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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 September 14, 2018

                                          25 Ideas for Delicious and Healthy Lunches You Can Take to Work

                                          25 Ideas for Delicious and Healthy Lunches You Can Take to Work

                                          Preparing and bringing meals to work can feel awkward when you’re accustomed to running out and grabbing a meal on break. This habit can really start to put a dent in your wallet and your health when choices are limited to cheap fast food or fresh but expensive, made-for-you meals.

                                          Try balancing the scale a bit and prepping a couple meals for lunch each week.

                                          If you’re stuck on what to make, here are 25 ideas of healthy lunches you can bring to work without breaking the bank or sucking too much time from your routine.

                                          1. Sweet Potato Hummus

                                            Hummus is a nutritious dip or spread that can go with just about anything! Making your own gives you the know over exactly what’s in your meal.

                                            Pack a small dish with your homemade dip, fresh carrots, celery, and grapes, with whole grain chips, pitas, or sliced bread for a cafe-style lunch box.

                                            ~ Get the recipe here!

                                            2. Chicken, Rice & Veggies

                                              It sounds all too easy, but why pay for a rice bowl when you can make one fresh from home? Simply cook your rice and steam your favorite vegetables ahead of time.

                                              Add chicken, steak, or grilled tofu on top. Sprinkle with parsley, cumin, or curry according to your palate.

                                              ~ Get the recipe here!

                                              3. Slow Cooker Curried Butternut Squash Stew

                                                Curry is a profound spice with a multitude of health benefits. With this stew, you give your digestive system a bit of a break from heavy meats and meals.

                                                It’s a great option if you’re trying to stick to a cleanse or reset before Fall arrives. This recipe makes it easy on you to prep and let the crockpot do the rest!

                                                ~ Get the recipe here!

                                                4. Spicy Tuna Sandwiches

                                                  Only a few ingredients are needed to complete this quick mix in under 15 minutes.

                                                  Tuna is a good source for protein and essential fatty acids. This recipe kicks it up a notch with protein powered beans and a little heat.

                                                  All that’s left is to choose your favorite bread or hoagie, (whole grain is recommended). Top with fresh tomato, avocado, and even bacon to take this everyday sandwich over the top.

                                                  ~ Get the recipe here!

                                                  5. Steak Fajita Salad

                                                    Fajitas are fun to eat and simple to cook. Using fresh produce for your meal utilizes the powerful effects they have when freshly ripened.

                                                    Onions are strong detoxifiers and bell peppers are hydrating and provide vitamins unique to their colors. Steak is a great source for protein, but try to go grass-fed if you can!

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                                                    The same dish can be made with alternative proteins, and even salmon or shrimp if you’re craving seafood.

                                                    ~ Get the recipe here!

                                                    6. Turkey and Mashed Potato Casserole

                                                      This nontraditional casserole is great for when the weather starts to cool down.

                                                      Potatoes catch a bad carb reputation, however if you’re really busting your tail during the week, extra carbs will support your efforts, not kill them.

                                                      For variety, mix in seasonal veggies before you bake it. Then, you can enjoy leftovers or bring it to share with your coworkers!

                                                      ~ Get the recipe here!

                                                      7. Tofu Lettuce Wraps

                                                        This easy lunch barely requires any cooking and serves your body with lightweight nutrients to keep you running through the rest of your day.

                                                        You can also swap the tofu for grilled chicken, or add lightly diced and grilled veggies to mix up your leftovers for the following day.

                                                        ~ Get the recipe here!

                                                        8. Thanksgiving Waffles

                                                          This dish will be sure to satisfy a few up and coming cravings as we welcome Fall season and holidays.

                                                          Turkey naturally boosts your body’s happy chemical- serotonin, and cranberries are a powerfully cleansing fruit packed with vitamin C. I’d recommend making your own waffle mix with gluten-free flour, like coconut or almond flour. All around, this may be one of the best recipe ideas ever.

                                                          Get the recipe here!

                                                          9. Southwest Chicken Wrap

                                                            Wraps are perfect options for a busy day. They are easy to make, store, and eat on the go while providing you with enough fuel to conquer your schedule.

                                                            For really fresh flavor, I’d hit the farmer’s market to buy your corn and peppers. But if needed, frozen veggies work just fine!

                                                            You can grab a cooked rotisserie chicken to make it even easier on yourself, too! Vegans may enjoy the same dish with a creamy garlic and almond cream dressing and alternative cheese.

                                                            ~ Get the recipe here!

                                                            10. Lemon Chicken & Asparagus Stir-Fry

                                                              With only a couple of ingredients, this dish is fairly quick to make. Lemon juice helps to preserve foods and keep them fresh longer.

                                                              You can change out and mix up your rice for couscous, quinoa, or noodles.

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                                                              ~ Get the recipe here!

                                                              11. Apple, Almond Butter, & Granola Sandwiches

                                                                If you ever find yourself craving sweets at lunch time, these sandwiches may be your new best friend.

                                                                Apples are energizing and contain cleansing properties to boost your metabolism, while almond butter is a rich source for healthy fats. Pairing these with whole grain granola provides a balanced and inexpensive meal for your lunch hour.

                                                                ~ Get the recipe here!

                                                                12. Veggie & Hummus Sandwich

                                                                  Hummus spreads have caught a lot of hype, and for good reason! It’s a delicious way to get in protein and fiber, as well as minerals that support your nervous system.

                                                                  If you’re not a fan of sprouts, try using fresh bell peppers or sliced cucumbers for a refreshing pop.

                                                                  ~ Get the recipe here!

                                                                  13. Taco Salad in a Jar

                                                                    Made with ground turkey rather than beef, this recipe is much lighter on your stomach and easy to pack the night before.

                                                                    You can also add fresh salsa with mango and parsley, baby Kale instead of romaine lettuce for a superfood boost, and alternative cheese for an allergen friendly choice.

                                                                    ~ Get the recipe here!

                                                                    14. Apricot & Almond Chicken Salad Sandwich

                                                                      Chicken salad is an easy go-to when you’re short on time or want to prep for the week.

                                                                      Apricots pack a serious punch when it comes to digestive and circulatory health. They are especially great for women’s reproductive health.

                                                                      Almonds help to burn excess fats and rebuild muscles mass, making them a perfect blend of nutrients as well.

                                                                      For a vegan option, use grilled tofu instead of chicken.

                                                                      ~ Get the recipe here!

                                                                      15. Shrimp and Grits

                                                                        Shrimp are a light source of protein and are easy to prepare for this slow-cooker idea.

                                                                        You can change out a few ingredients to make it dairy-free, using nut-milk alternatives for the butter and creams.

                                                                        You can also add hearty veggies like carrots and sweet potatoes instead of grits for a rich source of healthy carbs to keep you full and focused.

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                                                                        ~ Get the recipe here!

                                                                        16. Sesame-Ginger Noodles

                                                                          Another light dish with multiple choices to mix and match ingredients to your liking.

                                                                          You could use veggie noodles for extra nutritional boost and top with various seeds, almonds, avocado.

                                                                          Add lightly grilled chicken, tofu, or steak on top for satisfying protein and you’re good to go!

                                                                          ~ Get the recipe here!

                                                                          17. Sun-Dried-Tomato & Pasta Salad

                                                                            Tomatoes are an excellent source for vitamin C. Pair them with a delicious pasta, whether its whole grain, brown rice pasta, or even zucchini noodles, and you’ve got a meal that will help you stay lean without missing a beat.

                                                                            ~ Get the recipe here!

                                                                            18. Wheat Berry & Citrus Salad

                                                                              This lunch recipe can go just about anywhere with you. It doesn’t require much to make and can be cooked in larger batches so you can get the most from your leftovers.

                                                                              A dairy-free version can be made without the Feta cheese, or by swapping for a vegan alternative.

                                                                              ~ Get the recipe here!

                                                                              19. Miso Sweet Potato and Broccoli Bowl

                                                                                Sweet potatoes are great sources for carbs because they are rich in vitamins and minerals that support your digestive system and a healthy metabolism.

                                                                                Broccoli provides rich green nutrients and helps to cleanse your body and support your immune system.

                                                                                Combining the two creates a delicious, guilt-free lunch that works to keep you operating at your best and brightest!

                                                                                ~ Get the recipe here!

                                                                                20. Chickpea, Cherry Tomato & Feta Salad

                                                                                  Chickpea contains muscle-building amino acids, protein, and healthy fats that also support weight goals and mental performance.

                                                                                  To make this dish totally vegan or vegetarian, simply nix the feta and go with a vegan cheese for the creamy effect.

                                                                                  ~ Get the recipe here!

                                                                                  21. One-Pot Pesto & Pea Pasta

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                                                                                    If you’ve only got one pot to spare, it’s all you need to cook this dish in under 30 minutes.

                                                                                    You can purchase pesto from the store or try your hand at homemade. Making your own pesto with freshly picked Basil leaves is a wonderful way to connect with your food.

                                                                                    Still feel like it needs a little something more? Add cherry tomatoes, olives, and chicken for an even more fulfilling meal.

                                                                                    For gluten-free options, you can also try the same recipe with brown rice pasta or veggie noodles.

                                                                                    ~ Get the recipe here!

                                                                                    22. Macaroni Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

                                                                                      Mix up your traditional pasta salad with homemade avocado spread!

                                                                                      You can definitely stretch this as a side for a few lunches, pairing each with a different protein like a garlic-lemon chicken or top it off with baked salmon!

                                                                                      ~ Get the recipe here!

                                                                                      23. No-Bake Oat, Peanut Butter, & Granola Bars

                                                                                        If you know your day is going to be non-stop, these easy granola bars may be your saving grace! You only need to mix together 4 ingredients and chill the bars to firm.

                                                                                        Delicious, healthy, and easy for any day of the week. And the kids love them, too!

                                                                                        ~ Get the recipe here!

                                                                                        24. Cucumber-Lox Toast

                                                                                          Here’s another quick fix made with only five ingredients! This recipe gives you about 12 grams of protein, plus the health benefits found in yogurt like natural probiotics.

                                                                                          If you choose whole grain bread, the whole meal with remain very low in fat and boost your energy for the second half of your day.

                                                                                          If you only want to bring one or two slices, it would pair well with a side of fresh berries, sliced apples, or banana chips.

                                                                                          ~ Get the recipe here!

                                                                                          25. Blueberry-Orange Parfait

                                                                                            Parfaits don’t have to be just breakfast or dessert, they can make filling lunches. This one is made with fresh and energizing fruit.

                                                                                            You can add almonds, granola, and even more fruit for a larger portion.

                                                                                            ~ Get the recipe here!

                                                                                            With these 25 healthy lunch recipes, you can spice up your lunch break without breaking the bank. From now on, you can get the most from your lunch break with fresh and healthy lunches!

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