If you are doing the 8-Week Health & Weight Loss Challenge or just trying to increase your water intake for optimal health, you know that plain water can be very boring. Sometimes you just need a little something to jazz up your water to make it a little more palatable. Below are 30 things to add to your water to make it much more enjoyable to drink.
Another difficult area for me since I began eating a Paleo diet is giving up dairy. I found that I initially craved cheese but that craving quickly subsided with the help of other nutrient dense foods such as almonds and vegetables.
The one dairy product that I still struggle with not having is half and half in my morning coffee. I love coffee but it has to be prepared a certain way to make sure that it is creamy and smooth. Trying paleo-friendly coffee creamer alternatives did not go over well, mainly because they lacked flavor and thickness of the half and half.
Happy New Year’s Eve! I love New Year’s Eve with all the festivities and music that helps to usher out the old year and in the new. But, if you are like me, you have procrastinated on getting everything ready for the big party. Or maybe you have planned everything and you just need a new drink idea to WOW your friends and family this New Year’s Eve.
Below are a few easy, creative, and festive New Year’s Eve drinks to whip up. Whether you are going to a New Year’s Eve party or staying in with friends or family, you can’t go wrong with these unique cocktails.
This healthy frozen pumpkin pie smoothie tastes just like a slice of Thanksgiving Day pumpkin pie in a glass. This frozen smoothie is loaded with fiber, vitamin A and potassium and is low in calories and fat. Try this awesome thick and creamy pumpkin pie smoothie as a holiday treat.
With the holidays quickly approaching, I thought I would start a series of posts about homemade gifts that are better than ones you can get in the store. While many Americans have gotten away from making their own gifts in lieu of giving gadgets like the iPad and iPhone, there are still a handful of people out there that make their own gifts and some even sell them on shops like etsy.
Below I have the first homemade gifts project: infused alcohol. Infusing alcohol with various flavor combinations is a wonderful way to experiment your tastes. The essential idea is to merge a assortment of flavors into a base liquor or oil to create a custom-flavored gift.
Some say summertime is the best time for iced tea. I disagree! I believe iced tea is a perfect drink all year round.
Tea is rich in antioxidants. Studies show drinking tea daily may reduce Alzheimer’s and diabetes risks. In addition, tea can increase bone, teeth and gum health.
I consider myself something of an iced tea connoisseur. Yet, my quest for the perfect iced tea has become quite daunting. It seems that home brewed and commercial iced teas are either too strong, too cloudy or just too bitter for my taste. My search for that right combination to make that perfect glass of iced tea ended after I had a conversation with a relative regarding iced tea perfection. Below is the result of that conversation.
The hot summer days are upon us. Remember the sweet lemonade of our youth? Now, the refreshing taste of lemonade is the perfect summer cooler with a bit of variety using an unconventional herb–thyme.
Available all year round, thyme is an herb from the mint family. It has a light lemon smell and a strong minty taste making it a perfect addition to iced cold lemonade.
- 12 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice;
- 8 cups cold water;
- a few ice cubes;
- 4 sprig fresh thyme per serving;
- Combine the lemon juice, water and ice cubes.
- Stir well and serve with the thyme sprig.
You can also add a little bit of spirits to taste for a refreshing summertime cocktail