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20 Delightful Tea And Coffee Recipes You Should Try At Least Once

20 Delightful Tea And Coffee Recipes You Should Try At Least Once

It’s likely that you drink a fair amount of tea or coffee every day. Even if you don’t drink them daily, you probably don’t stay away from occasionally sipping a cup of tea or coffee, as you fancy. Be it a cold winter day or a hot summer afternoon, these caffeine packed beverages are a popular choice. With the extra touch of additional ingredients for taste and health, your caffeine beverage now comes in a variety of creative recipes. Here, below, are 20 delightful tea and coffee recipes to jazz up your regular caffeine dosage and shake you free from your thirst.

1. Easy Chai Tea

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    Easy chai tea is a “throw-in-what-you’ve-got” tea that you can literally spice up with exotic spices to keep you warm through a cold winter. Although winter is almost over, you can’t go wrong trying out this simple recipe. It could even replace your morning and evening beverage—who knows?—since it’s so very simple to prepare. (Click here for the recipe)

    2. Hot and Spicy Himalayan Tea

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      A nice infusion of a whole lot of spices and Darjeeling tea, this hot and spicy Himalayan tea is what has been keeping the people high in the Himalayan mountains warm for ages. Get the taste of Himalaya in a cup with this recipe. (Click here for the recipe)

      3. Hot Cranberry Tea

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        “A cup of tea can solve anything.” When the cup of tea is as good as hot cranberry tea, you don’t worry about having to solve anything. The hot cranberry tea smells just as good as it tastes. You can get inventive making it with the spices that are readily available in your cupboard. (Click here for the recipe)

        4. Hibiscus Lemongrass Tea

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          Hibiscus is slowly gaining popularity in the beverage industry for the health benefits it brings, along with its authentic color and taste. Try hibiscus lemongrass for once instead of lemon in your tea and see. It is just as good iced as it is hot and is easy to prepare. (Click here for the recipe)

          5. Matcha Tea

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            Matcha tea comes with plenty of health benefits. You can prepare matcha tea at home in several ways. In the simplest version, all you have to do is measure the required amount of matcha tea powder and mix it with a small amount of boiling water. Then, you add additional water as necessary. (Click here for the recipe)

            6. Perfect Vanilla Tea

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              Vanilla comes second in the list of the most expensive spices in the world. Its elegant flavor explains why vanilla is loved so much in a wide variety of pastries and beverages. Perfect vanilla tea is a perfect blend of plain tea and exotic spices to create a perfect mug any time of day. (Click here for the recipe)

              7. Lemon Spiced Wellness Tea

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                Feel a bit under the weather? Tea. Even better: lemon spiced wellness tea. It contains no sugar but you can sweeten it as you like. This is your road to wellness. (Click here for the recipe)

                8. Chocolate Mint Cappuccino

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                  Most of us start our day with a big cup of coffee. Hot chocolate mint cappuccino coffee to start a cold winter day- nothing is more soul-warming than that. The invigorating flavor of mint and the richness of chocolate in this cappuccino will take your coffee experience up a notch. (Click here for the recipe)

                  9. Italian Cappuccino

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                    In Italian, cappuccino literally means “little cap”. The frothy, foamy little cap of milk and cream on top of the espresso base has won millions of hearts around the world, making coffee the most popular beverage. It’s best when you use fresh coffee to prepare this drink. This Italian cappuccino would be a nice start to the day during a cold winter or any time of year. (Click here for the recipe)

                    10. Caramel Macchiato

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                      Caramel always leaves its mark when used in any kind of food or beverage. This delicious cup of caramel macchiato is sure to leave you wishing for more. You can try it with different kinds of flavored syrups as substitutes to caramel. Try a cup of warm caramel macchiato with some cookies for a perfect snack. (Click here for the recipe)

                      11. Coffee Frappe

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                        You don’t always have to take your coffee hot; try a frappe. If you like blended coffee drinks, blend vanilla ice cream, vanilla extract, coffee, milk, ice, and simple syrup in a blender until smooth; pour it in a tall glass; top it up with whipped cream and sprinkle the cocoa powder. Enjoy! You can prepare it in an instant. (Click here for the recipe)

                        12. Walnut Coffee Frappe

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                          Blend in some walnut with your coffee frappe and there you have your walnut coffee frappe! This delicious coffee shake will shake you up with its rich texture and taste. There isn’t any better way to enjoy the taste of walnut in a beverage. Treat your family to this delightful frappe to win them over. (Click here for the recipe)

                          13. Easy Peppermint Mocha

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                            If you love the peppermint flavor, you will love this even more: mocha and peppermint. They blend perfectly together. This simple peppermint mocha is easy to make with easily available ingredients and the taste will stimulate your taste buds. The crushed peppermint candy cane topping makes it delightfully minty. (Click here for the recipe)

                            14. Cinnamon Dolce Latte

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                              The simple cinnamon syrup is the secret to this wonderful coffee treat. After all, it’s a cinnamon dolce latte. The heartwarming taste of butter and brown sugar also mix together beautifully in this latte. You can leave out the butter and this drink still stands out for its delightful taste. Give it a try at home and save yourself a trip to Starbucks. (Click here for the recipe)

                              15. Skinny Caramel Frappuccino

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                                This Starbucks-style Frappuccino is cold, creamy rich and truly satisfying. You might be wondering why they call it “Skinny” Caramel Frappuccino. Every ingredient, including the sweetener in this beverage is sugar-free and fat-free to make sure that you stay “skinny” like you want, and there’s guaranteed satisfaction. The recipe claims to have only 50 calories per serving. (Click here for the recipe)

                                16. Chocolate Cherry Jubilee Frappe

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                                  There is no wrong time for a frappe, so here’s another frappe with creative flavors. Mix in a cherry flavor to your coffee frappe to add a new taste twist. This drink is chocolaty and the cherry flavor blends really well with it. I’m sure you will love this chocolate, coffee and cherry combo. (Click here for the recipe)

                                  17. Lemonade Sweet Tea

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                                    Lemon goes very well with any kind of tea, hot or iced. A tall glass of hot lemon tea early in the morning helps cleanse your digestive system, experts say. This tall glass of cold lemon tea is equally revitalizing and thirst quenching. (Click here for the recipe)

                                    18. Ginger-and-Honey Sweet Tea

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                                      Tea is known to have antioxidants that help you fight aging. Add ginger and honey to it and get a healthy and delightful iced tea. Sip and savor this iced drink on a summer day to beat the heat. (Click here for the recipe)

                                      19. Minty Iced Green Tea

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                                        People love green tea for the health benefits they believe it has. Studies show that drinking green tea helps fight cancer and heart diseases. Mint leaves add a cool, refreshing flavor to this simple green tea. This makes a healthy beverage perfect for quenching your thirst any time and in any season.  (Click here for the recipe)

                                        20. Nutella Blended Coffee Drink

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                                          The infusion of the flavors in this blended coffee is over the top. Chocolate, coffee, Nutella; people love them already for what they are individually. The combo of these three is a unique flavor that you will love even more. (Click here for the recipe)

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                                          Published on March 22, 2019

                                          14 Healthy Easy Recipes for People on the Go

                                          14 Healthy Easy Recipes for People on the Go

                                          Greasy hamburgers at lunch or a buttered bagel is not everyone’s idea of a dream lunch. Healthy eating is important but not always so easy when you have little time on your hands. You may be forced to eat snacks that you do not enjoy in a rush.

                                          However, there are recipes that do not involve spending a lot of time or having special culinary skills. Try these 14 healthy easy recipes for busy people on the go.

                                          1. Green Salads

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                                            Salads are super easy to make and require no cooking at all. Just chop up the ingredients and put it in a Tupperware and you are good to go. You can make a lot at once and keep for later.

                                            Ingredients:

                                            • Kale
                                            • Lemon
                                            • Olive oil
                                            • Salt
                                            • Pepper

                                            How to make it:

                                            1. Chop kale into small bite-size pieces. Squeeze out the lemon juice and whisk in olive oil, salt, and pepper.
                                            2. Toss kale in the mix and add bean sprouts or cheese

                                            2. Chickpea Slaw

                                              Photo credit: Unsweetened Caroline

                                              Ingredients:

                                              • ¼ cup plain yogurt
                                              • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
                                              • 1 tbsp. water
                                              • Salt
                                              • Black pepper
                                              • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
                                              • 2 ½ cups of sliced green cabbage
                                              • 2 stalks celery (sliced)
                                              • 2 shredded carrots
                                              • 2 tbsps. sesame seeds (toasted)

                                              How to make it:

                                              1. Stir together yogurt, vinegar, water, salt, and pepper.
                                              2. Add in chickpeas, cabbage, celery, and carrots.
                                              3. Toss and sprinkle in sesame seeds.

                                              3. Juice Your Greens

                                                Photo credit: Loving it Vegan

                                                Ingredients:

                                                • A handful of kale
                                                • A handful of cabbage
                                                • A handful of parsley
                                                • A stalk of celery
                                                • An apple or a pear

                                                How to make it:

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                                                1. Place the ingredients one at a time into your juicer.
                                                2. Put it in your favorite bottle and you are done!

                                                4. Steamed Veggies And Meat

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                                                  This recipe includes meat but does not take years to prepare. Steaming cooks the meal really fast. If you are a vegan, you can use tofu to substitute the meat.

                                                  Ingredients:

                                                  • Broccoli
                                                  • Meat (of your choice)
                                                  • Olive oil
                                                  • Salt
                                                  • Pepper
                                                  • Apple cider vinegar

                                                  How to make it:

                                                  1. Steam broccoli and meat in a steamer while drizzling the meat with olive oil and apple cider vinegar.
                                                  2. Remove the broccoli when it becomes soft and the meat when it is well cooked.
                                                  3. Remember to sprinkle on some salt and pepper.

                                                  5. Seared Meat and Vegetables

                                                    Photo credit: Gimme some oven

                                                    A skillet will come in handy for this dish. And yes, it is another meal with veggies and meat, you cannot go wrong with this. It is a mix and matches meaning you can switch up the oils, seasonings, and vegetables according to your taste.

                                                    Ingredients:

                                                    • Ground meat (of your choice)
                                                    • Vegetables (anyone you fancy)
                                                    • Organic oil/butter
                                                    • Store bought sauce/dressing
                                                    • Salt

                                                    How to make it:

                                                    1. Cook meat with heated organic oil/butter in a skillet over moderate heat for 3 to 4 minutes.
                                                    2. Add in shredded and chopped vegetables and stir until the meat cooks and the vegetables are semi-soft.
                                                    3. Put your salt or dressing to give it some extra flavor.

                                                    6. Green Smoothie

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                                                      Smoothies are quite filling and combine fruits and vegetables for a healthy breakfast if you need to rush out in the morning.

                                                      Ingredients:

                                                      • 1 tbsp. Spirulina
                                                      • 1 banana
                                                      • 1 cup blueberries
                                                      • Milk/Soy milk
                                                      • Blend till smooth and enjoy. To make it thicker, add ice in with the ingredients.
                                                      • A tea smoothie

                                                      Note: If you like green tea, then try out this smoothie that uses your favourite tea and fruits:

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                                                      • ¾ cup green tea
                                                      • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
                                                      • 2 tsp. lemon juice
                                                      • 2 tsp. Agave nectar
                                                      • 1 small pear
                                                      • 2 tbsps. fat-free plain yogurt

                                                      How to make it:

                                                      Blend until smooth.

                                                      7. Feta Omelet and Toast

                                                        Photo credit: Improved Health Club

                                                        Toast and eggs will definitely taste different from this recipe.

                                                        Ingredients:

                                                        • Chopped broccoli
                                                        • 2 eggs
                                                        • 2 tsp. Feta cheese (crumbled)
                                                        • 2 slices toasted bread
                                                        • Olive oil

                                                        How to make it:

                                                        1. Cook broccoli for three minutes in heated skillet.
                                                        2. Mix feta, eggs, and dill in a bowl and cook in the pan for 3-4 minutes.
                                                        3. Eat with toast.

                                                        8. Banana and Almond Toast

                                                          Photo credit: Dolly and Oatmeal

                                                          This recipe is sure to keep you full until lunchtime.

                                                          Ingredients:

                                                          • 1 tbsp. almond butter
                                                          • 1 slice rye bread
                                                          • 1 sliced banana

                                                          How to make it:

                                                          Cover toast with almond butter and put banana slices.

                                                          9. Quinoa

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                                                            You can cook the quinoa the night before to reduce the amount of time spent on the dish.

                                                            Ingredients:

                                                            • 1 cup cooked quinoa
                                                            • 1/3 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
                                                            • 1 small tomato (chopped)
                                                            • 1 scallion (chopped)
                                                            • 1 tsp. olive oil
                                                            • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
                                                            • Salt
                                                            • Pepper

                                                            How to make it:

                                                            Gently toss all the ingredients in a bowl and voila, you are done.

                                                            10. Hummus and Beans

                                                              Photo credit: Pinch and swirl

                                                              Mashing your beans to create hummus takes just a few minutes.

                                                              Ingredients:

                                                              • ¼ cup canned white beans
                                                              • 1 tbsp. chopped chives
                                                              • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
                                                              • 2 tsp. olive oil
                                                              • Assorted Vegetables (chopped)

                                                              How to make it:

                                                              1. Combine beans, chives and lemon juice in a small bowl and mash till smooth.
                                                              2. Add assorted vegetables.

                                                              11. Egg Sandwich

                                                                Photo credit: Home Sweet Eats

                                                                Ingredients:

                                                                • 2 cooked eggs (chopped)
                                                                • 2 tbsp. Greek yogurt
                                                                • 2 tbsp. red bell peppers (chopped)
                                                                • ¼ curry powder
                                                                • Salt
                                                                • Pepper
                                                                • Rye bread
                                                                • ½ fresh spinach

                                                                How to make it:

                                                                1. Combine eggs, yogurt, bell pepper, curry powder, salt, and pepper and stir well.
                                                                2. Place the spinach on the rye bread and egg salad.

                                                                12. Swiss Sandwich and Ham

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                                                                  Whip up a simple but tasty sandwich.

                                                                  Ingredients:

                                                                  • 1 tbsp. Greek yogurt
                                                                  • ¼ Tsp. dried dill
                                                                  • 2 slices bread
                                                                  • 1-ounce lean sliced ham
                                                                  • 1 pear (sliced)
                                                                  • 1 1- ounce slice Swiss cheese

                                                                  How to make it:

                                                                  1. Combine yogurt and dill in a bowl and stir until blended.
                                                                  2. Spread mix on bread slices with ham, pear slices, cheese, and bread slice.

                                                                  13. Salmon Noodles

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                                                                    Noodles take just a few minutes to cook and are extremely tasty.

                                                                    Ingredients:

                                                                    • 4 ounces noodles or spaghetti
                                                                    • 5 ounces asparagus (cut)
                                                                    • 1 (6-oz) salmon fillet
                                                                    • 1tbsp sesame oil
                                                                    • Zest and juice of 1-2 limes
                                                                    • Salt
                                                                    • Fresh pepper
                                                                    • 4 ounces cucumber (cut)
                                                                    • ½ avocado

                                                                    How to make it:

                                                                    1. Cook noodles for 6-8 minutes until soft.
                                                                    2. Strain and then add asparagus to boiling water.
                                                                    3. Cook for 2 minutes then rinse with cold water.
                                                                    4. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook for 2-3 minutes.

                                                                    14. Spaghetti Squash

                                                                      This is one of my favourite recipes on the go (all it takes is 20 mins)! I substitute pasta for spaghetti squash. No plate needed.

                                                                      Ingredients:

                                                                      • 1 spaghetti squash
                                                                      • 2 tsp of olive oil
                                                                      • 2 pinch’ of salt
                                                                      • 2 pinch’ of pepper

                                                                      Steps: 

                                                                      Check out the detailed steps in this full recipe here.

                                                                      All these recipes can be prepared with ease and have carbs, proteins and fat to keep you energized until your next meal.

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