This may shock you: drinking bacteria is beneficial to your health. I was surprised to learn this, but first, let me clarify. There are many harmful types of bacteria that are toxic to your body, but the type of bacteria found in probiotics helps your body predigest important nutrients from what you consume at a much more efficient level. 70% of your immune system lives in your gut. Probiotics are important because they help maintain a healthy gut which supports good digestion and a healthy immune system. I am hooked on this sparkling probiotic tonic from Kevita, specifically the turmeric ginger flavor (which also has a series of other benefits because both turmeric and ginger are phenomenal for you internally and externally), and I drink one daily to keep my gut healthy. These drinks contain 4 strains of live probiotics with 4 billion CFU’s (colony forming units) and contain 100% of your daily value of Vitamin C. Digestively, I have never felt better, and what I love about these tonics is now not only do I take care of my body physically and through eating a healthy diet, but I am also taking care of the machine that keeps everything running smoothly. Check these drinks out here and let me know what you think!
It’s no secret how much I love matcha. But what exactly is it? Matcha is a fine green tea powder that comes from crushing the tea leaves. It’s a powerful antioxidant because the entire leaf is being consumed rather than just the extract from typical tea. Matcha also boosts your metabolism, provides vitamin C and magnesium, and is a natural detoxifier for your body. It contains high levels of EGCG which is a compound known to have tremendous cancer fighting properties and boosts your energy levels and endurance.
Matchaeologist sent me their kit to try, and I have to say the matcha powder is delicious. The flavor is refreshing and light and the powder has a roasted aroma. This company prides themselves on sourcing and curating the highest-quality of matcha, creating a rich and creamy flavor. Here are my steps towards making a perfectly delicious matcha latte:
1. Add one scoop of matcha to a small bowl
2. Add a tiny bit of hot water so that the matcha sits just underneath the water line
3. Whisk the hot water and matcha together to create a smooth consistency (about 45 seconds)
4. Pour the combination into your mug and fill up the rest of the mug with hot water
5. Leave room to add a few splashes of almond milk and a dash of cinnamon
You can buy their kit here. Enjoy! ?