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Green Tea Health Benefits. American Cancer Society: "Green Tea. " American Heart Association: "Green Tea, Coffee, May Help Lower Stroke Risk. " Bhardwaj, P. Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines, July 2013. Borgwardt, S. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, November 2012. Consumer Lab: "Green Teas Vary in Strength and Amount of Lead Contamination. " Hyung, S. Lardner, A. Mukhtar, H. National Cancer Institute: "Tea and Cancer Prevention: Strengths and Limitations of the Evidence.

" Christopher N. Beth Reardon, RD, LDN, integrative nutritionist in private practice, Boston; former head of nutrition, Duke Integrative Medicine, Duke University, Durham, NC. The Tea Association of The USA: "Tea Fact Sheet. " University of Maryland Medical Center: "Green Tea. " University of Michigan Health System Blog: "Green Tea and Its Effects on Alzheimer's. " Zheng, X. DIY Chai Tea. Kombucha Is a Fermented Drink That's Good for Your Gut and Easily Made at Home. I've made Kombucha at home and it is remarkably difficult to mess up. It's also is an acquired taste. I'll bet on most of the stories you've heard from people who posted negatively either botched the brewing process (aka didn't follow any of the readily available wealth of instructions, because they a) are big dummies or b) figured they knew better and did it their own way.

I'd pick the latter on that, just look at forums on recipes online, everybody thinks they have a better way to improve a simple recipe) Another consideration is that they were simply drinking TOO much of it. This happened to a friend of mine with Natto....which is absolutely disgusting to begin with. Kombucha has been naturally made for centuries by people with a LOT less resources than we on the internet have available to us. Brazilian Lemonade. This is my most favorite drink. Ever. Maybe I’d feel differently if I drank (as in alcohol), but there is nothing I love more than a warm, breezy afternoon and a pitcher of Brazilian lemonade. I didn’t try it for a long, long time because I was very put off by putting sweetened condensed milk in with citrus fruit. It seemed very wrong.

And then I had some at Tucano’s and my life has not been the same since. It starts off with fresh, juicy limes. You pop them in a blender with some sugar water and pulse just a few times. Pour the mixture from the blender through a strainer and into a pitcher, thus saving all of the flavorful liquid. Then the secret ingredient: sweetened condensed milk. Brazilian LemonadeOur Best Bites Ingredients: 4 juicy limes (try and find ones with thin, smooth skins; they’re the juiciest and the thin skin cuts down on the chance of your drink being bitter) 1 c. sugar 6 c. cold water 6 Tbsp. sweetened condensed milk Instructions: Place 1/2 of the limes in your blender.

Iced Tea with Cider, Mint and Honey. Caramel Macchiato Cider with Cinnamon Cream. Dreamy Nighttime Drink Recipe. 50 Awesome Blogs for True Tea Aficionados | The most popular hot beverage on the planet, tea in some fashion has been enjoyed for millennia. With a lovely variety likely to suit nearly every palate imaginable, it receives considerable renown for its antioxidant properties and other healthful benefits.

As with all other aficionados, passionate tea drinkers boast their own unique set of rituals, tastes and cultural (and sub-cultural) tics. In the following blogs – listed in no particular order – connoisseurs of the cuppa expound upon a number of relevant topics, voicing their opinions, sharing recommendations and recipes, exploring the latest accessories and much more. Tune in to what they have to say for a nice composite on the multifaceted tea culture. 1.) The Voice of Tea Anything an ardent tea fan could ever want in a blog pops up here at Voice of Tea, which posts up everything from the plants’ rich histories to the usual discussions regarding health benefits. 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) 6.) 7.) 8.) 9.) 10.) 11.) 12.) 13.) 14.) 15.) 16.)

Video: Chocolate Egg Cream. Almond Dream Recipe. Divine Milk Recipe. Milky Tea Recipe. Dreamy Food Design: Chocolate Ice Cubes In Vanilla. I don’t drink milk, but this doesn’t even look like milk to me. It looks like a dreamy concoction of chocolate and vanilla heaven. These are frozen chocolate ice cubes in vanilla flavored milk. As you can see in the bottom picture below, as the chocolate ice cubes begin to melt, you can stir it all up to make chocolate and vanilla swirled milk. There are also many creative ways to serve this. You can add whipped cream to the top to make it look fancy, or you could add vanilla ice cream to the milk and make it milkshake consistency. I can also think of some hors d’oeuvres that would be fun with these. I’m trying to figure out what that is around the top of the glass. Via: [Pinterest] How to Fake a Latte at Home [VIDEO] Fake a Latte Using a Milk Frother and Your Microwave. I've used this method for years. I wouldn't call it a "fake latte," but rather a nice, quick way to jazz up a cup of good American coffee (obviously, real lattes are made with coffee roasted espresso style with an espresso machine).

There are manual frothers available from Bodum for about $25. Here's an example: [www.bodum.com] . They consist of a microwavable glass beaker and a plunger that resembles that of a French press. A bonus is that at other times you can use the beaker to heat up a small amount of milk for hot chocolate or water for tea. It doesn't take much effort to produce froth and it's fun. I would not buy more expensive, motorized models that I've seen advertised. The other day I came across a review by a barista who said that at home she uses a frother on busy days, but that it is no substitute for real steamed milk. I don't typically use sugar, but, when I do, I add it to the coffee and then add the frothed milk. Watermelonade Recipe at Epicurious. Photo by Roland Bello yield Makes 1 gallon (serves 16) active time 30 min total time 30 min You would be hard-pressed to find something more refreshing than watermelon.

This cooler is easy to make, beautiful to behold, and not too sweet. You'll want a pitcher of it in the refrigerator all summer. Garnish: lemon slices; mint sprigs Preparation Cut watermelon flesh into 2-inch chunks and discard rind. Cooks' note: Watermelonade can be made 1 day ahead and chilled, covered. 9 Tips on How to Make Latte Art. Steps Part 1 of 3: Making Perfect Foam 1Pour enough cold milk (34ºF or 1ºC) for one cup into the steam pitcher.Place your pitcher in the refrigerator or freezer before using if you have the time. A cold pitcher will give you more time steaming your milk, decreasing your chances of scalding it. It also makes the cream more stiff and easy to handle. Try to refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes before use.For the perfect foam, always have a liquid thermometer handy. A thermometer will help you be exact about removing the milk from the steamer before it scalds.

The goal is to heat the cream to just below boiling. 7Swirl the milk vigorously. Part 2 of 3: Pulling Your Espresso 1Use between 7-8 grams of ground espresso for each shot of espresso. 3Pour your shot(s) into your coffee mug or equivalent container. Part 3 of 3: Pouring Milk and Espresso Art 1Try creating a flower pattern. 3Embellish the design using stencils, powder, and milk foam.

Tips Ad Warnings Article Info. Latte Art: How to Draw a Rosetta on Your Coffee. SLIDESHOW: Latte Art: How to Draw a Rosetta on Your Coffee [Photograph: Alice Gao] Like everything else coffee-related, mastering latte art ain't easy. (Thank heavens for that, because if it were I'd be out of a job.)

With a little understanding of liquid physics and a whole lot of practice, however, just about anybody can pour some basic shapes into their morning latte. Don't worry: It's not too much physics, I promise. Remember that while we're aiming for beautiful designs, looks aren't everything. With those two things in hand, you're ready to start pouring, Picasso. About the author: Erin Meister trains baristas and inspires coffee-driven people for Counter Culture Coffee.

Carnation® Breakfast Essentials™ Blend a Whole Lemon Into Lemonade. You lost me at 'diet'.... :( Do you have more info on this Master Cleanse diet? I just pointed out the diet because I didn't want to make it seem like I made it up. For 10 days, you only consume the drink (about a half-squeezed organic lemon, 2 TBSP of organic grade B maple syrup, a dash of cayenne pepper and purified water).

If you do the sea-salt-water concoction, make sure you have a couple hours to stay around the house because you won't be able to control your bowel movements. Wrap Sandwiches in Parchment Paper Before Pressing for Easy, Hassle-Free Cleanup.

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Packaging. 50 Smoothies. 1. Banana Blend 2 bananas, 1/2 cup each vanilla yogurt and milk, 2 teaspoons honey, a pinch of cinnamon and 1 cup ice. 2. Strawberry-Banana Blend 1 banana, 1 cup strawberries, 1/2 cup each vanilla yogurt and milk, 2 teaspoons honey, a pinch of cinnamon and 1 cup ice. 3.

Strawberry Shortcake Blend 2 cups strawberries, 1 cup crumbled pound cake, 1 1/2 cups each milk and ice, and sugar to taste. Top with whipped cream and more strawberries. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 7 Kid-Approved Organic Vegetable and Fruit Smoothies. Email Smoothie #1: Peachy Green Blend and serve: 3/4 c. organic frozen stemmed strawberries (I leave the stems on and freeze) 3/4 c. organic frozen peaches 1/4 c. frozen broccoli florets 6 oz. organic peach whole fruit yogurt 1/4 c. organic orange juice 1/4 of a lemon (juiced) The peachy green smoothie is perfect for kids who love a treats that are a tad sour. Smoothie #2: Peas-ful Mango Blend and serve: - 2 cups organic frozen mango - 1/4 c organic organic juice - 1/4 c organic frozen peas - 6 oz. organic peach whole fruit yogurt The Peas-ful Mango yogurt smoothie is perfectly sweet and chances are your family members would never guess there are peas lurking inside this drink.

Smoothie #3: Tropical Peachy Banana - 1 c organic frozen peaches - 1/2 frozen banana - 1/2 c organic orange juice - 6 oz organic strawberry whole fruit yogurt The combination of banana and peaches will please any palette. Smoothie #4: Turbo Strawberry This smoothie is a strawberry delight – perfectly sweet and savory. Green Tea Mint Lemonade. When I asked Alex what we should say about this soothingly refreshing beverage, he responded that we should call it a “delicious summer treat.”

But for Al, everything is a delicious summer treat. I might have gotten the same response if I’d inquired about beer or grilled salmon. He loves all foods and beverages Summer. Who doesn’t? Me, for one. I’m not categorically opposed to summer drinks, but they are second fiddle to the winter drinks of my heart: mulled cider, brewed chocolate with mint, hot lattes.

Predictably, this Green Tea Mint Lemonade is the exception. Ingredients (serves 6-8): 1/2 cup packed fresh mint 1 cup sugar 2 cups water, divided 1 cup fresh lemon juice 8 cups iced green tea (or other iced tea) Instructions:Combine mint leaves, sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan, then bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Leave a Reply. Case o' Bawls. Presso Espresso Machine. Aeropress Coffee Maker. Best Teas Ratings and Reviews | Best and Worst Products. Overview Environment scores are assigned to bulk coffee and tea by combining product-level environmental indicators with company-level environmental indicators. Based on the relatively extensive product-level information available for coffee, the summary Environmental score is weighted 75% product-level and 25% company-level. The data for teas was as not as comprehensive over the product’s life cycle, so the summary Environmental score for teas is weighted 50% product-level and 50% company-level.

Product-level Environment scores for this category are based on: Product type, because type determines key resource management indicators like the efficiency of flavor extraction per unit of coffee or tea and the amount of hot water heated or wasted. Social scores are assigned to bulk coffee and tea by combining product-level social indicators (weighted at 50%) with company-level social indicators (weighted at 50%).

Product-level Social scores for this category are based on: Health Note. Brew Tea to Go with Tovolo Teago. Naked Juice: Green Machine Juice Smoothie, 32 Fl Oz: Beverages. Timmy's Tea Sampler. CHAI! Oh sweet! I'm totally going to use this, thanks. if you go to middle eastern stores, or even indian stores cardamon is waaay waaaaay cheaper. stop buying ethnic ingredients at chain grocery stores- they over charge!! Same goes with pomegranate juice... or figs... or dates. I love it when your comics take a turn to the psychedelic side... Holy cow I'm doing this the second I get home from work.

Ok, yeah, definitely making a bigger batch next time. I used to get the best Chai tea from the cafe at Borders when I worked there, for some reason I've never had better! Yeah, they had great Chai...then their cafes became Seattle's Best and the good Chai could never be had again. Are you planning to publish a book of the various comic recipes you've been making? Twinings had a nice Indian Spice Chai in tea bags, which is nice. Oh wow this is the coolest recipe ever! Cardamom is a lovely, lovely spice, and makes a fabulous spiced sweetened bread. I can't WAIT to try this recipe now. Try Oregon Chai. How to Make Milk Chai. Kombucha.