I love this Banana Dulce tea from Art of Tea. It is very sweet with a dominant banana flavor. I admit when I ordered it I didn’t know that it was more of an herbal tea with rooibos leaves but I’m very pleased with it. The banana dulce selection is caffeine free and has a malty, honey and sweet flavor. It blends ripe banana and sweet coconut with an aroma of fresh graham cracker and a deep caramel. To prepare use fresh filtered water with a water temp of 206F and steep for 5-7 minutes. Since it comes as a loose-leaf selection you can use a ball or purchase the filter bags from Art of Tea. Keep the bag sealed and away from light, humidity and heat. Pair with fresh banana bread for a great combo snack.
Available in 4 oz zip pouch for $22 or 1 lb zip pouch for $75.
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What is a clean eating grocery list? A clean eating grocery list is a list that supports clean or organic food choices. It involves choosing minimally processed foods that are ethically raised and provide maximum nutritional value. It’s important to eat a clean diet so that you can have the best lifestyle possible. Eating clean provides the health benefits of the nutrients we need to fuel our bodies. There are many ways to eat clean from buying organic, starting a food garden at home, buying only foods that are not processed, and many more. I recommend having a balance when you begin to start eating a clean diet and have fun with it. Once you have a concept of how to eat clean then you will be ready to make the clean eating grocery list.
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What the heck is Kombucha? And what is in Kombucha? Kombucha also known as BOOCH is a fermented tea beverage that originated in China around 220 B.C. The name is supposedly derived from a Korean doctor that brought the fermented tea to Japan as a cure for an Emperor, the doctors name is Dr. Kombu. It has been told there are many legends of this but many point to Dr. Kombu.
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I’m in love! I sampled the best protein shake that I’ve had in a long time. It comes in a compact milk carton type container that is easy to bring along on the go. Protein shakes have many benefits from helping to build muscle and helping to lose weight. It can boost metabolism because energy is spent digesting and metabolizing it. Fact is muscle burns more calories than fat. Protein shakes are a convenient way to add extra protein to your diet as well as decrease hunger and appetite. They are great for athletes that are always on the go and want the extra boost.
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Balance exercises for seniors are fun for just about anybody that wants to improve and maintain their health. It’s important for seniors to maintain balance which helps prevent falls. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four Americans aged 65+ falls each year. Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of non-fatal trauma related hospital admissions.
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Finding the perfect home workout can be fun and benefits of the elliptical machines are plentiful!! Since sometimes outside exercise isn’t ideal I’ve decided to invest in an elliptical machine. This could also be helpful for those that can’t run or absolutely don’t like running. Since I have never owned an exercise machine and I’m relatively new to using one I wanted something at a good price point that was also available to ship immediately. There were many options but not all of them were available to ship. At home exercise is a demanding option right now and many were sold out. I will outline those benefits and provide a review on the Schwinn A40 which is the one that I chose.
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With all of our efforts to stay home, online grocery delivery has become very popular. There are many options to provide this most valuable service especially for those at high risk. I’ve also noticed I’m buying groceries more than ever so it’s important to have options. I was getting bored with the same choices over and over again. Online websites and apps have improved their functionality during this peak time to accommodate so many new customers.
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If you’re suffering from body pain, fatigue, and other signs of chronic inflammation, you may wonder if supplements can help. Supplements for inflammation are products that support the body’s natural immune response, helping to heal chronic inflammation which may be caused by an injury or illness. They are often in powder, liquid, pill, or capsule form, and several are even available in chewy gummies or in relaxing teas. Healthy eating helps to maintain your mental and physical wellness, while supplements provide additional nutrients which boost nutrition when daily food intake isn’t enough. Natural substances like chia, algae oil and turmeric, prevent inflammation from damaging your cells and tissues.
So what is a chia seed you ask? Originally from Mexico and Guatemala, this tiny seed has many proven health benefits. It has a reputation of being a superfood and can be added to a smoothie or put on a salad. They can be added to cereal, sauces, rice dishes or blended drinks. About 1 millimeter in diameter the seeds are oval and gray with black and white spots. They are from the flowering mint family plant called Salvia hispanica. These seeds have about 140 calories per two tablespoons and a great amount of protein, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.