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Homemade Energy Drink

Homemade Energy Drink
I started out with the intention of coming up with a recipe for a homemade version of the store bought energy drinks, but after doing some research and discovering how unhealthy they are for you, I decided instead to try and design a less sugar/caffeine fueled way to help myself through the workday afternoon sleepy slump. What I landed on was a system of three drinks and some energy boosting ideas that are going a long way to helping me keep my energy up all day long! Here's the good on the drinks: The Fire Hydrant (left) - 3-4 8oz glasses throughout the day filtered water 1 slice lemon 1 pinch cayenne pepper Other than getting 7-8 hours of sleep a night, staying hydrated is the most important thing you can do to help keep your body functioning at optimum levels. *For an explanation of lemons' miraculous transition from acidic outside of the body, to alkaline once ingested, visit this link: Cut off two thin slices of ginger and place in your cup or mug. According to Dr.

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Brandy's Big Bargains: Homemade Butter Beer (Harry Potter Fan's will Know What This is!) My girls had their first Butter Beer back in 2011 when we visited Universal Amusement Park in Florida. Recently they have been craving a Butter Beer, like they had at the park. Well we did a little digging, and sure enough there's a recipe for it: Decadent Protein Chocolate Truffles It’s chocolate time! Actually wait, is there ever a right ‘time’ for chocolate? Chocolate treats are always welcome in our office, and these decadent protein chocolate truffles are no exception. Whether you are thinking about how to wow your workmates, or convince your family that healthy and chocolate can co-exist, then these bite-sized truffles are an essential recipe to have on standby. Our MNB approved chocolate truffles are great as a healthy treat for when those sugar cravings kick, and the rich flavour makes it harder to over-indulge. This recipe includes just the right mix of good fats, such as our go-to: coconut oil.

47 Potato Recipes That Will Knock Your Socks Off - A Mother Thing <div class="greet_block wpgb_cornered"><div class="greet_text"><div class="greet_image"><a href=" rel="nofollow"><img src=" alt="WP Greet Box icon" data-recalc-dims="1"/></a></div>Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to <a href=" rel="nofollow"><strong>subscribe to the RSS feed</strong></a> for updates on this topic.<div style="clear:both"></div></div></div> Healthy Organic Recipes With so many store shelves brimming with organic foods—from produce to poultry—going organic is more popular than ever. And for good reason: Grown without chemical pesticides, fertilizers, antibiotics or hormones, organic foods are one way of limiting your exposure to toxins that have been linked to cancer. They can also help protect the environment by reducing pollution and conserving our natural resources. So now that you’ve loaded up your shopping cart with organic goodies, what should you do with them all? Try these 16 delicious, nutrient-rich recipes with organic ingredients—naturally. Organic Arugula and Papaya Salad With Pomegranate-Lime Vinaigretteby Diane Henderiks, R.D.

Crock-pot Mexican Rice or Spanish Rice - Practical Stewardship Mexican Rice or Spanish Rice? What do you call it? Some people refer to Mexican rice as Spanish rice, though. Spanish rice can include saffron, and often times there is cumin in Mexican rice (source). My dad is Mexican. I am half-Mexican (you can read more about me here if you’d like). Half Baked Harvest - Made with Love {This is a sponsored post from ZICO Coconut Water. All opinions are 100% my own…but you all know I LOVE all things coconut, so I am really excited to be using ZICO’s new Organic Fair Trade Coconut Water in my KILLER Coconut Pumpkin Spice Latte! Bring on Fall!} PLEASE don’t hate me for bringing you pumpkin when it’s only September 6th.

Weight Loss & Diet Plans Our Best Recipes and Expert Advice to Help You Slim Down If you’re trying to lose weight and keep it off, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks (plus dessert) that fit into your diet. Dip 'n' Share Eggs I’m going through something of a breakfast food obsession at the moment. For a while I used to skip breakfast, especially at school when I’d have skipped anything for an extra half hour in bed. But in my old age I’ve found a new appreciation for all things brunch-like. Smoothies, pancakes, bacon, toast (particularly with mum’s carb-free bread oddly enough), granola, & eggs, especially eggs. This is a recipe inspired by a little brunch place in Los Angeles called Stella.

Homemade Cookie Shot Glasses Has everyone seen the new cookie shot glasses that are making the blog rounds? It was announced recently by Dominique Ansel, who gave us the cronut in 2013. These have been seriously big news the last week. Dynamic Meditation This meditation is a fast, intense and thorough way to break old, ingrained patterns in the bodymind that keep one imprisoned in the past, and to experience the freedom, the witnessing, silence and peace that are hidden behind these prison walls. The meditation is meant to be done in the early morning, when as Osho explains it, “the whole of nature becomes alive, the night has gone, the sun is coming up and everything becomes conscious and alert.” "This is a meditation in which you have to be continuously alert, conscious, aware, whatsoever you do. The first step, breathing; the second step, catharsis; the third step, the mantra, 'Hoo.' Remain a witness.

Salted Hot Chocolate Please update your google readers! As mid-afternoon hit on our snowed- in Saturday, I started to go a little stir crazy. I love being snowed in, but one can only take so many bad action movies, spazed cleaning moments, and requests to make something to eat every 5 minutes from a turkey-loving husband. I certainly think I will be well prepared for children one day. I decided to mock one of my favorite Starbucks’ drinks on the chilly day while watching the snow fall. And I really needed something to take the edge off of my . . . newlywed bliss.

Stuffed Pepper Soup Bell peppers, chopped tomatoes and lean ground beef are simmered in broth with onions and garlic, then topped with brown rice – everything you love about stuffed peppers, in a soup! I love soup weather – and the convenience of a making a big pot of soup that can serve as several meals. I first posted this recipe back in 2011 and it's been a huge hit with everyone, including both of my kids – they just loved it! I decided to make a pot this weekend and gave this a photo makeover. Foods That Heal It’s always exciting to learn multiple uses for products that you eat or have lying around the house. I have a firm belief in healing yourself with food. That’s not to say that you should avoid going to the doctor or taking real medicine, but food has some incredible healing powers that you’d never realize.

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