WEIGHT LOSS TIP – DRIED CINNAMON AND CINNAMON TEA…

Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a great addition to your diet as it lowers blood sugar levels. They suggest you only have one teaspoon to help lower you blood sugar level.

Cinnamon is a popular spice, especially for baked goods and desserts. Aside from its distinctive aroma, cinnamon is believed to help lower the blood sugar level, making it suitable for obese patients who are at higher risk of diabetes. However, consumption should be limited to one teaspoon per day, as excessive amounts can result in liver problems.

The website Livestrong say whether or not you take your coffee with cream and sugar, milk and honey or with nothing at all, cinnamon tea is a simple, healthful beverage that many enjoy. Cinnamon tea has a sweet, spicy flavor as well as significant health benefits. To prepare this tea, boil a 3-inch piece of cinnamon stick in 1 1/4 cups of water for 15 to 25 minutes, and then let it steep and rest for another 15 minutes. Or, mix 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder with hot water and stir. One gram of cinnamon equals 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon powder or 1/2 cinnamon stick.

Failing that there are a number of Cinnamon Teas you can buy like Pukka Teas Organic Three Cinnamon Tea Bags, Holland and Barrett Yogi Organic Cinnamon Spiced Tea or Rooibos Ahmad Cinnamon Tea.

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EASY SULTANA, BANANA AND CINAMMON COOKIES…

 

EASY SULTANA, BANANA AND CINNAMON COOKIES….

Ingredients

85g/3oz Butter
55g/2oz Brown Sugar
1 Banana (mashed)
1 Egg (beaten)
115g/4oz Self Raising Flour
55g/2oz Oats
170g/6oz raisins
1 tsp Cinnamon

Method

Preheat oven to 180C, 350F or Gas 4
Beat butter and sugar until pale and fluffy
Add mashed banana
Add beaten egg
Sift in the flour
Fold in the oats, raisins and cinnamon
Spray your baking sheets (2/3 depending on what size you want)
Drop heaped teaspoonfuls onto baking sheet, making sure you leave enough room to spread
Bake for 10 – 20 minutes until brown.

SULTANA, BANANA AND CINNAMON COOKIES…

Ingredients

85g/3oz Butter
55g/2oz Brown Sugar
1 Banana (mashed)
1 Egg (beaten)
115g/4oz Self Raising Flour
55g/2oz Oats
170g/6oz raisins
1 tsp Cinnamon

Method

Preheat oven to 180C, 350F or Gas 4
Beat butter and sugar until pale and fluffy
Add mashed banana
Add beaten egg
Sift the flour
Fold in the oats, raisins and cinnamon
Spray your baking sheets (2/3 depending on what size you want)
Drop heaped teaspoonfuls onto baking sheet, making sure you leave enough room to spread
Bake for 10 – 20 minutes until brown.

I LOVE TEA…

I LOVE TEA

A must have for your kitchen.

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The quote reads:

I love Tea. If you are cold, tea will warm you. If you are too heated, it will cool you. If you are sad, it will cheer you. If you are excited, it will calm you.

– William Gladstone 1865

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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GREEN, OOLONG AND BLACK TEA..

Tea Revives you

The difference between green, black and oolong tea is the process used to make them.

Black tea is exposed to air, or fermented, which darkens the leaves and gives them flavour.

Green tea is made by heating or quickly steaming the leaves.

Oolong tea leaves are partially fermented.

Green tea is very special as they say it can help reduce the risk of heart disease through body weight and blood pressure and cholesterol absorption.

CHOCOLATE COCONUT COOKIES RECIPE…

chocolate cookes

Ingredients
125g caster sugar
60g butter or margarine (softened)
75g desiccated coconut
25g chocolate chips
150g plain flour

Method
Preheat oven to 180C Gas 4
Grease or line a baking tray
Beat the butter and sugar in a bowl until smooth
Add the egg
Keeping 2 tbsp coconut aside, add the rest to the dough with the flour, until smooth
Divide dough into around 16 and roll into a ball
Roll into the remaining coconut and then flatten each ball to around 4cm circle
Press in a few chocolate chips onto the top of each cookie
Place on the baking tray
Bake for around 15 minutes until slightly golden
Leave to cool on a wire rack