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Ginger Lemon Tea

It may be March, but it still feels like the dead of winter. Ice is falling on the sidewalks, I can’t go outside without wearing 12 layers, and it feels like like I’ve had a cold for 8 weeks. I love you Boston, but this winter is killing me.

That’s where this lemon ginger tea comes in.

I’m all for convenience, and tea bags are great and all, but making homemade lemon ginger tea only requires two ingredients (plus water) and just tastes so much better. You can make this fresh lemon ginger tea in advance, keep it in the fridge for a few days, and serve it warm or cold.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups water
  • 2 inch piece of ginger
  • 1 lemon (plus more for garnish if desired)

Steps:

  1. Bring the water to a boil, then remove from heat. 
  2. Peel the ginger and slice it thinly, then juice the lemon using a citrus reamer or by hand. 
  3. Add the ginger slices, lemon juice, and leftover lemon rind to the pot. 
  4. Allow to steep for 20 minutes, then strain and serve. Add lemon slices to garnish.

30/05/2017
Today the day started with playing some video games..I have become so addicted to “dead island” and “dead by daylight”..what have I become haha
Anyway, afterwards I studied for hours for biology..and it’s really going good so far. I am doing pretty good. So this is my studying place feat. my morning smoothie - mango , banana and citrus 🍌 🍋
In the evening, I played again and then called my boyfriend.

Journal / 3rd Week of May

Have you ever felt so busy and tired but you can still smile and end the day with a thankful heart? That’s a grace from God. This week, I have so many art workshops and duties from different part of my life. Scribbled here in my little journal are the events and moments why my life is so busy yet happy. I just can’t thank God enough for blessing me such grace and strength to do my many responsibilities and giving me grateful family and friends.

Monday - It was Patrick and I’s Spiritual Birthday. It is also our 55th month for being in a relationship. After office, we had a date at Manzano’s Creative Kitchen and I just realized how much I missed him and feel blessed to have him. We ate chocolate churros. He had a basil citrus smoothie and I had a mocha frappe. We talked about random things and we enjoyed the quiet and serene place. {Blog: Our 1st Spiritual Birthday}

When I got home, my sister and I had a heart to heart talk about Jesus and his goodness in our lives. It was so heart-warming to hear my sister praise God! I’ve been praying for this moment to come. Moment for her to finally know and accept Jesus as her Lord and Savior. I am excited for God’s plan for my sister. :)

Tuesday - I had an art workshop at Pasig Central Elementary School. It was so hot and we didn’t met our target participants and even though I became a little unhappy that morning, my day became complete when I met my co-Victory leaders/friends at the Manzano’s again! Haha. It was a lovely fellowship with them and I really missed these ladies! We talked about faith, leadership, life, and love!

Wednesday - I painted the wooden doodle tree that I designed the whole day. It was for my weekend event. My creative officemates helped me doodle the trees and the outcome gave me such delight! It was good to work with amazing people willing to help and I saw that they enjoyed working with these trees. I went home early for a long good rest. {Blog: My Doodle Trees}

Thursday - This was my first time to conduct a workshop with Mothers and it happened at the National Museum of the Philippines at the exact day of International Museum Day! I’ve met some artist working in the museum and they amazed me. Sadly, I didn’t had the chance to sneak around the art galleries because I was so busy.

Friday - I went to office early and finally finished the doodle trees. Actually, it was just two of the four trees. Next week, I’ll be painting the two remaining trees. I do enjoyed this project and I am starting to love making huge artworks. Before going home, I went to a bookstore and bought cut-out designs for my journaling. You will see more of these in the next pages of my journal. They’re so cute! {Blog: Little Things That Makes Me Happy}

Saturday - Okay, first day of my workshop at SM City Fairview. There are lots of people who joined us and it turned out great. Thank You Lord! God answered my prayer for patience, strength, energy, and wisdom because I became so tired for the past few days. The day itself is also tiring but it’s worth it. Some of the participants went to me after my talk and thanked me for I don’t know why. It melts my heart so much! I ended my day with a cup of milk while reading a good book.

Sunday - I attended church service before going to SM City Fairview for another workshop. It was so good to sing praise and worship early in the morning. It was refreshing and a great day starter. I’m glad that I got home early and had a really nice rest.

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VEGAN TANGERINE GREENSICLE SMOOTHIE.

Things I believe in:

1. The ocean.
2. Beyoncé.
3. Chlorophyll.
4. Saying I love you.
5. Writing.
6. Peanut butter M&Ms. (Don’t judge me, please, thanks.)
7. Holding hands.
8. Slathering oil all over myself.
9. Eating healthy fats.

The ocean: Primordial. Life-giving. Deadly. Growing up on Maui, there was one singular rule we learned: Never turn your back on the ocean. Never forget there is something much, much bigger than you.

Beyoncé: When you wake up feeling like someone took an ax to your neck and you’re not sure how you’re going to pay your taxes and an exceptionally full vase of flowers spills across your dining room and you’re unclear whether or not you have any clean underwear left at all—remember this: Beyoncé is real. She is out there slaying so that you can live in a better world, with clean underwear and bad-ass girl bosses. Praise Bey.

Chlorophyll: The pure stuff of green plant life, isolated in liquid form. Drink up, and feel the green cell matter flood your body. A powerful antioxidant and blood purifier, also available in every green thing you eat.

Read more and get the recipe here.

Orange Lime Honey Smoothie

Make your breakfast smoothie even better with fresh citrus! This recipe uses freshly squeezed juices and honey-flavored yogurt to create a creamy drink with lots of orange and a hint of tangy lime.

SERVINGS: 2

TIME TO TABLE:
5 minutes prep.

 
INGREDIENTS:
1 cup freshly squeezed juice from Paramount Citrus navel oranges
Freshly squeezed juice from 2 Paramount Citrus limes
¼ cup honey-flavored Greek yogurt
¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 to 1 ½ cups ice

 
PREPARATION

1. Place all ingredients in a blender with 1 cup of the ice. Puree until smooth.

2. Blend in additional ice to thicken your smoothie, if desired. Serve immediately.

Avocado Red Grapefruit Smoothie  

The tangy, sweet flavor of red grapefruit and the creaminess of avocado are delicious in this easy breakfast smoothie!

SERVINGS: 1

TIME TO TABLE:
5 minutes prep.

INGREDIENTS:
Juice of 1 freshly squeezed Paramount Citrus red grapefruit
½ an avocado, peeled and pit removed
2 teaspoons honey
1 cup ice

PREPARATION

1. Place the grapefruit juice, avocado and honey in a blender. Puree until smooth.

2. Add the ice and continue to blend until it is finely chopped and incorporated into the drink. Add more or less ice, depending on your desired thickness.

3. Pour into a glass and serve right away.

would much rather be sippin’ on some juicy citrus smoothies than passing time watching the rain pour this morning. I woke up at 4am to catch a 7am flight to south Australia. Safe to say my flight got cancelled, and that I got up and ready for no reason 😑 went back to bed and now I’ve woken up super late 😑 haha .. That’s life 💁🏽 have a fab day all ✨💕 rain hail or shine 😎

Watermelon Lime Smoothie 

Citrus and summer melons are delicious together! This smoothie combines sweet watermelon and honey with tangy lime and fresh mint for a breakfast or snack that highlights the best flavors of the season.

SERVINGS: 1

TIME TO TABLE:
10 minutes prep.

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup chopped seedless watermelon
½ cup almond, soy or coconut milk
2 large mint leaves
1 teaspoon honey
4 to 5 ice cubes
¼ cup fresh Paramount Citrus lime juice

PREPARATION

1. Add the watermelon, milk, mint leaves, honey and ice cubes to a blender. Pulse or puree until all ingredients are blended.

2. Pour in the lime juice and pulse two to three times to incorporate it into the smoothie. Pour into a glass and serve cold.

Kiwi-Pineapple-Coconut Smoothie! I have been sick all week with the worst sinus infection and this was just what I needed. Energizing, hydrating, and full of uplifting citrus, it’s the perfect smoothie to bring back a little summer and brighten my day!

I blended:
• half a small frozen banana
• 1 whole peeled kiwi
• ½ cup frozen peaches
• ¼ cup pineapple juice
• ¼ cup soy milk
• 1 tsp agave
• 1 packet Trivia
• a few drops pure vanilla extract

Then I topped it with:
~ sliced almonds
~ shredded coconut
~ golden raisins
~ chia seeds

Gluten Free | Vegan

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Strawberry Lime Smoothie 

This simple smoothie is great for breakfast on the go. You will enjoy waking up to a combination of sweet strawberries and zesty lime in a creamy, filling drink that will start your day off right. 

SERVINGS: 1

TIME TO TABLE:
10 minutes prep.

INGREDIENTS:
1 ½ cups frozen strawberries
Juice of 2 Paramount Citrus limes
1 cup vanilla almond milk (sweetened or unsweetened)
1 tablespoon coconut cream or coconut milk

PREPARATION

1. Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Pour into a glass and serve right away. 

Probiotic Tangerinacolada Smoothie.

So y’all know I grew up on Maui. Which means I’m really good at one thing: Coconuts. I even used to have my own machete (FOR REALS), with which I would chop open my daily young coconut, drink its juice, and then hack open to get at the fresh coco meat.

So when Bai sent me some of their Molokai Coconut Antioxidant Infusion, I basically turned into a swoony puddle of coconut love.

And then I made this smoothie. Recipe here.