Fasting Tips To Reap Healthy Results!

Have you ever fasted or does the idea make you immediately feel starving? There was a time not long ago when fasting was out of fashion with claims that it slowed down the metabolism, wasted muscle and made blood sugar unstable. Now there’s a surge in fasting popularity as new science has proven its many health benefits that have been touted throughout the ages.

If you haven’t yet experimented with fasting, allow me to give you some tips that will help you get started. Over many years, I’ve tried every type of fast from juice fasting to water fasting, from fasting for weeks to fasting a day at a time. As my body has aged, I’ve learned how to fast differently than I fasted in my twenties and yet still get great results.

This summer, I decided to lose some weight (the age weight creep is the worst, isn’t it?). I turned to fasting when nothing else was moving the scale downwards. Having successfully lost 8 lbs or 6.5% of my body weight, I’d like to share with you how to fast and reap the health rewards!

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Lisa, a certified integrative nutritionist, had an Iron Chef themed integrative nutrition party, and the prize was Pumpkin Spice Teeccino! In her words: “A great time was had by all and several women tried, and LOVED, Teeccino for the first time today.”

 

We’re so glad that Lisa’s party was a success, and that Teeccino was such a hit! We are so lucky to have ambassadors like Lisa who believe in Teeccino as much as we do. Here’s to many more party successes, Lisa!

 

Feeling inspired? If you want to throw your own Iron Chef party or something similar, we’d love to support you with Teeccino! Simply apply to become an ambassador here.

 

Teeccino Coconut Pops

Ah, the sweet relief of an ice pop on a hot day. Packed full of flavor and nutrients, these coconut pops are sure to wow at your next pool party or refresh you after a long day outside!
Course: Energy Snacks

Ingredients

  • 2 bags Teeccino Tea Your Choice of Flavor
  • 3 tbsp Coconut Milk
  • 1/2 tbsp Coconut Flakes
  • 1 whole Ripe Banana
  • 1/4 tsp Almond Extract
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg

Instructions

  • Brew Teeccino Tea in 12oz hot water using two tea bags for ~10 minutes
  • Mix 1 tbsp coconut milk and 1/2 tbsp coconut flakes. Add to the bottom layer of ice pop mold. Set in freezer for 20 minutes.
  • While the bottom layer is in the freezer, prepare the middle layer by mixing 2 tbsp coconut milk, 1 ripe mashed banana, 1/4 tsp almond extract, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, and half of the brewed tea.
  • Add the middle layer to the ice pop mold and freeze for 20 minutes.
  • Add the top layer of just the left over tea and freeze until solid.

Notes

Recipe Contributed by @doctorsdaughters on Instagram

Teeccino Almond Amaretto Chia Seed Pudding

Chia seeds are a great addition to many nutritious treats, and this Almond Amaretto Chia Seed Pudding is no exception. Creamy and sweet, this dessert is sure to please your taste buds, while your body will be thanking you for having a nutritious, healthy dessert option!
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Non-Dairy Milk
  • 2 bags Teeccino Almond Amaretto
  • 1/2 cup Chia Seeds
  • 1/4 cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 tsp Vanilla

Instructions

  • In a saucepan, heat the non-dairy milk to a soft boil.
  • Place the tea bags in a heat-safe dish and pour the hot milk on top.
  • Steep for ~10 minutes, then place in the refrigerator to cool for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the milk from the fridge and mix in the remaining ingredients.
  • Let the mixture sit for at least 15 minutes before serving.

Notes

Contributed by @sarahandspices
Teeccino Almond Amaretto Chia Seed Puding will stay fresh in an air-tight container for up to 5 days

Teeccino Pumpkin Spice Bread

Course: Baking

Equipment

  • https://teeccino.com/product/pumpkin-spice-11-oz-bag/
  • https://teeccino.com/product/pumpkin-spice-herbal-coffee-5-lb-bag/
  • https://teeccino.com/product/pumpkin-spice-herbal-coffee-tea-bags/
  • https://teeccino.com/product/pumpkin-spice-trial-size-packet/

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups whole wheat pasty flour or gluten-free all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups palm sugar or Swerve® sugar replacement
  • 1 1/2 cups organic pumpkin purée
  • 1/2 cup vegetable or coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup brewed Teeccino Pumpkin Spice Coffee Make a strong brew with 2 rounded Tbsp Teeccino to 10oz freshly boiled water
  • 1/4 cup roasted pumpkin seeds OPTIONAL
  • 1/2 cup chopped candied ginger OPTIONAL

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9" x 5" loaf pan with butter or oil.
  • Using an electric mixer with a large bowl or a food processor, blend together the eggs, palm sugar, pumpkin purée, and vegetable oil until smooth.
  • Sift together the flour, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, salt and baking soda.
  • Gradually blend the dry ingredients into the wet pumpkin mix. Don't over mix but make sure all the flour is incorporated.
  • Pour the batter into the loaf pan. By shaking the pan a little, you can even out the batter in the pan.
  • Sprinkle the top with the pumpkin seeds and then gently press them into the batter so they'll stick.
  • Bake until a toothpick comes out mostly clean, so for approximately 65 to 75 minutes.
  • Let cool 10 minutes in the pan. Use a knife to go around the edges of the loaf, then turn the pan upside down. Gently transfer the loaf to a cooling rack or pllatter and let cool completely.
  • Enjoy a cup of Teeccino Pumpkin Spice with your pumpkin bread!

Teeccino Classic Smoothie

Since Teeccino can be brewed ahead of time and kept in the fridge, this can be an easy, out-the-door solution to the morning rush hour. Feel free to get creative by adding exotic frozen fruits such as mango or papaya.
Course: Smoothies

Equipment

  • https://teeccino.com/product/french-vanilla-11-oz-bag/

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of brewed Teeccino preferably chilled
  • 1 cup of frozen fruit such as strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, or peaches
  • 1 banana
  • 2 cups of lowfat vanilla frozen yogurt or non-dairy frozen dessert

Instructions

  • Brew as much Teeccino as you would like to have on hand, and chill in the refrigerator until cool.
  • Add all ingredients in blender, and puree until smooth!

Teeccino Strawberry Smoothie

You’ll find Teeccino makes the perfect low calorie base for smoothies that will keep your blood sugar stable for hours. Try Ann Louise Gittleman’s Teeccino Strawberry Smoothie from The Fat Flush Cookbook.
Course: Smoothies

Equipment

  • https://teeccino.com/product/vanilla-nut-chicory-herbal-coffee-11oz/

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 cup strawberries frozen
  • 1 cup Vanilla Nut Teeccino brewed and chilled
  • 1 serving whey protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed oil
  • Stevia or another non-caloric sweetener to taste

Instructions

  • Brew Vanilla Nut Teeccino ahead of time and set in the fridge to chill. Or brew a strong pot of Teeccino and pour over ice to cool.
  • Add all ingredients in a blender, and mix until smooth.
  • Enjoy the health and taste benefits!

Notes

Note: Brewed Teeccino can be stored up to one week in the refrigerator without loss of flavor.

Kahlua Teeccino Chocolate Martini

Guatemalan roasted ramón seeds, New World cocoa beans and Mexican Kahlua® meet each other in this Teeccini. Powered by Peruvian maca, the Incans’ energizing tuber, with a hint of heat from chiles, they produce a sublime experience. Easy to serve at parties. Simply scale up the recipe, mix everything ahead of time in a pitcher or large jar. Then shake it with ice and serve your guests. Can be served with or without whipped cream on top.
Course: Libations

Equipment

  • https://teeccino.com/product/maca-chocolate-11-oz-bag/

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Kahlua®
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 2 oz brewed Maca Chocolaté Teeccino chilled
  • 1/2 oz Godiva® dark chocolate liqueur
  • Whipped cream or non-dairy alternative if desired
  • Cocoa powder for dusting
  • Note: Vegans should use De Kuyper’s Chocolate Liqueur instead of Godiva’s which contains dairy.

Instructions

  • Fill martini shaker with ice
  • Add Kahlua, vodka, chillled Teeccino & chocolate liqueur to shaker.
  • Shake, strain and serve in chilled martini glass
  • Top with whipped cream or non-dairy whipped cream if desired.
  • Dust cocoa powder over the whipped cream

Naughty Ramon Teeccino Martini

Naughty and nice – that’s our motto for this creamy "Teeccini" that will keep you coming back for more. So delicious, you’ll never know what hit you if you aren’t careful. Easy to serve at parties. Simply scale up the recipe, mix everything ahead of time in a pitcher or large jar. Then shake it with ice and serve your guests!
Course: Libations

Equipment

  • https://teeccino.com/product/french-roast-herbal-coffee-alternative/

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 2 oz brewed Teeccino Maya Caffe / French Roast chilled
  • 1/2 oz Frangelico®

For Vegans

  • 1 oz Silk® Creamer
  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 2 oz brewed Teeccino Maya Caffé / French Roast chilled
  • 1 oz Frangelico®

Instructions

  • Fill martini shaker with ice
  • Add Baileys® (or Silk® Creamer), Teeccino, vodka, and Frangelico® to shaker
  • Shake, strain and serve in chilled martini class