January 19, 2015

Emma is a professional wedding and portrait photographer. She spends most of her time hanging out with her husband Owen, and her border collie puppy, Arby. She blogs at Emma Lee Photography where she showcases her work and shares about her every day life. After being diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and going through emergency surgery in 2012, Emma became particularly passionate about holistic medicine and achieving health and wellness through a natural lifestyle. She believes that good health is a true blessing from God and that He has blessed us with an abundance of resources to steward our health. Emma Lee Essentials is where she shares her lifestyle journey of creating a healthy home and life with essential oils, whole foods and natural remedies.
Ice Cream is one of my all time favourite foods. But when you have PCOS, are lactose intolerant and are trying to stay away from sugary foods ice cream sadly becomes a thing of the past! Well, I am proud to say that my ice-cream-free days are officially over! By chance, I combined a few ingredients together in my kitchen and came up with a delicious dairy and sugar free (yes - you read that right!) ice cream recipe!!! The coconut cream makes this ice cream deliciously creamy and the tangerine essential oil and berries gives it a lovely summer kiss. It’s a perfect recipe for hot afternoons (or even breakfast…which may or may not have happened today).

1 Can of Chilled Coconut Cream (I like to keep a few cans in my fridge for convenience!)
A handful of frozen berries (I used raspberries, strawberries and blueberries)
1 Peach

2 teaspoons of vanilla bean paste or vanilla essence
1-3 drops of Young Living Tangerine Essential Oil
1-2 tablespoons of sweetener (I used Stevia. Honey or Coconut Sugar would also work).
Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Cut peach into small chunks. Add peach chunks to mixture and stir through. Pour mixture into ice cream molds and freeze overnight. ENJOY! 

(P.S - This recipe is one where you can get a little creative! Not a fan of peaches or berries? No problem! Try adding cacao powder for a chocolate version, or avocado to make it extra creamy! You could even throw in mint leaves, nuts or different fruits. Your imagination is the limit!)

***  Any suggestions made on this blog are very specific to Young Living essential oils and should not be used with oils from another source. Statements made on this website about Young Living Essential Oils have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products and information are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone suffering from disease or injury should consult with a physician. If you are currently on medication, please DO NOT STOP. This is just how I make & do things. you must make informed decisions for yourself and your own family. 
“We are starting our journey with Essential Oils and have done our own research on the purity of oils.  I am confident in using oils in our recipes because we only use Young Living.  They are  beyond organic and never use pesticides, herbicides or any harmful chemicals. Their soil has never been exposed to them as well.  I don’t suggest ever using any other oil for ingestion because I don’t know of their purity. "