Cucumber Ginger Juice

This is the time of year when we see the beautiful farm fresh cucumbers at farmers markets everywhere.  Yum!  My boys and I have been eating A LOT of them!

So many options for cucumbers, from salads to snacks and of course to making pickles!

But, since cucumbers are 96% water,  how about juicing them?  Yes!

Ingredients

  • 5 medium sized cucumbers (skin on)
  • 4 coin size pieces of ginger (skin on)
  • 1 tsp honey (optional)

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Directions

  • Wash cucumbers and ginger well
  • Run all ingredients through juicer
  • Add ice if desired
  • Sip on this healthy drink and be healthy!

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Cucumbers are not only hydrating but also act as a deep cleanse for our bodies. They help to get rid of toxins, impurities and waste, which in turn prevents all kinds of illnesses – from digestive issues to cancer!

Cucumbers are also very dense in nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese, copper and potassium.

Add some FANTASTIC benefits of ginger to your juice (hello to all the anti-inflammatory, antioxidant properties, plus protein, iron, Vitamin B6 and C and potassium!!) and you are ready to go!

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Improved energy, boosted immunity, better digestion, fantastic hydration, loads of nutrients!

Cheers to YOUR health!

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How to Make Iced Green Tea

I’ve been sipping on iced green tea A LOT this summer.  I love a cup of green tea, but summer calls for something cold, so I’ve developed this recipe for those scortching hot days out there!

The recipe is super simple and makes a delicious AND super healthy drink!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups green tea (loose leaves or sachets) – I use organic chai green tea
  • 2 tsp honey
  • lemon
  • mint

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Directions

The recipes takes two steps: 1) make green tea ice   2) make iced green tea

Step One:

  • Brew 1 cup of water to approx. 80 degrees Celcius
  • Pour over green tea leaves, or 1 green tea sachet
  • Steep for about 4 minutes
  • Add 1 tsp honey and stir
  • Allow tea to cool off
  • Pour tea into an ice cube tray
  • Allow to freeze

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Step Two:

  • Brew 1 cup of water to approx. 80 degrees Celcius
  • Pour over green tea leaves, or 1 green tea sachet (I use organic chai green tea)
  • Steep for about 4 minutes
  • Add 1 tsp honey and stir
  • Cool off
  • Add previously made ice cubes
  • Garnish with lemon and mint

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Green tea is a powerhouse of antioxidants and nutrients!  It fights all sorts of diseases, protects heart health, improves brain function, lowers blood pressure, reduces cholesterol and boosts metabolism.  Enjoy a glass of this iced goodness today!

Happy day to all!

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Book Review: ‘Warm Transfer’ by Laura Holtz

Do you know the meaning of the term ‘warm transfer’?

A warm transfer happens when a customer service agent stays on the line with you while transferring you to another agent – just to make sure you don’t get disconnected.

Doesn’t the title ‘Warm Transfer’ sound intriguing?

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Plum LOVE Smoothie!

Tis the season of plums, among other things;)  Oh how I love to sink my teeth into these juicy, yummy fruits!  But, they also taste lovely in other forms such as spreads and of course SMOOTHIES!  You will love this recipe for the Plum LOVE Smoothie –  easy breezy and delicious too!

Ingredients

  • 4 ripe red plums
  • 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 tsp organic cinnamon
  • 1 tsp raw organic honey (optional)

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Follow Your Passion

I took a bit of a break this week from blogging, mainly because I needed a break in my crazy life, but also because my mind has been super preoccupied with thinking about my passions and my life path.  Of course Sundays are the best days to think back over the week, so here I am!

Anyway, one of the things I have been trying to focus on is Mish Mash Flowers – my little at home business adventure.  I have been making these fruit, veggie/cheese flower bouquets for years now, mainly for friends and family.  But the more I have been making them, the more I realize I have found a passion.  I’m genuinly excited to make these and I LOVE the look on people’s faces when I hand them over.  L-O-V-E!  So, I am working on getting more active in promoting my little business adventure, preparing a price list, making more of my bouquets and I hoping to get this going;)

I thought I would share a few pictures with you of my work.  You can also follow my Instagram page here: Mish Mash Flowers


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Radish Apple Lemon Juice

I have always liked radishes and knew of their nutritional benefits.  Having said that, I could eat one or two of these red beauties and be done, you know?  I mean, how many radishes can a person eat in one sitting? 😉

I recently heard of the exceptional benefits of radishes when it comes to kidney health and dissolving kidney stones.  And since I need help in that department (lucky me!), I thought, I must increase my intake!

I started to experiment with juicing radishes and guess what?  I  can drink a whole bunch in one sitting;)  Ha!  If you’re looking for a nutrition packed juice, this one is a definite option for you!

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch radish (approx. 10)
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 apple (any apple will do, but the sweeter the better!)

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I Love To Shop At The Local Farmers’ Market And You Should Too!

Farmers’ Market … just thinking about it makes me feel SO good!  The smells, the colours, the food, the people, the atmosphere.  Fantastic feeling!

I am super lucky to live around many farms where farmers have summer stands, smaller and larger markets, and of course our very own Hamilton Farmers’ Market – open all year round!

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Product Review: L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Tinted Self-Tanning Lotion

Wedding season is upon us, ladies!  And we all know what that means – other than getting a fantastic dress (of course!), we just need to look GREAT!  I mean, who doesn’t want to get all glammed up once in a while?  Or every day!  Why not;)  Regardless of the occasion, we all want that sun-kissed summer skin, to go with that fantastic dress or any pretty outfit!  I recently purchased the L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Tinted Self-Tanning Lotion and it’s time to give it a review!

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