Monday, June 30, 2014

Summer Time with Pure Leaf Iced Tea!

Hey loveys,

SUMMER IS FINALLY HERE! I’m so excited about it. I love love love summer, and anytime I get the chance to sit out on our condo’s patio and bask in the gloriousness that is the summer sun, I will take it! Because my schedule is so hectic, it makes it super difficult for me to find time to hang out with friends, who actually name normal working hours. I have a feeling this summer, my lounging time will be limited to weird times (as in mid-afternoon when everyone is working) but it’s not going to stop me!

My condo has an amazing patio and it’s totally the perfect summer oasis for me to hang out, sit in the sun, enjoy a beverage and work on my laptop. When my family does come to visit, we actually book the whole area so we can have a BBQ and hang out outside! It’s an awesome little getaway that I try and take advantage of as much as possible in the summer (the hot tub tends to get a little hot, but at night time it’s absolutely amazing).

My favourite snack to munch on in the summer is 100% fresh fruit and one of my favourite (non-alcoholic) beverages is iced tea! Whenever I’m out I love getting iced tea from coffee shops, but recently I was given a few bottles of the new Pure Leaf ™ Real Brewed Iced Tea. I was given 2 bottles of the Lemon flavour and 1 bottle of the Raspberry flavour. These are the perfect go-to iced teas for the summer because they come in awesome flavours to suit everyone’s likes! They come in Green Tea, Peach Tea, Lemon Tea, Raspberry Tea, Sweet Tea and Unsweetened Tea!

I wanted to whip up a snack that would compliment the flavours of iced tea I was given so I decided to make a healthy “Very Berry Fruit Salad”! Fruit in the summer is great because it helps keep you hydrated when you’re in the sun while providing much-needed nutrients that we sometimes forget about. My fruit salad includes:

·      Strawberries (a lot of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties)
·      Blueberries (a large source of phytonutrients, Vitamin K and Manganese)
·      Blackberries (help to aid in digestion and cardiovascular health)
·      Raspberries (a large source of Vitamin C, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties)

It’s the perfect compliment to the Pure Leaf iced tea and makes such a great healthy snack/menu for yourself or to serve to friends if you’re hosting an outdoor party this summer. It’s so hard to go wrong with fresh fruit at a party and you can always tailor it to your guests or to your own personal preferences. I like this version due to the fact that I chose the fruits with the highest nutritional value, so it’s really more bang for your buck! You can thank me later. J I included it in a BBQ that I had with some friends last night. The Very Berry Fruit Salad was a massive hit and the Pure Lead Iced Tea was the first beverage consumed!  It’s definitely the perfect summer bevvy!

Q: What’s your favourite healthy snack to serve at a BBQ?
Q: Have you tried Pure Leaf Iced Tea yet? What did you think?



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