Kickstart Your Morning with CBD Living Instant Coffee

It’s a universal fact that mornings are rough, and they’re 10x more difficult when you have to wrangle sleepy kids too. If you are like me, you are trying to balance the “new normal” of working from home, kids be schooled from home, and trying to keep everything going smoothly while staying sane (since everything is canceled or postponed and we are all going stir crazy, no? LOL)
Mornings, though. Impossible, even with the new, non-commute many of us now have. And getting the kids into online school isn’t any easier or faster then into real school- on the contrary, it seems to take longer, and you have to stay on top of them all day besides. Arg.
So…..what do you do to give yourself a little boost?
Try new CBD Living Instant Coffee, which has three flavors of delicious instant coffee. OriginalGolden Milk and Matcha. Each flavor contains 7mg of US-grown organic hemp and is made from 100% Colombian Arabica coffee. Even better, CBD Living Instant Coffee is vegan, gluten-free, THC-free and non-GMO.
Using CBD Living Instant Coffee is easy. Simply scoop one teaspoon of CBD Living Instant Coffee in a cup then add hot water, cold water or milk. Stir and enjoy.
Doesn’t get much easier then that.
It tastes pretty good too- my oldest son and I grab it on the occasions when the pot is empty and we don’t want to make a new one for just one more cup. It’s not that watery, blech “instant coffee” flavor that many people associate with instant- it’s totally worth trying and a really good staple to keep in the house.

Sports Drinks For Kids/ Hydrate Without Chemicals

Looking for an alternative to Pedialyte that is more natural but has all the benefits? Look no further. Kinderlyte gives you multiple options for your child (and several flavors to choose from) that they will enjoy. No syrup-y aftertaste, these are flavors your kids will enjoy. There is also individual powder packs that make it easy to keep them on the go in case you need them.

After the founder made a 2am trip to the store for his sick daughter only to find that the Oral Electrolyte Solution he had purchased was full of artificial sweeteners, flavors and colors that are known to influence behavioral and health issues, he decided to create Kinderfarms. This is a company dedicated to values-driven alternatives that better serve the needs and values of today’s healthy families.

At Kinderfarms, it all starts on a farm, where healthy hydration begins with real, natural ingredients! Kinderlyte is the first 100% natural and Non-GMO oral electrolyte solution (OES). NO artificial colors, sweeteners, flavors or preservatives. Kinderlyte is Non-GMO Project Verified, Vegan, Gluten Free and Kosher. With Kinderlyte, you get more electrolytes with no artificial ingredients like Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium, Yellow 6, Blue 1 or Red 40.

 Kinderlyte is different. Doctors & Dieticians worked to formulate a true OES with more electrolytes, potassium & zinc than the leading brand. Unlike Sports drinks, OES’s use dextrose exclusively to carry electrolytes directly to the bloodstream for rapid absorption. Any product containing juice, coconut water or honey will be absorbed more slowly and is not a true OES. Kinderlyte hydration drinks work quickly when you or your loved ones need it most.

Kinderlyte is a 100% natural oral electrolyte solution. We use non-gmo dextrose instead of fructose so it’s delivered direct to the bloodstream for rapid hydration. This helps to rehydrate and replenish key nutrients due to dehydration resulting from illnesses and colds in both children and adults alike.

Kinderlyte can be used for rapid rehydration & rehydration therapy for people of any age! More than 90% of people are dehydrated, keep your eye out for symptoms of dehydration in adults, the elderly and kids. These include dry skin, dry mouth and muscle cramps. Kinderlyte’s direct rehydration to the bloodstream makes it effective, it works fast to address dehydration for any reason including sports, hangover, travel, stomach virus, infant diarrhea, toddler vomiting and more!

Liquid and powder electrolyte solutions  – Kinderlyte liquids and hydration powders offer natural and effective rehydration, without artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners. We recommend keeping at least two bottles of electrolyte solution at home and two boxes of the electrolyte powder in your (or your kids’) favorite flavors on hand for instant hydration on the go.

Drinks and powders with high levels of electrolytes like Kinderlyte meet the World Health Organization’s requirements and can help relieve symptoms associated with virus-related mild to moderate dehydration in both adults and kids. Kinderlyte’s oral electrolyte solutions are designed specifically for rehydration with the optimal balance of glucose and electrolytes. Kinderlyte products are available at Target, Rite Aid, Walgreens and other retailers nationwide.

7 Scintillating Drinks That Are Perfect For A Wedding

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A grand Indian wedding is about good food, dance, music and fun. A big fat Indian wedding is deemed to be incomplete without good food. India is a land of diversity which is why it is known as a foodie’s paradise. The availability of the plethora of cuisines makes the Indian weddings a matter of grand feasting. At a wedding just like the variety of cuisines you also find a variety of wedding guests. At a wedding you find several types of guests like the mithai lovers, chat addicts, beverage lover’s and the free loaders.

A guest returning with an empty stomach from your wedding is the last thing you would want to happen. At a wedding it proves to be a necessity to have something befitting the likes and tastes of everyone. No matter in which part of the world you get hitched but having a customized has become a trend of the modern weddings. Having tried and tested cuisines at the weddings has become a talk of the past. You might have booked the top wedding caterers in Kolkata, Pune or wherever you plan to tie the knot. To pair the heavy snacks you need to serve your guests with drinks. A wedding menu is incomplete without beverages. The beverages are act as a perfect accompaniment to the meals and for a summer wedding serve as a perfect cooler. With the plethora of beverage options available choosing the ideal ones is a dainty task. Wondering how to trudge ahead with your selection? Worry not as we have got your backs. Here are some of the best scintillating drinks that are the perfect add-ons for your wedding menu.

Sangria

Driving its origin from the lanes of Spain, this cocktail is made from red wine, sugar and packed with the goodness of fruity delights like lemons, oranges, apples, limes or cherries. Chill the drink and serve it in fancy glass pitchers. The drink is simple to make yet is a treat in the hot weather.

Mojito

A drink befitting the likes of all age groups. The drink has numerous options like Virgin Mojito packed with the cooling effect of fresh mint and lime, Green Apple with extracts of apple and the rejuvenating qualities of lemon. This summer drink comes as a most preferred choice for the youth and incorporating it in the menu would keep you in line with the trend.

Coconut Margarita

Get the vibes of the ocean to your wedding as you add a dash of Coconut milk, kick of Tequila Blanco and a tang of freshly squeezed Lemon to your Margarita. The creamy take on Margarita leaves your guests bewildered.

Aam Panna

This age old refreshing drink from your mom’s kitchen never goes out of date. Made from fresh raw mangoes and mixed with Indian spices the drink serves as a good appetizer after those heavy meals. Transverse your guests back in the times of their childhood as you serve them with a chilled glass of Aam Panna.

Screwdriver

The name of the drink is enough to raise brows. The cocktail is the epitome of freshness. The tangy citrusy twist of orange paired blended with outlandish vodka makes the cocktail a perfect balance of taste and an ideal drink for the summers.

Bourbon Peach Sweet Tea

Got cravings for south Indian food and drinks? Why not add it to your menu! Go classic as you serve your guests with a glass of sweet tea, topped with peach preserves and good old lemon juice. Make the drink flavor some as you spike it up with bourbon.

Bloody Mary

The character of Bloody Mary got us Goosebumps! The drink is as mysterious as its name is a delicate chemistry between craziness and danger. The drink packed with a whole lot of ingredients is best suited for those fun loving chatterboxes. Make it a part of the menu and let the magic happen.

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Sugar & Spiced Coffee

Now that the temperatures have dropped, we’re snuggling up and sipping on these cold weather classics. Community Coffee Company offers seasonal coffee blends (made exclusively with 100% Arabica beans) that are deliciously satisfying on their own AND in a number of food and drink recipes.

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Servings: 8
Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:
3/4 cup chilled whipping cream
4 1/2 tsp. powdered sugar
1 cup freshly ground Community® coffee
5 tsp. ground cardamom
3 tsp. sugar
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
7 cup water

Directions:
Using an electric mixer, beat whipping cream in a large bowl until soft peaks form. Then, add powdered sugar and continue beating. Place ground coffee, cardamom, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a coffee filter. Using spoon, mix gently. Add water to your coffee maker and brew to your liking. Next, divide coffee among 8 cups. Garnish each with a dollop of whipped cream and serve piping hot. Single serve coffee maker is ideal for this recipe, as long as you get one that has reusable pods. They are simple to use and can brew barista like coffee all day long. In case you haven’t gotten one already, check out Single serve coffee maker reviews at KitchenGuyd to find the best pick.

Easy Game Day Cocktails @SmirnoffUS #GameDayReady

Football season is in full swing. Time for tailgating, viewing parties, and filling the living room with family. As you plan your game day menu, replace basic beer with Smirnoff Ice‘s new line of malt beverages: Smirnoff Ice® Original Premium Flavored Malt Beverage, Smirnoff Ice® Moscow Mule, and Smirnoff Ice® Screwdriver Flavored Malt Beverage.

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Whether you’re bringing a close to the weekend on Sunday or relaxing after a long day of work on Monday, these easy game day cocktails could be just the pick me up you need. Turn on your favorite football team, grab your snacks, and whip up these easy cocktails in a jiffy.

Smirnoff Ice® provided this Game Day Ready box complete with the Original, Moscow Mule, Screwdriver, Smirnoff Ice® mason jar for mixing, and a gift card to pick up other supplies.

We made two easy cocktails that you can have ready in about 5 minutes, each: Clementine Screwdriver and Passion Fruit Apple Mixer.

Although I am not a big football fan, you don’t have to give me an excuse to relax on the couch with my sweetie and an ice cold glass of something sweet & tangy. After grocery shopping, I scoured my fridge for some interesting combinations I could whip together in no time flat. I had lots of fruit and a new fruit juice on hand, so I thought I’d combine those with the new Smirnoff Ice® beverages.

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Clementine Screwdriver

INGREDIENTS

  • Smirnoff Ice® Screwdriver Flavored Malt Beverage
  • Clementine
  • Mason jar

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Place four clementine wedges into the bottom of the mason jar. Muddle (mash) the fruit with the back of a spoon or a muddler for more flavor. Add a wedge to the rim.
2. Fill half the jar with ice.
3. Finish it off by pouring Screwdriver Flavored Malt Beverage over top.

This cocktail is the perfect mixture of sweet, bursting with fruit flavor. Clementines are one of my favorite fruits this time of year, so it made sense to me to add it into this Touchdown cocktail to enjoy while watching my husband’s favorite football team play. I love rich color that the fruit gives to this drink. This drink is perfect as is but can easily be customized to a person’s individual taste.

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Passion Fruit Apple Mixer

INGREDIENTS

  • Smirnoff Ice® Original Flavored Malt Beverage
  • 1 oz passion fruit juice
  • 1/2 cup peeled, diced Granny Smith apple
  • Mason jar

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Place apple into the bottom of the mason jar. Muddle (mash) the fruit with the back of a spoon or a muddler for more flavor.
2. Pour juice over fruit.
3. Fill half the jar with ice.
4. Finish it off by pouring Smirnoff Ice® Original Flavored Malt Beverage over top.

This cocktail is the perfect mixture of sweet and sour, bursting with fruit flavor. Granny Smith apples are one of my favorite apple varieties, so it made sense to me to add it into this Touchdown cocktail to enjoy while watching my husband’s favorite football team play. I love rich color that the fruit gives to this drink. This drink is perfect as is but can easily be customized to a person’s individual taste.

Disclosure: Smirnoff Ice should be enjoyed responsibly by those 21 years of age or older. The Smirnoff Ice Cocktail Playbook was sent to me in order for me to create the recipe you’ve seen in this post. As always opinions are my own. My experience may differ from your own.

Jenni Rivera La Gran Señora Tequila

Disclosure- We received the below in order to facilitate this review.  All opinions are our own and honest. Review by my husband, who is the expert in this area.

Tequila is a bit of an acquired taste, but once it is acquired it is difficult to turn away from a good one. One of those fine libations is the new Jenni Rivera La Gran Señora Tequila. This tequila was developed by famed Mexican-American singer songwriter, Jenni Rivera. As some of you know, Jenni Rivera was a Mexican music legend, who passed away recently in a plane crash. One of her final projects she was working on was this line of tequila which includes a blanco, reposado, and añejo. This tequila is based on the Jenni Reivera’s idea to compete with the Don’s of tequila and rise above them, as is the theme of her music.

pic2The tequila itself is quite good. I enjoy it straight in shots as is. The flavor is complex and definitely a tequila, with its bold flavors. I am not good at describing the palate of the tequila, but it has been described as, “Aromas of light fresh agave, citrus and fruit. On the palate extremely smooth, sweet. Light notes of citrus and fruit. Long-lasting finish with black pepper. “  I taste the citrus and the fruit, and it is smooth.  For those of you with more sophisticated tequila palates, hopefully that helps.
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Wilson Creek Winery – personalized wine

Disclosure- I received the below in order to facilitate this review.  All opinions are my own and honest.  Please see “I Disclose” for more info.

pic1This holiday season there will be plenty of opportunities to spread holiday cheer, and just shy of singing loud for all to hear,  the second best way to spread cheer to adults is with wine or other libations.  Many people love it, some a bit too much, but as with all things moderation is key (ha).

Wilson Creek Winery was acquired in 1996 by the Wilson family.  They wanted to start a fun family operated winery that made great wine.  As proof of that, they won the 2010 Gold Business of the Year.

pic2One of the interesting aspects of the Wilson Creek Winery line of products is the ability to make your own labels for some very good wines.  We were given the opportunity to try Almond Sparkling Wine.  This is one of four general categories of wines, including red wine, 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, white wine, including 2012 white Cabernet Sauvignon, Grand Cuvee Sparkling Wine, and of course the Almond Sparkling.  All of these can sport custom labels which can be used as wedding favors, business ads, holiday cards, or any reason you can think of.  We brought ours to a family function and everyone got a kick out of the labels.  We included a nice family photo.  These wine bottles could be also used at family functions in your home.
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The Perfect Christmas Cocktail

Looking for the perfect drink to try this holiday season?  You and your guests will love the flavored vodkas by Van Gogh -they add that little something special that makes the drink over-the-top good.

Dessert Fizz

Christmas drinks

1-1/2 oz. Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka
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