The back-to-school morning rush can be a bit chaotic, even if rushing out the door is not part of this year’s routine. Whether breakfast is at home or on the go, these quick, delicious, and healthy banana pancakes are the perfect way to start the day! Bonus? The health benefits of bananas are plentiful, and they contain vitamin C, which will provide just the immunity boost your family needs to stay well!

3-INGREDIENT Banana Pancakes
3-INGREDIENT Banana Pancakes
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3-INGREDIENT Banana Pancakes
3-INGREDIENT Banana Pancakes
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Ingredients
  • 1 banana
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
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Instructions
  1. In a medium-sized bowl, use a fork to mash the banana until all lumps have been removed.
  2. Mix in eggs and cinnamon, stirring until well combined.
  3. Cook pancakes on each side in a well-greased pan over medium heat until just golden brown.
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Fermented Hot Sauce
Fermented Hot Sauce
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Fermented Hot Sauce
Fermented Hot Sauce
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1 jar
Ingredients
Brine Ingredients
  • 5 cups warm, filtered water
  • 2 tablespoons finely ground sea salt
Jar Filling Ingredients
  • 6 cups fresh chili peppers, sliced in half
  • 1 unpeeled carrot, thinly sliced
  • 5 garlic cloves, cut in quarters
  • 2 shallots, sliced
Servings: jar
Instructions
  1. Stir the salt into the warm water until dissolved; let cool until it reaches room temperature.
  2. Layer the chili peppers, carrot, garlic, and shallots into a two-quart jar.
  3. Pour the brine into the jar over the vegetables, pressing them down under the liquid.
  4. Ensure the vegetables are completely submerged in the brine.
  5. Cover lightly with a lid and place the jar in a pan or bowl to collect any liquid that may spill over. Store in a cool, dark place for 5-7 days, or until brine appears slightly cloudy.
  6. Strain the brine, setting it aside. Place the fermented vegetables into a blender, add one cup of the brine, and blend until smooth.
  7. Place mixture into a squeeze bottle and store in the fridge, without a cap.
Recipe Notes

Get Creative! Add vinegar and/or seasoning(s) to the finished product to adjust heat and flavor.

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Give clothes, bedding, and upholstery a freshening spritz with just a few simple ingredients.

Lavender Linen Spray
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Lavender Linen Spray
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Ingredients
  • 15-20 drop lavender
  • 2 ounce dark glass spray bottle
  • 1 teaspoon witch hazel
  • 2 ounce distilled water
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Instructions
  1. Add lavender to glass bottle, then add witch hazel.
  2. Fill the remainder of the bottle with distilled water, about two ounces.
  3. Put on spray cap and shake bottle well.
  4. Spray clothes, pillows, linens, etc. for a fresh scent and to promote relaxation.
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Strawberry Oatmeal Bars
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Strawberry Oatmeal Bars
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Crust and Crumble
  • 6 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups regular oats
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt
Strawberry Filling
  • 3 cups fresh strawberries sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon flour
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper.
  2. Combine all crust and crumble ingredients in a large bowl, mixing until just combined. Set aside one cup for topping the bars.
  3. Add the remaining mixture to the pan, and press down gently to form an even crust.
  4. In a small bowl, mix the filling ingredients. Spread evenly over the crust.
  5. Sprinkle the remaining crumble mixture over the top of the bars and bake for 50 minutes.
  6. Remove the bars from the pan and let sit for 10 minutes. Cut and serve.
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from joyfulhealthyeats.com.

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Keep those pesky bugs away from your evening out on the deck with this all-natural, essential oil bug deterrent.

Bugs Be Gone Diffuser Blend
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Bugs Be Gone Diffuser Blend
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Ingredients
  • 2 drops lemongrass
  • 1 drop thyme
  • 1 drop basil
  • 1 drop peppermint
  • 1 drop lavender
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Instructions
  1. Add specified amounts of essential oils to diffuser, relax, and enjoy your bug-free evening!
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from sarahhittus.com.

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Summer is here and it’s getting warmer by the day. Keep cool—while staying healthy—with this peach-flavored delight. This smoothie will steal a peach of your heart—and make your taste buds go crazy!

Peaches and Cream Protein Smoothie
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Peaches and Cream Protein Smoothie
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peaches
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup ice
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Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Add more or less ice for desired consistency. Substitute Greek yogurt for protein powder if desired.
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Create your own natural, exfoliating scrub to use for a spa day at home, or give it away as the perfect homemade gift.

Citrus Mint Salt Scrub
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Citrus Mint Salt Scrub
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups coarse sea salt
  • 1/4 cup sweet almond or shea oil
  • 15 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • 10 drops peppermint essential oil
  • Zest of one grapefruit
  • glass jar
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Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a large stainless steel or glass bowl. Mix until well combined. Rub zest between fingertips to release some of the color, giving the scrub a beautiful orange hue. Add the scrub to a jar and enjoy, or give as a gift!
Recipe Notes

Recipe courtesy of Carla Cohen.

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This light, healthy, and refreshing side dish will perfectly accompany most any summer lunch or dinner on the patio.

Asparagus and Watermelon Radish
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Asparagus and Watermelon Radish
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Ingredients
  • 1 bunch asparagus shaved
  • 1/3 cup parsley
  • 2 watermelon radishes julienned
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2/3 cup sliced almonds
  • golden raisins
  • dressing of choice
  • salt and pepper to taste
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Instructions
  1. Shave asparagus using a vegetable peeler and place into large bowl. Add parsley, watermelon radishes, Parmesan, almonds, and golden raisins. Toss with dressing and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Recipe Notes

Recipe courtesy of Carla Cohen.

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Quick, easy, and delicious! These meatballs are a perfect addition to a dish or served as an appetizer.

Homemade Meatballs
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Homemade Meatballs
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Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons fresh garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons granulated onion
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan grated
  • 2 pounds ground bison or grass-fed beef
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Blend all ingredients together in a large bowl and roll into 1 1/2 inch balls.
  2. Bake meatballs on a baking sheet for 15-20 minutes or until firm and cooked through.
  3. Remove meatballs from the oven and place in a slow cooker with your favorite barbecue sauce or serve with a red sauce and pasta.
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Stay clean and fresh this summer with this homemade deodorant made by you, for you.

Deodorant
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Deodorant
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Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons Shea Butter
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons Beeswax grated or pellets
  • 1/3 cup Arrowroot Powder
  • 25-30 drops Veriditas Essential Oils
Servings:
Recipe Notes

Essential Oil Blend Ideas:
Vetiver, black pepper, and bergamot
Patchouli, clary sage, and cedarwood
Sandalwood, cypress, sage, and lavender
Lime, lavender, peppermint, and lemon

*Note: Citrus essential oils are photosensitive and might be best to avoid if you spend a lot of time in the sun with your armpits exposed.

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