Mar 21
2012

Green Tea, Berry & Yogurt Smoothie Recipe, & Hydration Tips {Giveaway}

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Drinking enough water has always been a challenge for me. Of course, hydration doesn’t have to be just about water. It can include juice, fruits, vegetables, smoothies, milk and even tea. However, there are times when I talk myself out of drinking anything at all because I know I’ll be leaving the house for errands or to head to my son’s soccer game. Going to the bathroom in the bushes at the edge of the soccer field (why, oh why aren’t there bathrooms at fields?) sounds as appealing as eating a picnic beside a garbage dump. So, I cut myself off from water a couple of hours before leaving the house. By the end of the day, I’m so thirsty that I’m ready to drain the entire water pitcher in five minutes flat.

Now that I’ve increased my running mileage and the half-marathon is less than four weeks away, hydrating my body has become more and more important. Bring on the water, bring on the smoothies, bring on the herbal tea…you name it, I’m drinking it.

There are so many options for hydration. Let’s go through a few of them:

Water:
Nothing beats good old tap water for hydration. There are no sugars, artificial sweeteners, flavorings or calories. Plan to drink water during your meals. Remember, taking sips of water while eating helps with portion control. There’s nothing better than hydrating with water during exercise. However, if that exercise is intense and lasts more than an hour, you might want to consider re-fueling with energy drinks as well.

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My son is drinking out of the new OXO water bottle (see giveaway below).

Fruits, vegetables and juices:
According to the Mayo Clinic, about 20% of our daily hydration needs can be met with food. Pick fruits and vegetables such as watermelon, tomatoes and citrus fruits. For juices, lean towards the pure stuff, which is not chock-a-block full of added sugar.

Milk:
Cow’s milk, almond milk and soy milk can all count towards your daily hydration points. Consider choosing low- or non-fat varieties. Surprisingly, several studies over the past several years showed that milk can speed up recovery after intense exercise, thanks to its hydrating properties and levels of protein.

Coffee and tea:
The caffeinated versions of these drinks aren’t your best options for hydration, but they can certainly count. Fully caffeinated beverages can act as diuretics, which is counterintuitive to hydrating. Herbal teas are your best choices in this category.

How much water?
We’ve all heard the the recommendation of “drink eight glasses of water per day”. How accurate is this? According to the Mayo Clinic, the Institute of Medicine recommends that men should drink about 13 cups (3 liters) and women should drink about 9 cups (2.2 liters) of beverages (primarily water) each day. If you work exercise into your day, plan to increase your intake.

I’d love to hear about your favorite ways to hydrate. Please feel free to share your ideas in the comment section.

The winner of last week’s OXO giveaway, on the post Portion Control for Weight Loss and Healthy Living is:

Comment #313 Julia who said: “I absolutely love this post! I’ve been trying to lose a couple pounds and have been really struggling! Being able to weigh my portions would be awesome.”

Congratulations, Julia! I will be sending you an email.

Let’s move onto the recipe. Making this smoothie becomes even easier when you make extra green tea ice cubes. Whip out your OXO kettle (see the giveaway below) and brew up your favorite green or herbal tea. Pour the tea into ice cube trays so that you have extra tea cubes for future use.

The recipe:

The ice cubes:
Using your favorite green (or herbal) tea, brew 1 1/2 cups of tea.

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Let the tea steep for extra time, 8 to 10 minutes, so that the tea is very strong.

Pour the tea into an ice cube tray and place in the freezer until frozen solid.

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In a blender, combine, 4 green tea ice cubes, berries, banana, Greek yogurt, skim milk, flax meal and agave nectar.

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Blend until smooth. Serve.

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Green Tea, Berry & Yogurt Smoothie

Yield: Makes one 12-ounce smoothie.

Green Tea, Berry & Yogurt Smoothie

From the kitchen of Cookin Canuck. www.cookincanuck.com

Ingredients

  • 1 green (or herbal) tea bag
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup berries (I used marionberries)
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/4 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 1 tbsp flax meal
  • 1 tsp agave nectar or honey

Instructions

  1. Using your favorite green (or herbal) tea, brew 1 1/2 cups of tea.
  2. Let the tea steep for extra time, 8 to 10 minutes, so that the tea is very strong.
  3. Pour the tea into an ice cube tray and place in the freezer until frozen solid.
  4. In a blender, combine, 4 green tea ice cubes, berries, banana, Greek yogurt, skim milk, flax meal and agave nectar.
  5. Blend until smooth. Serve.

The giveaway:
Here are the items included in the giveaway (approximate value $65 USD):

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Note: Just one water bottle is included in the giveaway.

OXO’s Uplift Tea Kettle in Stainless Steel – I love everything about this kettle. When you lift the handle and pour, the spout automatically opens. The handle is heat-resistant, so you don’t scorch your hand. Very easy to use and it looks cool, too.

OXO Water Bottle – The design of this water bottle is brilliant. Twist open the bottle at the halfway mark for easy filling and cleaning, and open the top to drink. The winner will have their choice of the available colors.

This giveaway is open to residents of the United States 18 years of age or older (I apologize to my Canadian readers – I promise there will be giveaways for you in the future) and will be open until Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 5pm PST.

The winner will be chosen using a random number generator and will be notified via email, so please make sure your email address is correct. You will have 48 hours to respond to me, or a new winner will be chosen.

To enter, just leave a comment on this post.

To earn additional entries, leave separate comments for each of the steps listed below. If you don’t leave separate comments for each step, the number generator will not count them as separate entries. If you already follow/”like” OXO or Cookin’ Canuck, just let me know that in your comments.

1. Follow OXO on Twitter.
2. Follow Cookin’ Canuck on Twitter.
3. Tweet about this giveaway, including my Twitter handle. Here’s an example: Head to @CookinCanuck for a Green Tea & Berry Smoothie, hydration tips, & a new @OXO giveaway. http://bit.ly/GIiLvh
4. “Like” OXO on Facebook.
5. “Like”Cookin’ Canuck on Facebook.
6. Share on your Facebook page and leave me the link (click on the time stamp of your “share” to access the link).
7. Follow Cookin’ Canuck on Pinterest.
8. Pin this post on Pinterest. You can tag me if you like – I’m listed as Cookin’ Canuck Dara Michalski.

Good luck!

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by OXO and they supplied me with some OXO products for my personal use and the giveaway. As usual, all opinions are my own. What can I say? I’m an OXO fan.

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1 Linds @ The MuffinTin Post March 21, 2012 at 2:50 am

Beautiful spoon!

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2 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar March 21, 2012 at 4:22 am

Awesome giveaway!! Love the colour of that bottle.

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3 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar March 21, 2012 at 4:23 am

I follow you on twitter.

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4 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar March 21, 2012 at 4:24 am

I follow you on Pinterest.

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5 abbi March 21, 2012 at 5:11 am

Great giveaway. I drink lots of water, try to avoid caffeine and use some electrolyte drinks, like Nuun, to stay hydrated when running!

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6 abbi March 21, 2012 at 5:11 am

I follow you on Pinterest!

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7 Cindy @ Once Upon a Loaf March 21, 2012 at 5:27 am

This looks great! And CONGRATS on taking on your first half-marathon. I’m a runner and running coach and the half is my favorite event. I predict you will become addicted! With weather so warm so fast here in the midwest, I am keeping in mind that it takes, on average, 10 hours of running in the heat for your body to actually become heat adapted and start sweating more slowly (and for more of your sweat glands to open) so your post is very timely and informative. Keep more water with you on your run that you THINK you might need. Have a great day!

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8 Jersey Girl Cooks March 21, 2012 at 5:32 am

Great smoothie! I have seen so many good ones on blogs this week. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

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9 Patricia L. March 21, 2012 at 5:53 am

I love that spoon! The smoothie sounds good. I like the Oxo products I have bought but I only have a few of them.
I really enjoy your blog and have tried some of the recipes, they’ve all been great!

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10 Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free March 21, 2012 at 7:28 am

LOVE the tea ice cube idea (this whole post was really great!)

Follow you on pinterest :D

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11 Erin March 21, 2012 at 7:31 am

I try to drink water at every meal, and have a bottle of water on my desk through out the day.

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12 Erin March 21, 2012 at 7:32 am

I follow Oxo on Twitter

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13 Erin March 21, 2012 at 7:32 am

I follow you on Twitter

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14 Erin March 21, 2012 at 7:33 am

I tweeted about the giveaway

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15 Erin March 21, 2012 at 7:33 am

I like Oxo on Facebook

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16 Erin March 21, 2012 at 7:34 am

I like you on Facebook

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17 Erin March 21, 2012 at 7:34 am

I follow you on Pinterest

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18 Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables March 21, 2012 at 7:59 am

I love that idea of making ice cubes out of tea!!

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19 Maria March 21, 2012 at 8:03 am

Great post Dara! It is so important to stay hydrated, especially in dry Utah!

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20 Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef March 21, 2012 at 8:13 am

I’ve never frozen tea but it’s a brilliant idea.

I’m bad about not drinking enough and I know that’s not healthy. I mostly do water and I have a cooler next to my desk so I have no excuse at all. I must do better.

This smoothie looks so good. If that’s what I could have instead of water, I’d drink all day. I’d weigh 1000 lbs too. :) I’ll try one tomorrow morning.

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21 Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen March 21, 2012 at 8:22 am

Love this post! I drink water for the most part but I’ve started to add smoothies and on occasion I drink tea. I love the idea of freezing the tea into ice cubes for the smoothie, I will be doing it today!

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22 Kari March 21, 2012 at 8:33 am

I need a new tea kettle so badly. I carry my water bottle with me everywhere, which makes it easier to remember to drink lots of water.

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23 DessertForTwo March 21, 2012 at 8:45 am

What a great idea to make green tea ice cubes!

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24 Bassetmomma March 21, 2012 at 9:10 am

I love the green ice cubes. What a great idea!!

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25 Babs March 21, 2012 at 9:30 am

What a great incentive to drink more fluids. I really love the tea kettle. Mine died last year and I have not taken the opportunity to replace it as yet. Tea ice cubes rock!

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26 Loretta March 21, 2012 at 9:34 am

It’s true that tap water has no sugars, artifical colorings, etc. in it, but it does have things like chlorine and medications that people have flushed. I’d recommend some sort of filter to clean up the water…

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27 Tiffany H March 21, 2012 at 9:35 am

Great Giveaway and great tips!! Thanks!

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28 Jessica F @ Meats and Other Eats March 21, 2012 at 9:41 am

Love the kettle! I haven’t had marionberries in anything else besides pie… looks delicious!

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29 Jessica F @ Meats and Other Eats March 21, 2012 at 9:42 am

I’m following OXO on twitter @jfong1130

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30 Jessica F @ Meats and Other Eats March 21, 2012 at 9:42 am

Following Cookin’ Canuck on twitter @jfong1130

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31 Jessica F @ Meats and Other Eats March 21, 2012 at 9:42 am
32 Jessica F @ Meats and Other Eats March 21, 2012 at 9:43 am

I like OXO on facebook!

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33 Jessica F @ Meats and Other Eats March 21, 2012 at 9:44 am

I like Cookin’ Canuck on facebook!

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34 Jessica F @ Meats and Other Eats March 21, 2012 at 9:45 am
35 Jessica F @ Meats and Other Eats March 21, 2012 at 9:46 am

following Cookin’ Canuck on pinterest!

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36 Jessica F @ Meats and Other Eats March 21, 2012 at 9:46 am
37 Renny March 21, 2012 at 9:56 am

Sounds delicious!

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38 Cherie Mistretta March 21, 2012 at 10:13 am

I definately need to hydrate better thanks for the opportunity

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39 Chris March 21, 2012 at 10:16 am

Thanks for the Hydration Smoothie! Just finishing up chemotherapy and need to hydrate without always drinking water!!!

Chris

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40 Christopher Sorel March 21, 2012 at 10:24 am

love tea and nice spoon

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41 Keshakeke March 21, 2012 at 10:25 am

Love this recipe! Thank you for the hydration tips:)

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42 Christopher Sorel March 21, 2012 at 10:25 am

Follow OXO on Twitter.

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43 Keshakeke March 21, 2012 at 10:27 am

I like Cookin’ Canuck on facebook!

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44 Christopher Sorel March 21, 2012 at 10:27 am

Follow Cookin’ Canuck on Twitter.

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45 Christopher Sorel March 21, 2012 at 10:28 am
46 Christopher Sorel March 21, 2012 at 10:29 am

Like” OXO on Facebook.

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47 Keshakeke March 21, 2012 at 10:30 am

I follow cookin’ Canuck on twitter

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48 Christopher Sorel March 21, 2012 at 10:30 am

Like”Cookin’ Canuck on Facebook

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49 Christopher Sorel March 21, 2012 at 10:31 am

Follow Cookin’ Canuck on Pinterest.

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50 Keshakeke March 21, 2012 at 10:32 am

I tweeted this giveaway

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51 Keshakeke March 21, 2012 at 10:33 am

I follow you on Pinterest

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52 Christopher Sorel March 21, 2012 at 10:33 am
53 Keshakeke March 21, 2012 at 10:36 am

I repined this recipe and giveaway

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54 Asiya March 21, 2012 at 10:39 am

Love the colour in your pics! Beautiful!

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55 Virginia March 21, 2012 at 10:56 am

I would love to win this. I’m trying to loose weight and am drinking lots of water.

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56 Bianca @ Sweet Dreaming March 21, 2012 at 11:37 am

I’d love to win this! That smoothie looks deeelish :)

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57 christinacoghill March 21, 2012 at 11:42 am

Love your site and I plan on trying out your smoothie recipe as soon as I get all of the ingrediants

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58 Robin Chesser March 21, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Love your website.

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59 Nancy Brown March 21, 2012 at 12:14 pm

I follow Cookin’ Canuck on Facebook and Twitter. Follow OXO on Facebook and Twitter.

I love the recipe and will definitely try this !

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60 Michelle March 21, 2012 at 12:39 pm

I always keep a bottle of water on me to ensure that I drink plenty of water.

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61 Michelle March 21, 2012 at 12:43 pm

I am following you on twitter.

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62 Michelle March 21, 2012 at 12:45 pm

I follow OXO on twitter

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63 MommaMary March 21, 2012 at 12:47 pm

I loved the spoon! I really, really want that gorgeous OXO tea kettle. I have never seen the drink bottle, I like that it is so easily washable.

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64 MommaMary March 21, 2012 at 12:48 pm

I Like OXO on Facebook

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65 Lynn Wilk March 21, 2012 at 12:49 pm

thanks so much for the recipe … i am always looking for new smoothies to try, and this will be on the top of the list tomorrow!!! Great giveaway too!!

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66 MommaMary March 21, 2012 at 12:49 pm

I Like Cookin’ Canuck on Facebook.

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67 MommaMary March 21, 2012 at 12:51 pm

I shared this great giveaway on my FB page. https://www.facebook.com/1MommaMary/posts/351531121563691

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68 MommaMary March 21, 2012 at 12:52 pm

I Follow Cookin’ Canuck on Pinterest

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69 MommaMary March 21, 2012 at 12:55 pm

I pinned this on Pinterest!

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70 Michelle March 21, 2012 at 12:56 pm

I tweeted about the contest.

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71 Mary P March 21, 2012 at 12:56 pm

would love to win this, thanks for the great recipe!

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72 Mary P March 21, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Like you on FB too

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73 Mary P March 21, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Like OXO on FB

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74 Jess March 21, 2012 at 12:58 pm

I recently broke my favorite water bottle and have had to carry a smaller one around with me until I find a replacement – I’ve definitely found myself drinking less! It can be tough to stay hydrated sometimes.

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75 Jess March 21, 2012 at 12:59 pm

I already follow you on twitter (via @Floptimism)

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76 Jess March 21, 2012 at 1:00 pm

and Facebook (as Floptimism)….

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77 Jess March 21, 2012 at 1:00 pm

…and Pinterest, too! (As, what else, Floptimism)

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78 Michelle March 21, 2012 at 1:03 pm

I like OXO on facebook.

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79 chantal March 21, 2012 at 1:10 pm

I don’t currently have a tea pot (have to get rid of my last one) and I love how that water bottle looks. Would be groovy to win =D

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80 Michelle March 21, 2012 at 1:16 pm

I like your page on facebook.

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81 Dan Bissetsmith March 21, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Sounds great! I want to make it now

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82 amy marantino March 21, 2012 at 1:49 pm

I would love to win. thanks for the chance.

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83 Terra March 21, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Love the idea of freezing the tea in ice trays for the smoothie! Definitely on my must try list!

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84 Tim March 21, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Great article, and that kettle looks amazing! If I don’t win it, I might just have to buy it…

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85 Diana Canterbury March 21, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Sounds delicious!

What is the difference in flax seed and flax meal?

Flax seed messes up my stomach.

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86 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) March 25, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Hi Diana, flax seed meal is simply ground flax seeds. You can either buy whole flax seeds and grind them yourself, or your can buy the flax seed meal already ground. My understanding is that you can get the full nutritional benefit of the flax seeds by grinding them. I would imagine that the flax seeds are easier to digest when ground, but I don’t know that for certain.

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87 Cori March 21, 2012 at 2:45 pm

This is s great sounding smoothie recipe. My husband is on a smoothie kick!

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88 Shannon March 21, 2012 at 2:48 pm

The smoothie sounds delicious and great idea about the green tea ice cubes.

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89 Shannon March 21, 2012 at 2:48 pm

I follow you on Facebook

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90 Shannon March 21, 2012 at 2:48 pm

I follow you on Pinterest

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91 Kristin March 21, 2012 at 3:17 pm

The smoothie sounds delicious!

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92 Kristin March 21, 2012 at 3:18 pm
93 Kristin March 21, 2012 at 3:19 pm

I’m following OXO on Twitter!

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94 Kristin March 21, 2012 at 3:19 pm

I’m following Cookin Canuck on Twitter!

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95 Jo Lynn March 21, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Love the colorful water bottle–it would remind me to drink more water (9 cups!) if it were sitting next to my computer.

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96 Kristin March 21, 2012 at 3:20 pm

I’m following you on Pinterest!

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97 Kristin March 21, 2012 at 3:21 pm

I like your page on Facebook!

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98 Kimiko March 21, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Yum, I think I would love this smoothie. I love green tea anyway, so I’m sure adding fruit would be even better!

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99 Kimiko March 21, 2012 at 3:23 pm

I like OXO on Facebook

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100 Kimiko March 21, 2012 at 3:23 pm

I like you on Facebook

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101 Kimiko March 21, 2012 at 3:25 pm

I follow you on Pinterest

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102 Beth March 21, 2012 at 3:33 pm

I had a green tea based smoothie at Planet Smoothie. Cost something like $6!
This is SO much better!

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103 Brigette March 21, 2012 at 4:00 pm

I looked at those Oxo water bottles online. I’d love one and that cute tea kettle, too!

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104 Gail March 21, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Follow you

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105 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. March 21, 2012 at 4:06 pm

super cool giveaway and post!

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106 Gail March 21, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Like you on FB

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107 Gail March 21, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Like OXO on FB

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108 Gail March 21, 2012 at 4:08 pm

think I like you on pinterest – not too sure about that site- lol

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109 Cindy B. March 21, 2012 at 4:34 pm

I would just telling my daughter I wanted a tea kettle, imagine my surprise when I saw this giveaway!

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110 Cindy B. March 21, 2012 at 4:36 pm

I follow OXO on Twitter.

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111 Cindy B. March 21, 2012 at 4:38 pm

I follow Cookin’ Canuck on Twitter.

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112 Cindy B. March 21, 2012 at 4:40 pm

I tweeted

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113 Dinah Rose March 21, 2012 at 4:40 pm

I love the green tea ice cubes idea. I drink green smoothies every day.

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114 Cindy B. March 21, 2012 at 4:40 pm

I like OXO on Facebook.

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115 Cindy B. March 21, 2012 at 4:41 pm

I like Cookin’ Canuck on Facebook.

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116 Kim March 21, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Awesome giveaway.

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117 Cindy B. March 21, 2012 at 4:45 pm
118 Cindy B. March 21, 2012 at 4:47 pm

I follow Cookin’ Canuck on Pinterest.

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119 Cindy B. March 21, 2012 at 4:51 pm

I pin this post on Pinterest.

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120 Veronica @ Café con Leche March 21, 2012 at 6:04 pm

a good way to stay hydrated is to nix all soda!! even diet i know is so bad for you!

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121 angela March 21, 2012 at 6:04 pm

i like you on Facebook

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122 angela March 21, 2012 at 6:06 pm

i like oxo on Facebook

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123 angela March 21, 2012 at 6:07 pm

I’m currently trying to drink more water at work (instead of coffee/tea). i like my sleepy time tea in the evenings, no caffeine and another good way to stay hydrated and warm :)

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124 Veronica @ Café con Leche March 21, 2012 at 6:07 pm

i like u on fbook!

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125 Veronica @ Café con Leche March 21, 2012 at 6:07 pm

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126 Veronica @ Café con Leche March 21, 2012 at 6:08 pm

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127 Kelli March 21, 2012 at 6:42 pm

great giveaway! I do ok drinking enough water during the week, but weekends is another story. gotta work on that.

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128 Georgia March 21, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Lovely tea kettle – thanks so much!

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129 Renata March 21, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Your berry smoothie is making my mouth water! :-) Thanks for the great giveaway!

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130 Ray March 21, 2012 at 7:00 pm

As I’m only drinking water and tea, this would definitely come in handy! Thanks!

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131 Ray March 21, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Like you on Facebook

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132 Ray March 21, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Like OXO on FB too

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133 Renata March 21, 2012 at 7:03 pm

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134 Renata March 21, 2012 at 7:03 pm

I like OXO on Facebook

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135 Renata March 21, 2012 at 7:03 pm

I follow you on Twitter serene_streams

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136 Renata March 21, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Tweeted your giveaway link

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137 Renata March 21, 2012 at 7:10 pm

Follow OXO on twitter

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138 Katie March 21, 2012 at 8:00 pm

I love green tea, I will have to try this for sure!

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139 jacquie March 21, 2012 at 8:09 pm

so many people are actually dehydrated and do not know it because they are so used to so thanks for bringing it. you mentioned other ways to stay hydrated besides drinking and i wonder if you found any information regarding other forms of hydration vs drinking water. ie. if you eat lots of fruits and veggies do you then need to drink less water? or would the recommendation for the amount still be the same? thanks.

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140 jacquie March 21, 2012 at 8:11 pm

i don’t do twitter, facebook or pininterest (what is that?) can i get another entry due to being an email subscriber??? please i really need a decent water bottle…..

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141 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com March 21, 2012 at 8:12 pm

Amazing giveaway — we got the bottle in our swag over at FBF Orlando past weekend!

I want to try this smoothie recipe. Looks delish with added green tea :)

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142 Phyllis March 21, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Thanks for the giveaway-I’m new to your blog, but am enjoying it very much.

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143 Michelle March 21, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Your site is inspiring ~ so appreciate the weight loss/exercise/diet entries.

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144 Julia {The Roasted Root} March 21, 2012 at 10:16 pm

I have the same issue staying hydrated…it’s easy to forget and before you know it, you’re all shriveled up. I’ve never tried freezing tea for a smoothie and I absolutely love this idea! It’s an excellent change up from my normal smoothie routine and full of anti-oxidants! Great thinking and great recipe!

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145 Kumily Ann March 22, 2012 at 1:50 am

i drink green tea but have never frozen them before …… thanks for sharing this healthy recipe :) …….. i try to drink water often to stay hydrated especially when outdoors

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146 Kumily Ann March 22, 2012 at 1:50 am

i liked OXO on fb!

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147 Kumily Ann March 22, 2012 at 1:52 am

i like Cookin’ Canuck on Facebook

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148 Jeanette March 22, 2012 at 5:53 am

Love the combination in this hydrating smoothie!

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149 Sommer@ASpicyPerspective March 22, 2012 at 6:33 am

What a beautiful smoothie Dara and fun giveaway! I love OXO too–especially my egg beater. :)

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150 Sarah H.P. March 22, 2012 at 7:18 am

I love your tip for making green tea ice cubes to use in smoothies! Genius!

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151 Chris March 22, 2012 at 8:01 am

I could use a new water bottle.

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152 Rene Kratz March 22, 2012 at 8:36 am

Thanks for the smoothie recipe! The tea kettle and water bottle look awesome.

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153 Catherine D March 22, 2012 at 9:18 am

What a fabulous Giveaway! This girl definatly needs to be drinking more tea:)

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154 Catherine D March 22, 2012 at 9:19 am

I follow Cookin Canuck on Facebook! :)

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155 Catherine D March 22, 2012 at 9:20 am

I like OXO on facebook! :)

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156 Jennie March 22, 2012 at 9:25 am

I love tea ice cubes. Thanks for a fun giveaway!!

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157 Michelle C. March 22, 2012 at 9:47 am

This post just reminds me how much I need a tea kettle!

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158 Diana March 22, 2012 at 10:56 am

What a great idea to make green tea ice cubes!

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159 Angie March 22, 2012 at 1:32 pm

How smart are those ice cubes! I love the idea!

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160 gail March 22, 2012 at 1:45 pm

thanks for this giveaway!

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161 kazue March 22, 2012 at 1:48 pm

awesome giveaway! thanks!

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162 kazue March 22, 2012 at 1:49 pm

liked oxo on facebook

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163 kazue March 22, 2012 at 1:49 pm

liked you on facebook

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164 dave March 22, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Thank you for this neat giveaway

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165 Asmita March 22, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Love the giveaway! I am following you on twitter.

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166 kimberly woodring March 22, 2012 at 7:02 pm

I have you on facebook, pinterest oxo and your cookincanuck

I love y our healthy ideas

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167 Roxana GreenGirl { A little bit of everything} March 22, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Since I gave up coffee I find myself craving water more and more. Lately I’ve been starting to juice veggies more than I used to. Love the idea of freezing tea cubes! perfect for the coming summer heat

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168 Amanda March 22, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Love OXO! Consistently high quality products! And love your blog!

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169 Amber @ The Cook's Sister March 22, 2012 at 9:28 pm

I love your idea to use green team ice cubes to incorporate tea into this smoothie! I am going to try this out soon! I have a smoothie almost every morning.

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170 Jennifer March 23, 2012 at 8:50 am

Can’t wait to try this recipe! Sounds and looks delicious and healthy to boot!

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171 Natasha D. March 23, 2012 at 8:59 am

Awesome giveaway! Since I’m pregnant I should be drinking lots of water, but I usually have to add some sort of flavoring to it such as lemon, or a tad bit of crystal light.

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172 Agata March 23, 2012 at 9:45 am

Oh such a lovely idea with those ice tea cubes, I never tried it before :)

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173 Marla March 23, 2012 at 11:32 am

Such a great smoothie recipe Dara ~ love that you use those green tea ice cubes.

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174 Sarah March 23, 2012 at 11:36 am

I would never have thought to put green tea in a berry smoothie, but it sounds incredible! Also, I follow you on Twitter.

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175 Sarah March 23, 2012 at 11:37 am

I also follow OXO on Twitter:)

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176 carol goodin March 23, 2012 at 11:58 am

Love this- thanks for posting it!!

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177 Sami March 23, 2012 at 1:02 pm

nice way to include tea into a smoothie – I will be trying that come summer!

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178 Fibia March 23, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Would love to win.

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179 Pam on Long Island March 24, 2012 at 5:53 am

I love the idea of making green tea and putting in ice cube trays to freeze.
A must-do for the summer!
Thanks.

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180 Elena @MTJW March 24, 2012 at 6:57 am

Green tea ice cubes! What a great idea for summer. Last summer I would add lots of ice to a pitcher of green tea and end up waiting a while for it to cool. Ice cubes MADE of green tea is a much better idea.

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181 Sarah March 24, 2012 at 10:20 am

I love the smoothie recipe. Sounds delicious as a pre-swim snack!

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182 Sarah March 24, 2012 at 10:21 am

I also followed you on Pinterest!

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183 Wendy March 24, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Glad to have discovered you! Following on Pinterest – going to find you on FB.

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184 Madelyn March 24, 2012 at 3:20 pm

I would love a new tea kettle!

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185 Madelyn March 24, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Also followed on twitter

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186 Madelyn March 24, 2012 at 3:21 pm

and on pinterest too

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187 TJ March 25, 2012 at 4:40 pm

I’d love to try these products!

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188 TJ March 25, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Follow Oxo on twitter

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189 TJ March 25, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Follow you on Twitter

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190 TJ March 25, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Tweeted the giveaway!

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191 Rachel March 26, 2012 at 9:03 am

I’d love to win a new kettle.

REALLY love that spoon, though! Beautiful! :)

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192 Laurel Fraher March 26, 2012 at 9:53 am

Love the color of that smoothie!!

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193 Laurel Fraher March 26, 2012 at 9:53 am

I like you on facebook.

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194 Lisa @ Snappy Gourmet March 26, 2012 at 12:18 pm

The color of the smoothie is beautiful!!

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195 Eva March 26, 2012 at 10:08 pm

Looks Yummy Lishous

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196 Nicolette March 27, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Looks like a great kettle!

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197 Anastasia March 27, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Already follow OXO on Twitter.

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198 Anastasia March 27, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Already following Cookin’ Canuck on Twitter.

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199 Anastasia March 27, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Already like OXO on Facebook.

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200 Anastasia March 27, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Already like Cookin’ Canuck on Facebook.

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201 Anastasia March 27, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Already follow Cookin’ Canuck on Pinterest.

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202 Nicolette March 27, 2012 at 1:51 pm

I “Like” OXO on Facebook.

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203 Nicolette March 27, 2012 at 1:51 pm

I “Like”Cookin’ Canuck on Facebook.

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204 Nicolette March 27, 2012 at 1:52 pm

I follow Cookin’ Canuck on Pinterest.

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205 Brandie @ Home Cooking Memories March 27, 2012 at 1:57 pm

That tea kettle looks fabulous! I’ve been actually looking at different ones lately since the one I have been using for the last 15 years needs to be retired.

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206 Terry Gtoss March 27, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Great hydration recipe I’d love to win. I follpw oxo on fb and tsitter and cookin canuck on fb.

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207 Brandie @ Home Cooking Memories March 27, 2012 at 2:03 pm

I follow OXO on Twitter

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208 Brandie @ Home Cooking Memories March 27, 2012 at 2:03 pm

I follow Cookin’ Canuck on Twitter :)

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209 Brandie @ Home Cooking Memories March 27, 2012 at 2:04 pm
210 Brandie @ Home Cooking Memories March 27, 2012 at 2:05 pm

I “Like” OXO on Facebook

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211 Brandie @ Home Cooking Memories March 27, 2012 at 2:06 pm

I like Cookin’ Canuck on Facebook

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212 May March 27, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Looks yummy and has a beautiful color !!

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213 Brandie @ Home Cooking Memories March 27, 2012 at 2:06 pm

I follow you/Cookin’ Canuck on Pinterest

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Water is such an important facotr in healthful living. Great giveaway and love following you!

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215 Cristen March 27, 2012 at 2:19 pm

that smoothie looks so good!

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follow oxo on twitter

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follow cookin’ canuck on twitter

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like oxo on facebook

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221 Claudia Ellis March 27, 2012 at 2:38 pm

love smoothies and love green tea. just never thought to combine the 2! What a great way to start off the day in a healthy way!!!

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I like OXO on Facebook

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I like Cookin’Canuck on facebook

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I follow you on Facebook.

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226 Ti March 28, 2012 at 6:42 am

Whole flax seeds can’t be digested and will pass right through your system, but are great if you suffer from constipation.

One could prepare the tea the evening before by putting a couple of teabags in a pitcher of water and leave it in the fridge over the night.

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227 Peggy March 28, 2012 at 8:27 am

I definitely understand the importance of hydration – this smoothie sounds like the perfect cure for a hot sunny day =)

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228 Cat March 28, 2012 at 4:48 pm

This looks like a great recipe to try.

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229 Lisa March 29, 2012 at 1:39 pm

love all your items expecialy the knives
they let me cut my food without fighting with it I didn’t realize how much trouble I was having untill I got the new ones and everything was so easy to cut .

Thanks
Lisa

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230 Patricia March 29, 2012 at 2:20 pm

OXO is the greatest…..can’t wait to try the smoothie….thanks

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231 Ali March 29, 2012 at 4:59 pm

I have been looking for a good water bottle to keep at my desk. I find that if I have it in front of me I drink it. If I don’t I am incredibly thirsty by the end of the day. I have also been on a major tea kick so the kettle would be perfect!

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232 Nancy@acommunaltable April 3, 2012 at 10:02 am

Great post Dara!! I love the idea of using frozen green tea in the smoothie and will definitely have to give that a try!!! Excellent tips on hydration too – I pretty much always have water or sparkling water with me all the time and sip pretty frequently through the day – and I agree with you about the restrooms!!!

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233 Vicky June 25, 2012 at 10:43 am

love your spoon! and thanks for the frozen tea cubes idea. I never thought of that for smoothies!

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