Saturday, May 24, 2008

What I did today

The mercury on the thermometer has been steadily rising for the past few weeks. Very soon it will be the dog days of summer. As much of a wate junky as I am even I often like to have some sort of flavor in my beverages especially as it gets hotter. My first choice is X2O Blast produced by Xooma Worldwide (www.xoomaworldwide.com/dynamite). A highly potent antioxidant/flavor pouch that you simply add to your water. It will quench any thirst and leave you feeling refreshed and energized. But when I am running low on Blast I makemy own little natural iced-tea that leaves me feeling hydrated, refreshed, buzzing with energy. It is very fast and simple, often best made the night before. Here's how to make yours so you can stay healthy and lean this summer without compromising on taste.

Boil water. Pour into heat resistant container. Add in 1 bag of health-giving tea.(i.e. green tea, black tea, white tea, oolong, yerba mate, etc.) Then add in 1 bag of fruit flavoured tea(cranberry, orange, blueberry, etc.) Add 1tsp of organic raw honey or organic maple syrup while it is still hot so it dissolves quickly. Then 1-2 tbsp of lemon juice. Shake it up and let chill for a few hours. Shake it again before you drink.

I know you will be impressed with this idea for keeping yourself going strong all summer. Experiment with different combinations of flavors and add honey and lemon to your individual preference. I usually add 1 teabag of each kind (1 healthy tea, 1 herbal fruit tea) to 400ml of water. But I will almost always make 1L at a time so I add 2 of each kind of tea.

This is so packed with antioxidants, natural caffiene, immune boosting herbs, and flavor it is a great treat for your body. Made correctly it honestly tastes like a commercially produced iced tea or fruit punch with out all the destructive sugars and additives. Now you can drink great tasting beverages all the time without worrying about adding a single pound-in fact it will likely help you drop pounds faster. Enjoy