Every January brings the promise and hope of vibrant opportunities in all areas of our lives. Unfortunately, for many, this New Year’s transition brings up regrets over the vast amounts of food ingested during recent holiday celebrations. Literally, overnight, millions of people start strategizing their weight-loss programs to rid themselves of the extra pounds they now see popping up on the scale.
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One of the joys of winter weather: Curling up on the couch with a good book, a cuddly pet and a steaming cup of tea. With all the different types of tea around, how do you choose the right one? Green teas have come into the spotlight recently. They’re high in antixoidants and delicate in flavor, making them a great choice morning, noon or night.
Most of us aren’t strangers to caffeine. We count on our coffee to jump start the day or pour a great big cup of green tea when the afternoon slump sets in. But what about using caffeine to rev up a workout or help you lose weight? Is it a good idea? Does it even work?
Every once in a while, mommy needs a little “me” time. But with our busy schedules there isn’t always time for a peaceful morning hike or a refreshing stroll through the park. So what’s an overstressed, overworked, burnt-out mom to do?
A superfood duo, maca and matcha make a latte unlike any other! What are these mysterious ingredients? Maca is the powdered root of a South American plant, said to have fueled the endless energy of ancient Incan warriors and prized today for its exceptional nutrient profile, which includes protein, minerals and more. Matcha is a type of Japanese green tea preferred for its potency—up to 10 times the antioxidant powder of ordinary teas! This recipe combines the two in a foamy drink to start your morning strong.
Longing for a latte? Make one with matcha! This finely powdered green tea, popular in Japan, is milled from special shade-grown tea leaves. It’s 10 times more potent than regular green tea, with much higher amounts of EGCG—the antioxidant that makes it so good for you! Because matcha is bitter, a recipe like this is just what you need to drink it down. Mix a scoop with almond milk, vanilla, turmeric and a pinch of stevia, heat until warm, then use a frother for foamy fun!
Green tea is great hot or iced. But have you tried it in a smoothie? Brew a cup and let it chill before adding to your blender with almond milk, sliced avocado, flax seeds and other superfood favorites for a rich-and-creamy, antioxidant-packed drink.
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