Here Comes The Sun (doo doo doo doo doo)

Yes, blog dudes and blog dudettes, the sun has finally made an appearance here in Spokane. And it is just glorious!! So, what better to make that is cool, freshing and calorie-free in the sun then iced sun tea?! Yes. That is just what I did this morning ๐Ÿ™‚

The before pictures, of course. I will show you the end results. Just stick the tea dispenser in the sun, add as many tea bags as you like (depending on your strength preferences) and the type of tea ( again to your preferences), and wait a few hours! The warmth from the sun will deliciously slow-brew the tea, and when the water turns a rich color, stick it in the fridge. Ta-Da! You are done. To add sweetness, try honey to avoid the empty calories of processed sugar. But me personally, I love it unsweetened. I am a tea-lover at heart, starting when I was younger with herbal and moving on to fuller-bodied english breakfasts, rich and deep earl greys, and spicey chais. I simply used plain Lipton tea bags this time around because I have A TON of them. What a great way to use up my ever-flowing over tea supply ๐Ÿ™‚

For breakfast this morning, I reverted back to my childhood days. One perfect and easy, filling and healthy breakfast choice is peanut butter toast. I used two slices of 100% whole wheat bread and a tablespoon of natural peanut butter. A note about whole wheat bread: Make absolutely sure it says 100% on the label to ensure you are really getting whole wheat bread. Producers are allowed to saw whole wheat, even if they use simply “enriched wheat flour” which isn’t the good fibery and heart-heathly thing you are looking for. Also, check the ingredients! The first thing listed should say “whole wheat flour.” Then my friends, you are good to go! I also love to choose 100% natural peanut butter to avoid any hydrogenated oils!

An added bonus to today’s breakfast: banana slices! Now I truly feel like my childhood self.

I was a very happy camper this morning ๐Ÿ™‚ย Well, off to enjoy the wonderful sunshine my friends. And to check on my iced tea…

Ciao for now! -Mary