detox tea

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

I've always been a firm believer in eating from all food groups and maintaining portion control.  If I cut out carbs completely or diary, you better believe 4 days later I will be sitting there with a loaf of bread and pint of Ben & Jerry's.  Limiting myself just makes me want it more, human nature or something like that.....

I take Julia Childs words to heart, "everything in moderation, including moderation."  that's my motto for food and beyond.

but I think we all have times when we've gone through our favorite drive thru a few too many times...(I'm talking about you Chick fila)....or consumed more diet soda's  in one day than you care to admit, or gosh darnit, had mac and cheese for dinner two nights in a row!....(did I really just admit to that!) oh lord.

so in an effort to sort of "cleanse" my body or more accurately, myself from these bad habits, I have been drinking a lot more tea.  Herbal, green, black, really whatever is around.  I don't know why, but when I drink tea, I just "feel" healthier.  The warmth helps to keep the carb hunger pains at bay and a drizzle of honey gives me just the right amount of sweetness.

and by "cleanse" let me make myself clear, none of this lemon water with cayenne pepper for 7 days straight. more power to ya if that's your thing....but this girl can't handle it.  I've got to eat.

But what I have fallen in love with is this "DeTox" tea from Yogi tea products.   A mild tea, with a mixture of dandelion and herbs that help to gently cleanse your kidneys and liver...or so they say.....for me, I love the mild flavor and I honestly do feel more balanced and less lethargic.  I have at least 2 cups a day and I am feeling great.

an added bonus, the bags have words of wisdom......
some sayings are a little toooooo funky for my taste...but this one I liked.  It made me think.

What are some of your favorite ways to "cleanse" yourself from bad habits?
 Have you tried any other Yogi teas? what do you think?

I would love to know....



  1. my whole immediate and extended love yogi tea!

  2. Love it! I have a really cute British teapot that my aunt-in-law gave me last Christmas! Perhaps we will break it out while you're in town :)