My Go-To Green Smoothie Recipe :)

If you've never had a green smoothie before and you want to try it but are scared that it might taste too... green... don't worry! I've got you covered with my delicious recipe :)

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Banana (you can also use frozen)
  • 1 Apple
  • 1 Orange
  • Kale ( I used around 2-3 Tuscan Kale leaves)
  • 2 TSP of Ground Flax Seeds
  • 1/2 cup water (adjust according to your preference of consistency
  • Ice
  • Blender (I have the NutriNinja Auto IQ)

PREP:

I cut and fill my NutriNinja Cup with apple, orange and kale the night before. The next morning I will add the banana, water, ground flax and ice. 

Watch my video if you're more of a visual person :)

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REVIEW | ThinTea (Detox, Fat Burn teas) With Photos!

First off, I would like to thank ThinTea for allowing me to test their products out and for also sending an extra package for my best friend Rachael to try it with me.

ThinTea is a 100% natural, preservative-free tea that contains certified organic ingredients.  On their website they say in 7 days you'll notice:

  • an increase in energy
  • a lower appetite
  • a stronger immune system
  • an increase in your metabolism
  • clearer skin
  • overal health improvements
  • improvements in your body's ability to expel waste while retaining nutrients
  • a reduction in digestive upset

I can't say that I experienced all of these things but I will tell you what I did notice:

  • Reduction in bloating
  • Improvements in my body's ability to expel waste while retaining nutrients
  • Less cravings for sugary snacks
  • Loss a little bit of stomach weight

Before starting this tea, I was a little bit "heavier" than usual from eating at the cottage (photo of me at the cottage a week before I started this tea below) and going to summer parties and what not. ThinTea reached out to me at a good time, I knew I had gained some belly weight but everywhere else I was my usual size (arms, legs, etc.). To give you some background, I usually workout 4-6 days a week but there are some times especially during the summer when there are so many things to do and events happening where I don't work out for a week.  

 Me at the cottage in August a week before I started Thin Tea

Me at the cottage in August a week before I started Thin Tea

DETOX TEA:

I found this tea was easy to incorporate into my routine. I just made a cup first thing in the morning and had it with my breakfast. Once in a while I found that it got my bowels moving even though it doesn't contain any laxatives.

FAT BURN BLEND TEA:

I loved the taste of this tea. It just tastes like regular ole peppermint tea, however, I did find this one a little bit more difficult to follow. The instructions tell you to drink this tea 20 minutes before your dinner and for me, that is a little tough to remember. I finish work at 4:00 PM, go straight to the gym, work out for about an hour and a half, come back home, drink protein, and by that point, my dinner is ready.  I was good with following the instructions for maybe a week and then ended up drinking either with my dinner or after.


RESULTS:

With the first set of photos I am going to show you, it shows a side profile and front view comparison of my body from day 1 to day 10 (approx). I was so shocked to see how quickly the tea worked it's magic. A lot of the bloating and "heavier" stomach weight had gone down and I was pleasantly surprised!

The next set of photos are just a comparison of my Day 1, Day  10 (approx) and my last day of use (end of 3 weeks).  As you can see there is a huge difference from day 1 compared to the other two photos. However, there are minor differences between the 1.5 week photo to the 3 week photo. Personally, if I lost any more weight than those photos I don't think I would be all that healthy since I am naturally thin. 

Keep in mind that I am a regular gym-goer and have never been over-weight for my size. I am sure that this tea would work differently on other people and I have seen the photos on ThinTea's Instagram where they show some amazing, realistic improvements.  If you are going to buy this tea, do not just purchase it because you want to lose 10-12 lbs. Losing weight takes discipline and a healthy lifestyle.  ThinTea does help with the progress but you must also eat clean, and work out to see major changes. They also have an app where they share some healthy recipes (which I do find are mostly vegetarian/vegan). However, I do not follow any strict diet and did not follow their recommended diet while trying this tea. With that being said, I am very happy with the results from using this tea. 

If you are interested in purchasing this tea to try, you can use my PROMO CODE: "SarahTranTV15" for 15% off your order.

The one I used in this review was the Bestie Package. It came with 2 Detox teas, 2 Fat Burn Blend Teas, and 2 Tea diffusers. I gave the other half of the package to my bestie, Rach to try it as well.  If you want to hear Rachael's thoughts on the tea check out the video below.


TRAVEL | Seattle, WA.

Ever since I started watching ItsJudysLife on YouTube, I've always wanted to visit Seattle and see the places they've featured in their videos.

There were only two things that were on my must do list:
1) Visit Pike Place Market
2) Dinner at Canlis

I am happy to say  I got to do both of them :) and ended up falling in love with the city of Seattle! Such a gorgeous place and I highly recommend those of you who haven't been there to put it on your list!

Here's a short vlog highlighting those two things and other activities I got to experience whilst in Seattle. 




Welcome to My Blog!

Hello my Friends!

Welcome to my blog! :) I've created this space just for you!

This blog is an extension of my YouTube channel and a place for those who have watched my videos and later want to create that DIY, recipe, or look, but don't want to re-watch the video just to get the information on the supplies you need or where I got those shoes from.  I will also be using this blog to add bonus information and details that I forgot to mention in my videos! 

My goal is to not only produce high quality videos for you, but also try to take photos to post on here.  Below this blog post, are my previous YouTube videos so if you haven't seen them, go give em a watch!

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My Current Favourites!

Hey you guys!

In this video, I want to share with you my current favourites and also show you that I STILL use conventional cosmetics. I spent $ on those products and I plan to use them up instead of tossing them. I know I have been posting a lot of videos about natural products but I am not here to try to convince you to completely transition your entire collection (even though that is MY goal). I want you all to know the amazing products that ARE available and are BETTER for you. At the end of the day, I just want to inspire you to try something new and as I always say, using ONE LESS toxic product is better than NOTHING. However, in this video I will be featuring a couple products that I still do love even though they aren't 100% natural! xx :)


VLOG | Cottage Weekend

If you're Canadian, then you would know that a Canadian summer is not complete without a weekend at the cottage. A few of weeks ago, I was kindly invited to a friend's cottage where we played endless games of beach volleyball, swam in the brisk lake, paddle boarded and ate delicious meals.  Check out my vlog below for a recap at our weekend.



DONUT DATE | Beechwood Donuts

My best friend Molly and I decided it would be a good idea to dedicate one hangout just for donuts and The Mindy Project!

Crazy? Nah.

While I was at work, she stood in line outside in the rain at Beechwood Donuts (because that's how busy they are) to get us a delicious box of donuts.  Now, they don't have just any kind of donuts, they have 100% VEGAN DONUTS!  

The variety of flavours that they have is just crazy and unique. The ones Molly got are:

  • Pistachio
  • French Toast
  • Strawberries n' Cream
  • Banana Chocolate Chip Fritter
  • Samoa (salted caramel, toasted coconut and chocolate)
  • S'mores
  • Cookies & Cream
  • Coconut Cream


RECIPE | Eggcellent Avocado Toast!

Guys this is one of my favourite go-to breakfast recipes! It's so simple yet so delicious! 

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Slice of bread
  • Egg
  • Avocado
  • Lemon
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • Coconut Oil

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. First you are going to want to make your avocado mash. I use half of a large avocado for one piece of toast so get your avocado in a bowl and lightly mash it to your preferred consistency.
  2. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder and a bit of lemon juice to the avocado mash and lightly mix it 
  3. Toast your slice of bread
  4. Before cooking your egg, prep your toast by evenly spreading the avocado mash on.
  5. Cook your egg however you prefer (I like it over easy) and transfer your egg on top of your toast
  6. Season it with some salt & pepper and chia seeds if you have any and bon appetit! 

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