Tea Vs. Coffee

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Rise and glow!

Glad you guys liked the Nut Butter Parsnip Fries! I am already planning on making them soon. I bet they would be wonderful with sweet potatoes or carrots. Yummerz.

Last night was quite fun…

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Eric got home 2 hours early which was a wonderful surprise! The weather was beautiful so we decided to unwind and go for a walk.

Our neighbourhood dog always greets us!

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We had a nice little jaunt! With our friend. ;) SO CUTE that he follows us on walks.

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Eric filled the bird feeder. [Sorry birds we forgot to fill it the past couple months…]

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Then we were off to the bike shop! We drooled over some super expensive road bikes with the thinnest tires I have ever seen!

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The bike on the right is $1500!

We bought a $4 tube for my tire to replace the one that popped. We were going to leave the bikes for a tune-up, but the wait is currently 10 days so we are just going to use Eric’s brother’s equipment and get him to show us how (FYI Dave!!). ;)

Once home, I got to work on my GF + Raw Glo Bar. I was kind of at my wits end last night to be honest! I did two more trials during the day and both did not come out how I expected them to. Many deep breaths were taken, especially after I had dirtied every dish in the house. I have been working on this bar for months now and have probably tried at least 15 different trials and versions. But I won’t go down without a fight!

I worked on the recipe most of the night (including nutritional calculations). For my Glo Bars, it isn’t just about creating a great tasting bar (although that is obviously important), but it is also about making sure that the nutritional profile is good. I have created so many great tasting bars that got the axe only because the nutritional profile wasn’t good enough. Sometimes it can get frustrating trying to find that perfect fit of all of the dimensions that I have in mind!

Around 10:30pm, I headed back into the kitchen to give it one last shot of the day. I just didn’t want to go to bed with no real progress made. I have a good feeling about this one. The nutritional profile is amazing too. Here’s hoping it is the final version! It will be sent out to taste testers (Eric’s coworkers and local friends) for feedback.

Just as I was about to leave the kitchen, I remembered there was one last thing to make. Luckily Vegan Overnight Oats only take a couple minutes to throw together!

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I wanted to add some protein to this batch!

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I added 1/2 a scoop = 5 grams of protein.

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This powder tastes good. Sweet and chocolaty, but not overly so.

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Chocolate Protein Vegan Overnight Oats

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Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 banana, chopped
  • 1/2 scoop Amazing Grass Amazing Meal chocolate powder

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Toppings:

  • Crunchy peanut butter
  • unsweetened coconut

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YUM!!! Loved this batch.

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All mixed up!

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It was delicious!

I had it with my two favourite teas…[PS- I found the website for Four O’Clock teas!]

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Today’s question- Are you a coffee person or a tea person? Or both? Are you trying to cutback on anything?

As you may have noticed, I am a huge tea person!

A strange but true tidbit about me- I didn’t have my first drink of tea until I was 18 and I didn’t try coffee until I was 23/24 yrs old!

My parents never drank coffee (only tea), so I never was around it much. When I met Eric his family almost fainted when they heard that I didn’t drink tea…they are Irish and English!!! If you can believe this, Eric grew up drinking cold tea from a bottle. Apparently it is a really common thing in Ireland!

I started to try drinking tea for one reason and one reason only- I wanted to impress Eric’s parents. LOL. :mrgreen: I hated it at first, but over time I started to love it. They still only drink black tea and make fun of me when I whip out my loose leaf Sencha at family get togethers!! ;) I try and tell them how tasty other kinds of tea are, but I am afraid that I will never help them see the other side. ;)

Sometimes I dabble with the idea of trying coffee again because so many people seem to love it, but I’m not sure I want to get hooked. What do you guys think?

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I am going to spend a good part of the day working on the website re-design and finishing off (I hope!) the new Glo Bar.

Have a great day everyone! :)

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Jill April 18, 2010

My parents drank coffee and I started around age 12. For many years I drank tons of coffee, but I’ve always been a herbal tea fan too. I find coffee on a regular basis makes my skin breakout, so now its tea every day and coffee only on weekends. Works well as a weekend treat with my hubby :)

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Jen April 18, 2010

I drink tea most often, but occasionally on the weekends I’ll have coffee (I am actually drinking a cup right now!). I’ve actually gotten to where I like my coffee black, and I don’t add any creamer or sugar! I also enjoy a Starbucks every once in a while, especially a light mocha frap for a little pick me up. Not the healthiest, but oh, so very tasty!

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Alina April 18, 2010

I love both tea and coffee. I have a semi-addictive relationship with coffee and often drink it to help me get through the workday.

I enjoy coffee, which is why I drink it. But I would say, there is no such thing as a coffee deficiency, so why go down that road with an addictive substance? I remember buying my first pack of cigarettes – I had no idea that one dalliance would turn into a five-year tryst.

Tea is enough!

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Jolene April 18, 2010

I like both, but I drink coffee more often than tea.

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Grace aka Triathlonbabe April 19, 2010

Might have to try the coconut and chocolate infustion on my OVO’s, yummy!

This weekend was a blur for me and I was feeling the same way last night, just down…cause I hadn’t accomplished ANYTHING on my list of “to do’s”. It’s a new week and I’ll attempt to get some of those things done and feel good about it.

I’m a coffee and tea drinker, but I’m not addicted to coffee at all. I can take it or leave it. Every now and then I get on a kick and I’ll try to stop drinking coffee and drink more tea. While at work, I have one cup in the AM and that’s it. I do not make coffe on the weekends, unless I’m having guests for brunch on Sun. As for tea, I love a cup of hot tea daily, usually one around AM snack time, one at PM snack time and sometimes one in the evening. I started drinking the Japanese Sencha green tea and love it. Haven’t tried the White tea, but would like to.

What location do you order your white tea from Angela?

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Rachel April 19, 2010

I’m definitely a tea person – I have an entire shelf of the pantry devoted to tea! Flavoured blacks are my fav, although I can’t drink caffeine in the afternoon/evening. :(

I like coffee too, but I can’t be bothered to drink it most of the time – usually only when I’m out for brunch.

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Anita April 20, 2010

I’m a tea person. I started a vegan lifestyle about a year ago and I stopped taking diet pills that had way to much caffeine. I guess my body has changed and even drinking half a cup of coffee gets me shaking and sweating. I can only drink about 2 cups of green tea without getting shaky. But, I love herbal teas :) In place of coffee try roasted dandelion root tea!! It has a similar flavor to coffee plus some of the color and is caffeine free. It has a really great smokey flavor and is good for detoxing your liver.

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Niki July 13, 2010

I just can’t seem to enjoy the taste of tea. I’ve tried but I feel it’s just not my thing. I work at Starbucks so I’m constantly surrounded by coffee. I feel that things like tea, coffee, and beer are all aquired tastes. I didn’t like coffee to begin with but I absolutely love it now! I prefer iced coffee with a little bit of soy milk (almond milk if it’s available). It’s not for the caffeine because I could drink decaf everyday. I just love the taste.

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