It’s time to *POP* into a healthy, new year! Read more to find out how this Detox Popcorn Recipe will fit into your life in more ways than just a healthy snack!
I’m guessing many of your New Year’s resolutions, like my own, include something along the lines of making healthier choices. Maybe they’re related to nourishing your body, moving more, or being mindful. Whatever it may be, I’ve got something to foster your healthier intentions.
For the record, when I speak of being “healthy,” I like to refer to one’s whole self. There’s not just one aspect that makes a person healthy (ie: diet). Being truly healthy is being able to balance all aspects of one’s life. Yes, it’s important to fuel your body with wholesome foods. Yes, it’s important to be active. Yes, it’s important to get enough sleep. Yes, it’s important to manage stress. Yes, it’s important to check in with yourself and give yourself what you need. It’s a balancing act and something that everyone can always improve upon.
Each day is a fresh start with new opportunities. Wake up and remind yourself of that. You’ve got to believe it in order for it to happen. I talk to my fourth graders about having a growth mindset, and as adults, it’s much harder to make that shift. Simple mantras can really pay off and change the way you think. Reflect on the past in order to grow. Don’t dwell on what has already happened; learn from it. What went well? What didn’t? Move forward with positive intentions. What will you do differently next time? The more positive you are, the happier you’ll be. Negative people generally are not happy people. Be the best version of yourself. Plain and simple.
So how in the world does Detox Popcorn fit into this post? Well friends, let me tell you how. This detox popcorn recipe doesn’t only deliver as a healthy snack, but it offers a physical cleansing, as well as a mental cleansing. Before we get into those details, let’s first discuss popcorn as what you eat as a snack.
Popcorn is a seed which was discovered in the Americas thousands of years ago where it has captivated people for centuries with its mythical, magical charm. Popcorn is a year round snack, but National Popcorn Day is January 19th. Here are a few corny facts:
- Popcorn is a healthy, whole grain snack food. Popcorn is a whole grain, which makes it a good carbohydrate choice. Whole grains contain fiber, providing the roughage needed in a daily diet. Popcorn has no artificial additives or preservatives and is sugar- free.
- Popcorn is non-GMO. There has never been, nor is there currently, any Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) popcorn or popcorn seed for sale.
- Diacetyl was removed from microwave popcorn in 2006, and since then most companies have removed PFOAs from their packaging.
- Popcorn is gluten-free. Popcorn does not contain wheat, rye, or barley gluten – the types of gluten most associated with gluten disorders.
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Ready to read about the benefits of and how to make Detox Popcorn?
Lemon essential oil has a multitude of uses and benefits. It’s known for its purifying properties. You can diffuse it, ingest it, or use it topically. (You do want to make sure you are using a high quality essential oil. There are many brands out there, but dOTERRA is a trusted brand – I used to be a consultant, just not anymore – and their oils are certified pure therapeutic grade.) Lemon essential oil can aid in digestion and support healthy respiratory function. Specifically, it supports your liver which promotes detox.
So how can you infuse your popcorn with lemon oil? Simply melt coconut oil and stir in several drops of lemon oil! Coconut oil has several health benefits that support detox, too! Coconut oil is mostly composed of medium-chain fatty acids which go straight to the liver. These fatty acids play a critical role in cleansing the body from toxins. Coconut oil helps to flush your body of toxins.
The last ingredient of Detox Popcorn is black pepper. You have two options here: black pepper essential oil or real black pepper; you’ll reap the benefits with either. Black pepper oil is high in monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes which are known for their antioxidant activity. Black pepper is good for the stomach and helps facilitate digestion, important in detox!
While the physical cleansing of detox popcorn has been explained, now let’s discuss the mental cleansing. As aforementioned, having a positive mindset and reciting mantras can have a grand effect. The affirmation to foster your mental cleanse to accompany the detox popcorn is as follows:
I am reminding myself of this opportunity to have a fresh start where I can rid my body of impurities and nourish it to thrive.
Repeat as often as you’d like allowing yourself to fully believe the words and acting upon it to support a detox, both physically and mentally.
Detox Popcorn Recipe
- Melt coconut oil. Stir in 5 drops of lemon oil per tablespoon of coconut oil. Stir in 1 drop of black pepper oil per tablespoon of coconut oil OR grind black pepper throughout popcorn. Drizzle coconut oil on top of popcorn.
This recipe is not set in stone. For a stronger taste, use additional lemon oil or pepper. For a milder taste, use less. Simple as that, just as life should be at times.
In what ways do you detox, both physically and mentally?
~Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by ALIVE Influencer Network on behalf of The Popcorn Board. All thoughts and opinions are my own.