Tea Rant!

Hello all!

I hope you are all having as wonderful of a Wednesday as I am! Today was all around an awesome day, I spent it with one of my favourite people, at one of my favourite places (my lovely roomie and I went to David’s Tea)! This was her first time going to David’s Tea and I am thrilled to report – she loved it!

I have not yet shared with you my slight obsession with tea (I thought I would ease you in with the other posts and now let you see the crazy side…just kidding). Anyways, in light of our little trip to David’s Tea it seemed like a good day to do a rant on tea. Tea has so many benefits and is, of course, yummy!

Benefits of Tea:

(Source: http://www.dietitians.ca/Nutrition-Resources-A-Z/Factsheets/Anti-oxidants/Pleasures-of-Healthy-Eating–Chocolate,-Green-Tea,.aspx)

Benefit #1: Antioxidants –

Well to give you the low-down, teas like green tea are chock full of these goodies! Antioxidants are great for your health and can help reduce the risk of cancer and other diseases.

Benefit #2: Water –

Tea is a great source of your daily intake of water! If you’re like me, it can be really tough to get your daily intake of water. I used to have such a hard time guzzling down those eight glasses everyday, but once I learned that tea could help me in that department it’s been a breeze! (Just remember to try and choose decaffeinated teas when you can if you’re hoping to include it as water intake)

Benefit #4: Low in Calories –

Tea is a great way to spice up your water (like I said above) but, it’s a great way to keep your calorie consumption in check. It has a nice flavour but most teas are only a few calories (or none at all) so unlike pop and juices you don’t have to put up with all of the extra calories and sugar.

Benefit #5: Taste and Variety –

There are so many different flavours of tea that you will never get bored of it! There’s fruity tea, strong tea, vanilla tea, tea for chocolate lovers – I think you get the picture! While I was at David’s Tea I saw Birthday Cake flavoured tea – yes, I am serious! Hallelujah, case closed, how could you ask for more than that?!

I think it’s probably pretty clear at this point how much I love tea, so you can expect some tea reviews in the future. You were warned.

Oh, but we’re not done yet – I have a new recipe for you!

 

I am following through on my promise to experiment with Overnight Oats and Chia seeds! The result – PB and Jelly Overnight Oats!

You will need:

  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup oats
  • 1/3 cup milk ( I used almond milk, but any kind will do)
  • 1 tbsp Chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter (all natural)
  • 2 tbsp jam (no sugar added)
  • 1 tsp unsweetened coconut flakes

Make your plain Overnight Oats the same way as always (with the basic ingredients) – see this post for instructions ( https://avantaudrey.wordpress.com/2012/04/13/jumping-on-the-overnight-oats-bandwagon/ )

  • In the morning add your jam and stir.
  • Melt the peanut butter for about 10 seconds in the microwave and drizzle it over the Overnight Oats.
  • Garnish with coconut!

This recipe was really yummy and I loved the peanut butter addition!

Okay, now we’re done so go on and enjoy the rest of your day!

Ciao,

Sam  xo

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