Recipe: Spring Rooibos Frittata

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Spring is finally here! That means more sun, fresh veggies, and brunch weather. This frittata will serve your whole crew or can be perfect for two with leftovers for dinner. Infused with a touch of Rooibos tea, it offers a herbal twist on a traditional dish. Pair it with a simple salad of spring mix greens, carrots, and tomato topped with a Rooibos Balsamic Vinaigrette for a complete meal. Don’t forget the iced tea!

Ingredients:
Rooibos infused olive oil:
– 1/4 cup olive oil
– 2 tea bags Rooibos

Frittata:
– 2 Tbsp Rooibos infused olive oil
– 1/2 onion, sliced
– 1 1/2 cup spinach, chopped
– 1 cup sliced mushrooms
– 6-8 eggs
– 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
– salt
– pepper
– 1 tsp oregano

Instructions:
1. To make the Rooibos olive oil, heat oil in a saucepan to 150 degrees, stirring occasionally to not burn the oil. Remove from heat, add tea bags and steep until you’re ready to use.
2. In a 10 inch cast iron or non-stick skillet, heat 2 Tbsp of Rooibos olive oil on medium high heat.
3. Add sliced onion and 1/2 tsp salt and pepper. Cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
4. Lower heat, add spinach and mushrooms, cook until spinach has wilted and there’s little moisture left in the pan.
5. Meanwhile, beat eggs in a separate bowl, stir oregano and feta into eggs.
6. Pour egg mixture into cast iron, use a spatula to even out the vegetables if necessary.
7. Cook until eggs are set and firm all the way though.
8. OPTIONAL: If you’re using a cast iron or oven-safe pan, you can finish setting the eggs and brown the top of the frittata briefly in the oven. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees and place frittata on the top rack for 3 minutes.
Serves 6

Rooibos Balsamic Vinaigrette:
Ingredients:
– 2 Tbsp Rooibos olive oil
– 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
– Garlic Powder, Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions:
1. Combine all ingredients in a mason jar and shake!
2. Toss with your favorite salad veggies and greens.

 

Yoga+Tea = The Perfect Pair

Are you an aspiring yogi? Maybe you’re looking for new ways to enhance your practice? We’ve got a great guide to pairing some of your favorite poses with delicious Choice Organic Teas to make the most of your yoga session.

yogawellness4Mountain Pose – this is often the first standing pose in many yoga practices, and brings the yogi to a calming place, feet firmly planted, eyes closed, palms touching. Bancha Hojicha, a toasted green tea with earthy notes that are refreshing and renewing, is an ideal tea for grounding and centering the mind and body as one begins his or her practice.

Sun Salutation – a very active flow or vinyasa pose that blends standing in mountain pose, forward bend, downward facing dog, and upward facing dog in one smooth flow. A stimulating tea such as Energy Boost from the Wellness Teas* line pairs well with sun salutations.masalachaiyogaHalf Moon Pose – an extension of the triangle pose, the half moon pose adds a little more “heat” to the practice, requiring balance and strength. A spicy tea like Masala Chai pairs well with this pose.

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The Tree Pose, perfect with a cup of Chamomile tea.

Tree Pose – also a balancing, grounding pose in a standing position. Chamomile for calming or Genmaicha for nourishing would pair well with this pose.

Cat/Cow Pose – an active pose from table position (on hands and knees) alternating arching and rounding the back just like a cat or a cow. Classic Earl Grey with just a touch of caffeine is perfect for relishing this pose.

Pranayama – Uddiyana Bandha, is a method done on the pause after the exhalation where the lower abdomen and diaphragm are then drawn upwards. Uddiyana Bandha is cleansing for the organs, a massage and an exercise for the diaphragm, and a bonus for the digestive and nervous systems. Enjoy this cleansing breath with Simply Detox from the Wellness Teas* line with its purifying qualities.

And last, the most restful of poses…
Child’s Pose – this is a great mid-practice pose as a rest between strenuous poses or a brief pause between sets of poses. Lemon Lavender Mint enhances well-being and has just enough soothing energy but enough zing to move back into the practice.

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Announcing Four New Wellness Teas!

2015WellnessTeas We’re excited to announce the arrival of four new teas joining our Wellness Teas* collection! As with our original eight Wellness Teas*, these four new flavorful, functional blends were formulated for everyday health in partnership with Bastyr University, the largest accredited natural health university in the U.S. In addition to being certified organic, the four new blends are also Non-GMO Project Verified. Meet our new teas!

Beauty Detox* Encourage natural detoxification from the inside out with this fragrant blend.* Aromatic jasmine green tea supports skin health and is accompanied by burdock root, which aids liver function and promotes clear skin.* With calming chamomile, this cup is a delicious addition to any skincare regimen.*

Expecting Baby* Promote a happy, healthy pregnancy with this calming cup.* Soothing and aromatic, this tea features raspberry leaf, which supports the female reproductive system and prepares the uterus for baby.* Nourishing nettle, uplifting peppermint, and rose petals round out this gentle cup.*

Hibiscus Heart* Promote the health of your cardiovascular system with this full-bodied, tangy blend.* Hibiscus has traditionally been used to support healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels that are already within a normal range.* Hawthorn berry strengthens the heart and is a leading cardiac health herb in western herbalism.* Raise a rich, delicious cup to your heart’s health.*

Body Stress Relief* This cooling and rejuvenating blend features ashwagandha, a long-trusted Ayurvedic herb that promotes balanced hormones and a healthy immune system.* Comforting meadowsweet and turmeric, powerful elderberry, and soothing dandelion leaf and plantain complement this rich, satisfying cup.*

Shop these new teas and the entire Wellness Line* here. A portion of every purchase supports the Bastyr University Student Scholarship Fund, helping advance the research and practice of natural medicine.

The new family of 12 Wellness Teas*

The entire Wellness Teas* line!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.