Things You Should Know Before Buying a Cappuccino Maker

Cappuccino is a type of coffee which has its origin in Italy, and is loved all over the world.  It is basically a coffee drink prepared with double espresso, hot milk or steamed milk foam. The cream is also used by some individuals instead of milk. It is prepared in such a way that espresso is […]

NordicNordic Instant Chaga Powder

This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. I only recently started drinking Chaga Tea after hearing about all the benefits.  I tried NordicNordic chaga tea bags, but I was looking forward to trying this chaga powder, which is more versatile.  You can  use it as a tea or in […]

Santa Cruz Organic® Agua Fresca Beverages (**GIVEAWAY**)

This product was provided in exchange for an honest review. I usually only drink unsweetened hot tea, so in the summer, it can be a challenge for me to find something to drink.  I want something refreshing, but I don’t always want water, and I don’t want  sugary drinks.  Santa Cruz Organics has introduced a line […]

Sunwarrior’s New Plant-Based Meal Replacement: Illumin8

  This product was provided in exchange for an honest review. Just when I think I will have time to catch my breath and catch up on things, life gets busier.  During the school year, I rush from dropping the kids off to school to get to work.  Then I rush back home to get […]

5 Teas You Should Add to Your Diet for a Healthy Mind and Body

Although the rise of specialist coffee outlets has driven the growth of java around the world for the last decade or so, tea is still one of the most popular drinks in the world, and actually sits in second place (to water’s top billing) when it comes to consumption levels. If you’re someone who only […]

Coffee Maker with Grinder: Where to Invest

If you are a coffee addict and drink many cups in a day, then you should have a large coffee making machine with all the functions in it. You need to brew the whole pot of coffee to enjoy the whole day and for the best taste of it, you must have a coffee maker with […]

What’s the Matcha Tea Story?

There are hundreds of books about tea but very few that offer a complete, condensed rundown of the benefits and common uses of matcha tea. The infographic below shows how matcha is different than all those green teas on store shelves. The amazing part is that regular green tea, which has about one-tenth the nutritional […]

My Favorite Tea Things and Gift Ideas for Tea Lovers

I love tea!  It is a part of my daily routine, year round – and you can usually find me with a mug in my hand or at least nearby.  I drink several cups a day, waking up with tea and then winding down with it too.  Here are some of my favorite tea “things”, […]

Abundant Greens ~ Convenient Raw Organic Superfood Powder

This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. I am always looking for easy ways to eat healthy on the go.  My days are often too busy, and although I like to make healthy smoothies in the morning, that has been happening less and less – I just don’t have time […]

Plum Deluxe Teas

          This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. I drink quite a bit of tea, and I love trying new teas as it is a part of my daily life.  The way I feel about tea – about truly enjoying the moment – is a big […]

Wize Monkey Coffee Leaf Tea

  This product was provided in exchange for an honest review. I am a big tea drinker, and because I drink so much of it, I am always looking for new kinds to try.  I was really interested to try Wize Monkey tea, which is made from coffee leaves, which is unlike any tea I […]

Santa Cruz Organic Lemonades (**GIVEAWAY**)

  This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. When I think of summertime drinks, I always think of lemonade.  But there are so many lemonade drinks that are unhealthy, from artificial colors to artificial flavors.  Santa Cruz has a line of lemonades that are delicious, without the worries about […]

Chocolate Cocozia Organic Coconut Water

This product was provided in exchange for an honest review. I love coconut water for so many reasons.  Cocozia is 100% organic coconut water, and a great way to stay healthy.  Even more of a treat is their chocolate flavored coconut water! Hydration the way you want it – Naturally refreshing and delicious! With the […]

Cocozia Organic Coconut Water

  This product was provided in exchange for an honest review. I became a fan of coconut water years ago – there are just so many reasons to love it!  Cocozia is 100% organic coconut water, and is one of those products that is a great staple for the pantry. Hydration the way you want […]

Buddha Teas ~ Amazing, Organic Teas!

  This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. I have loved drinking tea for many years.  It is a part of my daily routine, whether it is starting out the day with a cup of green tea or winding down with chamomile.  Over the years, I have tried many […]

Easy Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa

  I am not usually a big fan of hot cocoa, but I happened to be treated to a salted caramel hot cocoa at a cafe, and I was hooked!  I tried to recreate one at home and realized I could easily make my own.  I usually also do not like sweet and savory flavors […]

Pumpkin Smoothie

    I am a huge fan of smoothies in the morning, and although I stick to my green smoothies almost every morning, there is just something about pumpkin in the fall.  The first time I made this smoothie, it was such a great way to start the day, and the combination of banana and […]

Chia Apple Cider Drink

  I have purchased chia seed drinks and made my own.  Although I am not a big juice drinker, I love apple cider in the fall.  This is a great way to enjoy apple cider and the benefits of chia seeds. Chia seeds have been used for a long time because of the benefits (like […]

Green Smoothies with Romaine

  I start each day with a green smoothie, usually with kale, banana, and fruit.  Once in a while I use spinach.  However, at the end of this summer, my romaine bolted.  Meaning that I didn’t keep up with picking it, and it grew extremely tall.  Unfortunately, the leaves had become tough and bitter.  I […]

Matcha Latte

  Matcha powder is versatile and is packed with benefits.  This finely powdered green tea can be used in drinks, baking and more.  Matcha has a high concentration of antioxidants, and provides an energy boost.  I am always looking for ways to incorporate something healthy into my foods, and I usually end up sprinkling my […]

Beet Smoothie

I like to have a healthy smoothie every morning.  So needless to say I like to try different variations on the ingredients I use.  I don’t eat beets very often, so when I had some leftover cooked beets, I figured I would use them in a smoothie.  This smoothie is a good way to reap […]

Sweet Peach Smoothie

I love making smoothies for breakfast, but also for a refreshing treat.  This has been a great smoothie to make when I have peaches that ripen quickly and get a little mushy, so they go great in a smoothie. Ingredients ~ 1 peach ~ 1 banana ~ approx. half dozen strawberries (I use frozen) ~ […]

Smoothie Boosters

  I like to make a green smoothie every morning with fruits and greens, and I have found that it makes sense to add some “boosters” to bring my smoothies to another level.  Depending on my mood, health, and activities for the day, I adjust what I add and customize each smoothie.  For example, when […]

Chia Fresca

As a big fan of chia seeds, I am always looking for ways to incorporate them into my diet.  I had heard about Chia Fresca for some time, and now that the weather is heating up, I love the idea of a cool, hydrating drink using chia seeds. This drink delivers the health benefits of […]

Maple Steamer

  This is an easy treat you can make with maple syrup.  Our favorite time of year to make this is during maple sugaring season.  My kids love this drink and love this little treat. Ingredients: Milk Maple syrup (the real stuff!) Directions: Heat the milk (my kids don’t like theirs too hot), and add […]

Homemade Chia Seed Drink

  I have purchased chia drinks before, and even drinks with basil seeds.  As a huge chia seed fan, it makes sense to make my own drinks, since I can choose just what goes into my beverages.  I recently tried making chia pudding and loved it, so I figured why not try making a drink […]

Mango Lassi

We have often enjoyed a mango lassi as a treat when we eat at Indian Restaurants, but it is very easy to make at home.  My kids love this drink and so we decided we would make our own. Ingredients 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup mango optional: sugar or other sweetener […]

Green Energy Smoothie

  I have really been enjoying making kale smoothies, especially as I use up the last of the kale from my garden.  This is my favorite morning smoothie, chock full of delicious, nutritious ingredients, and quick and easy to make. Ingredients ~ large handful of kale ~ 1 banana ~ 1.5 cups coconut milk ~ […]

Turmeric Milk

  Turmeric milk is a traditional recipe used in many cultures.  Turmeric is known for its powerful anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties, so there are many benefits to incorporating turmeric into your diet, and this is an easy way to do so.  I like the taste of this turmeric milk, and since I don’t drink regular […]

Fresh Lemon-Ginger Tea with Honey

  Ginger has so many great qualities.  It can help with nausea, and is great for digestion.  It is thought to have anti-inflammatory properties.  It can help with symptoms of cold or flu, or headaches.  These are just a few of the many benefits of ginger. Fresh ginger tea is very easy to make.  All […]