25 Refreshing Iced Tea Recipes

If you’re thinking of hosting a brunch this Spring, forget the coffee and mimosas and look no further than these 25 refreshing iced tea recipes. These cool, flavourful and colourful drinks will have your guests begging for the recipe by the end of the meal. So whether you’re feeling a blackberry mint tea, a rhubarb iced tea, an earl grey cocktail, or a cinnamon honey green tea smoothie, there’s something for every palate. For all 25 recipes, click here. Happy brunching!

 

25 Refreshing Iced Tea Recipes

Baked Salmon Recipe

If you’re looking for a healthy and filling lunch or dinner, try out this baked salmon recipe. Salmon is an excellent source of vitamin B6, B12, and D, as well as omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and potassium. It’s been labelled as one of the world’s healthiest foods and it’s jam-packed with flavour. The best part is, virtually all of the ingredients for this recipe are already in your pantry. To view the preparation instructions, click here.

 

Baked Salmon

Soup of the Day: Leek and Potato Soup

Chunky, hearty and good for the soul. This week’s soup of the day is a leek and potato soup with carrots and celery. If you’re gluten or lactose intolerant, don’t fret! This Jamie Oliver recipe is both gluten and dairy-free. For the full list of ingredients and preparation instructions, click here.

 

Leek and Potato Soup

21 Reinvented Breakfast Toasts

Let’s face it, toast with butter and jam gets a little old after a while. But who says that’s the only way to eat toast in the morning? Check out these 21 reinvented breakfast toasts that are loaded with wholesome, nutritious and delicious ingredients. Combinations include: sliced avocado, crumbled feta, pomegranate seeds and olive oil; refried beans, salsa, fried egg and cilantro; as well as kimchi, soft-boiled egg, and black sesame seeds. For a list of all recipes, click here.

 

Breakfast Toasts

Health Benefits of a Sauna

Saunas are an excellent tool to relax both the body and mind, but did you know that they have been linked with decreasing cardiovascular disease and removing toxins from the body? Studies have shown that saunas can dilate capillaries, improve blood flow, lower blood pressure, improve thyroid function, ameliorate balance, and even boost IQ. A regimented sauna program has been used with both congestive heart failure patients and even 9/11 rescue workers who had to remove environmental toxins from their system. For Dr. Julian Whitaker’s full article on the health benefits of a sauna, click here, and remember to drink plenty of water!

 

Health Benefits of a Sauna

7 Stretches in 7 Minutes: Lower Back

It is estimated that around 31 million Americans experience lower back pain at some point during their lives. It is a problem that affects both the sedentary and the highly active. How will you counter-act this? Try out these 7 stretches in 7 minutes: lower back edition. This routine can be done at home or at the gym for relief in under 10 minutes. To view all the exercises, click here.

 

Lower Back Stretches

Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe

Looking for an easy cookie recipe that will make your house smell like fall? Try out this amazing snickerdoodle cookie recipe that will blow your mind. Crispy on the edges and chewy on the inside, this cinnamon sugar confection won’t last long on the kitchen counter. Click here for the full list of ingredients and instructions. Bon appétit!

 

Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe

Why Sitting is Bad for You

There’s no denying that people have transitioned to a more sedentary lifestyle. Whether you’re in school, at work, or in the car, we tend to sit for extended periods of time without the opportunity to stretch our legs and walk around. However, this seemingly “harmless habit actually has the power to change our health”, both in the short- and long-term. The key to remember is that our bodies are built for motion, not for stillness. To learn more about sitting and its impact on our mind and body, watch the video below:

 

How Many Calories do I Burn Doing Chores?

People burn calories all day every day. Whether you’re sleeping or running a marathon, your body’s metabolic processes are constantly at work. But have you ever wondered how many calories you burn while doing chores? It turns out that raking leaves in the yard may be more effective than jogging on a treadmill. To learn more, click here.

Chores

Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe

Ideal for an Autumn-themed dinner party. Wow your friends and family with this roasted butternut squash recipe that incorporates onions, brown butter and sage. It pairs very well with rotisserie style chicken or red meats. For full instructions and ingredients, click here.

Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe