When I’m not in the coffee mood (which is rare), I love trying some of the cold tea beverages at Starbucks. For those of you who haven’t tried it, there’s this delicious passion fruit tea they make with lemonade and syrups. It’s amazing, BUT there’s way too much sugar in there!
I decided to make it my way…and not only did it have an almost identical flavour, there are NO calories, NO carbs, and not one gram of sugar! What!
And yo, it’s much cheaper! It’s four dollars for a venti passion tea lemonade. A little much for me.
Get the Starbucks, Teavana (or Tazo) passion tea (that’s where it costs a little bit) and you can make several batches. Granted, there are other cheaper fruit teas you could try, but I was trying to replicate the drink completely.
Passion Tea Lemonade
- 1/3 part hot water
- 1/3 part cold water
- 1/3 part ice cubes
- 1 Passion tea bag
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 10 drops lemon stevia*
- 20 drops cherry vanilla stevia
Brew the tea bag in with the hot water for several minutes. Add lemon juice and stevia drops. Add in ice and a straw and boom. You’re done.
*I used NuNaturals lemon and cherry vanilla stevia – but you can use a plain flavoured one as well, it just adds a nice little bit of extra “punchy” flavour!
This is incredibly refreshing on a hot summers day!
What’s your cold Starbucks drink of choice? I bet I can recreate it for you!
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Have you heard of Good Girl Moonshine? For years, there has been a ton of beverages or “detox” drinks including apple cider vinegar. Hearing of all the amazing things about ACV (apple cider vinager) I kept trying them…however, they often left my Continue reading »
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The secret to indulging my “I want pasta” mood…is the most honoured spaghetti squash. It’s the most magical vegetable in my universe. It also needs to be smothered in cheese. Because.
And no, I don’t need a real reason. Cheese doesn’t need a reason. Ever Continue reading »
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It’s high time we have another spirulina recipe again.
Those of you have who followed my blog for a while will know that this green stuff rocks my little world. Why is that, you say…
Well, here are some reasons it’s good for you, but I noticed a huge difference with my hormonal imbalances, energy, and even my skin! Really, I also just like it because it’s a fabulous mufti-vitamin loaded with minerals/antioxidants and I feel like it just covers me in the robe of nutritious righteousness. My favourite brand in the entire world is from Nutrex Hawaii…just thought you should know that. You can also now go buy it…because you will Love. How. It. Makes. You. Feel.
Anyway, I tried something new and decided you should try it.
Guacamole just got holy.
Well, not really…I just said that because it rhymed…but it definitely becomes like an extra, extra, extra superfood. Angelic really.
- 1 avocado
- 1 Roma tomato, chopped
- 1 large handful cilantro, chopped
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- 1-2 tbsp. spirulina*
- 1/4 tsp. sea salt
*Depending on how much you “like” the taste of spirulina
Mash the avocado and then mix everything together. Done. The end.
So while you can have this with crackers of flax chips…I really just like eating it with leaves of Romaine lettuce. The. Best.
Other spirulina recipes/info:
ALSO…the giveaway page for the stevia giveaway has been updated! Go find out if you’re one of the 4 winners!
What is the most unique way you’ve tried spirulina…or have you tried it? What do you eat guacamole with?
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Mornings are always a huge rush for me, so I’ve started making a big pan of this German “pancake” to make life simpler. Ok, actually…because it’s really one of those favourite recipes I can’t stay away from Continue reading »
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Like me, one of my amazing roommates is a health nut. She’s a genius at creating delicious-ness out of things like…dandelion greens. Once I first tasted her recipe for dandelion pesto, I asked her if I could share the goodness with you.
I’ve only had dandelion greens in smoothies and juices Continue reading »
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Coffee has become a better friend than ever. I’ve adjusted my schedule quite drastically and I now get up outrageously early so that I can go to the gym before my morning classes hit. While this night owl still gets used to getting up while it’s still dark, coffee has become a staple.
Hot or cold, it’s a blessing.
However, currently my favourite way to enjoy it is as a post-workout breakfast…and yes, protein in the shake and whipped cream on top. I’m that girl. Serves 2.
Low Carb Frappuccino
- 2 cups almond milk, unsweetened
- 1 tbsp. heavy cream (opt)
- 8 stevia drops*
- 1 tbsp. instant coffee
- 1 scoop of whey protein, unsweetened
- 1 tray of ice
- Cinnamon and nutmeg, to taste**
*I used vanilla flavoured NuNaturals – I use this for everything, no joke
**Or you can use these spices just for a pretty dusting on top of the shake
Blend everything in a high speed blender. Pour into two glasses, top with whipped cream (optional for you – necessary for me!) and serve.
This recipe can be made vegan as well, simply omit the cream and use a plant based protein instead of whey.
Are you a coffee fan? What do you like better – hot or cold?
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