October 31st

theresa albert - my friend in food


Juice Substitute

nourish tea

Let’s face it, we might have missed the boat with our kids who now drink juice instead of water or milk.  We may have learned too late that 100% juice is really just 100% sugar water where their pancreas’ and livers are concerned.  We may even have insisted on this juice as a responsible replacement to soda!  It just too depressing now that we are in this deep to even think about the fight that would ensue if we removed these liquid beverages from their day.  If this didn’t convince you but you would like to come a long for the ride and reduce the juice anyway, you are totally welcome to play along…even once in a while will make a difference. Try this trick!

Herbal tea comes in all flavors and colors, some even taste like licorice, very berry or orange-y-licious!  Brew a huge batch of your choice, adding a couple of Rooibos bags which add vitamin C and other nutrients.  Stir a small amount of stevia or honey to sweeten as little as you can get away with and let cool.  Pour it into a pitcher and store in the fridge, its the new juice! (reduce the amount of sweetener each time…see if you can get to zero!)

Could it be that the first step in reversing obesity, liver cancer and diabetes is as simple as boiling water? Come on!

Theresa Albert

Theresa Albert

I love food, try to watch my weight, know more than I want to about healthy living (sometimes I wish I knew less so I wouldn’t feel so guilty when I stumble), am a daughter, sister, friend, mom and wife who worries and scurries the meals onto the table. It is for all these reasons that I completed my nutrition, RNCP designation, wrote my book, hosted my Food Network show, consult with food companies to urge them to get it right (or at least better), constantly write about it, research it, all of this so I can cut through the nutrition and food “news” clutter. Happy to share with friends!


4 Responses

    May 12, 2011 at 3:12 pm Reply

    This is a great idea. I’m going to give it a try today and see if my family finds it a good alternative or too “steep” a learning curve. :)


    June 28, 2011 at 5:40 pm Reply

    I enjoyed your article in the Star. Keep up the great work.

    July 24, 2011 at 7:52 pm Reply

    I recently discovered lavender lemonade! Simmer lavender for about 15 minutes, add lemon juice and… sugar or honey… put in the fridge.

    I will try alternate concoctions, with anis seeds, lavender flowers, camomille, rosehip, borage leaves, thai basil. lemon basil, raspberry leaves, bergamot leaves (bee balm), spearmint and peppermint… most growing in containers in my tiny yard!

    Rex Fader
    July 4, 2012 at 8:35 pm Reply

    It’s so simple a baby could do it. :-) Thanks for the tip.

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