Step-Up Your Drink Game with Cold Brew Coffees and Teas

Back Bay Roasters
Back Bay Roasters
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I am a coffee fanatic! Anyone that knows me knows they won’t see me in the morning without an iced coffee. So, when I was offered the chance to try out Back Bay Roasters and Brewer’s cold brew coffees and teas, I was all about it!

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Add A Twist To This Tuesdays Taco Night

Add A Twist To This Tuesdays Taco Night
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It’s Taco Tuesday and if you are anything like me, you have been counting down until tonight. There is just something about the comfort of a delicious taco. Authentic Mexican Tacos or even an American made a favorite, sign me up. I am ready!! This Tuesday however, I am switching things up a little bit.

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Tasty and Yummy Pumpkin Coffee For Fall

Tasty and Yummy Pumpkin Coffee For Fall-Community Coffee Spiced Pumpkin Pecan Pie
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Tasty and Yummy Pumpkin Coffee For Fall Tasty and Yummy Pumpkin Coffee For Fall

Fall is my favorite time of the year. Crisp air, yummy pumpkin coffee, cozy sweaters, and beautiful leaves. Getting cozy with a delicious cup of coffee is one my greatest pleasures. From Caramel to Pumpkin Spice, there are so many delicious fall flavors!

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It’s An Easy Tea-zy Kind Of Life

It's An Easy Tea-zy Kind Of Life - Dollar Tea Club
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It’s An Easy Tea-zy Kind Of Life

Fall is on the horizon. Hopefully sooner rather than later, we will begin to see some cooler weather. Summer is still hanging on hard. But, nothing lasts forever. I’m looking forward to the first crisp, cool day that a nice, hot mug of tea will be steaming in my hand.

Dollar Tea Club offers some really unique, sweet and savory flavors that I’m so into right now. You can get some other really great tea peripherals from this company, as well. Tools, storage options, additives — everything you need all in one place.

It's An Easy Tea-zy Kinf Of Life - 
Dollar Tea Club

This is a monthly subscription club that starts at $1.00. Yes, it’s one single buckaroo for the most basic subscription Dollar Tea Club offers, The Explorer. There is no annual membership fee, no contract. You simply join and get three loose-leaf tea blends each month for as long as you want to receive them. Cancel your membership at any time.

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Bring The Taste Of Fall To Your Coffee At Home

Bring The Taste Of Fall To Your Coffee At Home
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The season of Pumpkin Spice is upon us but that doesn’t mean you have to spend a small fortune in the popular coffee chains drive-thru. I know for me, the costs add up fast when it comes to getting my coffee fix. However, getting a taste of Falls trademarked beverage is easier than ever these days. A quick trip through your local grocery chains dairy section is all it takes.

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Vanilla Chai Tea Latte

Chai Tea was one of my first coffee-type beverages I’ve ever had. After that, I was hooked. I had to have more! I had to buy it and make more! This was before I was a coffee drinker! I love enjoying a hot chai tea beverage! Just in time for the cooler weather, we’re sharing our Vanilla Chai Tea Latte recipe!

Vanilla Chai Tea Latte

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The weather is cooling down. Every now and then, Mother Nature likes to throw in a bright sunny and warm day. Just this week, we’ve had sun, rain, and even cooler weather. I am enjoying it. I like that it stays cool in the morning and I can still go for my morning walks! 

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Add Matcha Green Tea For Natural Energy + Recipe

Matcha Green Tea is one of my favorites! When I was introduced to Matcha Green Tea lattes, I found that I enjoy a beverage as a mid-morning treat. I tend to have my one cup of coffee as I am checking emails getting my morning started. Looking for add a boost to your day? Add Matcha Green Tea for Natural Energy! Let us show you how!

Add Matcha For Natural Energy + Recipe
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I love my Matcha Green Tea lattes and we’ve even made Spirulina & Matcha Bath Bombs! You can see what other Matcha Green Tea recipes we’ve tried! How do you enjoy your Matcha? 

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Healthy And Socially Conscious Snack Options

Healthy And Socially Conscious Snack Options--Tohi Aronia Berry Antioxidant Drink-Women's Bean Project Snacks-Kate's Real Food Hand-Rolled Energy Bars
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Healthy And Socially Conscious Snack Options

Snacks, drinks — it’s the stuff of life, right? Everything we take in to nourish our bodies won’t be a full meal. And often, snack and hydration options aren’t given nearly as much consideration as full meals when it comes to health objectives.

Snacks and drinks during the day are often grabbed on-the-go — sandwiched between hours at work, collecting the kids from school, and ferrying everyone to various other appointments and activities. It can seem impossible to find time to make sure that what we eat and drink between proper meals is a good, healthy choice. Anything that makes these choices as close to thought-free as possible (while still being healthy options) is a win, in my book.

Adequate hydration is the most important thing. After all, we can survive much longer without food than we can without water. But, plain water is boring. Most people will find any way they can to liven it up a bit. A slice of lemon, some berries, maybe a sprig or two of mint — great ways to give water an extra kick of flavor, but they all require a small bit of preparation. And some days just do not afford any extra time to think about, much less execute, that kind of task.

Tohi Aronia Berry Beverages

Tohi Aronia Berry Antioxidant Beverages

Tohi Ventures has a super simple solution to support your healthy lifestyle. The only prep required is for you to pick their products off the grocery store shelf and put them in your shopping cart. Done. Tohi is a Native American word that means wellness. The aronia berries that they use in their line of canned drinks are grown in the American Midwest. They were utilized by Native Americans for their nutritional and medicinal value.

In addition to having a distinctly NON-boring super rich purple color, Tohi Aronia Berry Beverages are chock-full of healthy antioxidants. They are also clean label, all natural, non-carbonated, no sugar added, caffeine-free beverages.

Tohi Aronia Berry Antioxidant Beverages

I can’t even tell you how many “healthy” drinks I’ve tried. It’s rare to find one that tastes smooth and crisp without either the taste or texture reminding me that it’s a supposedly good health choice. Often, I end up with a puckered face after drinking such products because some of them frankly just aren’t that refreshing.

These drinks really just taste like a nice flavored water to me. And they have fun flavors. Aside from The Original aronia berry drink they offer Blackberry Raspberry, Ginger Lime, and a Dragon Fruit flavor option. Check out the deep, vibrant red color!!! Drinks like this are best when they are super-cold. I pour these over a glass full of ice cubes. But, they are refreshing straight from the refrigerated cans, also.

Here’s what I like about Tohi Aronia Berry Beverages:

  • They’re non-caffeinated, but not bitter or dull-tasting. They’re refreshing and activate my taste buds.
  • They all feature a really gorgeous dark purple hue — instantly less boring than clear water or brown soda.
  • They’re canned, which means they are easily portable. You can grab one or two of them on the way out the door in the morning and toss them in your bag. Or you can tuck them into a cooler or keep them in a mini-fridge by your desk at work.
  • Aronia berry beverages feature many health benefits. They are naturally sweetened with monk fruit. Also included are antioxidants to combat free radicals in our environment. Truly a no-guilt drink option.

Check out this quick and easy Popsicle Recipe that can be made from these delicious drinks for extra refreshment and nutrition during the hot summer months. Tohi also offers some very interesting skin care and health supplement items in their product line that I am very interested in giving a try. 

While refreshing drinks are essential, a substantive snack is also much appreciated to help me get through busy days. Some days, I seem to be so focused on getting my to-do list done (as much as is possible) that I have been known to just forget to eat breakfast and/or lunch. We’ve all been there, right?

The thought of any kind of snack that’s not ready to go with no up-front prep is enough to have me trying to convince myself that it’s totally cool to just wait to eat until dinner, when I can sit down and take the time to prepare and enjoy it. But, that often ends with me raiding the pantry for anything I can snack on quickly.

Whether I’m prepping dinner after yet another busy day or on-the-go and toting a ton of stuff around, here are two easy, healthy, and tasty snacks I recommend.

Kate’s Real Food Hand-Rolled Energy Bars

Kate's Real Food Hand-Rolled Energy Bars

Granola bars are one of the easiest snacks to grab when hunger pangs strike. But, not all of them are healthy. They can be packed with stuff that tastes good, but does little to nothing to support a healthy body. Kate’s Real Food Hand-Rolled Energy Bars tick several boxes on snack success list:

  • They are well packaged and don’t tend to fall apart while getting jostled around in my purse. I do not enjoy opening a granola bar snack that has broken apart. I think they tend to do that when they are drier, so I like that these are more moist and hold together well.
  • The company offers appealing flavors and the appearance of the bars makes me excited to eat them. You can actually see the healthy oats, fruit pieces, and nuts. My two faves are the Mango Coconut bar and the Lemon Coconut & Ginger bar. 
  • The bars have all the sweetness I love in a snack, but contain no artificial sweeteners. The bars are all sweetened with all-natural, organic honey. (Many thanks for the bee’s hard work!) Also, they are USDA certified organic, gluten free, non-GMO and kosher. So, you can nibble away without guilt!
  • I also like that these are nice, thick snack bars. They fill up your hand nicely and each bite is a delight to be savored. Kate’s Real Food has a winning lineup!
Kate's Real Food Hand-Rolled Energy Bars

Sometimes I’m in the mood for something a little more adventurous. Something that I can snack on over time like while reading or crafting, visiting with a friend, or working at my desk. At these times, I am apt to pour a small amount of jelly beans or chocolate candy in a little bowl to snack on. Here’s a better option.

Women’s Bean Project

Women's Bean Project Snacks

You will never have heard of these flavors of snacks before. And they have caused no small amount of excitement around my house lately. Both my husband and my teenage daughter have laid claim to a couple of my Women’s Bean Project snacks. Here’s why — variety and uniqueness!

We’ve all had nuts, dried fruit, chips and candy. Been there, done that. And Women’s Bean Project has these, too, but if you are starting to yawn with boredom … perk up. I’m about to take a hard left into heretofore unexplored flavor realms.

Women's Bean Project Snacks

You ever tried Swedish Fish? It’s one of my favorite candies. WBP has a version of this gummy candy, but it’s flavored with raspberry. I love them because they have all of the fun with a flavor twist and are so soft and chewy. Winner!

Banana chips or plantain chips your thing? How about plantain chips with chili picante flavor? Intrigued yet?

My kids (when they were young) loved dried pineapple and mango. WBP offers dried mango with chili spice. It’s good. It’s not my personal jam, because I love the simple sweetness of dried fruit. But, my husband loves it!

In addition to snack options, Women’s Bean Project also offers other food items like soup and chili mixes, baking mixes, coffee and tea, popcorn, cookie mixes, dog snacks, and even some apparel and Inspiration Necklaces. My adult daughter loves Lentil Soup, so I’m thinking I may purchase a few things from this company to add to her birthday gifts next month.

Women's Bean Project Snacks

I love having munchies on hand when I’m working or crafting. I’m a late-night snacker when I’m writing or knitting. It’s pretty easy to fall into the habit of having a small bowl of potato chips or a handful of candy sitting beside me to munch on. I appreciate having a healthier (yet just as quickly ready to eat) option available.

Obviously, this company has created jobs. All companies do. But, what’s great about the Women’s Bean Project is that this Colorado company (celebrating its 30th anniversary) has an important mission aside from producing quality products.

It also provides employment for women with a history of incarceration, former gang associations, and former addiction issues and gives them the means of creating a better future for themselves and their families. 

I cannot stress enough how important it is to offer opportunities to those who have found themselves down on their luck. We need many more companies who will provide opportunity and reach out to those who need help getting back on their feet. It’s so important to help our fellow community members when they need it, it helps everyone in the long run.

Here at Beauty Brite love trying new snacks. Here are a few others we’ve tried that you might like:

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Overhaul Your Snack Cupboard

There are no shortage of snacks out there. It’s up to us to do a little digging to find the best ones for our families. Hopefully this article will make it a little bit easier for you.

What is your favorite healthy snack to feed your family?

How I Bossed Up with LadyBoss Protein Shakes

If you’re like me, you hate the latest diet fads. Foods that taste like cardboard, strange powders, and powdery protein shakes that are hard to drink. Let’s dive into LadyBoss Protein Shakes and why you need to try them!

LadyBoss Lean Protein Shakes - Make the Shake
LadyBoss Lean Protein Shakes – Make the Shake
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Not Another Diet Fad – A Protein Shake that Mean Business

Well LadyBoss is none of those! LadyBoss is full system of products; protein shakes and supplements especially designed for women. I tried the LadyBoss Lean protein shake and it tastes great. That’s right, I said it tastes great! LadyBoss Lean comes in Let Them Eat Cake, a delicious Birthday cake inspired flavor. I was very pleasantly surprised. There was no chalky texture, the shake was creamy easy to make.

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Is This Coffee Maker Enough To Put All The Others to Rest?

Is This Coffee Maker Enough To Put All The Others to Rest?
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Every year a new coffee maker is released. Whether it be for espresso, cold brew, a new k-cup affiliated machine, and even standard coffee machines. I own quite a few, to be honest, and each with their own function that stands out but none of them are an all in one by any means. I have been on the search for ONE machine that can handle it all. Basic pot of coffee, K-Cup for when I am in a rush, and an Espresso maker for when I need that extra boost. There’s a new coffee machine on the market. Is it enough to retire all of my other machines and clear out some much-needed storage space?

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