Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Fall Inspired Butternut Squash Apple soup.

As much as I love summer. Autumn brings change and we all know change is good! We are lucky to live in a climate that brings us the beauty of the four seasons.

It seems as soon as September 1st hits and the kids are back to school, we start to see a change in the weather. A briskness to our mornings, the days get shorter (which I do not like) and the leaves start to change to the autumn hues of yellow, red and orange.

Sounds like the perfect time to bring out the fall inspired Butternut Squash and Apple soup. So yummy and the color, reminds me of fall.

Continue reading “Butternut Squash and Apple Soup”

Easy Refreshing Summer Beverages

Easy Refreshing Summer Beverages

The one thing I love about summer is being able to sit on our back deck, enjoying the sun while also enjoying a refreshing summer beverage.

Now Christine and I have been known to enjoy the occasional glass of wine or two, but if the right summer cocktail comes along, who are we to say no 😉

And did you know you can enjoy a summer cocktail with health benefits..Beverages with benefits, we call them. What could you add to your drink to give you some health benefit…Kombucha, our favourite probiotic drink.

What is Kombucha?

Kombucha, for those who have never had it, is a fermented drink made from black or green tea with the help of a ‘scoby’ (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast)..Sounds yummy doesn’t it??!! I won’t get into the full science behind fermentation but it is a natural process that yields healthy bacteria beneficial to our gut health.

Once the fermentation process begins, you can add natural and fruit flavorings to enhance this drink. The fermentation process will make this drink ‘fizzy’. So for those who like the carbonated drinks, this a great healthier alternative.

Benefits of Kombucha

With kombucha, (or ‘buch’ as some call it), being fermented it is full of natural bacteria which is so helpful for our digestive systems.

It is known that a healthy gut is very beneficial to a healthier you!

Kombucha also has antioxidants which come from the black or green tea as well as some B vitamins.

Now kombucha may not be for everyone but I have incorporated this fizzy drink into some summertime fun that might just change your mind.

Continue reading “Easy Refreshing Summer Beverages”