Monday, January 6, 2014

Iced Chai Tea

In an effort to drink less soda, I have been trying various drinks.  I never got in on the Chai Latte phase, I guess I am late to the party.  However, an Iced Chai Tea is great.  I drink it without any sweeteners, just straight tea. 

I have tried many brands, the Lipton is great.  My store was out of that one, so I tried the Bigelow Vanilla Chai, and it is equally great.  I like that it has a little flavor.  Give it a try. 

What are you trying or changing in 2014?

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Make Your Own Iced Coffee

Make your own Iced Coffe Latte:

Make these Latte's your own.

How I make Mine:

I use a cold brew coffee and just keep the syrup in the fridge.  I use the Toddy Cold Brew System, however if you don't want to purchase a system, Pioneer Woman, has a great way of making cold brew coffee.

1/3 Cup Cold Brew Coffee -- it is really strong.
1 cup Almond Milk.
Generous Splash to taste of Torani's Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup, or any sweetener you like.

Add ice, stir and enjoy.

Another option:

1 - Starbucks Via of your choice.  (This is the Instant Packet that you add water to.) 
The Italian Roast is good. 
5 Ounces of Cold water
3 Ounces of Milk, any kind -- Almond Milk Ok too.
I also use a dash -- to taste -- of the Torani's Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup for a sweet flavoring.

Mix the coffe and the water together, then the milk, flavoring, and pour over ice and enjoy.

The above is the quicky way if you don't have any coffee syrup/extract.

The best part about making your own is it is to taste, and you control the calories.
You control the sugar.  Starbucks, makes an Iced Coffee, but the sugar and calorie content is
a bit high.

You could also use Espresso Shots like Starbucks does. Or, if you made coffee this morning, pop in an air tight container, and save for later.

Part of the fun, is tweaking it to your taste.  Oh, and the saving money part is great too.  As is the saving calories.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Mini Skulls, Leather and Beads, Daylight Necklaces

Happy 2014!!  It is going to be a great year. 
 Filled with lots of skulls, evil eyes, tassels, in every color silver, gold and rose gold.

 Beads with leather.
Daylight jewelry where you choose your chain, gun metal or silver.

All available in my shop link at left.  Oh, and lots of DIY.  I still want to paint my door black.