December 11, 2014

Healthy Hot Cocoa Recipe

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I love Christmas lights! And for my family, there is nothing better than loading up in the car with a blanket and some hot cocoa to drive around and enjoy all of the beautiful lights and decorations this time of year. Sometimes, we even wear our comfy, cozy pajamas and that puts the whole thing over-the-top! Whether you are on a Christmas light tour or you are cuddled up next to the fireplace at home, hot cocoa is a must-have for the cold winter months. But have you read the ingredient list on the typical hot chocolate packet from the store… SUGAR, CORN SYRUP SOLIDS, VEGETABLE OIL (PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED COCONUT OR PALM KERNEL AND HYDROGENATED SOYBEAN), DAIRY PRODUCT SOLIDS, COCOA PROCESSED WITH ALKALI, AND LESS…

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October 9, 2014

Warm Lemon Water with Cayenne and Honey

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This is one of my new favorite morning rituals!  Not only do I enjoy reaping all of the benefits to my health, but I really enjoy the taste and the energy boost!  Give it a try and let me know what you think. Health Benefits Hydration - Water, first thing in the morning, gives our body the hydration it needs after a long night of sleep. This is a great substitution for coffee, which is a diuretic and actually aids in the dehydration of our body. Detoxification - Lemon and cayenne pepper are both super stimulants to the liver, our main detoxifying organ.  They help to stimulate the liver's natural enzymes and rid the body of harmful toxins. Immune System Boost - Lemon, cayenne pepper and raw…

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May 30, 2014

10 Healthy Ways to Invigorate Your Water

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The body of an average adult is made up of about 60% water.  This is the main reason why staying hydrated is essential to a happy and healthy body.  Most people aren’t drinking enough H2O and are very inconsistent with their consumption.  Spicing up your water with fun and wholesome infusions can be an enjoyable way to ensure that you are staying hydrated and healthy.

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May 20, 2014

Organic Herbal Tea

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Yay!  We finally ordered our new herbal teas and they were delivered yesterday.  What?  Did I just say that?  Honestly, I can’t believe I am even thinking that.  And I am even more surprised that my husband was so excited about them. Last year, when my husband and I started drinking herbal teas, it took us a while to develop a taste for them.  Our pallets were so accustom to sugary drinks like sweet tea and soda, that something like herbal tea tasted a little too earthy.  Just as people whose diets consist of mostly processed foods usually do not enjoy the taste of something as natural as vegetables.  Well, we pressed on because we were aware of the major health benefits of herbs… detoxification, natural…

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