Showing posts from June, 2022

Coffee Tea?! My Coffee Secret

NCDT (National Coffee Data Trends) have reported that as much as 67% of Americans drink coffee on a daily basis.  That amount increases to 75% when determining the amount of adults who drink coffee on a weekly basis.  One lesser know fact is that the global coffee market is expected to reach 182 billion by the year 2030.  What is it about that little dark bean, available in so many varieties, that cause people to be unable to go about their daily lives without it?  It must be the flavor as some people swear by coffees made in various countries.  If it's not Columbian or Jamaican coffee, some will not even touch the mug.  Then there are the coffee chain fan clubs who must have their daily Starbucks or Tim Horton's signature espresso in the morning.  Let's be real, the taste of coffee isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially when dark.  Quite possibly, it may be the alertness that coffee provides after consumption which have some people hooked.   The alertness and

I tried the Healthy Coke trend and The Result Was Surprising!

I wanted to get in on this social trend and experiment with the Tik Tok “healthy coke” craze. Amanda Jones shared a secret recipe that her pilates instructor deemed as a healthy alternative to coke. Now I’m certainly no coke fan but I am a sparkling water maestro. Jones stated that any flavor of sparkling water can be used to make the drink along with a dash of balsamic vinegar. I thought to myself…”hmmm, I should definitely try this.” I grabbed my Whole Foods balsamic dressing, a ginger sparkling water (Whole Foods) and a La Croix Kiwi Sandia. Two staples: balsamic vinegar (my favorite dressing flavor) and sparkling water. What could possibly go wrong here? Heck yea, I’m so excited to try this!!   After I mixed everything up, I took my first gulp and squinted my eyes as I entertained the thought of others that had willingly drank this potion and actually encouraged people to try it. Yes, it may look like coke but it does NOT taste like coke—not even the slightest bit! Yes, the c