Apples and these special seasonings are nutritious and delicious making this a fabulous fall beverage! 1 gallon 100% organic unfiltered apple juice 1/2 cup pure maple syrup 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon ground allspice 1 teaspoon whole cloves 3 whole cinnamon sticks 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg In 3-quart saucepan, heat ingredients to boiling over medium-high heat. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 10 minutes. Before serving, strain cider mixture to remove cloves and cinnamon, if desired. Serve hot. … [Read more...] about Hot Spiced Apple Cider
If you are anything like me, you get bored with your drinks after some time. Well, maybe it is time to vary your tried and true green tea! It is amazing in itself, but read up and see why you should keep the green tea, but maybe alter the flavors! Studies have shown that regular consumption of green tea helps burn fat and promote weight loss. The secret to green tea's fat-burning power is its catechins - the antioxidants in the green tea that combats free radicals as well as promote healthy cells. Also, the caffeine you find in green tea contains egcg which inhibits your body's sugar intake … [Read more...] about Hot Peppermint Green Tea
It’s starting to get hot and we all need to stay hydrated. For a little change up from drinking water, a nice, cold glass of lemonade may hit the spot! In choosing what to drink, we need to stay away from almost all of the products that say, “just add water”. For the most part, they are full of white, processed sugar, artificial colors, and artificial flavors. If you have a favorite sugar-free variety, you need to check the label. If it is sweetened with aspartame or acesulfame-k or “Splenda” or sucralose, you need to sit it back down on the shelf and RUN AWAY! Those artificial sweeteners are … [Read more...] about A Refreshing Lemon-Limeade to Beat the Heat
Water – I cannot stress enough how important it is to drink water throughout the day. It will not only make you feel better, it is key in all-over health and should be part of every weight loss strategy. Since our bodies are composed of 60% water, drinking water helps maintain the balance of body fluids. Drinking an ample amount of water will help energize your muscles, aid in detoxing the liver (our main fat-burning organ), keep your bowels regular, and prevent kidney stones. It can even improve the way your skin looks and change the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by reversing the … [Read more...] about I NEED A DRINK!
A popular beverage for a hot summer day! BUT BEWARE!!! Stay away from those "On the Go" lemonade drinks brought to you by Crystal Lite or Country Time. They are loaded with sugar or artificial (chemical) sugars. Country Time's first ingredient is sugar - which means it's the ingredient with highest amount in the mix. Most of the Crystal Lite Sugar Free mixes contain Aspartame which is very harmful for us and is known to cause many illnesses. (Read More) Lemonade 1 c. fresh squeezed lemon juice, about 6-8 lemons 1-2 Tbsp. pure maple Grade B syrup (Here's Why) or one of our favorite safe … [Read more...] about Lemonade Just Like Grandma Made
Drink your way to better health! Water - I cannot stress enough how important drinking water throughout the day is. It will not only make you feel better, it is key in all-over health and should be part of every weight loss strategy. Drinking water helps maintain the balance of body fluids. Our body is composed of about 60% water. Drinking an ample amount of water will help energize your muscles, aid in detoxing the liver (our main fat-burning organ), keep your bowels regular and prevent kidney stones. Dehydration makes your skin very dry so drinking water will even change the appearance … [Read more...] about Drink your way to better health!