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Skinny Lemonade

by Destini on June 30, 2014

It’s super ironic that I have decided to write this delicious post on a Monday after the WORST rain storm we’ve seen in several years….of course its the first year we’re in our new house…*sigh*

I have been quite quiet lately on the blog, I know I have said that a lot. I have been personally going through a lot of anxiety and stress. And trying to find the most natural way to cope with these issues. I know I’ve been quite quiet on the personal front, and focused  mostly on recipes on this blog. I miss making this a lifestyle blog and not just a recipe one. I donno, let me know what you guys think….

ANYWAY… let me share this amazing recipe. It’s perfect for any sunny day. I always make a batch while the hubby is hard at work in our backyard. Yep….think 50’s housewife serving her husband a nice cold glass of homemade lemonade after he’s all tired and hot from physical labour. Did I not just describe many women’s fantasy’s? YEP  haha. Best part is this is so guilt free!

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Ingredients: Yields: as much as you drink!!!

  • 4oz of freshly squeezed lemons (roughly 5-6)
  • 9 cups water
  • 6 Truvia Stevia packets
  • 2tbsp of honey

Directions: Juice all lemons, strain through a strainer (less pulp & seeds), add cold water, Truvia and honey.

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Hubby loves pulp, but using a hand juicer for the lemons and a strainer still leaves a little. I am sure I would be better off using my juicer, but this is less clean up!!

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Yep….I just POUR that honey. In fact, I warm it up…Skinny Lemonade-2

Garnish with more lemon, drink with a ton of ice..Skinny Lemonade-4

SO REFRESHING!!

If you want to adult this drink up, add some vodka or gin…CLEAR ALCOHOL!!

Well that is all for today! If any of you struggle with anxiety and have methods that are (natural) to handle it,  please share.

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Healthy Tuna Salad – Great for Lunch

by Destini on March 10, 2014

So its Monday and for most of us, we’re back at work! One thing I personally search for the most on the internet is simple, healthy, YUMMY lunches. I know my mayo-free egg salad sandwich has been a HUGE hit for so many of you, so why not take another popular lunch item, turn it into something……AWESOME.

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Ingredients: Yields 2 servings

  • 1 can wild tuna in water
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup radishes, sliced
  • 2T fat-free mayonnaise OR plain greek yogurt
  • 1t red wine vinegar
  • fresh pepper
  • smoked paprika
  • romaine lettuce

Directions: Drain tuna. Mix all the ingredients and serve over freshly washed romaine lettuce. Sprinkle with smoked paprika and pepper.

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George and I ate this everyday for work for SEVERAL weeks! It turns a rather cliche lunch into something super flavourful and delicious!

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Best part is you can omit the mayo and replace it with plain greek yogurt!!

I hope everyone has a  good MONDAY!

Cheers

 

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Spiced Chai

November 25, 2013

I don’t know about any of you, but when it starts getting cold, my latte consumption increases a lot and my bank account feels the pain. I don’t have a frother or anything fancy when it comes to making a latte at home, so when Silk showed me this recipe, well let’s just say that my bank account was rejoicing. This spiced chai drink contains everything in it that I love about the changing seasons…minus of course the snow…it doesn’t include that 🙂 It is super easy and your tummy will love it. So go get a comfy sweater and fuzzy socks…we’re about to enjoy this drink in the comfort […]

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Creamy Pesto-Stuffed Mushrooms

November 22, 2013

One thing about me is that I LOVE to entertain. I knew when purchasing our new house that the dinning room, kitchen & living room all needed to be open to each other and it had to have the perfect entertaining space. Usually the first thing I think about when entertaining is the food! I swear I have already planned the menus for our house warming, Christmas and Superbowl party! When I am at work, I will have random menus pop into my head for some future event, and if there isn’t one…I will make one up! I just LOVE it! Our old condo was small, dark, unflattering and just […]

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Choco-Coconut Pumpkin Protein Bars – Guest Post

October 18, 2013

Happy Friday!!! I am currently in floor to ceiling land of boxes!!! Tomorrow is my big moving day!! YAY I can’t believe that this day is FINALY here! I know our possession time was pretty short (30days) but this has been a long time coming in general. Can’t wait to share PHOTOS!! Anyways, the real reason I popped in today was because I NEEDED you guys to head on over to the North Coast Naturals blog today and check out my guest post!! If any of you love pumpkin the way I do…you probably should just go RIGHT NOW!! These Choco-Coconut Pumpkin Protein bars are just too yummy to miss […]

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Green Smoothie

June 11, 2013

Something utterly amazing happened today, I woke up at 5:50 and stayed awake on my own accord. I just couldn’t fall back asleep? When did I grow up? JK I guess that really has nothing to do with it…… but I am almost 30? LOL -again I kid Work has been so exhausting lately. It is a great surprise and relief that I am managing to get my booty in gear and still finishing my Revolt program plus somehow got in a crazy cardio sesh on the stair master today. Has anyone ever used this machine? Kinda looks like an escalator but with a 1/4 of the amount of steps? […]

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