REVIEW | Kiss Me Organics: Culinary Grade Organic Matcha – Green Tea Powder

Hey guys!

I had a chance to sample the Kiss Me Organics Green Tea Powder and wanted to do a review on the product.

The Green Tea Powder can be used in lattes, smoothies and baking and is intended to provide “All day energy and focus – Calorie burning booster.”

I’m always looking for ways to increase my energy and maintain focus without having to resort to extra cups of coffee so I was very excited to try this product.  I’ve been using it in my smoothies and lattes for the past 3-4 weeks and I have to admit I have noticed an increase in energy.  As you guys know, I’m currently in London pursuing a Masters Degree and my four-hour long lectures can feel a bit draining.  Sometimes it can be difficult to focus but lately I’ve found myself actually able to participate in class discussions and not totally zone out as much as before.  Additionally, I was able to cut down on my coffee intake without feeling the effects of withdrawal.  I still have coffee but not as much as before and I don’t feel like I need it.

I think I’ll keep using the green tea powder, so far I can’t think of a reason to stop.  The taste may take some getting used to especially if you’re an avid latte drinker but if you follow the free recipes on the the Kiss Me Organics website you should be fine.  After awhile I was comfortable enough to experiment with my own recipes.  Nothing groundbreaking, more like seasoning to taste.

If certain other tea products that claim to give you more energy don’t meet your expectations (which was my experience last year) then I encourage you to try this product out.  For more information visit the links below.  If you try it let me know in the comments what you think!

Have a good weekend guys!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Matcha-Green-Tea-Powder-Antioxidant/dp/B00DDT116M
http://www.kissmeorganics.com
http://www.amazon.com/Matcha-Green-Tea-Powder-Antioxidant/dp/B00DDT116M
http://www.amazon.ca/Matcha-Green-Tea-Powder-Antioxidant/dp/B00DDT116M

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Fabulous Healthy Dinners

I don’t have to cook much so I can’t take credit for these amazing dishes.  Follow my instagram @Dawn_Melissa for more healthy dishes.

salmon

Salmon, Pak choy, Kale, avocado

grilled chicken

Grilled chicken & roasted veggies

stir fry

Steak stir fry

Mackerel

Mackerel, Sweet potatoes, Kale

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring.  I recently had a delicious homemade brunch of toast, beans, avocado, scrambled egg whites and – get this- meatfree sausage.  I didn’t get to take any pics but trust me it was delicious.  So yum.  Sooooo yum!!!

I think I’m starting to love food again.

The Last Harrah!

The diet starts this week.

IMG_20141025_203235865That means all these delicious foods that I love to eat will have to go away for awhile.  At least for the next six weeks.  Once we get into the Christmas Season it will be impossible not to be bad and eat everything in sight.  So from now until then I will be on my best behavior.  Since I won’t be in the States for Thanksgiving that’s one less Holiday full of yummy foods I’ll get to avoid-at least this year.

Anyway it was the last harrah this weekend.  I let myself go crazy with a mini chocolate and ice cream binge in addition to some of my favorite foods.  Friday night I had prawn fried rice at Busaba with some schoolmates.  The company was great.  The food tasted yummy at the time but I woke up in the wee early hours feeling sick to my stomach – so I guess I won’t be going back to Busaba for awhile.

Saturday night was Vietnamese with the Italians.  Once again good food and company.  The restaurant was a bit cramped and very loud.  And after we’d been seated for a good ten minutes the waiter came over and asked us to move so that he could break up the table we were at into two for a new party that had arrived.  That was only mildly annoying.  Also, he seemed distracted the whole time.  I get that it was busy but I kind of wanted him to figure out a way to tune out the noise and focus on one table at a time.  Anyway, the food was decent.  I had a lamb curry with egg fried rice.

Sunday morning I got up and made pancakes from scratch again.  This time I added bananas and blueberries and boy were those puppies yummy!  I must admit I burned the bacon a bit but to be fair I never said I was great at making bacon.  I will surely miss pancakes and sausage and bacon and syrup these next six weeks.

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Sunday night there was a BBQ and I had more yummy sausages and hamburgers.  Surprisingly I didn’t drink as much as I thought I would.  Probably because I’d eaten so much food.  But I did allow myself two cups of soda.  It was Coke Life.  I have no idea what Coke Life was supposed to be but it tasted good.

BBQ

Now the fun part begins.  Salads and protein shakes and bootcamps.

Let’s see how I do these next six weeks.

Wish me luck!

Pancakes from Scratch!

I guess being in London has brought out my adventurous side.

I got up this morning and made pancakes from scratch.  And they totally tasted amazing!

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Back home I rarely made pancakes and when I did I used the pancake mix.  I never made anything from scratch.  Occasionally I would try a new recipe here and there.  Once or twice I made flourless banana pancakes which came out OK.  But this is the first time I actually felt like making something from scratch.  This was the first time I ever made pancakes without using the the pancake mix that you can buy at the grocery store.  I know there are some chefs or home cooks out there rolling their eyes like, “what? pancake mix? how barbaric!” but what can I say, I liked my instant pancakes as a kid.

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Anyway, I had a nice yummy breakfast of pancakes and sausage.  The Brits over here would be grossed out by the combination but I’m sure most of you Americans know what I’m talking about.

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Pancakes and sausage, baby!  Yum!