Matcha

As promised earlier this week on Instagram, my matcha follow-up.  If you’re on Instagram and you don’t already, come follow me here.

I was introduced to matcha a couple of years ago and was curious so I decided to try it.  At times I wanted a little extra energy boost in the morning but wanted to keep my caffeine intake low and matcha did just the trick.  It isn’t that having caffeine is all bad it is just how and when people decide to consume it that can give them trouble at times.

You see when we go all night without eating or drinking our bodies naturally go into an acidic state.  What we break our fast with can really impact our bodies.  This is why many will have a glass of water or warm water with lemon first thing in the morning.  Having something like water before a cup of coffee sets you up for better health.

Personally having too much caffeine or too often leaves me feeling on edge and a bit jittery, no good.  So matcha is a much better choice for me and as I enjoy the benefits I realize that it makes me feel GOOD.  read more

For you; my best advice

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Alright, I suppose I don’t know if it’s really my best but over time as I’ve worked with clients and performed workshops this is the advice I’ve gotten the most feedback on.  Positive feedback, great feedback. These are simple steps that can easily be implemented and have yielded the best results both for myself personally as well as those I’ve worked with.

So, I thought I’d put them together for an easy go to guide.read more

Cold season be gone.

 This is the time of the year, despite our best attempts, colds and coughs are all around us.  Obviously I feel your best defense is a good offense which is why I’m a big proponent of eating clean, high nutrient foods, getting enough sleep, being active and listening to what your body needs.  However stress, travel and a varying routine can wear us down weakening our immune system.

My daughter was under the weather this past week.  A sore throat developed first and progressively got worse throughout the day by the evening she was sporting a wet cough and was very uncomfortable.  The following day was spent on the couch resting with movies + books and lots of tea and mom’s home remedies.  So I thought I’d share some tips to help you through this season healthfully.read more

Simple recipe for staying cool

With a heat index of 94 degrees last week we were all looking for ways to cool off here in NY.  I have fond memories of my mom brewing deliciously fruity teas by the kitchen window lite with the mid-day sun so I decided to brew my cooling, Pitta reducing minted iced tea that way as well.
After steeping for 4 hours, I strained the fresh mint and tea bags, allowed to cool and then enjoyed over a little ice with a mint sprig.

Fresh mint iced tea

1/2 c fresh mint leaves (I used spearmint)

3 tea bags (I chose Moroccan mint green tea)

2T honey

4c water

Steep all ingredients, strain and enjoy. Stay cool.

 

Tummy Tea; a recipe

Last week I posted on the importance of having a strong digestion, or agni.  Without strong digestion we run the risk of not utilizing all or eliminating all the food and drink we ingest.  If you want to check out that post click here.read more