Wednesday, April 9, 2014

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Organic Matcha- Green Tea Powder by Kiss Me Organics (blog review)

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My Thoughts-
I was very excited to try out Organic Matcha- Green Tea Powder by Kiss Me Organics. I’ve heard so many benefits for using Matcha green tea powder but I never knew where to buy it or how to prepare it. The Matcha from Kiss Me Organics came in a resealable bag and a 70 page Organic Matcha Recipe Guide.

Matcha Green Tea powder helps boost my energy, boosts metabolism, and is high in antioxidants. I tried several recipes from the book that I will talk about below but first I want to share my thoughts on how I felt with it. I didn’t notice a boost in energy, I’m always lacking energy but when I would prepare a drink or food made with Matcha I found I had more energy for the day, even enough to fit in my daily activities AND a 1.5 workout! That’s a big deal for me, working out has become so hard because I would be burned out by the end of the day. I didn’t notice any weight loss with the boost metabolism, but had only been trying this for 2 weeks before I wrote this review. I can say my appetite was suppressed and my cravings weren’t so strong. That’s a huge positive. I find when I’m tired, I feel “hungry” and then I tend to over eat. The Matcha seemed to help with this issue.

Now on to some of the recipes I tried. The first one I made was Matcha Orange Cocktail. It was simple to make, just 1 tsp of Match powder, orange juice, hot water and ice cubes. This drink was so refreshing, it made me think of sitting out on the deck on a nice warm summer day.

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The next recipe I tested out was “Immune-Boosting Matcha-Berry”. This was another simple recipe to create. You have 2 tsp of the Matcha powder, steamed broccoli (sounds strange I know but you don’t taste it), frozen strawberries, yogurt and pomegranate juice. You blend it and serve. It makes two serving so I shared some with my husband. This one also reminded me of a summer day and was so refreshing.

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Another day I decided to make a batch of Matcha Biscuits. The recipe was a bit confusing as the photo in the book didn’t look like the biscuits were green and the recipe never mentioned when to put the Matcha in. But I figured it out and put it in with the flour and at the end or the recipe it did say they biscuits should look brownish greenish once cooked. These were very yummy. I couldn’t eat just one, they had so much flavor. They made a great snack and a great side to my meal.

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One last recipe I want to share with you is the Almond Matcha Shots. It’s simple for those on the go. You need 1 tsp of Matcha powder, 1 cup almond milk and ice. You shake it up and then drink it. It tasted like a nice cold green tea drink. This one is my “go-o” recipe because it’s the easiest to prepare on a busy day.

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I’m very impressed with the Organic Matcha- Green Tea Powder by Kiss Me Organics. It tastes great, it comes with simple recipes and it has given me the energy I need for my day. I also love that it only takes 1 teaspoon of the powder to create the recipes, my bag will last for a long time this way.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

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Monday, April 7, 2014

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“Riley Mae and the Ready Eddy Rapids” #book 2- review

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My Thoughts-
“Riley Mae and the Ready Eddy Rapids” book #2 in the Good News Shoes series by Jill Osborne, also part of the faithGirlz! publications.

I really enjoyed the first book in this series, “Riley Mae and the Rock Shocker Trek”. Where the first book left off the second book began. Riley Mae and her family and the shoe company are on the run for danger. Someone wants to hurt Riley Mae’s bosses and to hurt them they may hurt their spokes girl, Riley Mae.

They don’t tell her where they are going but soon she finds out and she finds out how much money her bosses really have. In the last book she thought they were just a photographer and a stylist. She finds out they have a ton of money and love to help others. They have a boy named Sunday at their house with his family, he lives in Africa but needed some medical treatment he could only get in North American hospitals. Sunday and his family are strong Christians and while in the hospital Sunday witnessed to a nurse where she asked God into her heart.

Riley Mae isn’t on vacation, while on the run and hiding out they decide to do a photo shoot for her new river shoes, Ready Eddy’s. She must learn how to navigate rapids and still look pretty for the photos. There are many injuries though out the story and they visit the hospital often and see the nurse that Sunday has come to care about.

It’s another high adventure book. I’m loving this series and I can’t wait for the next book. Riley Mae is going on another adventure, but where? One thing I love about this book is it shows your kids facing tough times and turning to God for guidance and help. They read scripture together and lift one another up with God’s Word. This is a book I can allow my kids to read and feel safe at where they are going with the adventure in their head.

I loved “Mandie” books as a kid. I loved how I could go on adventures and become part of the story. I can see these “Riley Mae” books be just like the books from my childhood, for my daughters. I look forward to many more books to come in this series and I hope the author will keep writing them.

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

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La Tortilla Factory Low Carb Tortillas Review

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My Thoughts-
I was very excited to test our a package of La Tortilla Factory Low Carb Tortillas. They not only are low in carbs (6g net) but also in calories (80 calories) and a high source of fiber (12g). It’s great to know I can enjoy one of my favorite meals without all the extra carbs and calories.

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For dinner I made quesadillas. Each person’s plate had 2 La Tortilla Factory Low Carb Tortillas, 1 oz tuna, 1 oz cheese and some onion. I lay one tortilla on a hot pan, then I add the ingredients, it’s then topped with the other tortilla. I wait until the bottom tortilla is brown then flip. We serve it with a mix of salsa and sour cream.

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The taste is wonderful. I’m not a huge fan of whole wheat tortillas but these didn’t taste like other tortillas I’ve tried before. The texture is great too. It feels like a flour tortilla. Sometimes when I make quesadillas I am hungry for another one, it just didn’t fill me up. With the tortillas from La Tortilla Factory it was the perfect amount. This was a good thing, it filled me up and I didn’t feel like over eating.

My whole family loved this meal and has asked for it again. I hope I will be able to find these Tortillas in a store near me soon. They are amazing.

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