Category : Recipes

A Cinco De Mayo Recipe for Fat Loss…

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Happy Cinco De Mayo!

In case you aren’t aware, today is the day that commemorates Mexico’s victory against the French in 1862 at the Battle of Puebla.

But did you know that it’s an American holiday, not a Mexican one?

That’s right – it was created in California during the Civil War!

Sadly, the holiday has become little more than a celebration of margaritas and nacho discounts for the weekend… alongside bad stereotypes (like mustaches and sombreros!)

That’s why I’m sharing with you one simple and delicious authentic Mexican recipe for you to celebrate Mexican culture with – that also promotes major weight loss!

Mexican Te De Canela

You’ve probably heard that cinnamon is great for weight loss.

It promotes weight loss by, among other things, high antioxidants as well as it’s ability to rev up your digestion.

That’s why I’ve chosen to share this authentic recipe for Mexican Cinnamon Tea for you.

Ingredients:

  • 6 Cups Water
  • 1 Mexican Cinnamon Stick
  • Agave Nectar or Stevia Sweetener to taste

Directions

  1. Bring water to boil and add cinnamon stick.
  2. Allow to boil for 3-5 minutes, then remove from heat.
  3. Let it cool and enjoy!  It’s that simple!

Do you know one more think I LOVE about this recipe?

You can virtually TRIPLE it’s fat-burning effects by adding Slimming Tea to your recipe.

Boil Slimming Tea and Cinnamon for 3-5 minutes to burn up to 240 MORE calories per day.

Cinnamon and Slimming Tea both have beautiful floral flavors and they really taste great together!

Read more about Nature’s most powerful weight loss secret here.

Remember:  The best way to lose weight and KEEP it off is by using the gifts nature has already given us!

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3 "Healthy" Easter Candy Recipes You & Your Bunnies Will Love…

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Holiday Sale PLUS 3 Candy Recipes… Yea!

Happy (“Good”) Friday!

This weekend is “Easter” Sunday for many who celebrate either the holiday with their family, or even a religion associated with Easter.

Let me tell you, as a child I loved getting dressed up in frilly dresses on Easter… and I especially loved Cadbury Easter Eggs!

But as an adult, I gained weight around my middle that may be much in part due to the sugary little treats.

This year, unhealthy candies aren’t going to keep me and you from enjoying Easter festivities to the fullest!

To celebrate, here are 3 delicious Easter Candy “Hacks” you and your family will love to make… and share!

I’m also celebrating with this AMAZING Easter Special:

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1.  Healthier “Cadbury” Eggs

It’ll be pretty hard to get a round egg out of this recipe unless you have a super-sophisticated mold, but you can mold these caramel filled candies into any shape you want!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Honey
  • 1.5 Tbsp Almond Butter
  • 3 Tsp Unsalted Grassfed Butter
  • 1 Tsp Water
  • 1/2 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup Dairy-Free Chocolate Chips
  • ½ Tsp Coconut Oil

Directions

  1. Bring honey to a boil then lower heat to simmer for ten minutes.  Periodically stir the honey.
  2. Remove honey from heat and add almond butter, grassfed butter, vanilla, and water.
  3. Let honey & butter mixture cool for 10 minutes in the pan.  Now you have your caramel!
  4. Line tray with parchment paper and pour caramel on top.
  5. Wait 30 minutes, or until you can manipulate the caramel.
  6. Melt chocolate and coconut oil in a bowl. (Avoid the microwave by setting the bowl over boiling water to melt the chocolate.)
  7. Now pour your chocolate into molds – shape them like Easter bunnies if you can find the mold!
  8. Place balls of caramel in the molds on top of the first layer of chocolate
  9. Now fill the mold with more chocolate.
  10.  Enjoy after approximately 1 hour of refrigeration.

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2.  Fat-Burning Fudge

I used to love walking around small antique-filled towns in Illinois where I grew up with my Grandma.  Her absolute favorite thing to get was fudge.  The more nuts, the better!

Here’s a recipe you can use that replaces the sugar with… a ripe banana!

Feel free to add nuts, Goji berries, or coconut to yours!

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp Peanut Butter
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Butter
  • 2 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • ½ Very Ripe Banana
  • Sea Salt

Directions

  1. Use a blender or food processor to combine all ingredients.
  2. Now put your fudge in a mold, brownie tin, or even cupcake pan and place in freezer until it firms up to your desired consistency.

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3.  Coconut “Mounds” Bar

In case you haven’t heard, coconut is one of the world’s most healthy foods.

And it’s even better when you can incorporate healthy foods into DESSERT!

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Melted Coconut Oil
  • 2 Cups Shredded Unsweetened Coconut
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tbsp Raw Honey
  • 1 Cup Chocolate Chips

Directions

  1. Mix coconut oil with coconut, vanilla, and honey.
  2. Line 8×8 dish with parchment paper and spread mixture evenly into dish.
  3. Melt chocolate chips in a bowl over simmering water and pour over the frozen coconut.
  4. Freeze until ready to cut into ‘bite sized’ mounds-like bars!

When I was a child, I ate every last bit of store-bought Easter Candy.

But as an adult, I noticed that I’d put on a lot of weight, especially in my belly and thighs, because of this bad habit.  That’s why creating healthy, delicious alternatives is so important to me.

Make sure you combine healthy eating habits with Slimming Tea every day to keep your:

  • Metabolism Roaring
  • Energy Levels High
  • Belly Trimmer, Arms Tighter and Cellulite Reduced

What’s more, Slimming Tea is the EASIEST way to detoxify and cleanse your system every day.

The Most Beautiful Thing About Celebrating…

 

What’s the most beautiful thing about holidays?

Sharing it with family you love.

If you avoid seeing friends and family because of your weight, Slimming Tea may make you the healthiest… and happiest you have ever been.

Nothing can replace healthy diet and exercise; but Slimming Tea gives you an incredible Weight Loss Advantage!

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10 Breakfast Recipes To Fuel Your Fatburning This Week!

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10 Fat-Burning Breakfast Recipes You’ll Love…

Breakfast foods have long been associated with high-sugar, high-carb foods.

But that doesn’t have to be the case!  You can still lose weight, avoid carb-heavy foods, and enjoy delicious, comforting breakfasts.

After enjoying a Slimming Tea Oatmeal this morning, I compiled a list of my top 10 favorite weight loss breakfasts:

banana pancakes

1.  Banana Pancakes

  *gluten, grain and dairy free, no added sugar

Ingredients

  • 1 Lg Ripe Banana
  • 2 Eggs
  • Baking Soda
  • Coconut Oil
  • Cinnamon
  • Optional:  Crushed Walnuts, Crushed Pecans, Sliced Fruit

Directions

  1. Peel and mash the banana (I prefer to use a blender)
  2. Stir in the egg.
  3. Mix in ¼ tsp baking soda if you want to play with the fluffiness.
  4. Heat a non-stick skillet and lightly spray with oil. Heat to medium-low.
  5. Pour a circle of batter into the pan. (I used about 1 or 2 Tbsp of batter per pancake).
  6. Cook until golden brown on the underside (around 1 minute) sprinkle on any chunky ingredients (e.g. cinnamon, fruit, nuts, if using), then use a spatula to flip and cook until golden brown on the other side (30 seconds to 1 minute).
  7. Serve warm

 

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2.  Egg Whites and Broccoli Rice Cups

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Cooked Quinoa (I prefer quinoa over rice because it’s much more nutritious and great for fat-burning!)
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Bunch Fresh Broccoli, Diced
  • 3 Eggs
  • Salt & Pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place cooked quinoa in a large bowl and let cool slightly. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until combined.
  3. Transfer mixture to eight muffin cups.  Use coconut or olive oil to ‘grease’ the cups before transferring in mixture.
  4. Bake 15 to 20 minutes at 350 degrees or until tops are lightly browned and edges are starting to get crispy.

 

 

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3.  Ham & Egg Cups

Ingredients

  • 12 slices of ham (free of preservatives)
  • 12 eggs
  • Paprika
  • Salt, Pepper

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375oF.
  2. Line a muffin tin with slices of ham.
  3. Crack an egg into each muffin spot, and season with salt, pepper, and paprika.  I like to add basil from my plant at home.
  4. Bake for 15/20 minutes.
  5. Allow to cool for two to three minutes, remove slowly from muffin tin.
  6. Serve over your favorite gluten-free or seedy toast, or place over arugula for a ham & egg salad.

 

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4.  Fat-Burning Smoothie

* Serves 2-4

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups Spinach
  • ½ Green Apple
  • 1 Small Lemon – with Zest!
  • 1 Small Banana
  • 1 Handful Wheatgrass (optional)
  • Ginger
  • Turmeric
  • 1 Tbsp Raw Almond Butter
  • 1 Cup Slimming Tea

Directions

  1. I like to juice the lemon, ginger, turmeric and wheatgrass before adding to the blender.
  2. Add Iced Slimming Tea and blend all ingredients together.

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5.  Tropical Fruit Salad

Most of us are either trying to maintain a healthy weight, or trying to trim down and get bikini slim.

Great news!  You can’t go wrong with this tangy tropical fruit salad!

It’s perfect for breakfast or midday lunch side.

Grapefruit is a powerful food for weight loss.

Studies show that it has a positive effect on your body’s levels of insulin, a fat-storage hormone.

Moreover, grapefruit is deceptively filling.

It has one of the highest water concentrations of any fruit (about 90% of its weight is water.

Ingredients

  • 2 Grapefruits, peeled & de-‘membraned’
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 Tbsp Chopped Mint
  • 1 Tbsp Raw Honey

Directions

  1. Drain grapefruit sections, reserving 1/4 cup juice.
  2. Combine grapefruit sections, juice, and remaining ingredients in a medium bowl.
  3. Toss gently to coat.
  4. Serve immediately, or cover and chill.

 

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6.  Slimming Tea Banana Nut Oatmeal

Both oatmeal and bananas are high in appetite-suppressing resistant starch.

Plus, they help boost your metabolism!

Walnuts provide heart-healthy fats, among a myriad of other incredible benefits.  They’re a true superfood!

You may also add chia and fennel seeds for Omega-3s.

Ingredients

  • ½ Cup Steel Cut Oats
  • 1 Cup Wu-Long Slimming Tea
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 Tbsp Chopped Raw Walnuts
  • 1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon

Directions

  1. Bring 1-2 Cups Wu-Long Tea to a boil
  2. Add Steel-Cut Oats and Cook until desired consistency
  3. Top with Bananas, Walnuts, Cinnamon

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7.  Curried Egg Salad

Our bodies are acidic – which breeds inflammation, and even cancers.

That’s why a lot of holistic medical practitioners work to help patients consume lots of ‘alkalizing’ foods.

My favorite Alkalizing Foods are:

1.  Lemons

2.  Spinach

3.  Slimming Tea!  <=== Alkalizing and Cancer-Fighting!

Here’s a delicious recipe you can use for curried egg salad.

I use mine over greens, or eat it with Mary’s Gone Crackers.  They’re super seedy and gluten free!

Ingredients

  • 2 Hard-Cooked Eggs
  • 2 Tbsp Plain Greet Yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp Chopped Red Bell Pepper
  • ¼ Tsp Curry Powder
  • ½ Cup Spinach
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Directions

1.  Combine eggs, yogurt, bell pepper, curry powder, salt, and pepper, in a small bowl; stir well.

 

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8.  Italian Frittata

 

Eggs are an ideal food for people who want to maintain or lose weight fast.

 

They’re tasty, low in calories (about 80 per egg), and filled with satisfying protein that helps curb cravings.

(I make sure to always buy cage-free organic eggs.)

 

In fact, it’s a shame to eat them only at breakfast!

 

Ingredients

  • 6 Cage-Free Organic Eggs
  • ¼ Cup Shredded Parmesean
  • ½ Yellow Onion
  • 2 Cups Spinach
  • 2 Firm Roma or medium-sized tomatoes – cube one and slice the other
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt, Pepper, and your favorite Italian herbs, such as parsley, basil, rosemary, oregano, chives, and crushed red pepper!

Directions

  1. Whisk the eggs, salt and black pepper vigorously in a mixing bowl, in order to beat a lot of air into the eggs to create a fluffier texture for the frittata.
  2. Gently mix in the cubed tomato and Parmesan cheese. Set aside.
  3. Grease the bottom and sides of an 8-inch, oven-proof skillet with olive oil and heat over medium-high heat.
  4. Once hot, add a bit more olive oil to the pan and toss in the sliced yellow onion. 5.  Sauté for 5 minutes until the onion softens. Then add in spinach, and sauté for a quick minute, just until the spinach leaves start to wilt.
  5. Turn heat down to medium-low, and add the egg mixture into skillet. As the frittata cooks, use a rubber spatula to gently lift the cooked edges to allow uncooked eggs to run down to the bottom of the skillet.
  6. Once the eggs begin to set around the edges – after about five minutes – arrange the tomato slices on top
  7. Lower the heat to low, cover the skillet, and continue cooking for another 5-8 minutes.
  8. As it cooks, occasionally shake the skillet gently to ensure it cooks evenly, and also remove the cover a few times and use a spatula to lift the frittata to prevent it from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  9. When the eggs are just about set (the top will be slightly runny) turn the fire off, uncover, and sprinkle on chopped fresh herbs.
  10. Turn the oven to broil and place the whole skillet into the oven. Broil for a few minutes (about 3-4 minutes), watch closely until the frittata is lightly browned and fluffy.
  11. Remove from oven and loosen the frittata by gently shaking the pan. Cut into wedges and serve immediately.

Apples and Peanut Butter

9.  Adult Lick-A-Sticks

I love putting these out as a healthy alternative to chips and dips at parties.

Ingredients

  • Sliced Apples
  • Crushed Nuts – Walnuts, Pecans, Pistachios and Almonds are my favorites
  • Raw Almond Butter

Directions

  1. Dunk Sliced apples into raw almond butter, then into crushed nuts.
  2. It makes a sort of healthy candied-apple alternative and it’s great for groups!

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10.  Slimming Tea Oatmeal

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup sprouted quinoa (I buy mine sprouted at Whole Foods and rinse thoroughly before cooking.)
  • 2 ¼ Cups Slimming Tea
  • 2 Diced Apples
  • 3 Tbsp Grade B Maple Syrup
  • ½ Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract

 Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, bring the tea to a boil over high heat. Stir in the quinoa and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat and set aside for 5 minutes.
  2. In a small skillet, add the apples and ¼ Cup Tea and bring to a boil. Sprinkle with cinnamon and reduce the heat, simmering until crisp-tender. Add the syrup and vanilla.
  3. Serve Cinnamon Apple mixture over quinoa for a healthy, fat-burning oatmeal!

The Most Important Part Of Fat-Burning Breakfast Recipes…

Slimming Tea is one of the world’s best fat-burners because it:

  • Alkalizes your body
  • Oxidizes fat
  • Increases Energy Expenditure
  • Moderate Caffeine Levels (1/3 the cup of coffee)
  • Increases productivity (L-Theanine in tea)
  • Enhances Mood – which makes you more likely to work out!
  • Increases Metabolism
  • Burns up to 240% more calories than green tea!

Get your Slimming Tea today, and start putting some of these healthy low-carb fat-burning breakfasts on rotation at your house! 

Did you know that Slimming Tea only has 1/3 the caffeine of a cup of coffee, but increases your body’s energy expenditure and metabolism all day long?

What’s more, the CBS Evening News reported, “Polyphenols in Wu Long Tea are believed to increase energy expenditure (EE) translating to a 35%-43% increase in fat burning.”

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Healthy St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Shake [Recipe]

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A Delicious Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick’s Day that’s vegan & low-sugar!

You don’t have to drink green beer to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day favorites!

I love all things green.  Broccoli, green olives, basil, celery.

Oh, yeah, and St. Patrick’s Day!

But St. Patrick’s Day has also become synonymous with fatty foods and binge drinking.

Here is an amazing recipe I use at home to make St. Patrick’s Day green… and lean!

St. Patrick’s Day Lean Green “Shamrock” Shake…

I used to run track in high school and every year around St. Patrick’s Day our coach would send us on a running obstacle that ended in the vicinity of a McDonald’s so that we could get Shamrock Shakes after our workout.

Boy did I look forward to that day!

But after high school, I gained weight and felt terrible about myself.

During that time I cut out Shamrock Shakes, gas station cappucinos, and other sugary treats in order to feel better about my body.

Today – I avoid sugars where possible and have a hard time really enjoying the creamy, minty McDonald’s Shakes like I once did.

That’s because I’ve trained my body and my palate to prefer clean, fresh, healthy beverages that don’t need all the added fats and sugars, such as Wu-Long tea.

I drink Wu-Long every day, but sometimes I also like to have a little creamy, minty treat, too!

This year I’ve prepared this incredible “Shamrock Shake” hack for you.

There’s NO added sugar, no caffeine, and it’s completely vegan and gluten free!

Healthy Shamrock Shake Recipe

Serves 2

Ingredients:

1 Large Banana (preferably ripened with some brown spots)

½ Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk

½ Cup Coconut Milk

½ Cup Fresh Mint Leaves

2 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract

1/4 Tsp Natural Mint Extract

¼ Tsp Stevia (a lot goes a long way with liquid Stevia!  You may also substitute for one packet.)

1 Pinch Sea Salt

2 Cups Spinach

Directions:

Blend and enjoy!

For thicker shake, you can use full-fat coconut milk.

Don’t let sugary drinks, green beer, or even fat-laden lattes be the cause of unwanted belly fat!

Grab some Wu-Long Tea right away while it’s discounted for my newsletter subscribers.

You can read about why it KILLS carb cravings to help you shed belly fat here.

~Stephanie

 

 

Cooking With Tea: Weight Loss Dessert Recipe!

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To celebrate 2014: The Year of The Tea as a hot new food trend, we here at Okuma have decided to flood you with delicious, nutritious Wu-Long Tea recipes all week long.

We’re bringing your four-course feast to a festive close today with a beautiful Weight-Loss Dessert.  Yum!

For your fourth course in our Wu-Long Weight Loss Feast, we’re serving Wu-Long Tea Mint Ice Cream.

REMEMBER: everything in our feast is Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo, and SLIMMING… including this weight-loss dessert!

Oh yeah…

And if you haven’t taken advantage of our Buy 2 Get 2 offer yet this week to celebrate Cooking With Tea, go here now to claim it because it ENDS SUNDAY.

Course 4:

Wu-Long Slimming Raw Ice Cream

Glass of mint ice cream

Serves 4

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Cashews, soaked
  • ¾ Cup Wu-Long Tea
  • 3 Bananas, frozen and sliced into 4 chunks
  • 5 Mint Leaves
  • 1 Tbsp Agave Nectar
  • ½ Tbsp Vodka or Xanthan Gum

Directions:

  1. Blend Cashews & Tea in blender on high until smooth
  2. Add frozen bananas, then blend until smooth
  3. Add mint leaves, Agave and Vodka and blend until smooth
  4. Pour into glass container and freeze for 3 hours.
  5. Stir in crushed nuts, berries, or even edible flowers as a garnish!  It will look stunning!

There you have it, folks.

We’ve just journeyed through my absolute favorite foods that you can cook with Wu-Long Slimming tea.

From now until Sunday for every 2 boxes of Wu-Long Tea you purchase…

I’ll give you another 2 boxes FREE.

Go here and stock up on Wu-Long today because if you’re drinking it, cooking with it, and sharing it…

Stock up now so that you don’t run out… and so that you don’t get off track with your weight loss goals!

 

Cooking With Tea: Weight Loss Chicken Recipe [2 Ways]

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Weight Loss Main Course Two Ways

Well, folks…

We’re on our third course in our Cooking With Slimming Tea Week.

Earlier this week you learned how to create a fat loss soup stock, fat-blasting soup, and a delicious Wu-Long-soaked pear salad.

Now we’re going to share with you two ways to make chicken anything BUT a boring ‘healthy’ meat.

If you haven’t yet downloaded our Weight Loss Cookbook, you can download it from our home page at www.wulongforlife.com

Happy cooking!

Version One

Oven-Baked Chicken Breasts… with Gluten-Free Gravy!

Serves 4

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Ingredients:

For The Chicken

  • 4 Free-Range Chicken Breasts
  • 4 Cups Steeped Wu-Long Tea
  • 1½ Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  •             *Try a gluten-free, low-sodium one such as Lea & Perrins
  • 1 Tsp hot sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Dried Thyme
  • Sea Salt & Pepper

 For The Gravy

  • 2 ¼ Cups Wu-Long Chicken Stock
  • 2 Tbsp. Millet or White Rice Flour
  • 3 Swigs Fresh Thyme
  • 4-5 Fresh Sage Leaves
  • Sea Salt & Pepper

Directions:

For The Chicken:

  1. Use glass dish to marinate chicken breasts in the tea, Worcestershire, hot sauce & thyme overnight in refrigeration.  Add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste.
  2. 1 hour before serving, preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  3. Cook chicken until internal temperature is 165 degrees, or approximately 15 minutes.

For The Gravy:

  1. Bring only 2 cups of the Wu-Long Chicken Stock to boil over medium heat.
  2. Reduce heat to low once boiled.
  3. While Stock is being heated, stir Millet/White Rice Flour into remaining ¼ Cup Wu-Long Chicken Stock until you achieve a nice thick texture
  4. Add flour/broth mix, herbs, and salt/pepper while stirring.
  5. KEEP STIRRING constantly for a few minutes so your gravy doesn’t get lumpy.  If you don’t see gentle bubbles from heat, you may need to add a bit more heat under your pan.

 

Version 2

Gluten- Free Sesame Oolong Orange Baked Chicken

Ingredients:

  • Two chicken breasts
  • Three cups of Wu-Long Tea
  • Two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice of one orange
  • Zest of one orange
  • Teaspoon of gluten free worcestershire sauce
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 3 cups gluten-free panko crumbs (recipe available in our free cookbook!)
  • 2 eggs

1. Marinate the chicken overnight if possible in Wu-Long and worcestershire.  (If overnight marination is not possible, marinate at least two hours before cooking.)

2. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees.

3. Prepare an egg wash- add orange zest and orange juice into the eggs and then place the chicken breasts into the egg wash and immediately into the breading.

4. Place it on a non-stick cooking sheet.

5. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.

 

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Don’t forget your Wu-Long Tea! 

This week only I’m giving you TWO FREE BOXES when you buy 2.

(Use two for drinking away the lbs., and two for cooking fat-blasting feasts for your loved ones!)

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Cooking With Tea Week: Fat-Blasting Salad

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A Four-Course Fat-Blasting FEAST?! Get Your Wu-Long Here Today and Start Cooking Away Belly Fat Fast!

 

I don’t know about you…

…But if I have to order one more nutrition-less iceberg lettuce “salad” in a restaurant with a single tomato and cucumber on- it I think I’m going to scream!

Thankfully when cooking at home you can pack clean, organic nutrition as well as fat-burning superfoods like in the salad below.

Enter Course 2 of our 4-Course Fat-burning feast week.

It’s a fat-blasting weight loss salad made with Wu-Long poached pears.

You’re going to LOOK like an expert chef…

… But the recipe is actually really, really simple!

Why Wu-Long Poached Pears Salad?

This salad is made for nutrient density, flavor, and fat-burning!

It includes:

Pears

Pears are packed with fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, & Copper

They are touted as the second highest source of flavonols among ALL fruits and veggies!

Plus, they offer incredible antioxidant and anti-inflammatory support. 

Arugula

Arugula is a great substitution to other salad greens, as a peppery garnish on meats, or to add zest in your soups.

Arugula has a crisp, lemony, peppery flavor so a little bit goes a long way.

I like to keep salads made with arugula very simple so that I can taste this delicious green leaf.

It’s a rich source of phytochemicals that fight cancer, as well as a great source of Vitamins A, C, K, and folic acid.

Arugula is great in hot weather because it cools your body.

And speaking of your body… arugula is also an aphrodisiac, a fact that was discovered by the Romans centuries ago when they combined arugula with other herbs to create a sort of sexual enhancement potion…

So if YOU want to create a four-course fat-blasting feast with somebody you love… that way… arugula salad is going to… err… increase the chemistry!

Walnuts

I love walnuts and put them on almost everything.

I crunch them up as a crust in baking, swirl them into yogurt, sprinkle them on salads, and I especially love to crack them open raw for maximum health benefits.

Read more about walnuts in this sweet little picture I took of one the other day with a list of my favorite walnut benefits:

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Wu-Long

If you would have asked me a few months ago – I would have been VERY hard-pressed to find a way to add fat-blasting Wu-Long to salads.

But alas, last month my husband and I discovered poached pears as a breakfast food and now we’re poaching them in Wu-Long for everything – especially dessert!!!

Wu-Long is one of nature’s oldest and purest fat-loss drinks.

It makes you slimmer, healthier… and studies show it even makes you HAPPIER!

Without further ado…

… Here is your fat-blasting second course for this feast we’re preparing all week.

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Don’t forget your Wu-Long Tea! 

This week only I’m giving you TWO FREE BOXES when you buy 2.

(Use two for drinking away the lbs., and two for cooking fat-blasting feasts for your loved ones!)

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Course 2: 

Wu-Long Poached Pears Salad

Serves 4

Pear and Arugula Salad

  •  4 Large Firm Pears, peeled, halved and cored
  • 4 Cups Wu-Long Tea
  • 2 Tbsp Agave Nectar
  • 4 Cups Arugula
  • 8 Slices Prosciutto
  • Olive Oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Chopped raw walnuts
  • Salt & Pepper

 Directions:

  1. Bring Wu-Long Tea to a boil and add Agave Nectar
  2. Submerge Pear Halves in Pan
  3. Simmer and Cover for 45 minutes
  4. Set Pears aside and strain the Tea
  5. Reduce Tea until Syrupy
  6. Dress plate with Arugula and drizzle Olive Oil & Balsamic
  7. Add Salt & Pepper to Arugula Salad
  8. Slice pears over the top of the arugula and drizzle the syrup from the tea on them.
  9. Garnish with prosciutto and walnuts.  I like to wrap my prosciutto over the pears and serve.

 

 

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Cooking With Tea: 2 NEW Fat Loss Soup Recipes!

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NPR recently stated that the hot new food trend of 2014 is TEA.

That’s right, chefs have started cooking with green, black, and oolong teas in everything from aperitifs to desserts.

For those of us trying to eat the most nutritious foods possible and lose weight fast, this bodes very, very well!

In order to celebrate, this week I’m going to provide you with SIX FAT-BLASTING Recipes that ALL use this incredible food trend.

In fact… all 6 recipes I’ll provide you with are some of my personal favorites at home.

…And they all use Wu-Long Tea!

This week, I’ll provide you 6 easy, step-by-step recipes to turn your next four-course meal into a fat-blasting feast!

Continue reading all week to find recipes for your salad, soup, entree, and dessert; all nutrient-dense, dairy-free, gluten-free and paleo-friendly!

You won’t find tea like Wu-Long in your grocery stores, so if you’re looking to cook with our fat-blasting, metabolism-boosting Wu-Long Slimming Tea, go here to order yours today.

Bon appétit!

~ Stephanie

Course 1 Food Prep:

Wu-Long Slimming Soup Stock

Makes enough for approximately 16 servings of soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. Free-Range Chicken Legs & Thighs
  • Black Peppercorn
  • 1 Liter Metabolism-Boosting Wu-Long Tea
  • 1 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Onion
  • 4 Stalks Celery, chopped
  • 3 Carrots, chopped
  • 1 Bulb Garlic

Directions:

  1. Sauté one white onion in a pan until onions are translucent.
  2. Add garlic cloves to taste.  I will use a whole bulb, personally!
  3. Once the onions & garlic are lightly browned, add chopped carrots and celery, apple cider vinegar and 1 lb. chicken thighs and legs.  The vinegar is used to break up the bones and release their nutrients and marrow into the broth.  The vinegar is a critical part of the soup! 
  4. Add 1 liter Wu-Long tea (steeped for 4 minutes) and 3 liters filtered water.
  5. Spices:  I don’t generally add spices because I sometimes make mild soups like Avgolemono, and other times I want to make a soup loaded with unique spices that I don’t want in my ‘stock’ soup.  I do add cracked black peppercorns, no matter what I do with the soup – I always love a little kick!
  6. Cook soup broth on medium-high for 3 hours, covered.  Your house will smell amazing in no time!
  7. After a few hours, or once you’ve reached desired depth of flavor, skim excess fat from the top of your soup and strain the broth.  Discard the celery, bones, garlic, onion, carrots, and peppercorn.  Now you have a delicious stock to use in soups, or to drink on it’s own for it’s nutritional benefits.

 **Important:  I always store the broth in a glass container because of the toxic effects of BPA in many plastic containers.

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Course One:

Dairy-Free Creamy Broccoli Soup

Serves 4

Broccoli soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 Liter Wu-Long Slimming Tea Broth (recipe above)
  • 2 lbs. Broccoli, chopped with stems separated from florets
  • 1 Lg. Onion, chopped
  • 1.5 Lbs Potatoes (peeled & chopped in 2-inch cubes)
  • ¾ Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • ½ Lemon
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • Salt & Pepper

Directions:

Bring Wu-Long Slimming Tea Broth to a boil with Broccoli Stems, Onion, Potatoes, Bay Leaves, and ½ juice of Lemon (save the yellow zest for a garnish!) and let simmer for 15 minutes.

Once veggies are tender, bring to medium-high heat and boil.  Add broccoli florets and reduce heat in approximately 7 minutes, or when florets are tender.

Place soup on cool side of stovetop and discard bay leaves.  After letting it sit for two minutes, use immersion blender to puree the soup with ½ cup Almond Milk.

Once pureed, bring soup again to a boil and add more almond milk to achieve desired consistency.  You may reduce the soup over low heat without boiling for a thicker soup, or add more milk for a thinner soup.

Salt and pepper to taste.  Then garnish with toasted pine nuts, small broccoli florets, lemon zest, or any other desired garnish or herb.

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Chia Blackberry Tea

I’m traveling with my husband right now in Florida.

For the first time in months, I’m feeling balmy ocean air and actually walking around with my neck and arms exposed.

After being cooped up for months over the winter, I have felt myself passionately, earnestly craving sunshine, tanned skin, and bare feet.

For the first time in months…

This morning, I made my Wu-Long Tea with ICE.

Remember that stuff?

The cold stuff that can actually be really refreshing, as opposed to a big, stinkin’ burden during the winter months?

Iced tea is one of the most popular drinks in the world. 

But when you see what else I put in there – you may think I’m actually pretty weird.

In fact, many people who see me dump these little pieces of what looks like dried fish roe in my tea… well… they think the same thing.

The Weird Fat Loss Item I Add To My Tea

What’s this weird item I add to my tea for extra fat loss and energy?

Chia Seeds.

They’ve actually been popular in America for a long time- especially if you had a TV and saw the Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia! Pet commercials.

Well believe it or not, chia seeds have been a staple in Latin American diets since the Aztecs and Mayans.

Some evidence even shows that humans began using chia seeds around 3500 B.C. – or over 5,000 years ago!

Chia seeds have been used for energy and stamina.

They’re traditionally ground into flour or pressed for oil and used to garner high-energy.

In fact, Chia Seeds even got their name because they resemble the Mayan word for “strength”.

The Rise Of Chia Seeds As A Superfood

Chia seeds lost their popularity when the Spanish took over Latin America and banned chia seeds in hopes of inundating Latin America with Spanish foods.

Today, however, chia is gaining traction again with both small health food companies as well as large food manufacturers looking to add nutrients to an otherwise unhealthy Western diet.

Chia seeds have TONS of health benefits, and they’re a SUPERFOOD because they pack in all their powerful properties in a super-condensed punch.

A serving of chia seeds is as small as a tablespoon – but they pack in:

  • Nearly 11 Grams of Fiber – or 40% daily value
  • More Omega-3 Fatty Acids Than Salmon!
  • 18% Daily Recommended Calcium
  • Protein
  • Antioxidants

How Do Chia Seeds Help You Lose Weight?

Chia seeds are incredible for weight loss.

They pack in nearly half the fiber we need per day.

Eating fiber assists with your digestive tract.

And without “continuity”, we retain fat AND toxins in our bodies.

Fiber also soaks up fluids in your body; thereby making you feel full and satisfied so you don’t munch mindlessly.

When soaked in water before consuming, Chia seeds explode into soft little round balls that look like fish roe and have a super-soft, bubbly texture.

IMPORTANT: Chia seeds cannot be absorbed in their raw form by your body: they must be ground finely OR soaked in water for 15 minutes before ingesting in order to get their full benefit.

Wu-Long Fat-Blasting Iced Tea Recipe

Without further ado, here’s my favorite fat-blasting Wu-Long Blackberry Iced Tea recipe with Chia Seeds:

  • Juice a handful of berries (blackberries are my favorite).
  • Soak 1 Tablespoon of Chia Seeds in ¼ cup of water and the blackberry juice
  • Steep just under one cup of Wu-Long tea in hot water for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add tea to a glass of ice.
  • Stir in the chia seeds and juice.  Enjoy!

Now you have a fat-blasting, super-food packed icy drink that has all the benefits of Wu-Long, such as:

  • Increased Energy Expenditure
  • Raised Metabolism
  • Fat Oxidation

Plus the benefits of this powerful little superfood, Chia.

Harness The Power Of “Fat Loss Tea”

Remember the most important part about your Blackberry Fat-Loss Wu-Long Tea with Chia Seeds…

(…which I state fully knowing I risk sounding like some voodoo-magic priestess…)

When you consume your Chia Seeds & Wu-Long, really concentrate on the strength and antioxidant boost you’re giving your body.

Imagine the Mayans calling Chia Seeds “Strength” in their language and how the empowered the ancient peoples.

Then close your eyes for a second and picture what you need to accomplish today – either physically or emotionally.

And finally – feel gratitude for these nutrition-packed, life-regenerating foods.

Most importantly – enjoy!

Wu-Long Tea BLASTS fat… and it’s also one of the most versatile fat-loss ingredients on the planet!

Drink it hot, iced, strong, weak.

Drink a cup or a liter per day.

But no matter how you drink your Wu-Long – drink it with a smile!

 

7-Minute Healthy Cookie Dough Balls

Bread dough ballsWho doesn’t love a healthy recipe for a quick tasty snack on the go that only takes 7 minutes to make a full batch that lasts you for a week…

And they taste like cookie dough balls.  Delicious, but healthy!

I swiped this recipe from my close friend Danette May, who is an awesome Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, and Figure Competitor, and comes up with tasty and healthy recipes for her whole family to enjoy.

Danette’s Healthy Cookie Dough Balls:

Nutritional Information:

2 balls = 3 oz. protein, 1 tbsp fat, 1/4 cup carbs

Makes approximately 25 balls

Preparation time: 7 minutes

Ingredients:

* 1 cup almond butter or natural peanut butter (or try both mixed half and half)

* 1/4 cup honey (raw, if you can find it)

* 3 cups dry oatmeal (pulverize dry oats in a blender or coffee grinder first, which helps form a cookie dough texture in the final balls)

* 2-3 scoops vanilla or chocolate whey protein

* 1/3 cup water

*Optional: For added flavor, you can add 1/2 cup of coconut or dark choc chips or cacoa nibs (70% or higher chocolate chips for less sugar)

Directions:

Mix together in a bowl and then roll into 1-inch balls. Eat a couple right away or freeze for an on-the-go treat anytime!

Enjoy 1 or 2 healthy cookie dough balls any time you need a quick snack during the day or for dessert.

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  • Savory Chicken Artichoke Pizza
  • Tasty Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps
  • Peanut Butter Ice Cream
  • Succulent Baked Lime Wings
  • Banana Coconut Crepes
  • Sweet Treat Pumpkin Cheesecake
  • Key Lime Pie
  • BBQ Burger
  • Blueberry Pancakes
  • Southwestern Grilled Tuna
  • Coconut Pumpkin Soup
  • Ranchero Burrito

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Results may vary.