DiGize essential oil blend by Young Living is amazing. It works on all kinds of stomach problems. Today my stomach is not feeling so good so I am putting few drops in a capsule and taking it every hour, I am feeling much better. It’s an incredible oil. Get one for yourself and your family.  I always carry a bottle of it in my purse, you never know who is going to need it.

How to Use:
For dietary or topical use. When using as a supplement, dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid such as water or almond milk. Take 4-6 drops in a vegetable capsule and take it with water.
Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Dilution not required; suitable for all but the most sensitive skin. Generally safe for children over 2 years of age.

Ingredients:
Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus), ginger (Zingiber officinale), peppermint (Mentha piperita), juniper (Juniperus osteosperma and J. scopulorum), fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus), anise (Pimpinella anisum), and patchouli (Pogostemon cablin).

http://www.youngliving.com/en_US/products/essential-oils/blends/digize-essential-oil

Olenko’s Summer Fairyland Raw Vegan Popsicles

In the Vitamix or high speed blender mix :

organic mangos

organic strawberries

organic persimmons 

Pour the mixture in popsicle molds and set in the freezer for about 15 min. Then Mix:

organic raspberries

organic blueberries

Add the the second mixture on the top of the popsicles and freeze until solid. Enjoy them on a hot summer day. Very refreshing and great for kids as a healthy snack. Happy summer! 

Olenko’s Raw Vegan Pasta with Pesto and Garden Tomatoes 

I have beautiful baby tomatoes growing on my patio, basil, arugula and parsley, so I made Olenko’s Raw Vegan Red and Green Summer Pasta. Pasta is very healthy, easy to make and delicious. Try it : )

Pasta:

2-3 organic zucchini

Pesto Sauce:

1 cup organic spinach or kale

1 cup arugula

1/2 cup raw cashews or almonds or piniolli nuts

juice from 1 lemon 

bunch of parsley

bunch of basil

1-2 pices of raw garlic or more if you like garlic

pinch of pink Himalayan salt

pinch of cayenne pepper

1 cup of pure water

Topping:

raw organic olives

baby tomatoes

fresh parsley

fresh basil

Bragg nutritional yeast (optional)

Process your zucchini in spirooli. In the Vitamix mix everything for pesto sauce. Top it off with olives and tomatoes and fresh parsley. If you want you can sprinkle some nutritional yeast on the top. Serve immediately. Amazing flavor. Happy summer!

Olenko’s Raw Vegan Happy 4th of July Cake

Happy Independence Day America! I made this delicious raw vegan, law fat, gluten free and nut free cake for my friends for the 4th of July. It’s so easy to make and very refreshing. To make this cake you will need:

Bottom of the cake:

3 TBS organic gluten free oats

3 TBS raw organic cacao nibs

8 large medjool dates

In a cake form sprinkle oats and cacao nibs. Process the dates in a food processor add press them to the bottom of the cake form.

Top of the cake:

2 cups organic cubed watermelon

1 cup organic strawberries

5 very ripe organic bananas

1 TBS raw coconut nectar or maple syrup

Blend all in the Vitamix or high speed blender. Pour over the bottom layer and set in a freezer for about 6 hours or overnight. When ready to serve sprinkle the top of the cake with organic shredded coconut and decorate with fresh raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and mint. Enjoy : )

Olenko’s Happy 4th of July Hampton’s Parfait 

There is no better place than the beach for 4th of July! Sand, waves, sun, relaxation, fruits and summer fun. Happy 4th of July, whatever you are : )

Bottom Layer:

persimmon and strawberries

Middle Layer:

blueberries and strawberries

Top Layer:

bananas and rasberries

Mix each layer separately in the Vitamix or high speed blender and carefully layer each color. Top it off with fresh figs, rasberries, strawberries, cherries, mint and sweat pea. Enjoy!

Olenko’s Summer Strawberry-Watermelon Popsicles 

This popsicles are easy to make and so refreshing on a hot summer day. Great for your kids as a healthy snack at the pool, beach or a park.  My little Polish friend Julia really liked it before swimming in my pool. Have a great summer everyone : )

You will need:

organic watermelon

organic strawberries

organic banana

fresh basil from your garden

fresh mint from your garden

Blend everything in a Vitamix or high speed blender. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds and freeze. So easy, healthy, yummy and refreshing. I love summer how about you?

Olenko’s Summer Fruits Infused Water

organic watermelon

organic strawberries

organic cucumber

organic lemon

organic basil

pure water

Our body is composed of roughly 60% water. That means when we are dehydrated – and most of us spend our days constantly dehydrated to some degree – we are affecting the performance of the majority of our body. Nearly all of our systems do not function as well without the proper water intake.

So, really, what does this mean? Why should we drink more water?

  1. If you don’t drink water, you will die. It’s that important. Depending on our environment, we can live only a few days without water - maybe a week. We can live much longer without food. For most of us, we should prioritize the consumption of water far more than we currently do.
  2. Prevent cancer. Yes, that’s right – various research says staying hydrated can reduce risk of colon cancer by 45%, bladder cancer by 50%, and possibly reduce breast cancer risk as well.
  3. Be less cranky. Research says dehydration can affect your mood and make you grumpy and confused. Think clearer and be happier by drinking more water.
  4. Perform better. Proper hydration contributes to increased athletic performance. Water composes 75% of our muscle tissue! Dehydration can lead to weakness, fatigue, dizziness, and electrolyte imbalance.
  5. Lose weight. Sometimes we think we are hungry, when actually we are thirsty. Our body just starts turning on all the alarms when we ignore it. For those of you trying to drop some pounds, staying hydrated can serve as an appetite suppressant and help with weight loss.
  6. Have less joint pain. Drinking water can reduce pain in your joints by keeping the cartilage soft and hydrated. This is actually how glucosamine helps reduce joint pain, by aiding in cartilage’s absorption of water.
  7. Flush out waste and bacteria. Our digestive system needs water to function properly. Waste is flushed out in the form of urine and sweat. If we don’t drink water, we don’t flush out waste and it collects in our body causing a myriad of problems. Also combined with fiber, water can cure constipation.
  8. Prevent headaches. Sometimes headaches can be caused by dehydration, so drinking water can prevent or alleviate that nasty head pain. Next time your head hurts, try drinking water.
  9. Make your skin glow. Our skin is the largest organ in our body. Regular and plentiful water consumption can improve the color and texture of your skin by keeping it building new cells properly. Drinking water also helps the skin do it’s job of regulating the body’s temperature through sweating.
  10. Feed your body. Water is essential for the proper circulation of nutrients in the body. Water serves at the body’s transportation system and when we are dehydrated things just can’t get around as well.