Fish Recipe, Spanish Mackerel, Herbs, Diary Free, Paleo, Keto Friendly

Spanish Mackerel Recipe We Love

Delicious Spanish Mackerel Recipe with Lemon Essential Oil

Light & fluffy Spanish Mackerel is so yummy straight from the sea.
Delicious Spanish Mackerel! Pairs perfectly with grilled vegetables and rice.

Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico? YES PLEASE!

As we spent 2.5 hours trolling around the wreckage of a sunken airplane, we came home full handed with 14 fish! What were we going to do with all these fish? Eat them of course!

Simply add lemon essential oil to the other ingredients and slather inside the Spanish Mackerel.
Simply add lemon essential oil to the other ingredients and slather inside the Spanish Mackerel.

Ingredients:

3 large garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tbsp dried parsley
1 tbsp dried dill
3 drops lemon essential oil
3 tbsp olive oil
½ Spanish Mackerel, cleaned and gutted (skin on)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
1. Combine the first 7 ingredients in a small glass or metal bowl (essential oil will eat away at ceramic or plastic) and mix. This is our fish rub!
2. Place Spanish Mackerel on aluminum foil skin down and spread the rub all over the meat.
3. Fold fish back together & wrap up tight in foil.
4. Place foiled fish on metal baking sheet & bake for 30-40 minutes, or until meat falls off the bone. Mmm flaky funky fish meal!

Pairs well with my Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe!

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Original recipe from:
https://www.themediterraneandish.com/oven-roasted-spanish-mackerel/

If you’re in the Clearwater Beach, FL area, I highly recommend Reel Deal Sportsfishing Charters. Captain Jeff was very knowledgeable and kept us reeling on our 4 hour charter ride!

 

 

We use Dr. Axe's Multi-Collagen Protein and doTERRA's PB Assist Jr. in our smoothies to make sure our bodies stay healthy & well put together.

Completely Change Up Your Morning Smoothie

In our household we’re awake at the first sign of light sneaking through the blinds and the sound of a pidder padder from our toddler’s feet running toward our bedroom door. Time? Early. Sometimes too early!

To really wake us up and get out bodies and minds moving, we like to concoct healthy protein smoothies. All smoothies are a little different based on dietary needs and restrictions, but two ingredients we all have in common: Dr. Axe’s Multi Collagen Protein and doTERRA’s PB Assist Jr. Probiotic Powder.

Why we love Dr. Axe’s Multi Collagen Protein:

We all feel healthier and stronger than ever before! Collagen is like glue for our bodies, keeping us old folks stuck together. FOR-EV-ER. I’ve definitely noticed a difference in my daily yoga poses. Think: strong, balanced, twig.

There are five different collagen types in 1 large bottle and there is absolutely no weird flavor or powdery clumps when added to our smoothies.

Why we love doTERRA’s PB Assist Jr. Probiotic Powder:

Our digestive tract has about 100 trillion probiotic bacteria! When we think of bacteria, we usually think that they are unhealthy and that we should rid our bodies of all of them. However, our digestive system also contains good bacteria that can play a very important role in our digestive and immune health.*

PB Assist Jr. provides 5 billion live cells of 6 strains of friendly flora selected for both

Our digestive tract has about 100 trillion probiotic bacteria, sometimes referred to as microbiota, microbiome, or microflora. That’s 10 times more than the total number of cells that make up the entire human body! When we think of bacteria, we usually think that they are unhealthy and that we should rid our bodies of all of them. However, our digestive system also contains good or healthy bacteria that can play a very important role in our digestive and immune health.* In our gut, we have “good” bacteria and we have “bad” bacteria and it’s always optimal to make sure that the good outnumber the bad. When we do this, the good bacteria can help lower the number of bad bacteria and provide an environment that is conducive for not only digestive health but immune health as well.* In order to promote microflora balance, many health experts recommend eating fermented foods like yogurt, sauerkraut, and kefir but probiotic supplementation can also be very beneficial.*
PB Assist Jr is a powdered probiotic supplement designed for children or adults who have trouble swallowing pills. It includes 5 billion live cells of a unique blend of six different probiotic strains, specifically selected for their benefits among children. These probiotics have been blended into a delicious powder that can be poured directly into the mouth for a fun and tasty way to integrate probiotics into anyone’s daily routine.*

their unique stability at room temperature as well as their remarkable ability to survive the harsh extremes of acidity, alkalinity, and digestive enzymes in the digestive system.

• Includes prebiotic FOS to help sustain a healthy balance of beneficial friendly flora*
• Maintains healthy intestinal microflora balance*
• Supports healthy functioning of the digestive and immune systems*
• Supports the health of the GI tract, particularly the intestines and colon*
• Helps support optimal metabolism and absorption of nutrients*
• Probiotic administration during childhood offers a means of promoting healthy microflora balance and favorably supporting immune and gastrointestinal system function*
• Probiotic consumption during childhood has established health benefits and may support long-term well-being*
• Maintaining a healthy GI tract is also important for healthy brain and nervous system function*
• Promotes healthy lung and respiratory tract function*
• Contributes to an internal balance and support for the health of the kidneys, bladder, and urinary tract, as well as the female reproductive system*

This powder has an amazing taste! If you’re a grown up who would rather take an encapsulated supplement, doTERRA has a time-released capsule that provides the same benefits as the powder. We prefer the powder form because our toddler loves the tastes straight from the sachet, as do we!

Now I want to share my absolute favorite concoction, as well as my toddler’s high protein, vitamin & mineral smoothie recipe (no PediSure in this household!).

Kim’s Breakfast Smoothie Recipe:
½ organic banana
½ organic cucumber
½ cup organic berries of choice
¼ cup kale
¼ cup pineapple
1 tbsp milled flax seeds (sprouted provides more health benefits)
½ cup canned coconut milk (less ingredients the better!)
¼ cup filtered water
1 scoop Dr. Axe Multi Collagen Protein
1 sachet doTERRA PB Assist Jr. Probiotic Powder
drizzle raw local honey

Toddler’s Smoothie Recipe:
½ organic banana
½ organic cucumber
½ cup organic berries of choice
1 tbsp kale
¼ cup pineapple
1 tsp milled flax seed (sprouted provides more health benefits)
½ cup canned coconut milk (less ingredients the better!)
½-1 scoop Dr. Axe Multi Collagen Protein
½ sachet doTERRA PB Assist Jr. Probiotic Powder
1 tsp doTERRA IQ Mega Omega 3 supplement
1 tablet doTERRA a2z chewable supplement

In the toddler’s smoothie, there are 2 additional supplements I’d like to touch on because they are SO totally worth mentioning.

Why we love doTERRA’s IQ Mega Omega 3:

First off: NO FISH TASTE OR SMELL! There is a fresh orange flavor of doTERRA Wild Orange CPTG® essential oil. IQ Mega contains the essential nutrients DHA and EPA to support healthy brain, cardiovascular, immune, and joint function.*

Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are nutrients required for many key functions in the human body, including cell growth, brain development, muscle activity, immune function, joint health, and many others.* While some fatty acids can be produced inside the body, essential fatty acids cannot be produced by our bodies; we have to rely on the food we eat to supply us with these important nutrients.Two primary essential fatty acids are omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. Modern science suggests that, for optimal health, humans should consume a 1:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 essential fatty acids. Unfortunately, due to the abundance of omega-6 fatty acids in vegetable oils and our increasing consumption of fried and fatty foods, the Western diet includes omega-6 fatty acids in a ratio as high as 15 to 1. While our diets must include some omega-6 fatty acids as essential nutrients for life, the disproportionate consumption of omega-6 fatty acids as well as unhealthy hydrogenated or trans fats has been linked to major health problems. Studies also link low intake of omega-3 fatty acids to a higher prevalence of mental health issues. Conversely, there is an enormous body of scientific information supporting the health benefits of increasing the dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids. Studies have shown that increasing omega-3 fatty acid consumption has a positive effect on cardiovascular health and brain function, and helps support a normal immune response.* Increased consumption of omega-3 fatty acids has also been shown to have a positive impact on joint health, mobility, and skin health.* The Omega-3 nutrient DHA is essential to support nerve cell communication throughout the brain, eyes, and nervous system.* As a determinant of brain growth and performance, DHA promotes normal memory, concentration, attention control, alertness, and positive mood.* A constant supply of DHA is also required for the retina and macula to deliver healthy vision.* The many roles of DHA make it one of the brain’s most important molecules. Restoring the balance of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids is an important step in keeping your body healthy. This can be done by decreasing your intake of foods high in omega-6 fatty acids and increasing your intake of foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Fish is an excellent source of dietary omega-3 fatty acids, but omega-3s can also be found in canola oil and the oils of some nuts and seeds. Because of growing anxiety over the levels of toxins and heavy metals present in many of the world’s oceans, daily fish consumption as a source of omega-3 fatty acids is not acceptable to some consumers. As a solution, one daily serving of IQ Mega® provides 1,300 mg of pure, micro-filtered marine lipids with 900 mg of DHA and 400 mg of EPA omega-3 essential fatty acids tested to exceed the requirements for toxins and heavy metals.
doTERRA IQ Mega takes the fishy taste out of fish oil and puts the fresh orange flavor of doTERRA Wild Orange CPTG® essential oil in this great tasting and easy-to-swallow omega-3 supplement providing 1,300 mg of concentrated, omega-3 fatty acids per serving. IQ Mega contains the essential nutrients DHA and EPA to support healthy brain, cardiovascular, immune, and joint function.* IQ Mega is formulated to be used daily by children and adults with dōTERRA a2z Chewable™ tablets.

Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are nutrients required for many key functions in the human body, including cell growth, brain development, muscle activity, immune function, joint health, and many others.* While some fatty acids can be produced inside the body, essential fatty acids cannot be produced by our bodies; we have to rely on the food we eat to supply us with these important nutrients.

Two primary essential fatty acids are omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. Modern science suggests that, for optimal health, humans should consume a 1:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 essential fatty acids. Unfortunately, due to the abundance of omega-6 fatty acids in vegetable oils and our increasing consumption of fried and fatty foods, the Western diet includes omega-6 fatty acids in a ratio as high as 15 to 1. While our diets must include some omega-6 fatty acids as essential nutrients for life, the disproportionate consumption of omega-6 fatty acids as well as unhealthy hydrogenated or trans fats has been linked to major health problems.

Studies also link low intake of omega-3 fatty acids to a higher prevalence of mental health issues.

Conversely, there is an enormous body of scientific information supporting the health benefits of increasing the dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids. Studies have shown that increasing omega-3 fatty acid consumption has a positive effect on cardiovascular health and brain function, and helps support a normal immune response.* Increased consumption of omega-3 fatty acids has also been shown to have a positive impact on joint health, mobility, and skin health.*

The Omega-3 nutrient DHA is essential to support nerve cell communication throughout the brain, eyes, and nervous system.* As a determinant of brain growth and performance, DHA promotes normal memory, concentration, attention control, alertness, and positive mood.* A constant supply of DHA is also required for the retina and macula to deliver healthy vision.* The many roles of DHA make it one of the brain’s most important molecules.

Because of growing anxiety over the levels of toxins and heavy metals present in many of the world’s oceans, daily fish consumption as a source of omega-3 fatty acids is not acceptable to some consumers. As a solution, one daily serving of IQ Mega® provides 1,300 mg of pure, micro-filtered marine lipids with 900 mg of DHA and 400 mg of EPA omega-3 essential fatty acids tested to exceed the requirements for toxins and heavy metals.

Why we love doTERRA’s a2z chewable tablet:

Again, another supplement that tastes amazing! There is no high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, sweeteners, or flavors. How often do you see this in the supermarket aisles?

Cellular stress is predominately from free-radicals that attach to other healthy molecules and can cause damage. Cells are equipped to defend against free radical damage by employing electron-rich molecules called antioxidants like vitamins A, C, and E and others (such as those in the superfood and Alpha CRS®+ blends) to neutralize free-radical molecules.* In addition to providing exogenous antioxidant protection against free-radical damage, the polyphenols in doTERRA a2z Chewable also support endogenous production and recycling of antioxidants made by the body.* doTERRA a2z Chewable also supports healthy cell function by providing antioxidant protection to cellular DNA.*  In addition to antioxidants, doTERRA a2z Chewable includes a cellular energy blend of B vitamins, which are important metabolic factors of cellular energy.* A growing body of evidence shows no matter how much we eat, we are obtaining less of the essential nutrients vital for optimal health than we have in the past. doTERRA a2z Chewable provides a balanced, high-quality supplement formulated to provide the essential micronutrients known to support optimal vitality and wellness that may be insufficient in your or your child’s diet.* doTERRA a2z Chewable is ideal for children as well as adults that prefer chewable tablets. The chewable tastes great and is perfect for those looking to increase their consumption of essential nutrients and antioxidants that support healthy cell development and longevity.*
doTERRA a2z Chewable is a proprietary formula of ingredients developed with children and adults who have difficulty swallowing capsules in mind. Combining a blend of B vitamins with a blend of vitamins A, C, and E, as well as botanical extracts, doTERRA a2z Chewable supports healthy cell development and longevity when taken daily.* doTERRA a2z Chewable is formulated to be used with doTERRA Wild Orange-flavored IQ Mega™ Omega-3 fish oil as a comprehensive dietary supplement that supports healthy immunity and cognitive function as well as antioxidant protection.*

Let’s get into the nitty-gritty details of this supplement.

Cellular stress is predominately from free-radicals that attach to other healthy molecules and can cause damage. Cells are equipped to defend against free radical damage by employing electron-rich molecules called antioxidants like vitamins A, C, and E and others (such as those in the superfood and Alpha CRS®+ blends) to neutralize free-radical molecules.* In addition to providing exogenous antioxidant protection against free-radical damage, the polyphenols in doTERRA a2z Chewable also support endogenous production and recycling of antioxidants made by the body.* doTERRA a2z Chewable also supports healthy cell function by providing antioxidant protection to cellular DNA.*

In addition to antioxidants, doTERRA a2z Chewable includes a cellular energy blend of B vitamins, which are important metabolic factors of cellular energy.* A growing body of evidence shows no matter how much we eat, we are obtaining less of the essential nutrients vital for optimal health than we have in the past. doTERRA a2z Chewable provides a balanced, high-quality supplement formulated to provide the essential micronutrients known to support optimal vitality and wellness that may be insufficient in your or your child’s diet.* doTERRA a2z Chewable is ideal for children as well as adults that prefer chewable tablets. The chewable tastes great and is perfect for those looking to increase their consumption of essential nutrients and antioxidants that support healthy cell development and longevity.*

Well there you have it! Our daily smoothies are full of yummy tummy nutrients and we’d love to hear your favorite smoothie recipes below in our comment section!

Many blessings for a Happy Gut Life!

Click here to learn more about doTERRA & essential oils.

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

DIY: Cilantro Lime Rice

Craving a little restaurant style cilantro lime rice? Heck yeah!

But how can I make a home-made version of that cilantro lime rice without cilantro and without a lime?

Simple! Our handy-dandy essential oils to the rescue! Not only does the rice taste AMAZING, but the aroma of cilantro and lime in the air as the rice is cooking is simply FAB-U-LOUS!

CILANTRO

The culinary uses and additional benefits of Cilantro have been documented for centuries. Internal use of doTERRA Cilantro essential oil promotes healthy digestion and supports healthy immune and nervous system functions. Applied topically, Cilantro is very soothing and cooling to the skin, and it adds a fresh, herbal aroma to any essential oil blend when diffused. Cilantro’s culinary uses are endless, adding a flavorful twist to meats, salads, dips, and guacamole.

LIME

Cold-pressed from the peel of fresh limes, doTERRA Lime essential oil is refreshing and energizing in both aroma and taste. Limes are frequently used in entrées and beverages for their fresh, citrus flavor. Due to its high limonene content, Lime provides internal cleansing benefits* and can be diffused to help purify the air. It’s also an effective and natural surface cleaner. Lime is known for its ability to uplift, balance, and energize. Lime is frequently used in facial and body cleansers for its purifying properties and uplifting scent.

Here is the quick recipe to throw into your rice cooker:

Cilantro Lime Rice

Have you ever wanted to make cilantro lime rice but didn't have the ingredients on hand? Try using essential oils!
Fluffy & powerfully flavored!

Ingredients
3 cups of Jasmine rice
4 cups of purified water
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp fresh Cilantro leaves, chopped (optional)
1 drop of doTERRA Cilantro essential oil
2 drops of doTERRA Lime essential oil

Directions
1. Rinse Jasmine rice.
2. Toss the Jasmine rice, water, olive oil & cilantro leaves into the rice cooker**.
3. Press button to begin cooking.
4. Add essential oils to rice after cooked & mix well.

Looking to add a little more “spice” to your spice cabinet? Essential oils are magnificent additions to your everyday cooking and baking! Check out the Essential Oils page for more information.

 

 

*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.

**Live Gut Healthy is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to (Live Gut Healthy (amazon.com, or endless.com, MYHABIT.com, SmallParts.com, or AmazonWireless.com).

 

Wild Orange Power Bites are great for those who exercise, workout, yoga, pilates who need a quick snack.

How To Make Wild Orange Power Bites That People Will Love

As a stay-at-home mom, I have a ton of free-time. So much time I can constantly spend every single second watching my toddler son grow.

Just kidding. I wish!

I wish we had a full-time chef to make foods that comply with all of our allergy-laced diets, a maid to clean up constantly after a messy toddler, and a handyman to fix everything that breaks throughout the day. Oh and a gardener! A gardener would be fabulous!

Since we obviously don’t have a lot of time and definitely do not have a chef, I needed to a quick dessert to whip up for my husband’s work picnic over the weekend. Something I could make in my “spare” time and could last in the fridge until we were ready for go-time. I also had to take into consideration dietary restrictions. Vegetarians consuming no gluten. Easy peasy.

I did a little search for essential oil recipes and came across Wild Orange Power Bites. Cooking and baking with essential oils is SO MUCH FUN! How many people can say they’ve knowingly eaten something laced with essential oil? It’s so exciting to take that first bite! Any way to spread the essential oil love, I’m going to do it and I might as well do it creatively!

Wild Orange oil is amazing! It has an energizing aroma and multiple health benefits.* High in monoterpenes, Wild Orange possesses stimulating and purifying qualities, making it ideal to support healthy immune system function.* It can be taken daily to cleanse the body* or used on surfaces as a natural cleaner. Diffusing Wild Orange will energize and uplift the mind and body while purifying the air. Ahhhh refreshing!

Here is the original recipe found on doTERRA’s website.

Wild Orange Power Bites

Life is busy and constantly on-the-go. These nutrient-packed power bites are great for those days when you just need a little extra boost. They are made with Wild Orange essential oil will help keep your body full of energy during your busy day.
Boost of yummy nutrients before or after an intense workout.

Ingredients 
1 cup sugar-free shredded coconut, divided (CooKoo for Coconut)
1 cup sugar-free almond butter (Justin’s Classic Almond Butter)
1 cup sugar-free dried cranberries (Wilderness Poets Oregon Cranberries)
1/2 cup local raw honey
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp chia seeds
3 drops doTERRA Wild Orange essential oil

Instructions
1. Place all ingredients into metal or glass bowl, reserving 1/2 cup of the shredded coconut in a separate bowl to the side.
2. Mix until well combined.
3. Roll into 1 inch balls and coat in the reserved shredded coconut.
4. Store in the refrigerator.

Gluten free, Vegetarian, Low-Fat, Sugar-free, Dairy-Free

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

How To Gain Exclusive Access To Integrative Healthcare

For the past few years I’ve listened to how broken our healthcare system is through various outlets. I’ve haggled with hospitals, clinics and insurance agencies over bills that should’ve been covered by our health insurance. If we were dealing with this paperwork struggle, there had to be others doing the same!

Coming up with a solution to the healthcare problem is tough. Thank goodness for doTERRA! doTERRA is paving the way for a greener, cleaner more natural approach to dealing with everyday health! I am so excited to share this crazy awesome movement and hope to empower you to become interested in making the world feel WELL!

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Change is coming…

The U.S. healthcare system is broken. Out-of-pocket costs are rising and accessing quality care in a timely manner is increasingly difficult for many Americans.

doTERRA is leading an innovative movement in healthcare in which medical providers take an integrative approach to keep their patients healthy and thriving. Proven methods of healthcare delivery – including traditional western methods, essential oil treatment, and wellness services – are utilized in an effort to prevent disease and maintain optimal health.

Why the healthcare system is broken…

    • Despite spending more on healthcare than any other country, the average life expectancy in the U.S. is lagging behind all other high-income countries at 78.9 years.
    • The U.S. has the highest body mass index of any high-income country. More than one-third of U.S. adults suffer from obesity.
    • Compared to 35 other high-income countries, Americans have spent more money on healthcare every year since 2000.
  • The U.S. has the highest infant mortality rate of any high-income country.

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Our current healthcare system is increasingly expensive and ineffective.

84%

Increase in total spending on prescription drugs since 2003

49%

Increase in out-of-pocket healthcare expenditures since 2000

18%

National healthcare expenditures as percent of GDP (comparable countries average ~10%)

doTERRA Healthcare Survey Results…

86%

Likely to join a membership-based clinic that offers integrative medicine

85%

Want essential oil and other integrative solutions offered by provider

15%

Have a doctor who currently offers integrative solutions (including essential oils)

doTERRA’s Vision

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Lower healthcare costs and improve patient outcomes by incorporating essential oils and other integrative approaches into the healthcare system.

STEP 1

Implement a patient-centric clinical healthcare model that utilizes integrative medicine.

STEP 2

Prove through research the efficacy and cost savings of essential oils.

Integrative Care

Better access to doctors

Patients will have 24/7 access to their doctors via telemedicine and more face time when they meet with their doctor in person.

Membership model

Patients pay a monthly membership fee that covers the cost of their clinical care; there is no need to bill insurance or make copayments.

Highest quality medical providers

A team of dedicated doctors (MDs and DOs), nutritionists, essential oil experts, and wellness coaches will ensure that patients receive the highest level of care.

Wide range of services

Medical services include primary care, urgent care, wellness coaching, nutritional counseling, essential oil support, genetic testing, and more.

How doTERRA’s bringing healthcare to you

doTERRA Clinics

  • Owned and operated by doTERRA
  • Flagship clinic located in Pleasant Grove, UT
  • Initially open to doTERRA employees (beginning 2018); later open to Wellness Advocates and the public

Partner Clinics

  • Oversight from doTERRA
  • Collaboration on data and research efforts
  • Many locations around the US

    (Beginning early 2018)

Affiliated Clinics and Telehealth

  • Access to doTERRA training and research
  • Nationwide coverage
  • 24/7 availability

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About doTERRA

doTERRA has enlisted a team of expert healthcare professionals and partners to establish medical clinics across the country. Our vision is to change healthcare in America, and essential oils are at the heart of this movement. Clinical research will validate the efficacy of essential oils in improving patient outcomes and lowering the cost of patient care.

To signup and let doTERRA know you are interested in having their services come to your town, please visit: https://healthcare.doterra.com

Change is coming! Are you ready for Prime Meridian Health Clinics?!

If you are, I implore you to hop on the bandwagon! Then hop on over to the Essential Oils page for more details.