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Green Tea Smoothies – Delicious, Healthy, and Help You Lose Weight
Celebrate summer with these yummy green tea smoothies! They're packed with seasonal fruit and all the nutrients your body needs, helping you eat smart and achieve your health goals. Researchers at Purdue University found that you stay fuller longer when you drink thick beverages like smoothies; replacing meals with smoothies ups your chance of losing weight and keeping it off for more than a year. Even if weight loss isn't one of your goals, drinking smoothies can help you sneak in more raw fruits and veggies into your diet. My dad, who's a total health nut, will throw everything from kale to tomatoes to raw beets into his VitaMix – but shockingly, you'd never know it! Using a little peanut butter, cinnamon, sweetened yogurt, or ripe strawberries can really mask the taste of less traditional ingredients. Why Green Tea? Green tea contains catechin polyphenols, which Swiss researchers have found significantly increase your body's metabolism of fat – meaning you burn more, faster. In addition, green tea contains less caffeine than coffee, which, coupled with the nutrients provided by other ingredients, will give you long lasting, non-jittery energy, unlike the buzz-crash-repeat vicious cycle of coffee. Give one (or all!) of these green tea smoothies a try – you won't be disappointed! Green Tea Goddess Smoothie 3 cups frozen green grapes 2 cups baby spinach, packed 1 1/2 cups strong brewed green tea, cooled 1 medium ripe avocado 2 teaspoons honey (or agave syrup) Avocados are packed with oleic acid, a healthy fat that's great for your heart. Plus, they've got more potassium than bananas, making them excellent supporters of healthy blood pressure levels. Source: Eating Well Blueberry Green Tea Smoothie 3/4 cups green tea 2 cups frozen blueberries 12 oz. nonfat vanilla yogurt 20 whole almonds, unsalted and dry-roasted 2 tbsp. ground flax seeds Almonds are high in magnesium, iron, calcium, and protein, as well as healthy fats that may help you lose weight, and certainly support a healthy heart and low cholesterol! Source: Food Antioxidant-Rich Berry Matcha Smoothie 1/4 cup frozen blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries (or a mix of all three!) 1/2 cup yogurt 1/2 cup ice 1 tsp. matcha powder Add some mango, kiwi, ginger, or a few fresh mint leaves to make this even yummier! Source: MatchaSource Mango Green Tea Smoothie 1/2 cup green tea 1/2 cup fat-free Greek yogurt 1 cup mango chunks, fresh or frozen 3-5 ice cubes Mango is one of my favorite fruits, and protein-packed Greek yogurt will keep you full and focused for hours! Source: Joy Bauer Cinnamon Honey Green Tea Smoothie 1/2 cup green tea, chilled 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 tbsp. honey 1/2 banana Like green tea, cinnamon has great metabolism-boosting properties. At only 139 calories, this low-cal concoction is better as a snack than a meal replacement. Source: Popsugar A Few Tips: Use frozen fruit. It's cheaper, easier to store, won't go bad, AND might even have more antioxidants than the fresh fruit you find in the supermarket, since it's picked and frozen at peak ripeness. To brew strong green tea, use two tea bags – but don't oversteep. Oversteeping can give your tea a bitter flavor that other ingredients might not succeed in masking.
Choosing the Right Tea to Match Your Mood
We as humans tend to experience multiple moods that come and go without any notice and quite frankly, it can get really frustrating. A kind gesture from a stranger can make your entire day. But, all of a sudden, an inconsiderate jerk pushes past you in order to get the last available seat on the subway and then an immediate transformation occurs. That one quick, yet affective gesture has officially dampened your high spirits and whiplashed you into another mood you really didn’t want to be in. Instead of being heavily medicated and secluding yourself in your room during a Netflix binge, grab a cup of tea and let its natural ingredients do the healing. Common cold: Elderflower Avoiding the common cold is inevitable sometimes. You feel yourself being cautious when you’re in public spaces, yet you still manage to pick it up after you used about half a gallon of hand sanitizer. Elderflower tea relieves the symptoms of a common cold. It has a gentle and pleasant tea, so it’s welcoming to people of all ages, especially young kids. It contains antiviral and immune boosting effects, so it can tackle flu symptoms and other common cold problems. Stressed: Lemon Balm Maybe you have to meet a strict deadline for work. Maybe you’re feeling overwhelmed because finals are approaching and you’re trying to cram in last minute study sessions. You have found that physically you’re exhausted, but the gears running in your mind won’t seem to shut off. Lemon balm aids relaxation and calmness. The oils in lemon balm contain chemicals that relax muscles, particularly in the stomach and bladder, and calms future anxieties you may be experiencing. Slow metabolism: Green Tea Whether you’re looking to shed a couple extra pounds, or simply speed up your metabolism, green tea has proven to be very beneficial in EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), an ingredient known to speed up metabolism. Try to make it a habit of consuming 4-6 cups a day in order to notice a significant change in energy level. Sleepless nights: Chamomile Chamomile tea is strictly herbal based, so it doesn’t contain any caffeine, which is the main ingredient for keeping someone up in the first place. The tea itself has a unique, sweet, and floral aroma and will have a drowsiness effect on you. Your local grocery store should have brands like Celestial Seasonings and Traditional Medicinals, which are two of my favorite brands; however, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can even go as far as drying out the flowers and brewing them yourself. Bloated: Peppermint Peppermint has been known to help fatigue and stomach problems. It calms your internal systems and is extremely useful if you over-indulge in a late night meal or food loaded with sugars and fibers that the body finds hard to absorb. Next time you’re feeling uncomfortable because you maybe had one too many slices of cake, try and drink some peppermint tea to settle your stomach and reduce bloating. Nauseous: Ginger Tea Soon to be mothers have claimed that Ginger has helped them during pregnancy sickness. If you make this tea from grated root ginger, it will provide even more benefits. First, you want to steep two teaspoons in boiled water. Then, let it sit until it’s cool. Finally, sip on it casually, and you should find your nausea disappearing. Try not to consume more than three teaspoons a day.
Chai Tea Iced Cube Latte
This weekend, my friend had a 'Cube Latte' which is dutch coffee ice cubes with milk poured over it. The milk melts the coffee so that it becomes a prefect cafe latte! So I did some digging and found the chai latte version (because who doesn't love chai lattes) and wanted to share it with all of you! Makes about 2 cups (gluten-free, easily made vegan) 2 1/2 cups water 1 whole star anise 1 whole cinnamon stick 3-4 whole cloves 4-5 whole black peppercorns 4-5 cardamom pods, cracked 2-3 thin shavings of fresh ginger root 1/4 cup + 2 TBSP turbinado sugar (light brown sugar) 3-4 TBSP loose leaf black tea (or 4-5 tea bags) For serving: 4-5 cups whole milk (or your favorite vegan alternative – coconut would be nice!) Method 1. In a medium saucepan, combine the water, whole spices, and sugar. Bring to a boil, then cover and remove from the heat. Let steep anywhere from 5-15 minutes, depending on how strong you like the spices to be. 2. Return to the heat and bring to a boil. Add the tea, remove from the heat, and let steep for another 5-7 minutes. 3. Strain out the tea and spices. If you’d like to make a regular batch of chai, add the milk and serve immediately. To make the chai iced tea cubes, let the mixture cool, then pour into an ice-cube tray and freeze. 4. To make an iced chai latte, add 2-3 ice cubes to a glass of milk (about 1/4 cup of milk per cube). The tea will get stronger the longer it sits and the more the ice cubes melt. Garnish with a dash of cinnamon, and enjoy!
What are the health benefits of ghee?
We all know that ghee or also known as clarified butter is a good-quality fat content. Because of its nutty smell and good quality fat-content, cow ghee is a popular and good quality oil. The benefits of ghee include its ability to effectively penetrate the cell walls of the body, and its ability to keep stored fats from turning into plaque, and even protecting skin cells from damage. Organic ghee is derived from organic fats and does not contain any synthetic chemicals, preservatives, or additives. Here are some health benefits of ghee - 1. The main fat-soluble vitamins found in ghee include vitamin A, D, E and K. Vitamin A is needed for good vision and healthy skin. Vitamin A helps improve your immunity against infectious disease, so eat it on a regular basis. Vitamin D is important for the absorption of calcium and phosphorus, two of the main vitamins that help maintain healthy bones and teeth. Vitamin K helps maintain your immune system and helps with the proper functioning of the thyroid gland. It also has an anti-inflammatory effect. 2. Ghee contains Omega 3 and Omega 9 essential fatty acids that are more readily absorbed by the body, giving you more energy and more nutrients. Ghee made from organic butter of pastured cows is one of the highest natural sources of CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid). The saturated fats in ghee works as a filtered food. This was all a brief about what are the benefits of ghee. Ghee health benefits are wide and to experience all of them include a grass-fed ghee into your daily diet.
Vegan Restaurants In Malta
Malta is a city quaking with beauty, beaches, and marine life. Though Malta is small, it's a very famous and recognized city throughout the world. Malta has a lot of tourist attractions like the popular Secrets of the Manoel Theatre, Scuba diving, beaches, and not so familiar The Typical Taste of Malta. As Malta is a worldwide attractions tourists from throughout the globe visit, but it becomes challenging for many vegan lovers or eaters to find vegan restaurants that will suit their eating habits and experience their food there. Malta has a range of vegan restaurants as well. Let's browse some of the best vegan restaurants in Malta. 1. Naan Bar: Naan bar is one of the best restaurants in the city of Malta. Naan bar has a lot to provide to its clients. As they intend it, it's a vegan restaurant that blends modern with an ethnic Indian taste. They have chefs from all over India, bringing taste to their food. They claim that their chefs are all more than ten years experienced and bring an aspect to food. The best thing about this place is they have private dining places as well as a commonplace. They have designed private dining for families, couples, and groups. With music and food, this place is recommended as one of the best vegan restaurants. The speciality of this place is its cocktails, and they serve the best cocktails throughout the town. They also have deeply examined authentic recipes. Their recipes are the most different and tasty around the Maltese islands. If you ever visit Naan Bar, do try their cocktails. 2. U & CO Social Café If you've been looking for something different, U &CO gives a luxurious experience. In this great vegan restaurant, guest experiences are located at the centre, and all their needs are requirements are being thought about first. It's an outstanding place for wine and food lovers to meet new people and blend and knowing other people without any devices. They also have a diverse vegan menu with exciting and delicious food choices. They offer a fusion of dishes from breakfast, pasta, snacks, burgers, and ending with desserts. One of their most wondrous dishes to try could be quinoa salad, with feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, seasonal leaves, beetroot, black grilled zukkini, olives, chickpeas topped with tahini. To complete the meal, they have a lot of drinking options like coffees, tempting mocktails, and craft beers to give you an amazing and unforgettable experience. They have an amazing authentic breakfast every day, and they are open from 8 onwards. These are one of the best vegan restaurants to visit in Malta.
7 Kitchen Hacks For 24/7
Your favorite "Cutlery Advisor" comes with yet another article with most asked and needed kitchen hacks that will make your life a lot easier. 1. Find out if your egg is still fresh boiling rotten or semi rotten egg can be a disaster. Using a nose to find out doesn’t always give an accurate result. So, what can you do to be sure? Is breaking the egg the only solution? No! there is a very easy solution. Put the egg in water. If it floats, it’s rotten. If it sinks, then it is fresh. 2. Prevent Cut fruit from getting brown Using lemon juice on the cut surface to prevent browning is the most common way. But it changes the taste of fruit and there is another better way which lasts even longer than using lemon juice. Use honey! Yes, instead of using lemon juice use honey. It will not change the taste of sweet fruits and it also has a nice smell. Moreover, it lasts much longer. Honey contains peptide which makes this possible to happen. 3. Keep ice cream solid and cool for longer Ever bought an ice-cream and found it to become liquid after a few scoops? No more, you can prevent this from happening with a simple trick. Use a bubble wrap to hold your delicious ice cream. It will last much longer. Bubble wrap is a great insulator of heat. And in most cases, it’s the heat from our hand that causes the ice cream to melt faster. So, using bubble wrap prevents the heat from and transferring thus keeping the icecream cool and solid. 4. Extract a few drops of lemon juice without cutting You want only a few drops of lemon juice but don't want to cut and waste the whole lemon. What to do? Well, there is an easy solution. Make a hole on the lemon with a toothpick and squeeze the lemon slightly. You will get a few drops easily. Patch the hole using tape and put away the lemon to use it later. 5. Soggy Chips Fresh Again! Did your chips become soggy and tasteless? Want to make it crisp and fresh again? Is it even possible? Yes! Put your chips in a napkin and put it in a microwave for about 45 seconds. Voila! Your chips are good as new. It will get crispy and tasty again. So never throw away your soggy chips again. 6. Make eggs last longer! Want to make your eggs last longer! With this trick, you can even keep your egg fresh for up to 3 years! Take oil with high viscosity. You can use castor oil for the best result but olive oil will also do the job. Put a layer of oil on the surface of your egg. It will last much longer. The reason it happens is that eggs have thousands of microscopic holes. When you close them using oil it lasts longer. 7. Get all the juice from lemon without trying too hard! We all know how hard it can be to squeeze lemon juice. Sometimes the lemon is too hard and we don’t get enough juice. But there is an easy kitchen hack for that. Freeze the lemon for 60 minutes then microwave it for 45 seconds. The lemon will be soft and easy to squeeze. There will be no difference in taste. Did you like the article? Do you have your unique ideas about kitchen hacks? Feel free to Contact Us with your ideas or suggestions. More Related Resources: https://www.vingle.net/posts/3073881?q=kitchen https://www.vingle.net/posts/3086094?q=kitchen https://www.vingle.net/posts/3084405?q=kitchen
How Many Cups Are in a Liter: A Complete Guide to Measuring
How many cups are in a liter? We'll answer this question and help you master accurate measurement, so you never miss a recipe again. Cooking can seem easy, especially for those who don't do it themselves. It seems like you need to read the recipe, follow a few simple instructions, and that's it. So how come so many people fail? I will tell you a secret. It is not so easy to know how many cups in a liter. You can have the best recipe in your hands and still end up with a messy kitchen and your food in a trash can. Why is that? Many things can go wrong, but today I will deal with the measurement problems. Let us paint the picture - you found a great recipe online, read the reviews, and made sure it turned out great. Unfortunately, there is an issue: the recipe lists measurements that you are not familiar with, for example, cups instead of milliliters. In such situations, the US, imperial, and metric conversion tables are helpful as they direct you and assist you with setting up the formula the correct way. Or you can choose not to participate in another conversion calculator app. Very often, recipes call for cups of water or milk. In contrast, other recipes require you to measure your liquid ingredients in milliliters and liters. How many cups in a liter? We all know that recipes require precision. We have to measure ingredients accurately if we are to be successful. In addition to a reliable kitchen scale, it would be a good idea to have a set of measuring cups. As we stated, plans regularly call for cups of milk or water. Still, there are different types of cups. Sometimes, it is safer to measure liquid ingredients in millimeters, deciliters, and liters. In general, and reasonably roughly, one liter is usually considered to be about four average cups. However, the measurement differs a bit depending on the type of cups used. Still, you can measure how many cups in a half gallon using the same theory. There are the following types of cups: 1. Metric 2. US Customary. 3. US "legal." 4. Canadian 5. Imperial 6. Japanese 7. Traditional Japanese cups It is essential to know the metric, American and British or imperial system since that is what we find today. So, here we go: 1. The metric system • In the decimal measuring standard, 1-liter equivalents 1000 mL. One measurement cup rises to 250 ml. Without much of a stretch, you can figure the number of cups in a liter: 1000/250 = 4. Therefore, there are four cups in a liter in the metric system. 2. The American system • In the United States, we depend on the purported American cup to quantify fluids. 1 US cup has a limit of 236.58 ml or 8 US liquid ounces. One liter equivalents 1000 ml or 33,814 US liquid ounces. • The math is equivalent to in the past model: 33.814/8 = 4.22675. Therefore, there are 4.22675 cups in a liter in the American system. 3. For Imperial System (UK) • We often find recipes written for the UK audience; it is logical since we share the same language. Unfortunately, we don't share the same measurement system either. The British trust the imperial system. • An imperial cup has a capacity of 284,131 mL or ten imperial fluid ounces. One liter is equal to 1000 ml or 35.1951 imperial fluid ounces. That implies the math is as per the following: 35.1951/10 = 3.51951. As should be obvious, there are 3,51951 supreme flagons in a liter in the UK framework.