Dairy-Free, Drinks, Gluten-Free, Low Sugar, Vegan, Vegetarian

Rev Up Your Metabolism with This Detox Tea

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I made a boomerang for this, but sadly, uploading videos to my blog is somehow surprisingly complicated. Thus, you’re stuck with these rainy background photos, whose melancholy nature actually makes you want to drink tea, right? I made this Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Tea last spring using local honey in an attempt to keep my allergies at bay. Not entirely sure if it helped for allergies, but I enjoyed drinking the tart tea warm either first thing in the morning or right before bed. I’ve been an on-again, off-again Tone It Up follower for 3 years now, and they recommended a version of this they call “Meta D” with apple cider vinegar (ACV), apple juice, cinnamon and cayenne. (They also have ACV and fruit blends here.) It does boost some health benefits that can’t hurt: cinnamon is anti-inflammatory, ginger helps with digestion and ACV and cayenne rev up metabolism. Here’s a warning, it is quite tart, but try to enjoy without overloading it with honey (aka sugar albeit ). I also really like this not cold, not piping hot, but warm juuuuust right in the middle.

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Breakfast/Brunch, Dairy-Free, Dessert, Drinks, Gluten-Free, Low Sugar, Snack, Vegan, Vegetarian

Power Up with This Superfood Tea

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I was recently asked to write a post on how I stay healthy through the winter. Not like there’s any special formula. Just good luck in some case, but I do believe there’s something to be said for eating well to prevent sickness.  I saw this superfood tea on Aloha‘s recipes and decided to give it a spin. My twist added unsweetened cranberry juice and real tea. My grandmother would make a special tea this one every Christmas and this quite reminded me of it. This Cranberry Orange Tea with Ginger can be served alone, with green, red or black tea, hot or cold. I suppose you could even add the mix to seltzer for a sparkling take. Either way, it’s tart, slightly spiced and very light. Packed with antioxidants from the cranberries, vitamins from the clementine, and ginger’s anti-inflammatory properties, this tea will have you sipping on it again and again.

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