Tea 101

the basics

TEA 101 | Nutrition Stripped

Tea holds a very special place in my life. I know some of you may be thinking that it’s odd one food or drink can hold so much space in a person’s life, but it’s true. It’s far more than a hot beverage, it’s the ritual, the routine, the present moment-ness and mindfulness cultivated during making tea, and sharing tea with loved ones that makes it so special. When I first met Bennett, he was not a tea drinker…like at all. I used to visit him here in Nashville before I moved here and I’d have to bring my whole tea kit with me to make sure I could indulge in my tea routines while away from home. Nonetheless, he picked up on my habits and started to truly enjoy the whole process of heating the kettle, waiting to hear the whistle, pouring the hot water, and letting it rest before snuggling our hands around the mug and enjoying a cup together. Those moments were so precious to me and still are to this day when we both make tea for each other. It may be that tea is one of my love languages, but I speak through it. When he’s having a rough day or long day from work, I make him a mug of tea; when I have friends over and we’re catching up, I immediately offer tea; when my team comes over to work at my place…you guessed it tea is offered. I’ve also collected so many unique tea mugs over the years, which are very sentimental.

So whether tea already has a special place in your life or you’re just starting to learn more about drinking tea, I hope this post guides you in picking out your favorites. All it takes is your favorite mug, hot water, and the tea. Then, it’s all about enjoying the moment. Cheers! 

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Interview with Russell Bateman of The SBC

INSPIRED

SKINNY BITCH COLLECTIVE

I’m thrilled to introduce the first of many, many, prominent fitness and celebrity personal trainers who are partnering just with Nutrition Stripped for my inspirational fitness series! Not only will you get to learn more about the trainers themselves and take a peek behind the scenes of what inspires them, how they coach, their favorite ways to stay motivated; but they’ll also share a special workout just for the Nutrition Stripped tribe, YOU! You’ve all been incredibly supportive and helping me grow this blog into something I’ve never dreamt of, and I’m so thrilled to be able to do this for you all and give back to you in a way that helps you take one step closer to living whole and well… and get your fitness on!

To start this series, I’m introducing Russell Bateman of the Skinny Bitch Collective, an intense, yet beloved workout by celebrities (Ellie Goulding and Nicole Scherzinger to name a few) and supermodels all over the globe. His style has been touted as a mix of HIIT, crossfit, aerobics with an animalistic, back to basics style for women. Russell has been so kind throughout this process sharing a one of a kind workout just with you lovely readers and allowed me to try out some of his workouts- which are amazing! There’s far more in the name, so I’ll let him take it from here.

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Matcha Tea Latte

recipes

Matcha Green Tea Latte | Nutrition Stripped

Whenever I share a picture on Instagram of one of my matcha tea lattes, ya’ll go crazy and want the recipe or a perfect how-to guide on how to make them at home for yourselves. Well, I listened and I’m here to share my favorite Matcha Tea Latte recipe, equipped with my favorite tools to use and a step by step tutorial. It’s also another green way to celebrate St. Patricks Day (hooray!), like my Pesto Green Eggs and Avocado Toast.…or enjoy together for an entire “green” meal. So cheers to the most delicious coconut milk Matcha Tea Latte, high in antioxidants, healthy fats, and completely dairy free!

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How to: At home Tata Harper Facial

Natural Beauty

NATURAL BEAUTY | TATA HARPER FACIAL
This year was the first time I’ve ever had a facial. I know, I’m late in the game with this one. It was never was part of my beauty or skincare routine until now. When I was a guest at Blackberry Farm this past winter, I had a real spa facial equipped with steam, lounge music, wax coated mittens and stockings; all while having the most luxurious facial treatments using Tata Harper products. It was truly an unforgettable experience. When I left the facial treatment my skin felt even more radiant, moisturized and pampered than before. Needless to say, I.was.hooked. Also…read on for a huge GIVEAWAY!

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Spring Produce Guide

whats in season

Spring Produce Guide | Nutrition Stripped

Welcome to the Nutrition Stripped guide to SPRING produce, here you’ll find seasonal and the very best fruits and vegetables of the season. Simply click on the picture of the produce and you’ll be directed to all the recipes that use that ingredient! You may also click on the nutrition facts and health benefits link below each picture to learn specifically about that fruit or vegetable.

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