Iced Mint Blueberry Green Tea Recipe

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  • Iced Mint Blueberry Green Tea
    A healthy, natural blueberry spin on the traditional cup of green tea. Sugar-free version included.
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    Prep Time
    10 min
    Cook Time
    5 min
    Total Time
    15 min
    Prep Time
    10 min
    Cook Time
    5 min
    Total Time
    15 min
    343 calories
    88 g
    0 g
    2 g
    5 g
    0 g
    469 g
    22 g
    62 g
    0 g
    1 g
    Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size
    469g
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 343
    Calories from Fat 14
    % Daily Value *
    Total Fat 2g
    3%
    Saturated Fat 0g
    1%
    Trans Fat 0g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
    Monounsaturated Fat 0g
    Cholesterol 0mg
    0%
    Sodium 22mg
    1%
    Total Carbohydrates 88g
    29%
    Dietary Fiber 13g
    51%
    Sugars 62g
    Protein 5g
    Vitamin A
    41%
    Vitamin C
    138%
    Calcium
    16%
    Iron
    41%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Ingredients
    1. 2 cups blueberries
    2. Juice from 1 lemon
    3. 1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh mint
    4. 1/4 cup maple syrup (or you can use liquid stevia to taste for a sugar-free version)
    5. 4 bags green tea
    6. Fresh lemon slice for garnish
    Instructions
    1. In a medium pot, combine blueberries with 1 cup water and bring to a boil. Cook the blueberries for 5 minutes on low.
    2. Using a large spoon or fork, mash up the berries.
    3. Add the lemon juice, mint, and sweetener to the pot and let the mixture combine flavors for a minute or so.
    4. Set the blueberry mixture aside and in another small pot, bring 6 cups of water to a boil, then turn off the heat.
    5. Steep the green tea bags in the water for 5 to 10 minutes, then throw the tea bags away.
    6. Combine the blueberry mixture and green tea in a large pitcher (use one that is glass or make sure it is BPA-free).
    7. Adjust the sweetness to your liking, add ice cubes and set in the refrigerator for 2hrs.
    8. When your ready to sip on this delicious drink, toss a fresh lemon slice in and you’re all set. Enjoy!
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Directions:

  1. In a medium pot, combine blueberries with 1 cup water and bring to a boil. Cook the blueberries for 5 minutes on low.
  2. Using a large spoon or fork, mash up the berries.
  3. Add the lemon juice, mint, and sweetener to the pot and let the mixture combine flavors for a minute or so.
  4. Set the blueberry mixture aside and in another small pot, bring 6 cups of water to a boil, then turn off the heat.
  5. Steep the green tea bags in the water for 5 to 10 minutes, then throw the tea bags away.
  6. Combine the blueberry mixture and green tea in a large pitcher (use one that is glass or make sure it is BPA-free).
  7. Adjust the sweetness to your liking, add ice cubes and set in the refrigerator for 2hrs.

When your ready to sip on this delicious drink, toss a fresh lemon slice in and you’re all set. Enjoy!

 

Easy Sugar-Free Kettle Corn Recipe

 

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This is such a fun and easy recipe to try! I was suffering from a mild case of the sweet tooth’s one night when my ever experimenting mind came up with an idea. My sweet tooth was cured in less than 5 minutes and my stomach (and waistline) were happy. Go ahead and wow your friends with this recipe. Sweet and salty, this sugar-free kettle corn one to try.

 

Sugar-Free Kettle Corn Recipe

Ingredients:

1/3 Cup Popcorn kernels
2 Tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp salt
15-20 drops liquid stevia (or 2-3 packets powdered stevia)

 

Directions:

Heat the oil in a 3-quart saucepan on medium high heat.

Add stevia and salt.

Put 3 or 4 popcorn kernels into the oil and cover the pan.

When the kernels pop, add the rest of the 1/3 cup of popcorn kernels in an even layer. Cover, remove from heat and count 30 seconds.

This method first heats the oil to the right temperature, then waiting 30 seconds brings all of the other kernels to a near-popping temperature so that when they are put back on the heat, they all pop close to the same time.

Return the pan to the heat. The popcorn should begin popping soon, and all at once. Once the popping really starts going, gently shake the pan by moving it back and forth over the burner. Try to keep the lid slightly off set to let the steam out (the popcorn will be drier and crisper this way). Once the popping slows to several seconds between pops, remove the pan from the heat, remove the lid, and dump the popcorn immediately into a big bowl.

Dig on in and enjoy!

(Don’t forget to share your new secret kettle corn recipe with your friends!)

 

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Take time for yourself

do what makes your soul happy

Take time for yourself.

Taking time for yourself will make your life more fulfilling and contribute to your overall well-being. When you take time to nourish your mind, body and soul, you create the foundation for optimal health. Make a daily habit of self nourishment. Your healthy, happy self will soon thank you.

 

 

Make That Coffee Work For You

Healthy-Me-CoffeeMust have that morning (or afternoon) cup of joe?

If you must have that cup of coffee, use the recipe below to get the most bang for your cup! If you add the right combination of health, wellness and beauty boosters, you can make that coffee work for you! You’ll amp up your health while still getting that energizing coffee buzz.

 

Healthy Coffee Recipe:

 

 Ingredients:

 Freshly brewed Organic Coffee

2 tsp Coconut oil

1/4 c Coconut, Almond or Hemp milk

Liquid Stevia to your liking (Hazelnut flavor is my favorite)

Ground Cinnamon (or 1 whole cinnamon stick)

 

Directions:

 Leaving a little extra room at the top, pour your freshly brewed coffee into your favorite mug. Add your coconut oil, stevia and beauty milk of choice. Stir. Sprinkle with a dash of cinnamon or, if you want to feel extra fancy, add an entire cinnamon stick. Enjoy!

 

Read about some benefits and uses of the above ingredients by clicking on the links below

Cinnamon

Coconut Oil

Organic Coffee

 

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Scientists Officially Link Processed Foods To Autoimmune Disease

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Its True, Scientists Officially Link Processed Foods To Autoimmune Disease

Autoimmune Research

TrueActivist, a website geared to bringing news articles and thought-provoking media to anyone with an Internet connection, recently released an article with scientific facts linking autoimmune disease and the consumption of processed foods.

“The modern diet of processed foods, takeaways and microwave meals could be to blame for a sharp increase in autoimmune diseases,” the TrueActivist website says.

A team of scientists from Yale University in the U.S and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, in Germany reveal that there is a link between processed foods and the rise of autoimmune disease. “This study is the first to indicate that excess refined and processed salt may be one of the environmental factors driving the increased incidence of autoimmune diseases,’ they said.

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These findings are mind blowing to most, and confirmation to many.  The fact that scientists have linked autoimmune disease to processed food consumption is just the tip of the iceberg. There is so much more evidence linking the rise of autoimmune disease to processed foods that has yet to be ‘officially’ documented, but It will happen.

 

Shocking Findings

The team from Yale University studied the role of T helper cells in the body. Apparently the T helper cells activate and ‘help’ other cells to fight dangerous pathogens like bacteria or viruses and also battle infections.
Previous research suggests that a subset of these cells, known as Th17 cells, play an important role in the development of autoimmune diseases as well.

The article states that In the latest study, scientists discovered that exposing these cells in a lab to a table salt solution made them act more ‘aggressively.’

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Also stated in the article is the fact that “mice fed a diet high in refined salts saw a dramatic increase in the number of Th17 cells in their nervous systems that promoted inflammation.They were also more likely to develop a severe form of a disease associated with multiple sclerosis in humans.”

 

Take A Stand On Your Health

By taking a stand against fake and unhealthy foods that are processed, bleached, dyed, sodium packed, genetically modified and more, we are slowly changing the world of food as we know it. By taking a stand on the quality of our food, we are also taking a stand on our health, for the greater good.

Read the full article here on the TrueActivist website.

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