Green Lemon Iced Tea

Iced TeaI am a huge fan of those little packets of flavoring you add to water to create juice. Over time however, I realized how terribly unhealthy they were. Thus I came up with this healthier option.

Green Lemon Iced Tea

You will need the following ingredients:
2 packets of any tea flavor (with this recipe I used green tea)
1/4 cup of granulated sugar (white or brown, though brown sugar is the healthier option)
1 freshly squeezed lemon
1/4 liter of water (used to steep)
3/4 liter of water or more

First, you will need to steep the two packets of tea flavor in hot water (use 1/4 of the 1 liter) for about 3-4 minutes. After, add the sugar. This will taste really sweet but that is why you need to add the rest of the water. Taste constantly to see if you want to add more sugar or more water. Then, add the freshly squeezed lemon juice. Stir and pop in for a couple of minutes in the refrigerator to cool. Add ice before serving and voilà! You have your refreshing green lemon iced tea!

Suggestion: Try it out with different tea flavors. You can check out the tea company TWG for amazing tea! My favorite from their tea line is crème caramel and grand wedding.

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Yoga

I was never one for exercise. I could safely say that I was a big couch potato. Eighteen years ago, I was content with sitting down and reading a book or watching television series through my computer. I was not a big fan of any physical activity that is until I found yoga.

One of my best friend’s sister is a yoga instructor. One day, I decided to tag along to one of their sessions. I was trying to find something new to do with my monotonous lifestyle. It was one of the best decisions I have made.

Yoga brought peace to my life. There is a certain calmness after every session. Besides emotional and mental benefits, I have also gained physical benefits throughout my continuous practice namely flexibility, less body pain and toned muscles. Yes, readers, yoga has given me a very fit body! Through yoga, I also gained the discipline to maintain a healthy lifestyle by going to the gym at least once a week and eating balanced meals every day.

Yoga is a very promising practice that one should experience at least once!

Image(That’s me with the pink shorts at the event, FLOW in the city.)