Tag Archives: Beverage

Vegetable Juice and Spirulina: The verdict’s in.

6 Apr

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May be my new go to drink.  Yesterday, I blogged about Spirulina and how I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about Spirulina considering the reviews posted on Amazon, here and here.  I made some vegetable juice using red vine tomatoes, sunburst tomatoes, celery, carrots and kale.  I added a little seasoning.  Sample the juice.  Check. Add a teaspoon of Spirulina. Check. Blend juice well (I used a blender bottle). Check. Sample juice again. Check.

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The verdict is: my juice tasted like vegetables with and without the Spirulina.  Since I just did this roughly 20 minutes ago, I’ll have to wait and see if I feel like it has any effect on me.  Some people reported increased energy and a general sense of well being after using this supplement.  Some of the positives sound too good to be true, so I’ll listen to my body and see if it’s worth me using this supplement on a regular basis.  A pound of this dirty green stuff runs almost $30.

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(Completed product: Vegetable Juice and Spirulina)

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I’m a Certified Coffee Nut

5 Apr

Hello, my name is Jaye and I’m a coffee addict.

I just don’t feel right if I don’t start my day off with a tall cup of coffee.  Since I’m frugal, I rarely buy it while I’m out, but instead make it at home.

As frugal as I am, I’m usually drinking whatever is cheapest.  BUT, I got lucky this week.  One of the savings blogs I follow, made a post about 1/2 price coffee from Cost Plus World Market.  If you aren’t familiar with them, I would say they’re like a cheaper version of Pier One.  For all those foodies out there, Cost Plus also sells different “gourmet” items to add to your kitchen.

Now, where I’m from, I would have just hopped in my car, went to the store and picked it up.  Unfortunately, I’m 3,000 miles away from home and there’s no Cost Plus here.  In order to feed my ultra unhealthy caffeine addiction, I was forced to place an order from coffee.  Here’s a picture of some of my stash:

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I ordered 12 bags of coffee, some of them duplicates, because I have to feed my caffeine addiction I’m hoping I like them.  At roughly $2.50-$3.50/bag, I’ll take my chances.  I can’t even get Target’s brand of coffee for that cheap and I have their employee discount (shows you just how much they love their employees lol).

But wait, I didn’t explain the best part!  In addition to saving 50% on each bag, I got 10% off my order for joining their World Market Explorer Program.  The program offers 1 free bag of coffee for each 6 purchased and a $10 reward for every $100 worth of “gourmet” spending.  According to my account, I earned 4 free bags of coffee, although I think the math is wrong because they also offered double coffee rewards…how awesome, free is F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C!

Can you relate? What’s your favorite coffee?