from people ALL THE TIME on how they have worked to support their health needs!


I LOVE bundles! DoTERRA bundles the top ten most popular oils and WAIVES your $35 membership fee! All three of these top selling bundled kits contain:

1. Wholesale Membership (giving you 25%-55% savings on future orders)
2. NO obligation to purchase monthly or sell
3. Welcome Pack from us (Mike and Jen)
4. FREE 30-Minute Phone Consult with a knowledgable team mentor

5. Exclusive training & access to support. You can expect multiple-levels of support from our team so you can use your oils with confidence. (These are exclusive to wholesale members on Mike and Jen's team.)

Family Essentials Kit


  • 5 mL bottles of: Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Melaleuca, Oregano, Frankincense, Deep Blue blend, Breathe blend, DigestZen blend, On Guard blend
  • On Guard Beadlets
  • Peppermint Beadlets

Home Essentials Kit


  • 15 mL bottles of: Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Melaleuca, Oregano, Peppermint, Breathe blend, DigestZen blend, On Guard blend
  • 5 mL bottle of Deep Blue Soothing Blend
  • Full-Size Petal Diffuser

Natural Solutions Kit

  • 15 mL bottles of: Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Slim & Sassy blend, Lemongrass, On Guard blend, Citrus Bliss blend
  • 10 mL roller bottles of: PastTense blend and ClaryCalm blend
  • 5 mL bottles of: Frankincense, Melaleuca, Oregano, DigestZen blend, Purify blend, AromaTouch blend, Serenity blend, Breathe blend, Balance blend
  • On Guard Product Line: On Guard Toothpaste, On Guard Beadlets, On Guard Foaming Hand Wash & Dispensers
  • Lifelong Vitality Supplement Set & Terrazyme Enzyme
  • HD Clear Foaming Face Wash, Deep Blue Muscle Rub, Breathe Vapor Stick, Correct-X Ointment
  • AromaLite Diffuser, Fractionated Coconut Oil, & Wooden Storage Box


What's the difference between 'wholesale customer' and 'wellness advocate'?

A Wholesale Customer is someone who enjoys full wholesale pricing (25% off), their own account dashboard, and all the perks and free products possibilities that come with being a doTERRA member. However, a wholesale customer can NOT receive compensation or commissions for sharing doTERRA products with others.

A Wellness Advocate has the same discount and perks as a wholesale customer. The difference is that a Wellness Advocate has the possibility of sharing oils with others and earning an income. 

One is not necessarily better than the other, it just depends on what you are interested in. If you are not sure, I suggest starting as a Wholesale Customer, as you can always upgrade (for FREE!) to a Wellness Advocate later.

What if I want to start with other products?

The wholesale membership (like a Sam’s Club or BJ's or Costco) is $35 on its own, and then you are free to order whatever individual oils or products you’d like at wholesale prices. However, most people usually start with a kit because the membership fee is automatically included and the kits save you even more than wholesale pricing alone.

Do I have to order every month to keep my wholesale account?

Absolutely not.
As a wholesale member, you can order as little, or as much, as you like. However, if you do plan on ordering frequently, be sure to check out the Loyalty Rewards program. It’s basically a “frequent flyer” program that gives you free oils every time you place a monthly order and there are a couple of products that are bundled for savings that can only be purchased in the "LRP" program.

If I sign up with a wholesale account, do I have to sell the oils?

If you want the option to create an income for your family we are here to help, but you are free to choose how you want to use your wholesale account. We will never pester you to sell oils!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Congratulations On Becoming A Wellness Advocate!

Congratulations on joining our fast growing team as a Wellness Advocate!

 Now that you have a Wellness Advocate account number  and your kit is on its way, many of you are probably wondering what the next step is. And, if you want to share these essential oils and are considering building a business, it can be hard to know what to do first. To make this early season in doTERRA a little easier, I have a few tips and suggestions that may help.

1. Head over to my Facebook group for FAQ!
You'll need to request to join. This page will answer more than your top TEN most frequently asked questions!

2. Once your kit arrives, read the Living, Sharing, and Building brochures in your Introductory Packet in your first few days. This way, you continue the research you started before you joined doTERRA. Reading all three brochures can help you learn the doTERRA language, as well as how to share the oils and how to build. 

3. Use your oils! Keep trying and experimenting with them! Your experiences and testimonies are the keys to why doTERRA chose the MLM method to sell these oils! YOUR opinion matters! Incorporate the oils and products into every area of your life; morning routine, cleaning, vitamins/supplements, cooking with essential oils, relaxation, bedtime routine, etc!

4. Get in touch with your mentor! I will contact you via messenger, text, or email. Then the two of us can determine how you best want to proceed with your daily/weekly goals!

5. Launch! Get your first class on your calendar! If I am local to you, I can teach your first class while you watch, then you will teach your second class while I help you! Soon you will be on your way leading others to experience the life-changing benefits of these essential oils! I'll also send you some great tips!

6. If you want to build a team and really make an impact in the lives of others, talk about the business opportunity with other people. You don’t have to pressure anyone into doing the business, just let them know that the option is available. It will be impossible to find someone to do the business with you if you never tell anyone that it exists. If you feel hesitant at first, simply mention something small at the end of every class. Why keep this amazing business opportunity to yourself?! There are so many people who need to know they have opportunities waiting for them! You make some amazing friends along the way too!

8. Join the larger team training under our Platinum leader Spring Gouette! I am so excited about this!
Simply go to our team web page . It is a password protected site. (Message me for the password.)
(If you need more help, visit our doTERRA Business Lingo post)
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doTERRA offers product through a yearly wholesale membership. For a low membership fee of $35.00, a Wellness Advocate will be able to purchase products at wholesale prices 25 percent below retail. 

After becoming a Wellness Advocate, the yearly renewal fee for a wholesale membership is $25.00. This renewal fee comes with a free bottle of Peppermint, one of the most popular oils doTERRA offers, a retail value of $27.33.

(Please refer to our Opportunities and Income Disclosure Statement)