You all have been so wonderful and supportive – it has blown me away at your response to my new blog! As a thank you, I am giving away some of my favorite things over the next four Fridays.
“A Month of Giveaways!”
This week’s Giveaway will be a $50 Gift Card from Amazon!
Let’s face it, sometimes your local stores just don’t carry items that you need or want, like the ingredients for Oolong Rooibos Chai, my version of the Trim Healthy Mama Shrinker drink. That’s where Amazon comes in handy!
When I first started following Trim Healthy Mama two years ago, I began drinking their famous “Shrinker” sipper drink and loved it. Although the first time I made it, I put WAY too much cayenne in it. Quick lesson learned, start with a pinch of cayenne and build up to suit your taste.
You can find the Original Shrinker Recipe on the Trim Healthy Mama’s website and facebook page. While the original recipe is easy to make, I wanted something even easier – like super easy! The addition of a rooibos tea that is already spiced was the answer for me.
I enjoy one or two of these everyday. If you plan on having just one of these in a day’s time you can use 4 oolong tea bags, but if planning on more than one a day, use just 2-3 oolong tea bags per drink. You’ll get to enjoy more drink, but not use up so many tea bags.
- Bring water to a boil. Put tea bags in quart jar. Make sure to keep your paper tags on the tea bags up and over the side of the jar. Holding onto the tags, carefully pour the hot water into the quart jar. (Keep your hand out of the way) Let steep until it cools.
- Remove tea bags and add unsweetened almond milk, sweetener, pinch of sea salt, tiny pinch of cayenne, additional water, and ice (if desired) to fill jar. Stir with spoon or straw.
Oolong tea and rooibos tea both have excellent health promoting qualities. I have included links below for further reading on their health benefits.
Oolong Tea at Web MD
Health Benefits of Oolong Tea
Oolong Tea Health Benefits
The Benefits of Oolong Tea
Great article on 15 Ultimate Fat-Burning Foods that include rooibos tea and cayenne!