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AfterParty

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I worked a promotion today for a new “rehydration” beverage with my promotional company today called AfterParty!

It’s a 0 Calorie drink that’s meant to rehydrate your body after drinking, or after a workout (an awesome healthy alternative to an energy drink.) It’s filled with various vitamins that replenish your body.

Vitamins in AfterParty:

  • Vitamin C
  • Thiamin
  • Niacin
  • B 6
  • B 12
  • Also, packed with electrolytes!

It’s naturally sweetened so it doesn’t have that artificial after flavor. All my customers really liked it, so I thought I’d share it with you guys too 🙂

AfterParty is pretty cheap ($1.99 at Bevmo) and has no High-fructose Corn Syrup (which is awesome, because my boyfriend and I gave it up together 6 months ago.)

I definitely recommend tasting some after your next workout!

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Eat like your ancestors!

Did you know, we consume 50% more meat then we did in 1950!!!!??

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Back in the day, there were no Cheetos, hot pockets or chicken nuggets. Families had their own gardens!

It’s time for our younger generation to take back our health, and learn from our grandma’s and grandpa’s.

All natural & organic is the way to go 🙂

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Olive Oil VS. Vegetable Oil

Since I’m new to this whole cooking thing, I decided to do a bit of research to find out which type of oil would be the healthiest in my cooking adventures. As far as choosing between the two, from a healthy stand-point; olive oil is hands-down the way to go!

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Here’s why:

Olive Oil

Olive oil is an extract from the olive fruit, and is pressed mechanically. It’s is considered a natural oil and is filled with our best friend; “anti-oxidants”. This makes it one of the most nutritious and healthy oils for cooking/baking. Olive Oil has no cholesterol, and is much more flavorful. (Make sure it is stored in a dark/ cool place, otherwise it has the potential to go bad quickly if explosed to heat and sunlight for mass periods of time.)

Vegetable Oil

Vegetable oil is processed in industrial production (not so healthy) using solvents (chemicals) to extract it. The oil must then be refined to remove impurities which also removes any flavor, color or nutrients. Even though vegetables are considered to be healthy, they do have other components, like rancidity. Oil with a rancid property tends to lose their nutritious aspect, and it is less useful for cooking. Although, vegetable oil can sustain a high temperature, while cooking with oils like grape and canola are best used for pan searing and frying.

Summary:

  • Olive oil is mostly used, and it is the preferred oil, for cooking at moderate temperatures, while vegetable oil is preferred for high temperature cooking.
  • Vegetable oil is lighter and thinner, and heats fast for quick cooking, while Olive oil takes more time to heat, and its best used at a moderate heat.
  • Olive oil is the preferred oil for health conscious people.
  • Only selected vegetable oils are used in cooking, while all varieties of olive oil can be used for cooking.

There you go! Next time you’re out at your local health food store, pick up some olive oil and keep it in your kitchen for healthy cooking 🙂

(thank you differencebetween.net)

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All natural honey-mint tea

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One of my best friends gave me this deliciously simple tea recipe the last time I drove up to see her in San Bernadino.

I’m NOT a big fan of tea, however I had a tickle in my throat that weekend- so she gave me this tea. She made it with leave from her freshly grown mint plant. I surprisingly enjoyed this delicate combination and had to blog about my first positive tea experience.

Tea-sperience (I’m officially making this a word.)

Unfortunately, I failed miserably at growing my own mint plant at home (my thumbs are obviously not green… they’re hot pink.) Thank our beautiful Lord that Trader Joes is just a few minutes away, and carries pre-packaged mint leaves.

Ingredients:
4-6 Mint leaves
1 cup of water
1-2 tsp of honey
1 cute cup
A warm blanket and your favorite movie!

Recipe:
Heat water, combine ingredients, wait 2 minutes for flavors to dissolve, then drink and relax!

Honey tip:
This honey-mint tea tastes the absolute best with real honey. However, I am currently out of all natural/organic honey; which I purchased from the farmers market last month (yay support your local farmers.) Until  next week’s farmers market, this artificial bear stuff will have to suffice. I recommend going out of your way to your local farmers market and getting your own real honey as well.

Try it out!
Easy, healthy and will warm your heart/mind/soul.

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Protein Heart Berry Waffles!

Summer Challenge

This is my second recipe for the week, and it was DELICIOUS!

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I started out with an Organic 6 grain mix that I got from Costco, and added protein powder to it. Instead of milk, I used soy milk which added a great source of protein to the waffles as well.

Of course, I had to make them heart shaped because after all I am Brittany haha.

I finished them off with some raspberries and blueberries, as well as some all natural 100% maple syrup. None of that high- fructose corn syrup for this girl!

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Hope every one is doing great on both of their recipes for this week!

Don’t forget to message me every time you’ve made any one of your weekly recipes, so I can post it on the official Summer Challenge: 2 Recipes a Week page!

Xox Brittany

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Micronutrient food VS Macronutrient food

I just found out all foods can be divided into two catagories:

Micronutrient food- Vegetables, Fruits, Nuts, and Seeds

Macronutrient food- Everything else.

 

Now, think ahead to when you’re 80 years old. What would YOU rather build your foundation on?