Fitness, Health, Recipes

Ningxia Red – The Best Antioxidant Supplement

Everyone is saying that you should eat a diet high in antioxidants. The easiest way to do that… NingXia Red. This class will cover all the amazing benefits of Ningxia Red and give you tips, tricks, and recipes for making it a part of your family’s daily regimen.

place of origin

Residents of the Ningxia region of northern China, where the wolfberry grows, have been enjoying the incredible wellness-supporting benefits of the wolfberry that grows in the area for thousands of years.

Luckily we get to use them in our NingXia Red products due to the amazing relationship Gary Young built with the people there. After discovering Ningxia wolfberries to be one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet, Gary became convinced that this superfruit needed to be made available to the world. This is how our beloved Ningxia Red was born.

quality matters

Young Living has a Seed to Seal promise that ensures you are getting the best oils and products sent to your home.

  • Their farms and partner farms abide by strict standards.
  • They select the strongest seeds from strong thriving plants.
  • They hand-weed and use their own oils on plants for pest control to avoid the use of toxic chemicals.
  • They harvest at peak times to ensure quality oils.
  • They distill on site without chemicals.
  • They test every batch. If it doesn’t meet their standards because of weather conditions or for any other reason, they do not bottle it up.

All of these factors make a huge difference in quality and effectiveness! You can trust what you’re buying!

Check out more info on their Seed to Seal promise HERE!

ningxia for breakfast

NingXia Red is 25% NingXia Wolfberry puree. The puree includes the juice, pulp, and peel of the plant, which contains vitamins and minerals such as Vit C, Vit A, calcium, potassium, zinc, selenium, riboflavin (B2) and more. The puree also allows you to get fiber and protein. You need all of these things to maintain health.

A smoothie is a great way to start your morning. It’s quick, easy to grab on- the-go, and tasty!

Here are two ways to make sure your breakfast smoothie is complete.

  1. Add 1-2 ounces of NingXia Red.
  2. Add two scoops of Young Living’s Protein Complete powder to make it a “complete” meal with 25g of protein!

smoothie recipes

Banana-Berry Protein Smoothie

  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup of frozen berries
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Protein complete
  • 2-oz. NingXia Red
  • 3-oz. Orange Juice

PB&J Smoothie

  • 1 cup mixed frozen berries
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 2 T almond butter
  • 1/2 T ground cinnamon
  • 8-oz. unsweetened almond milk
  • 1-oz. NingXia Red juice

Green Goddess Smoothie

  • 2-oz NingXia Red
  • 1/2 cup Almond Milk
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 banana (peeled)
  • 1 mandarin orange (peeled)
  • 1/4 cup of ice
  • 2 tablespoons plain or greek yogurt (optional)

ningxia red shots

NingXia Red tastes so good you can drink it straight up as a shot! If you have one of individual packets, you can just grab-and-go. If you have a bottle, pour yourself a shot (or a double) and take ‘er down!

In addition to the beneficial vitamins and minerals mentioned before, NingXia wolfberry contains a ton of amino acids including the essential amino acids L-arginine and L-glutamine. The combo of these two offers many health benefits. A quick google search and you can see for yourself! Sure you can eat some shiitake mushrooms to get your L-arginine, but wouldn’t you rather take a shot of NingXia Red with a yummy berry taste? And just to be clear, NingXia Red has more L-arginine than shiitake mushrooms!

PRO TIP

Add a drop of your favorite oils from the Vitality line to your NR shot… Thieves Vitality, Copaiba Vitality, Orange Vitality and Frankincense Vitality are among our member’s top picks!

OIL-INFUSED SHOTS

  • IMMUNITY: 1-oz. NingXia Red + 1 drop Thieves Vitality, 1 drop Copaiba Vitality
  • ENERGY: 1-oz. NingXia Red + 1 drop Peppermint Vitality, 1 drop Orange Vitality
  • WEIGHTLESS: 1-oz. NingXia Red + 1 drop Grapefruit Vitality

ningxia bomb

Take your NingXia Red after lunch! If you ever feel that post-lunch slump, you can mix up this NingXia Bomb that will give you a ton of energy for the rest of the day.

NingXia Bomb

  • 1 can of NingXia Zyng
  • 1 packet of NingXia NITRO
  • 1-2 oz. NingXia Red

Mix these three ingredients into a glass with ice, stir, and enjoy!

NingXia NITRO is 20ml of healthy, natural ingredients that support your health and keep you focused. With naturally occurring caffeine, it will help you stay energized without the crash. NingXia Zyng is a light, sparkling beverage with 35 mg of naturally occurring caffeine and only 35 calories! You can always enjoy these individually, but together they are magic!

Fun Fact

The NingXia Wolfberry is also a complex carbohydrate, which means your blood sugar will rise slowly, reducing the risk of a sugar crash afterward. This is one reason why this energy drink is a much better alternative than conventional gas-station energy drinks that are filled with junk and catapult you into a sugar high and end with a post-sugar crash.

make it fancy!

NingXia Red is packed with superfoods to support normal eye health and your immune system. It contains plum, aronia, cherry, blueberry, and pomegranate juices and extracts, plus Lemon, Orange, Yuzu, and Tangerine essential oils. These ingredients make NingXia Red a guilt-free fun drink. How awesome is it that you can support your health while you drink a fun mocktail?

Berry Mimosa Mocktail

  1. Mix 1-oz. NingXia Red
  2. 1-oz. sparkling water
  3. Top off your champagne glass with Orange Juice & enjoy!

Sparkling NingXia Red Mocktail

  1. Muddle a few berries in the bottom of a champagne glass
  2. Add sparkling water and 2-oz. of NingXia Red.

NingXia Red Sangria

  1. Combine equal parts red wine and NingXia Red
  2. Top with sparkling water and your favorite fruit!

PRO TIP

Grab a NingXia Packet and take it with you to your favorite restaurant. Add your NingXia Red packet to your favorite beverage!

ningxia red dessert

Having an antioxidant-rich diet is REALLY good for your health. Thankfully, NingXia Red is insanely high in antioxidants. NingXia wolfberries are one of the fruits highest on the ORAC scale, which measures antioxidant levels. Just a few ounces a day of NingXia Red will give your body the antioxidants it needs. The best part is that it tastes GREAT!

Make a quick & easy popsicle by tossing a NingXia Red packet into the freezer! Once frozen, cut the top off and eat it like a push-pop.

Another easy option is to take your favorite smoothie recipe, add your NingXia Red, and pour it into popsicle molds. Kids love making these… and eating them!

NingXia Red Popsicles

  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 apple
  • 1/2 cups frozen berries
  • 1/2 cup spinach or another vegetable (optional)
  • 6-oz of NingXia Red (or 4-oz. NR and 2-oz. orange juice)

Adjust quantities based on personal preference. Drop a few unblended berries into each mold to add some fun fruit texture.

Note: blueberries will turn the popsicles a very dark color and spinach will turn it brown.

not a member yet?

Get started with Young Living by picking out your Starter Kit! You can pick from the the NingXia Red Kit, the Premium Oils Kit, the Thieves Kit, a Savvy Minerals Makeup Kit… OR you can choose the Basic Kit and add on all the supplements you want to create a personalized kit! Since this entire class is all about NingXia Red you might want to grab the NingXia Red Starter Kit!

The NingXia Red Starter Kit is $170 (100 PV) and comes with the following products:

  • Lifetime Membership
  • NingXia Red 2-pack bottles
  • 30 NingXia Red Singles (2 fl. oz. ea.)
  • NingXia Nitro
  • Stress Away™ 5-ml
  • AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment
  • Thieves Household Cleaner 1-oz. sample
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Business Cards
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Oil Bottles
  • 2 NingXia Red 2-oz. samples
  • Product Guide and Product Price List
  • Essential Oil Magazine
  • Essential Edge
  • Member Resources

As mentioned, you will automatically get a LIFETIME membership with Young Living!! That means you can forever take advantage of the 24% discount! You will also have access to our private Facebook communities where we offer support, encouragement, and a place for you to ask questions! You will even have the ability to refer your friends for cash!

Pick out your Starter Kit … HERE!

When joining ER, you will also receive ER points back (10% in months 1-3, 20% in months 4-24, 25% thereafter) and gifts at month 3, 6, 9, & 12 for being a loyal ER member. Your Starter Kit can NOW count as your first Essential Rewards order! That means you can earn 10% back in points right away! You can cancel ER anytime with no penalty or fee. For more info on Essential Rewards go HERE

already a member?

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Try the NingXia Red Essential Rewards Kit! It comes with FOUR bottles of NingXia Red and 30 2-oz. packets of NingXia Red. You will save about $38 when you purchase it this way!

If you want FREE SHIPPING you can also join the YL GO or YL GO+ free shipping subscription as an Essential Rewards member.

  • YL GO includes 12 months of shipping to cover your ER orders.
  • YL GO+ covers 12 ER orders and 24 Quick Orders. The Quick Order credits come in handy when you run out of something, need to order a last-minute gift, or want to take advantage of a pop-up sale.

You also get 2-4 day shipping AND if you need to overnight something, it’s only $10!

a recap

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Fitness, Health, Recipes

3 Powerful Slimming Drinks You Can Make at Home

In the fight against excess pounds, slimming drinks play an important role. In the modern world, obesity is becoming a problem for an increasing number of people, regardless of age, gender or social status.

Sedentary work, a sedentary lifestyle, a huge number of places for a snack on the run sooner or later lead a person to increase in body weight. Fighting excess weight has subsequently become a priority in many countries around the world.

The use of beverages for weight loss also promotes:

– body cleansing;

– the restoration of health;

– an elevated standard of living.

It is not a secret for anyone that it is much more difficult to lose weight than to gain some. To cope with this difficult task, you need exercise, fitness, a balanced diet, as well as tasty and healthy drinks for weight loss.

Everyone who has faced the problem of excess weight begins their path to weight loss with attempts to limit themselves in what concerns food. Often, this method does not bring the desired result. What, in this case, does a person need to achieve their goal?

They are going to seek additional means that will help get rid of the life-threatening pounds. First of all, this will come in the form of sports, and secondly – it will be a diet tailor-made for their own body. One contribution to that diet is provided by fat-burning drinks. They are low-calorie, taste good, and are easy to make.

Types of drinks for weight loss

Drinks that effectively fight excess weight are special herbal teas with spices and honey, fruit and vegetable cocktails, berry smoothies and a novelty that has recently made its way into the world of slimming – Sassy Water (named for the nutritionist who created it).

It should be noted that, along with the consumption of these drinks, not only does one lose weight, but the human body will also be relieved of any slag, the antioxidants will eliminate toxins, the metabolism will be accelerated, the digestion process will improve, and, as a result, the person will feel an unprecedented burst of energy.

Recipes for weight loss drinks

Recipe #1. The Miracle Sassy Water

There’s nothing complicated about Sassy Water. To make it, you need a couple of liters of pure still water, a ginger root, fresh mint or melissa, a small cucumber and lemons.

Prepare it in the evening, so that during the night, it has infused and absorbed all the useful substances. Prepare only one helping if you want to enjoy a fresh drink the next morning.

All of the solid ingredients must be thoroughly washed, crushed and mixed with the two liters of water. That’s it, the drink is ready!

Keep Sassy Water preferably in a cool place. Every night, you will have to prepare a new portion of the cocktail. It is recommended to drink it the next morning on an empty stomach. The first portion is one glass, then, during the day, you need to drink the rest of the mixture.

The ingredients in the drink have a beneficial effect on the body. The fiber-rich cucumber kills the feeling of mild hunger and slows down the transformation of carbohydrates into fats.

Recipe #2. Green herbal cocktails

The green herbal cocktail is jam-packed with vitamins, antioxidants, amino acids, macro- and micronutrients.

To make this truly healing drink, you need a set of your favorite fresh herbs, a little water, a blender, any vegetables or fruits (cucumbers, tomatoes, asparagus, broccoli, bell peppers, avocados, apples, grapefruit, kiwis…), a pinch of spice (a mixture of peppers or Provencal herbs would be great for a vegetable cocktail), cinnamon, vanilla, ground sweet paprika, cloves and other seasonings.

All of the prepared ingredients should be simply ground in a blender, then half of the result splashed with water and put in a refrigerator for a while. This green cocktail fights off hunger well and can easily be used as a pre-lunch snack.

Recipe #3. Beetroot and carrot-apple juice with celery

In the application of beet juice, one very important point needs to be considered: this juice cannot be consumed in its pure form, in order to avoid problems associated with cardiac activity and digestion. To accustom the organism to beet juice, it is necessary to up the dose gradually, starting from 50 ml and diluting it with juice or water.

So, for the preparation of beetroot-carrot-apple juice, you will need beets, carrots, green apple, celery and pure filtered water. All of the ingredients must, as usual, be ground in the blender, splashed with water and left in the cold for a couple of hours. You can drink this juice throughout the day.

This super-useful cocktail will contribute to the removal of toxins, cleanse the vessels, improve the general condition of the body and fill it with energy.

The use of beverages for weight loss has a beneficial effect on the human body, helps it get rid of excess weight and accumulated slag, and also improves mood and appearance.

Health, Recipes

4 Easy Tips on How to Make Healthy Recipes

For many people, making healthy recipes and food prepping seems too difficult and time consuming…

But with some advance planning and some basic knowledge of nutrition, it is easy to create a week’s worth of healthy meals that you and your family will love. The key to creating delicious and healthy meals for the family is planning …and lot’s of it!

Planning ahead of time an entire week of healthy recipe meals is the best way to create dishes you can be proud of, while keeping cost and time commitment to a minimum. So below are amazing tips you can use to make healthy meals all the time. 

Healthy Recipe Tip #1:

Using convenient appliances such as slow cookers and microwaves can be a huge time saver when planning and preparing meals. There are many delicious and healthy recipes that can be started in the morning and left to cook all day in a crock pot or slow cooker. These are great choices for working and/or busy families.

In addition, making the meals ahead of time on the weekend and heating them in the microwave is a great way to stretch both your food and your time. There are many microwavable healthy meals you can make at home, and single serving microwave safe containers allow every member of the family to eat on their own schedule. Don’t own a microwave? No problem. Switch to oven safe containers and reheat using an oven.

When planning the meals for the week, it is a good idea to create a chart listing each day’s menu and each days’ schedule. Here’s a smart tip…plan the quickest and easiest to prepare meals for the busiest days of the week.

Healthy Recipe Tip #2:

Get your family involved in creating the week’s meal plan by asking for their input and noting everyone’s favorite foods. It is still very important to eat healthy meals, so that (of course) does not mean eating pizza every night or having ice cream for dinner. But involving your spouse and children in healthy recipe planning, you’ll help to increase their interest in healthy eating right away.

It is also a good idea to get your entire family involved in the preparation of the meals. Even children too young to cook can help out by setting out the dishes, chopping vegetables, clearing the table and washing the dishes. This is also a great way to learn math skills through measuring ingredients. Win-win.

Healthy Recipe Tip #3:

Cooking large quantities of healthy food recipes – and freezing the leftovers – is a easy way to save time. Cooking large amounts of stews, soups, pasta, chili and casseroles can be a huge time saver. Making double and even triple batches of these staple foods, and freezing the leftovers for later use, is a great way to save both time and money.

When freezing leftovers, however, it is important to label the containers carefully, using freezer tape and a permanent marker. Try to keep the oldest foods near the top to avoid having to throw away expired items.

Stocking up on meats when they are on sale is another great way to use that valuable freezer space. Stocking up on such easily frozen foods as chicken, turkey, ground beef, steaks, roasts and chops is a great way to make your food dollar stretch as far as possible while still allowing you and your family to enjoy delicious healthy meals every day.

Healthy Recipe Tip #4:

Keeping a well stocked pantry is as important as keeping a well stocked freezer. Stocking the pantry with a good supply of staple items like canned vegetables, canned fruits, soup stocks and the like will make healthy recipe preparation much faster and easier. 

Stocking the pantry can save you money as well as time. Grocery stores are always running sales, and these sales are a great time to stock up. Buying several cases of canned vegetables when they are on sale, for instance can save lots of money and provide the basic ingredients for many nutritious, easy to prepare meals.

Examples of great staples to stock up on include whole grain cereals, pastas, tomato sauce, baked beans, canned salmon, tuna and whole grain breads. It is easy to combine these staples into many great meals on a moment’s notice.

Recipes

Recipe: Mint Chocolate Protein Shake (That Tastes Like Dessert)

We are firmly in the camp that believes starting your morning off right doesn’t have to mean an extra early wake-up call or compromising flavor. That’s why we developed this recipe.

Using Pure Protein Complete™, refreshing Peppermint Vitality™, and a handful of spinach, this breakfast tastes like a dessert but packs a punch with ingredients you won’t feel guilty about.

Variations 

Experiment with your smoothies by adding any combination of these essential oils:

Recipes

Whip up mouthwatering dishes with Vitality oil-infused olive oil and vinegar!

Looking to take the go-to dishes in your cooking arsenal from can-do to can’t live without? Elevate your basic cooking ingredients with our Vitality™ essential oil line!

We’ve got recipes to help turn standard ingredients like olive oil and vinegar into superstar bases that’ll make your dishes a home run! Simply add Vitality essential oils, herbs, and spices to olive oil and vinegar and get mixing.

Lemon herb olive oil

Rosemary, Basil, and Lemon—oh, yes! This trio adds the right amount of tart, fresh flavors to enhance your favorite dishes.

Ingredients

How to make lemon herb olive oil

1. Pour the olive oil into a pot or saucepan. Keep on low heat until it starts to bubble.
2. Mix in the herbs.
3. Let it simmer until the oil is fragrant. Be sure not to let the herbs brown.
4. Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool.
5. Add drops of Vitality oil into the mixture. Remember, less is more. Start with fewer drops, then add more to taste if desired.
6. Funnel the mixture into bottles.

Essential oil infused oils and vinegars

Chili herb olive oil

Boost your finger-lickin’ foods with a flavor kick that’ll have the whole family coming back for seconds! The chili peppers and Black Pepper Vitality spark a hint of spice, while a variety of herbs round out the over all flavor.

YL tip: Add additional herbs you have on hand like cilantro, thyme, or basil.

Ingredients

How to make chili herb-infused oil

1. Pour the olive oil into a pot or saucepan. Keep on low heat until it starts to bubble.
2. Mix in the herbs.
3. Let it simmer until the oil is fragrant. Be sure not to let the herbs brown.
4. Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool.
5. Add drops of Vitality oil into the mixture. Remember, less is more. Start with fewer drops, then add more to taste if desired.
6. Funnel the mixture into bottles.

Citrus vinegar

Vinegar is a tangy topping that can pair well with desserts or entrees. Sweeten your vinegar with citrus favorites that’ll up the ante on your favorite dishes.

YL tip: Substitute balsamic vinegar to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Ingredients

How to make Citrus vinegar

1. Slice fruit and put in a 16-ounce bottle or jar.
2. Pour vinegar into a saucepan and bring to a simmer on the stove.
3. Add vinegar to your bottle or jar over the fruit. Let stand at room temperature for 8 hours.
4. Add Vitality oils.
5. Shake well before using because oil and vinegar don’t mix.

Essential oil infused vinegars and oils

How to use Vitality-infused oil

Oil and vinegar are starting points for many dishes, but their uses are endless. Here’s how to use these flavor-bursting recipes:

  • Drizzle over salad on their own or use as a base for homemade salad dressing.
  • Marinate meats, tofu, or veggies.
  • Pour onto a small plate and use as a dip for bread as an appetizer for parties.
  • Pour over warm brie and serve with crackers.
  • Trickle over flatbread pizzas.
  • Swap bland oil and vinegar in your go-to sauces like pad thai, pasta, or enchilada sauce.

Tips for infusing olive oil at home

  • Wash and thoroughly dry all herbs to keep fresh
  • Place in a glass jar with a tightly sealed lid and store in the refrigerator.
  • for an intense fusion of flavor, prepare a few days in advance and let the ingredients marinate in the refrigerator before use.
  • Use dried herbs instead of fresh ones for a longer-lasting oil.
  • When using Vitality oils, start with a small dose and add more drops for a more intense flavor.

Swap to satisfy

Want to tailor your olive oil and vinegar to your taste buds’ liking? These recipes are easily customizable with your favorite flavor combinations. Simply swap out the herbs, fruit, and oils to create endless flavor options. Here are some Vitality oils you can use:

Q&A

  • How long do infused oils last? Use within two weeks. If you refrigerate your infused olive oils, they should stay good for up to a month. If the additives start showing signs of wilting/spoiling, discard the rest of the oil.
  • Why is my infused olive oil cloudy? When refrigerated, olive oil starts to solidify, which makes it appear opaque. It will look clearer at room temperature. If its cloudy at room temperature, that is a sign that the herbs are starting to spoil. 
Recipes

Warm Up with Our Lavender Hot Chocolate Recipe

Because of its floral notes and enchanting flavor, Lavender is a delicious addition to many foods. Take your hot chocolate from ordinary to gourmet by adding a little Lavender Vitality to the mix!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups unsweetened almond, dairy, or other milk of your choice 
  • 8 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 teaspoons honey, or more to taste
  • 4 drops Lavender Vitality essential oil (you can also use peppermint vitality oil for a yummy peppermint hot cocoa!)

Instructions 

  1. Heat 4 cups of milk in a saucepan on medium-high heat.
  2. Add 8 tablespoons unsweetened raw cocoa, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 4 teaspoons honey; whisk until smooth.
  3. When warm, remove from heat and stir in 4 drops Lavender Vitality essential oil.
  4. Serve and enjoy!
Recipes

Just a dash: How to make essential oil-infused sea salt

Need a 0.2-second way to make any meal soar? Just a pinch of salt—essential oil-infused salt, that is—takes any dish from totally decent to totally delectable! With a few Vitality™ oils, a bit of salt, and a handful of minutes, you’ll finally have the secret ingredient every master chef needs.

No grain of salt needed here! Even the pickiest eaters will adore the splash of savory goodness these essential oil-infused sea salts bring.

Fresh & fragrant: Rosemary sea salt

Craving comfort food? Add a dash of rosemary-flavored salt! Add a pinch to Italian night with homemade pasta, handmade pizza, and flavorful focaccia; old-fashioned American cooking with roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, and veggie casseroles; or really any soup or salad you could dream up. Enjoy this piney, sharp sea salt on your most-requested and most-inventive meals in minutes!

Ingredients

Instructions

1. Peel the rosemary from the stem and place into a food processor or blender. Blitz the rosemary until it is finely ground.

YL tip: No fresh rosemary on hand? Substitute 1 tablespoon of dried rosemary.

2. Add sea salt to the blender and blend until the salt is fine and incorporated with the rosemary.
3. Add 5 drops of Rosemary Vitality to the mixture and blend for 5–10 seconds.
4. Store in airtight container for 3–4 months.

Rosemary vitality oil

Spicy & succulent: Black pepper sea salt

Finally! The cure for any snack or spread that’s the slightest bit bland. The ultimate two-in-one, this black pepper sea salt complements anything that needs a little something extra. Whether you’re making a quick dinner with boxed mac and cheese or stirring a stew for hours on end, this salty, spicy combo will take it to the next level.

Ingredients

Instructions

1. Add sea salt and ground pepper to a food process or blender and blitz until finely ground.
2. Add 5 drops of Black Pepper Vitality to the mixture and blend for 5–10 seconds.
3. Store in airtight container for 3–4 months.

How to use your fancy new sea salt

A little bit of flavored sea salt goes a long way, so start with a tiny pinch! Your new herby and potent salts infused with drops of essential oils add a dash of flavor to many dishes. Start with:

  • Homemade salad dressing
  • Store-bought sauces
  • Meat marinades or rubs
  • Roasted vegetables
  • Anything on the grill
  • Soups and salads
  • Pastas and casseroles
  • Plain tortilla chips
  • Fruits like watermelon or jicama (trust us!)
  • Dips and spreads
  • At-home mocktails
Recipes

Make the Snack that Packs a Punch—NingXia Red Jellies!

  • Make the Snack that Packs a Punch—NingXia Red Jellies!It’s not always easy finding snacks that you feel good serving, but our NingXia Red® jellies are definitely going to hit the sweet spot. With NingXia Red, delicious Grapefruit Vitality and Lime Vitality essential oils, and agar agar powder (a vegan gelatin alternative), you get to control exactly what’s in these delicious treats!
    NingXia Red Jelly Treats Recipe ImageIngredients
    1. Combine the NingXia Red, agar agar powder, and honey in a saucepan. Mix with a metal spoon until fully dissolved and heat on medium-high. 
    2. Once boiling, remove from heat immediately and stir in the essential oils. Taste for sweetness. The mixture should be almost too sweet, since the flavors will mellow during cooling. 
    3. Pour the mixture into silicon molds.
    4. Let your molds cool in the refrigerator for at least an hour until set. 
    5. Keep leftovers in the fridge or a cool place. 
    6. Enjoy!

What is so great about Ningxia Red?

I’m glad you asked. There are so many benefits to this powerful antioxidant drink AND it’s delicious!

Wolfberry (Goji) Superfruit

Wolfberries

DESCRIPTION: Wolfberry puree (Lycium barbarum)

BENEFIT: The wolfberries we use to make NingXia Red come from the Ningxia region of northern China. With polyphenols and polysaccharides, this superfruit is touted around the world for its taste and nutrients. By using whole wolfberry puree—juice, peel, and fruit—Young Living is able to maintain more of the desired health-supporting benefits in every bottle of NingXia Red.*

Stevie leaves

Natural Stevia Sweetener

DESCRIPTION: Stevia extract (Rebaudioside A)

BENEFIT: Stevia extract benefits NingXia Red by offering a zero-calorie sweetener that is 300 times sweeter than sugar, allowing for a delightfully delicious beverage with only 2 grams of sugar per serving.

NingXia Fruits

Supporting Juice Blend

DESCRIPTION: Grape (Vitis vinifera) seed extract, Blueberry (Caccinium corymbosum), Plum (Prunus domestica), Aronia (Aronia melanocarpa), Cherry (Prunus avium), and Pomegranate (Punica granatrum) juices

BENEFIT: NingXia Red is infused with a juice and extract blend that is rich in antioxidants. The main ingredient in the blend is a patented grape seed extract. The benefits of grape seed extract include its polyphenolic compounds to help support normal cellular function. We also included blueberry, plum, aronia, cherry, and pomegranate juices to add to NingXia Red’s bright flavor and color.

Citrus Fruits

Pure, Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oils

DESCRIPTION: Orange (Citrus sinensis), Yuzu (Citrus junos), Tangerine (Citrus reticulata), and Lemon (Citrus limon) essential oils

BENEFIT: NingXia Red includes a carefully selected blend of pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils. Orange and Lemon essential oils were included for their ability to help maintain normal cellular function.* The benefits of orange oil and benefits of lemon oil also include their naturally occurring constituent d-limonene. Tangerine and Yuzu essential oils benefit the NingXia Red formula with their bright and fresh citrus flavor.
This pure and potent essential oil blend synergistically and deliciously works to support the body’s natural defenses, overall wellness, and much more.* No other nutrient-infused beverage can offer the careful formulation of essential oils found in NingXia Red!

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Holiday mocktails that are (almost) too pretty to drink

‘Tis the season for holiday parties, family get-togethers, and fancy drinks! Whether you’re the hostess with the mostest or a guest bringing something to share, the following mocktail recipes are sure to impress. With all of the good stuff and none of the hard stuff, these festive drinks are perfect for health buffs and anyone else looking for a booze-free beverage. Keep the celebration going all season long with our list of 10 sophisticated and fun holiday mocktails using NingXia Red®, NingXia Zyng®, and Vitality™ oils.

holiday mocktails using Lime Vitality essential oil and NingXia red

Lime Zynger

If you’ll be celebrating the holidays late into the night, here’s a drink to get you through the evening. This fizzy delight contains wolfberries, white tea leaf extract, and green tea extract for a boost of crash-free energy. Whether you’re staying up to wrap presents or ringing in the new year, throw back a couple of these zesty zingers to feel instantly refreshed.

Ingredients

Splash of NingXia Red
1 tube NingXia Nitro
1 drop Lime Vitality
1 can NingXia Zyng

Lime wedges

Instructions

1. Pour a splash of NingXia Red into a highball or other tall glass full of ice. Add NingXia Nitro and Lime Vitality.
2. Fill the glass to the top with NingXia Zyng. Squeeze a lime wedge into the glass.
3. Garnish with another lime wedge.

NingXia-Rosemary Mule

Based on the trendy Moscow Mule, this refreshing mocktail is sure to be a crowd pleaser at your next holiday dinner party. Ginger beer, which is a non-alcoholic carbonated beverage similar to ginger ale, lends the drink a snappy flavor with a hint of spice. If you’re hosting a large group of people, you can easily multiply the recipe to make a big batch. For a quick conversion that serves eight, use cups instead of ounces for the first two ingredients and add eight drops of Rosemary Vitality oil for an herby kick.

Ingredients

2 ounces NingXia Red
6 ounces ginger beer
1 drop Rosemary Vitality
Rosemary sprig

Instructions

1. Pour all ingredients into a copper mug full of crushed ice.
2. Stir well to mix.
3. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary.

Bloody Mary

In need of a drink that goes well with Christmas brunch? Try our twist on the classic Bloody Mary! Boosted with Vitality oils and easily customizable to different palates, our version is fun for the whole family. Serve it up with a variety of trimmings so everyone can garnish to their heart’s content. Some of our top picks are celery sticks, olives, lemon wedges, pickles, and jalapeños.

YL tip: The toothpick method allows you to get a more subtle flavor with the Vitality oils. Simply dip a toothpick in the oil and swirl through your ingredients.

Ingredients

Lemon wedges
Sea salt
6 ounces tomato juice
1 drop Black Pepper Vitality
Toothpick swirl of Lime Vitality
Toothpick swirl of Celery Seed Vitality
Toothpick swirl of Lemon Vitality

1 drop hot sauce
Celery stick (optional)

Instructions

1. Salt the rim of a highball or old-fashioned glass by running a lemon wedge around the rim then rolling the outer edge of the glass in sea salt. Fill glass with ice and set aside.
2. Squeeze a lemon wedge into a shaker and drop it in. Add tomato juice, Vitality oils, a dash of hot sauce to taste, and ice to the shaker. Shake gently to mix.
3. Strain into prepared glass.
4. Garnish with celery or your favorite Bloody Mary toppings.

Cran-Raspberry Spritzer

When it comes to quenching thirst while tickling the taste buds, cold and bubbly is the way to go. This rose-colored drink checks both boxes and is as pretty as it is fizzy. Once you start pouring, everyone will want to be sipping pink. The tart, fruity flavor of NingXia Red shines through with added sweetness from juice and berries. For a sweeter drink, use more cranberry-raspberry juice and less club soda.

Ingredients

1 ounce NingXia Red
1-2 ounces cranberry-raspberry juice
3-4 ounces club soda
Lemon wedges
Raspberries

Instructions

1. Pour NingXia Red and cranberry-raspberry juice into a champagne glass.
2. Fill to the top with club soda. Squeeze a lemon wedge into the drink.
3. Garnish with raspberries and a lemon wedge.

bottles of ningxia red waiting to be made into delicious holiday mocktails

Cranberry Mojito

Toast the holidays with a festive faux-ito in the flavors of the season! Peppermint and cranberry complement each other beautifully in this drink as the icy mint mellows out the tartness of the fruit. Delightfully cool and sweet, our virgin cranberry mojito has a lovely red shade fit for a holiday spread. The red and green garnishes add an extra element of festivity.

Ingredients

Mint leaves
1 teaspoon honey or sweetener of choice
1 drop Peppermint Vitality
1 drop Lime Vitality

Splash of cranberry juice
1 can NingXia Zyng
Fresh cranberries
Lime wedges

Instructions

1. In a tall, sturdy glass, place a few mint leaves, the sweetener, a squeeze of lime, Peppermint Vitality, and Lime Vitality. Use a muddler to crush the leaves and combine the flavors.
2. Add ice to the glass. Pour a splash of cranberry juice and stir.
3. Fill glass to the top with NingXia Zyng.
4. Garnish with cranberries, more mint leaves, and a lime wedge.

NingXia Red Punch

Don’t want to be mixing up mocktails all night? Skip the hassle and break out the punch bowl instead. The beauty of this big-batch drink is that you can make it ahead of time, leaving you free to mingle with guests. Our fruity concoction isn’t spiked, but it does pack a *punch* in antioxidants and essential oils. Sweet, fruity, and delicious, our recipe gets your party going with a bang!

Ingredients

1 bottle NingXia Red
4 cups apple cider
2 cups pomegranate juice
¼ cup honey or simple syrup
Sliced apples
Pomegranate seeds
Cinnamon sticks

Instructions

1. In a punch bowl, pour NingXia Red, apple cider, pomegranate juice, and honey. Add fruit and cinnamon sticks. Mix well.
2. Cover and chill in the fridge until ready to serve. The longer the fruit soaks in the liquid, the more the flavors will combine.
3. Serve in short glasses garnished with more apple slices, pomegranate seeds, and cinnamon stick stirrers.

Spiced Cinnamon Cider

Another batch drink that’s easy to prepare is hot apple cider. In this recipe, we used Vitality oils instead of dried spices for stronger and purer flavor. Fun fact: A steaming mug of cider is the perfect remedy to cold, wintry days. Serve it after a day of sledding or an evening of caroling to warm up guests from the inside out.

Ingredients

8 cups apple juice or cider
4 cups orange juice
1 cup pineapple juice
9 drops Cinnamon Bark Vitality
6 drops Cardamom Vitality
4 drops Clove Vitality
4 drops Nutmeg Vitality
3 drops Citrus Fresh Vitality

Sliced oranges
Cinnamon sticks

Instructions

1. Add all ingredients to a large pot and stir to combine. Heat until simmering. Simmer for 30 minutes.
2. Serve warm in a mug.
3. Garnish with sliced oranges and cinnamon sticks.

Club Red favorites

Ain’t no party like a Club Red party! This holiday season raise a glass filled to the brim with one of the NingXia Red shots from Young Living’s International Grand Convention. Each recipe contains our superfruit supplement and 3-5 different Vitality oils. To make these, simply pour NingXia Red into a shot glass and add your oil drops.

ningxia red mocktail in shot glasses

The Gentleman

2 ounces NingXia Red
1 drop Thieves Vitality
1 drop Cinnamon Bark Vitality
1 drop Peppermint Vitality
1 drop Black Pepper Vitality

Mind Blaster

2 ounces NingXia Red
1 drop Lime Vitality
1 drop Peppermint Vitality
1 drop Lemon Vitality
1 drop Copaiba Vitality
1 drop Cinnamon Bark Vitality

Buzzing Lips

2 ounces NingXia Red
5 drops Orange Vitality
3 drops Frankincense Vitality
3 drops Cinnamon Bark Vitality

Recipes

Peppermint Brownies (Original and Guilt Free Recipes)

Peppermint Brownies

A fun holiday twist to a classic dessert. Adding Peppermint Vitality Oil to your favorite brownie recipe (or even boxed brownies) will take this delicious treat to a whole new level.

Guilt-Free Peppermint Brownies

These fudgy peppermint brownies may look and taste like the brownies you love, but they’re free of the things that your waistline doesn’t. We’ve taken out the flour, butter, and refined sugar and replaced them with wholesome ingredients such as coconut oil, honey, Peppermint Vitality™, and black beans. Yes—we said black beans! They may seem like a strange addition to a sweet recipe, but black beans provide a soft, gooey, fudgy texture and have almost no taste—allowing the bold flavors of the cocoa powder and Peppermint Vitality to shine through. But don’t take our word for it, give this flourless peppermint brownie recipe a try! Your taste buds and waistline will thank you.

Guilt-Free Peppermint Brownies Recipe

Young Living - Guilt-Free, Black Bean Brownies with Peppermint Vitality Essential Oil

Ingredients

  • 1 15-ounce can low-sodium black beans 
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 drops Peppermint Vitality essential oil

Instructions 

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Rinse and drain black beans.
  3. Melt coconut oil on stove until clear.
  4. Blend all ingredients except eggs in food processer until smooth.
  5. In a separate bowl, lightly whisk eggs until well beaten. 
  6. Fold into chocolate mixture. 
  7. Pour mixture into a greased 8×8 pan and bake 25–30 minutes.
  8. Let cool 15 minutes then cut.
  9. Let cool another 15 minutes and serve.

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