Elderberry Syrup- perfect for immune boosting

At last! I made some Elderberry syrup.

Why elderberry? Like NingXia, the elderberry is high in antioxidants, but it supports our bodies in different ways. It’s particularly helpful in keeping our respiratory systems healthy.

Of course, I added wolfberries and infused my syrup with immune boosting essential oils. I’m extra like that 😉.


-1 cup dried organic elderberries

-1 cup dried wolfberries

-4 cups of water

-1 inch ginger cut in small pieces

-2 cinnamon sticks

-1 cup of raw honey 🍯 BUY LOCAL 🍯

-10 drops Lemon Bark Vitality

-10 drops Thieves Vitality


1. In a medium saucepan add your water, elderberries, wolfberries, ginger, cinnamon sticks.

2. Bring to a boil.

3. Cover and reduce heat. Simmer for about 45 minutes.

4. While your berries simmer, mix your vitality oils into your honey.

5. Remove syrup from heat and mash berries with a spoon and pour through a strainer. Discard the berries.

6. Return to simmer until the liquid is reduced by half and remove from heat (optional step).

7. When no longer hot, stir in your essential oil infused honey.

8. Store in a mason jar(s) in the fridge. Should make about 24 oz of syrup.

Chickpeas are delicious!

Looking for a snack that is not full of preservatives?

Making snacks at home can seem challenging but I have an easy recipe for you.

It takes less than an hour to assemble the ingredients and bake these in the oven. Once you are done you will have a very delicious snack that is also very addictive to eat!

Roasted Curry Lime Chickpeas


  • 2 cans Chickpeas, drained, rinsed, dried
  • Olive oil
  • Himalayan pink salt
  • Curry powder
  • Young Living Lime vitality essential oil


Toss chickpeas in a little olive oil (about 1/4 tsp)

Arrange in single layer of a large cast iron skillet or cookie sheet.

Bake at 400° for about 45 minutes (stirring every 15-20 minutes).

When chickpeas are golden brown, take out of the oven.

Mix 2 drops Young Living Lime vitality essential oil and 1/2 tsp olive oil.

Pour oil on chickpeas and stir to coat.

Then sprinkle salt and curry powder to your taste. Toss chickpeas for even coverage.


Healthy Breakfast Options

In 2019, I have a goal to make my own healthy breakfast at least 5 days a week. During the week, I eat healthy. On the weekend, I BRUNCH!

But I digress…

My go-to option is a well crafted smoothie. I love smoothies because they are usually quick and filling when using the right ingredients. I include at least one scoop of Young Living protein powder to help me to stay fuller longer.

So why do I choose Young Living Protein Powder?

• 25 grams of protein per serving made of a 5 protein blend of rBGH-Free whey, goat whey, pea protein, egg white protein, and organic hemp seed protein. So you get fast acting and slow acting proteins to optimize the delivery of protein to your cells.

• Full range of amino acids which is only obtained through your diet. They are the building blocks of the body.

• Supports a healthy metabolism.

• Supports ATP production which is the energy currency of the body!

• Has YL’s enzyme proprietary complex which is a game changer!

• Only 160 calories per serving.

This is the best tasting protein powder I have tried. An added plus is that I can prepare a healthy breakfast in less than 3 minutes! And it tastes like cake batter 🤤


1/2 c oatmeal (pulse blend 3-4 times to powder consistency)

1 scoop Young Living vanilla spice protein powder

8oz unsweetened vanilla almond milk

Handful of frozen pineapple and mango (bought at Aldi)

Blend everything until smooth (about 1 minute)