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I am on my doctor’s naughty list, and I just saw him for the first time yesterday. I had said I would get my triglycerides down and at first, I did drop them 100 points, but they need to come down more and haven’t. My biggest vice is an almost nightly chocolate shake. I am trying to replace that with matcha lattes or smoothies. Much healthier, much lower in sugar.

I have Sil to thank for planting the seed that I should be drinking these. I had thought of it but it didn’t sound that good until she mentioned adding the flavored matcha. YES! I have been experimenting a lot and today was definitely a success.

I used a scoop of Greek yogurt, milk, honey, a banana, and three strawberries – just three because they were HUGE. I sifted in one teaspoon of black cherry matcha and I have to say this was so so sweet and fruity! I have had smoothies without the matcha and I tell you this really perked it up. So now I want more fruit flavors for when I want it super fruity, and plenty of creamy flavors for when I want more creamy and milkshake-y.

Looking forward to some positive changes in my weight, health, outlook, and energy levels!

Here is where to get it! http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/black-cherry-matcha.html

Sil

You go girl! You can do it! :) The last year I made a positive change to my weight/health etc. This year I’m trying to sustain that. :) So…if i can do it! anyone can! :)

Mercuryhime

For when you really need a chocolate fix, frozen bananas, almond milk and quality cocoa makes a dreamy chocolate shake experience. Add peanut butter if you’re feeling decadent. And less caffeine than matcha. :)

ashmanra

Sil: Thanks! You are right! If things changed for the worse, they CAN change for the better!

Mercuryhime: Thanks! I am sure there will come a day when I need to give that a try!

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Sil

You go girl! You can do it! :) The last year I made a positive change to my weight/health etc. This year I’m trying to sustain that. :) So…if i can do it! anyone can! :)

Mercuryhime

For when you really need a chocolate fix, frozen bananas, almond milk and quality cocoa makes a dreamy chocolate shake experience. Add peanut butter if you’re feeling decadent. And less caffeine than matcha. :)

ashmanra

Sil: Thanks! You are right! If things changed for the worse, they CAN change for the better!

Mercuryhime: Thanks! I am sure there will come a day when I need to give that a try!

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I am a music teacher and homeschooling mom who started drinking loose leaf tea about four years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens.

We have learned so much history, geography, and culture in this journey.

My avatar is a mole in a teacup! Long story…

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