Benefits of Chamomile Tea

Looking for something to calm you down before you call it a night? 

Consider adding chamomile tea to your nightly routine!  This ancient herbal tea is known for its calming effects.  Sipping on chamomile tea about one (1) hour before you are ready to go to sleep is a very relaxing way to wind down and prepare for sleep.  Drinking chamomile tea also enhances the quality of sleep because it contains antioxidants that promote drowsiness.  In addition, this tea is rich in antioxidants that are known to decrease inflammation and reduce the risk of chronic disease.

To enjoy the many benefits of chamomile tea, start by:

  1. Bringing 8 ounces of water to a boil.
  2. Place chamomile tea bag in water.
  3. Let it steep for about five (5) minutes.
  4. Add a little lemon or honey, stir and . . .

Sit down, relax, and slowly sip your tea.  In between sips, take three (3) long, deep breaths (inhale, hold your breath for 3 seconds, then exhale for 3 seconds, blowing your breath through your mouth, like you’re blowing out your birthday cake candles).  Inhaling the aroma of the tea can also help you feel calmer.  

Be sure to make your cup of tea about one (1) hour before bed so you can truly experience a more relaxed state and more restful sleep 😴.

~ Source, The Little Book of Rest (click here)

Cranberry Tea Recipe

This tea soothes my stomach and is what I drink just about every morning. It’s sweet and tangy, which is perfect for my sweet tooth that I seem to have every day. I hope you enoy this tea as much as I do.

  • 1/2 cup Diet Cranberry Juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon or Lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey (add after heat up above ingredients in mug)

INSTRUCTIONS: Combine all ingredients, EXCEPT honey & heat up for 2 minutes in microwave. Add honey, stir & Enjoy!

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Mango Smoothie Recipe

Mango Smoothie
Delicious Mango Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 2 cups frozen, fully riped mangoes (chopped into chunks)
  • 1 Tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1 Tablespoon water

Steps:

  1. Combine above ingredients in blender.
  2. Blend on high speed for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Pour into 16 oz. glass (or insulated stainless steel water bottle)
  4. Enjoy!

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Pickled Mangoes Recipe

Yummy Pickled Mangoes

Ingredients:

  • 9 green mangoes (peeled and cut into thick slices)
  • 5 cups brown sugar
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cups rock or table salt
  • 1 Tabplespoon red liquid food coloring

Steps:

  1. In large pot, combine brown sugar, water, vinegar, salt and food coloring.
  2. Bring to a boil for 5 minutes.
  3. Let cool to room temperature.
  4. Place sliced green mangoes into 1 Gallon glass jar.
  5. Pour sauce over mangoes.
  6. Marinate for 24 – 48 hours in refrigerator.
  7. Enjoy!

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