Detoxing Mocktail

I don’t think I’ve ever posted a drink as a recipe and didn’t think I ever would. Maybe a smoothie, but that’s more a snack or meal rather than simply a drink. 

The one I mixed up today though needed to be posted.

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I call it a Detoxing Mocktail but it’s really a “I Better Not Get the Flu Preventative Drink.” I’m very afraid of contracting the flu this season since I’ve heard it’s really bad and I spend a lot of time touching things many hands have touched (aka, the gym). While I got a flu shot, I’m not entirely trusting. I also seem to usually get sick in the winter time and I’m in general, susceptible to things I shouldn’t get (…last year at this time I got mono..for the 3rd time). 

This drink has a ton of benefits..and it tastes good. 

Apple Cider Vinegar: helps with digestion, has potassium, helps sore throats, balances pH levels (from here and more on apple cider vinegar)
Green tea: controls blood sugar, may prevent cancer, speeds up metabolism, may help prevent illness (more on green tea)
Ginger: Can aid in helping nausea, coughing, sore throats, digestion (for more on ginger, see this link)

You’ll Need:
Pre-brewed and chilled green tea 
Lemon sparkling water
Fresh ginger
Apple cider vinegar
Stevia (optional)

To Make:

Fill a shaker bottle/cocktail shaker with ice. 

Mix one part green tea with two parts water. 

Add a splash of vinegar (less than a teaspoon) and finely grate in about 1/4 teaspoon of fresh ginger.

If using stevia, add in one to two drops of liquid stevia or a pinch of granulated. 

Shake well for 30 seconds and pour into a glass. Drink while chilled. 

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Sharing Saturday

I’ve got a ton of work this weekend and in order to stay on track with studying, I often take little breaks to keep me focused. Some things I’ve found and liked:

This website is really interesting! 

I keep seeing breads, cupcakes, etc, with sweet potatoes. This sweet potato cinnamon bread looks deliiicious! 
and this sweet potato cake? gimme.

I’ve never been a big tea fan but lately, I’m enjoying it. I walked by a Davids Tea the other day without going in and I am so tempted to go back after eying these seasonal flavors. Coffee cake? Chocolate? I might have to take my first trip there soon.

Want a protein packed cookie dough? Quick recipe:
One container plain greek yogurt
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1.5 tablespoons coconut flour
1 tsp. vanilla
sprinkle of stevia
Chocolate chips
Mix and dig in! 

 

This is Bananas

I don’t have a picture of the finished product nor is this a paid review but I just had to share my thoughts on the Yonana gadget with you after using it yesterday for the first time.

 

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This thing is bananas. All kidding aside and for real, you simply freeze a banana, put it into the tube, press down and await for your soft serve banana to come out. You can add other fruits in as well for a different flavored treat. We tried blueberries, blackberries and peaches which all made fabulous tasting ice cream. 

I’ve made banana ice cream in a blender before but this is different. It comes out the exact consistency of ice cream. 

This stuff makes an excellent ice cream replacement and if you’re like me and simply enjoy eating mashed up foods, this makes it even better. Not only is it soft and creamy but cold and delicious.

I forgot to mention healthy. It’s a banana! It’s ice cream! It’s the healthiest ice cream you’ll ever eat! 

I used this at my aunts house but I’m highly considering getting my own. The only reason (and I mean only) that I am hesitant is because I know I will start eating banana ice cream for breakfast. After all, it’s just a banana. Banana ice cream topped with a little bit of Steves Paleo Krunch sounds like the perfect breakfast to me. Or snack, because that’s what I ate yesterday.

If you don’t have or want a yonana, you can make banana ice cream on your own.

For a little chocolatier and very simple version, 

You Need:

1 peeled, frozen banana

1/8 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder

Pinch of salt 

To Make:

Put all ingredients in a blender or food processor and process till smooth. Yum.

 

While on the topic of bananas, have you ever made avocado pudding?

1/2 banana

1/2 ripe avocado

1 teaspoon cocoa powder

Put all ingredients in food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Avocado+banana=double delicious.

 

 

*Yonana did not pay me for this review. Steves Paleo Goods did not pay me for talking about their cereal. I simply love both of these products and decided to share with you.