Summer Lattes

Is your Chai Latte mix sitting in the cupboard waiting for colder weather? Why not bring it out and blend up some delicious summer Chai drinks. If you have only tried the latte mixes in hot milk you will be pleasantly surprised how good they taste cold. Whisk them into a cold glass of your choice of milk product, add some ice and enjoy. Change it up and use chocolate milk instead of regular milk.

Tips for making Iced Tea at Home

- to make a stronger brew always use more tea and keep the same steeping time - make ice cubes out of tea so you don’t dilute the flavour - pour tea over ice in a glass instead of adding ice to the pitcher - letting black & green tea cool  completely before putting in the fridge may help prevent clouding - mix rooibos tea and complementing fruit tea together to make your tea go farther - use Rooibos extract powder to make instant ice tea.

Simple Rooibos Iced Tea Recipe

Place 2 tsp. per cup of plain red rooibos tea in a heatproof container along with some fresh or dried mint leaves. Add some lemon or orange slices, raspberries or strawberries and some stevia leaves to sweeten. Pour boiling water into the container and steep till cool. Strain tea leaves and pour over ice or finish cooling in the fridge. Put the lemon slices back into the drink if desired.

Red Fruit Tea Smoothie Recipe

1 cup boiling water 3 tsp. Strawberry Kiwi Fruit or any other favourite  Red Berry Fruit Tea 2 tbsp. sweetener 1 cup frozen strawberries 1/2 cup strawberry yogurt (can use frozen yogurt) 1/2 cup ice cubes ( about 3-4 ) 

Natural Ingredient Smoothie Recipes – Smoothie Basics 

Step 1: Add fruits and/or vegetables Fruits can be frozen or fresh –most fruits work well for smoothies. Two fruits work great.
 Spinach is the most popular green to add but you can experiment with adding different greens like kale, romaine lettuce, etc. Step 2: Add Liquid Add between 1-2 cups of liquid for every 3 cups of fruit Note: bananas and mangos create a thicker smoothie and fruits like watermelon create a more liquid type. Liquids to add: milk or milk alternatives, fruit juice, water, iced coffee, iced green/black tea.

Fruit Juice Gummy Bears – NON-GMO

THE BEST GUMMIES available. These candies are produced at the Specialty Candy Factory ‘Whilelm Mueller’ in Duisburg, Germany. This candy producer maintains candy making family traditions established in 1949. Some of the recipes are over 100 years old and the producer has maintained these recipes, techniques and utensils, such as original copper kettles to create the unique and delicious candies while preserving the originality, tradition, consistency, and integrity of the tradition.“

The Coffee Bean meets the Tea Leaf

Coffee and Rooibos Tea are combined in this beverage to create a unique taste that both tea and coffee lovers will enjoy it. Coffee beans are added to Rooibos tea and combine well with tea. The Rooibos tea adds natural flavour and the two together create a smooth tasting drink that doesn’t really require any milk or sugar. The Rooibos tea helps to reduce the amount of caffeine per cup so this beverage would be great to have in the afternoon if you want a quick pick me up without a full shot of caffeine.