• Recipe

    Green Iced Tea

    Today I have a quick iced tea recipe that will entertain your taste buds and add antioxidants to your day. 5 Green tea teabags 1 Peppermint teabag 2 Oranges, I used clementines Water Bring water and tea bags to a boil in a small sauce pot. Remove from heat, cover and allow to cool. Fill a large pitcher with cool water, concentrated tea, and sliced oranges. I squeezed one orange and sliced the other. Refrigerate or serve over lots of ice. Enjoy!  

  • Thoughts

    I Love Tea

    My husband teases me because there are nine varieties of tea in our cupboard. Don’t get me wrong I love coffee but nothing competes with a steamy mug of tea. So here’s a round up of what you’ll find in my cupboard. Twinings Lady Grey – This is my favorite tea to drink with dessert or a pastry. It’s warm with a light citrus flavor. Green Tea Kombucha – I love green tea and this tea has a little bit of mint flavor that is very comforting. Each Yoga Tea has a little saying on the tag. Breathe Deep – When I had a bad cold, a coworker gave me…

  • Fitness

    Staying Hydrated

    Today Kathy, who has been guest posting with us every Wednesday, is discussing the importance of staying hydrated. Staying hydrated is very important to any weight loss plan. Water flushes the toxins out of your organs and carries nutrients into your cells.  Lack of water can lead to dehydration and even in a mild case can make you tired and drain your energy.  Drinking a glass of water before a meal can make you feel full so you don’t eat as much. The amount of water varies depending who you listen to.  Most often you hear 8 glasses of water.  That means 8 glasses of 8 ounces of water. I…

  • Entertaining

    How to Phase Out Soft Drinks

    Soft drink intake is linked to childhood obesity, obesity, and higher risks for heart disease and diabetes. One 12 oz can of Coca-Cola is 140 calories and a 12 oz can of Pepsi is 150 calories. To give you an idea, the average person would have to walk briskly for 35 minutes to burn 150 calories. For more activities to burn 150 calories, check out this Everyday Healthy post. Diet drinks are not a free pass as they can still contribute to weight gain and still contain many chemicals. Perhaps you’d like to cut back on your consumption or eliminate it all together. Quitting can be tough! If you’d like…

  • Recipe

    Happy Friday | Sangria!

    Happy Friday! Summer is not over and in the spirit of having summer last as long as possible I’m sharing my favorite sangria recipe. I love, love, LOVE this sangria! Just as a tip, don’t spend much on the wine. I like to stop at Trader Joe’s and pick up a few bottles from their selection (read: two buck chuck 😉 ). If you’re in the mood for a white fruity wine or a rosé instead; add extra strawberries and peaches to the mix. Sweet Summer Sangria Ingredients: 1 Bottle cabernet sauvignon 1 Lemon, cut into wedges 1 Orange, cut into wedges 1 Lime, cut into wedges 2 Tablespoons sugar…

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