We got great information for this weekend, we love herbs and teas and we are one of the strong believers of medicine is what we eat and drink. Today is about drinking and teas as you can guess we have special guest Desiree Hawa, the Director/Founder of Amaze Tea. She is from Sydney, Australia. she studied a Bachelor of Health Sciences at Charles Sturt University. She will tell us about her high quality organic teas and the story behind her great brand.
So the reason why I created Amaze Tea was because I saw there were a lot of detox or ‘skinny teas’ or whatever you want to call them popping up over the last few years. However, most of them lacked a quality product. Essentially what a lot of the slimming teas do is perform a colon cleanse, which can make you sick or go to the bathroom a lot and all you are effectively losing is water weight, which is easy to put back on.
Amaze Tea Detox is a Liver Detox tea. The Liver is the toxin processing center of the body and processes our medications, chemicals we put into our body’s, fats and sugars.
It performs important functions such as purifying and cleaning your blood.
These days most of the populations has overloaded livers, so our livers are not performing at their best. This can lead to a lot of complications especially around the area of obesity or weight gain If our Liver is overloaded, our body is effectively unable to process fats and sugars properly. This can lead to weight gain or people finding it extremely hard to lose weight. I am very certain that a large portion of our society’s issue with weight gain or obesity comes from an overloaded liver. So I saw this as a gap in the market with the diet teas and decided to come up with a formula for the Amaze Tea Detox.
After that my son who has been involved in many sports, said it would be a good idea to come up with a tea that is a natural alternative to chemical laden workout supplements on the market – and he came up with a recipe which is now the first all natural workout tea in the world.
So this is how Amaze Tea came to be. We also have a Stress Relief Tea which helps with anxiety, depression, stress and sleep.
Our teas are completely natural and organic. They are a very high quality and are made here in Australia. We have shipped our products all over the world and are growing very quickly as a business.
We are a ‘Health and Fitness’ tea brand, as we cater to people who want to lose weight or improve their health with our Detox and Stress Relief Teas as well as people who enjoy working out as well as exercising through our Pre Workout Tea. An important point about our Pre Workout Tea is that not only is it all natural – but it has Branch Chain Amino Acids in it, which helps with recovery and tiredness while working out. The Pre Workout Tea gives you a lot of energy for your workout and helps with muscle repair and soreness after you workout as well. It really is a unique and very amazing drink that we sell.
In terms of the best teas to have on hand at home for health – I would recommend Green Tea, Burdock and Dandelion Root, they are all great herbs which help functions such as improving metabolism, cleaning out your blood, clearing your skin and energy.
A message I would have for everyone out there in terms of getting a good quality tea is to ensure you avoid teas with Tannin’s. Tannin’s are organic matter which drain the nutrients out of the herbs, so it renders them basically useless from a health point of view. A lot of the cheaper teas have tannin’s. Amaze Tea has spent a lot of time and money ensuring our Tea has absolutely no tannin’s in it.
Thank you so much for this great information Desiree. We are getting so exiting to try Amaze teas and of course we are heading to summer we need detox actually we need detox always not just in specific season to keep our selfs healthy and also looking good in body & mind and special gift from Amaze tea for all our viewers they will get 10% off their first purchase by using coupon code ‘amazeteanew’. (http://www.amazetea.com/ they have also free shipping worldwide) Have a Amazed Detoxed body & mind keep healthy until next post :))
On bitter bitter cold nights one sure way of warming up is a delicious bowl of bone broth. as the temperatures dropped so did my tolerance for the cold. So I bought a pound of beef bones from my neighborhood hunting based organic butcher.
With a friends help I set out to make bone broth. It is one of the best and easiest things to make. Besides being good for your health it becomes a great base for many soups, rice, and other dishes. Let’s get started: a pound of bones, 2 carrots, 1 large onion, a bunch of parsley, 2 bay leaves, 5 whole all spice pieces, 2 stalks of celery, half a cup of apple cider vinegar, water to cover.
You will need a pressure cooker!!
Yes, without it you might be boiling this for days.
Roast the bones in the Owen for 30-40 minutes, then put them in the pressure cooker, coarsely chop and add the veggies and cider vinegar. Then add the spice and bay leaves. By the way you can improvise and add other spices if you like – but remember if you want to use this in cooking other meals having it plain is best. And yes… there is no salt added for the same reason.
Once you have everything in the pressure cooker add water to cover the bones. You are now ready to cook!!! it will take roughly 4-5 hours and the aroma will fill your kitchen. This will make 2 large tubs of broth and I recommend you freeze them so you can keep on using the broth without spoiling it.
You are probably wondering why vinegar?? It helps bleach the nutrients and the marrow out of the bones more easily. Helps make the broth richer. You can adjust the quantity of how much you use as long as you use some.We watched a romantic comedy, laughed, and had couple of glasses of Champaigne while the pressure cooker did all the job! Result was just yummy and its a gift that keeps on giving on these cold cold nights. Hope you give it a try! Cheers!!
A traditional Swedish recipe using little creativity could make difference like using different shaped cutters making them special for Valentines day or any day to share with loved ones of course if you live them organic shaped as they are it wont make them less delicious and bunny 🙂 so it's up to you to add more creativity or leave them as they are the goal is to make delicious dessert in most Enjoyable way!
For 18 semla rolls
• 1 tablespoon cardamom seeds
• 3 dl milk
• 50 g fresh yeast
• 1 dl granulated sugar
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 150g soft butter
• 1 egg
• 11-12 dl flour special
• 400 g almond paste
• A dash of milk
• 8 dl whipped cream
• Egg for brushing
• Powdered sugar
If you like to make homemade almond paste (1/2 kg)
• 250 g almonds
• 2 1/2 dl granulated sugar
1. crush and scale almonds .
2. Mix the almonds until smooth in household blender.
3. Add the powdered sugar OCH Blend for 5-7 minutes checkouts It Becomes smooth paste.
1. Crush cardamom seeds and heat the milk until you can hold your finger in, 37 degrees.
2. Crumble the yeast into a bowl and dissolve with milk, granulated sugar, salt, butter and eggs.
3. Add the flour a little at a time and work together to form a smooth dough .
4. Allow to rise the dough in a bowl covered with a cloth until doubled in size in 45-60 minutes.
5. Turn out dough onto a floured surface.6. Divide the dough into 18 pieces and shape them into round buns.
7. Place the buns on baking trays with baking paper with the seam facing down.
8. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
9. Allow to rise under a cloth for 45-60 minutes .
10. Brush the buns with beaten egg and bake them in the oven for 6-7 minutes . Allow to cool .
11. Cut off the tops of the buns and scoop out the guts
.12. Stir the guts with grated almond paste and a dash of milk until creamy.
13. Fill semla buns with marzipan, pipe the cream over and put the lid on. Dust with icing sugar.
You can make it more more exciting and modern way by adding sliced strawberries or other delicious healthy berries it's all up to you bring up your imagination and what you like best if it's chocolate for you try using chocolate chips or chocolate cream why not to try mix and match through your taste.