Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

Hey y'all! It's been a hot minute since my last post, but this month has been a busy one! As most of you know, we started IVF a few weeks ago, and I'm happy to report that everything is going good so far. It's just been a crazy few weeks with the travel back and forth to our doctor in Louisville, plus a few days of recovery after my egg retrieval. I had hoped to have this post up yesterday, but I didn't feel great over the weekend, so I took some time to rest and get back to normal. I can't wait to share more about our IVF journey with you soon! But in the meantime, lets talk about food - sound good?

This year I've been on a journey to live a healthier lifestyle, and the first thing I took control of is what I put on and in my body. I now pay close attention to what I'm eating and what products I am using to care for myself. Essential oils are now a part of my daily routine of caring for my body (read more about that here), but I have recently started cooking with them too! Taking essential oils internally may be very a effective method to get the oils to be absorbed into the body to promote health and wellness, for an overall soothing effect on the body, and for a calming effect on mood (resource here). Not to mention, they add excellent flavor to food! For this recipe, I added a few drops of Lime Essential Oil to a honey dressing over fruit salad.

We all know that a moderate amount of fruit is good for us, so fruit salad is something I like to have on hand to snack on - especially when I need to satisfy my sweet tooth! I followed this recipe, but changed up the dressing just a bit to incorporate lime essential oil. Here is my modified honey lime dressing recipe:

1/4 cup honey
2 tsp lime zest
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 drops lime essential oil

You just mix it all together and toss it with the fruit! This recipe will make a pretty big batch, so I love storing it in the refrigerator all week and using it in different ways:

- sweet tooth snack
- over your favorite ice cream
- over your favorite yogurt
- top a smoothie bowl

This is the perfect summer treat - I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! On another note, I have to thank Willow Park Boutique for my adorable tassel stripe tank I'm wearing above. You can shop it here! I hope y'all are having a good week - thanks so much for reading!

XO -