As we say our final farewell to 2019, good year or bad we now get to start fresh with 2020! Whatever it is we plan to do or want to try to do for the new year a few things to keep in mind. Health as your body is your temple, wealth as you need it to live, and positive vibes to get you thru yet another year! Here are a few websites to follow with some tips on how to get at least your wealth in check and keep a positive vibe at home:
5 Ways You Can Save $1,378 in 2020 (Even if You’re Awful at Saving Money)
Here is a little something for all you cold brew coffee drinkers to switch it up! Also special note if you want to just drink your cold brew with cold foam it’s just cold milk in a blender! This recipe comes from a great place I took a few classes at they have been working on their cookbook so I hope classes will be offered soon:
Add horchata and cold brew coffee, stirring to combine
Garnish with a cinnamon stick
Horchata: Makes 1½ quarts
½ cup (4 ounces) uncooked white jasmine rice ½ cup (2 ounces) blanched raw almonds 1 ½-inch piece cinnamon stick 1 cup sugar ½ teaspoon real vanilla extract
Place rice and almonds in a heatproof bowl or pitcher. Break cinnamon into a few pieces and add to container with 2 cups of hot water. Cover and allow to sit at room temperature for 6-8 hours or overnight.
In a separate bowl, combine sugar and 4 cups hot water, stirring until sugar is dissolved and mixture turns clear. Set aside to cool.
Puree the soaked, rice/almond/cinnamon mixture in a blender for 3 minutes or until smooth. Strain through a cloth nut-milk bag, very fine sieve, or cheesecloth. Discard solids.
Add the cooled sugar syrup and vanilla to the strained mixture and stir to combine. Store in the refrigerator to chill.
One of the things I want to add to my daily routine in 2020 is a workout of some kind. I did Soul-Cycle which is awesome but I don’t always have the time. Walking and kickboxing same I get home too late or too tired to go. One thing I did find that I can do at any hour and at home is yoga, no machines needed and not too much energy either! I found a great studio that has online classes as well as a physical studio if you need that push. The Yoga Collective, sign up on groupon.com which is even better for the price. I like their site because you can pick the level you want to do of yoga and they have great recipes also all on video:
Not many people know how easy and healthy chia pudding is to make. Most recipes are less than 5 min and cost less than $5 to make. Your key ingredient is the milk you want to use almond, coconut, or cashew. Trader Joe has many options for milks and different flavors. You can also use a variety of sweeteners honey, agave, coco nectar, jam, or fruit. There is also a video to walk you step by step so you can’y mess it up! You can also read up on why chia is so healthy for you, which by the way they sell at Trader Joe too! There are two recipes I found online that everyone loved.
Brewing makes all the difference to a cup of tea. Leave the tea bag in too long and it’s bound to get bitter. Take it out too soon and it will taste weak. With cold brewing, you don’t have to worry about timing. Cold water extracts flavors more slowly and naturally so the result is less bitter and more clean than hot tea.
2. NO ICE:
Ice is generally used to cool the tea, but it can also water down its unique flavor profile. When you cold brew, there’s no need to add ice since the tea is chilled in the refrigerator.
3. HEALTH BENEFITS:
Cold brewed tea retains more antioxidants than hot brewed teas. Studies also show that cold brewed teas contain about half (or two thirds) the amount of caffeine.
I love to DIY and so do my sisters, we don’t always have time but we make it a day when we do! Lots of friends and family are surprised when they find out how easy some projects are to do. And the supplies will run you less than you think. These days everyone wants to be more aware of what they are putting on their body as much as what goes into their body. Depending on what you want to try food, beauty, or home decor here are a few things you might like. I am also going to share the different apps and links I come across that maybe others are interested in.