I love drinking tea. In fact, I have tea nearly every day. We have our tea drawer stocked and enjoy many different types of teas depending on our needs and mood. This is one tea, however, that you can make without heading down the tea aisle. And, it is made with whole foods. It is also incredibly healing and soothing.
This tea has only 3 ingredients, but they are powerful: turmeric, cinnamon, and ginger. They work together to calm and soothe. They are also antioxidant powerhouses. Read the rest of this entry
Sometimes you just need a quick pick-me-up beverage. If you are looking for an alternative to coffee or energy drinks, here’s an all-natural drink that will help to give you that energy you need but without any side effects.
I’ve been juicing for many years, but it wasn’t until I tried juicing myself that I saw the benefits and recognized the importance. My skin was brighter, elimination was easier (TMI?) and I felt more energy. That was my personal experience, but there are many other reasons to give juicing a try if you’ve never done it before. Read the rest of this entry
Green smoothies seem to be all the rage in certain health conscious circles. I mean, who’s going to argue about trying to get more veggies in? I’d made a green smoothie before using greens and a high powered blender. I did not enjoy the results. The texture was pulpy and stringy and not tasty at all.
I figured it was worth trying again, but this time I wanted to make it in a way that was more palatable to my tastes. The result? A pretty darn tasty green smoothie in my book. Read the rest of this entry
When it’s hot out, who doesn’t want an ice-cold beverage to quench their thirst? Going through the beverage aisle at the grocery store will reveal a varied array of sugary drinks that will wreak havoc on your metabolism and fill you up with empty calories.
Not only do sugary drinks contribute to obesity, but they are terrible for your teeth. Sugar leaches minerals from your body and guess what your teeth are made of? Minerals! (source: http://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/Contexts/Ceramics/Science-Ideas-and-Concepts/Bone-and-tooth-minerals)
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Chai masala is a common drink consumed in India. In fact, ‘chai’ refers to all types of tea in India. There are also other countries that use ‘chai’ to simply signify ‘tea.’ Chai masala includes a combination of spices with black tea, milk, and sugar and is fairly ubiquitous throughout the country.
I had an opportunity to try chai masala recently with a new friend. Living overseas has afforded me the opportunity to meet other people from all over the world, and I consider it to be a blessing and an honor. Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting an ethnically Indian woman and her family who just moved to Switzerland from the UK. Our girls have played together and we’ve shared some lovely afternoons filled with delicious food and tea. One afternoon, during a playdate with our kids, my new friend asked if I would like a cup of tea and said, “Of course!” I love tea and drink it nearly every day. She brought out what I now consider to be the some of the tastiest tea I’d ever had! I asked her where I could buy it and she said she made it herself – Chai Masala! I asked her immediately for the recipe. Her recipe does not include black tea but you can certainly add it if you drink it. Read the rest of this entry