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Organo – The Perfect Summer BBQ Menu

Use ORGANO™ to Build the Perfect Summer BBQ Menu

The weather is warming and you’re probably dreaming of summer barbeques full of friends, family, and delicious food! If you want to make a big impression on your BBQ guests this summer, pulling together the perfect menu is essential. Try hosting a ORGANO™ themed summer BBQ — with a full menu from appetizers to dessert. It’s a great way to feed the tribe while also introducing them to the great flavor and versatility of ORGANO™ products.

We have you covered with some twists on summer cookout classics using Organo gourmet coffees and teas. They’re not just for drinking! Organo coffees and teas can build both sweet and savory recipes that will turn your next Organo Mixer into a full-on summer party.

Build the perfect summer BBQ from start to finish with these recipes:

Drink

Peach Mint Tea Punch

For the perfect summer BBQ, you have to have a refreshing drink to sip while the meal is cooking. Pass around this Peach Mint Tea Punch made with Organo Black Ice Tea to your cookout guests. It’ll be a hit!

Ingredients:

    3 sachets of Black Ice Tea
    3 cups of water
    3-4 sprigs of mint
    3 cups of peach nectar
    3 cups ginger ale

Directions:

    Combine tea, water, and nectar in a pitcher.
    When ready to serve, add ginger ale, and mint leaves.
    Pour single servings over ice. Yield: 20 (5 oz.) servings.

Appetizer

Organo Green Tea Vinaigrette Salad

A delicious and nutritious twist on the summer staple — salad! Pour this tangy vinaigrette, and with ORGANO™ Green Tea over your favorite greens and veggies for the perfect starter.

Ingredients:

    1 ORGANO™ Green Tea bag
    1/2 cup Boiled Water
    Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper
    2 Tbsp. of Red Onion, minced very finely
    1 tsp. honey
    ½ tsp Dijon mustard
    2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
    ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
    2 Tbsp chopped herbs (oregano and fresh parsley)

Directions:

    Boil the ½ water.
    Let Organo Green Tea seep for approximately 10 minutes. Let cool.
    Pour out 1/4 cup of fresh tea and set aside for the dressing. (Other ¼ cup can be consumed by drinking or discarded).
    In a large mixing bowl, add the minced red onion.
    Add the rest of the ingredients one by one: the honey, the mustard, the cider vinegar, and the olive oil.
    Pour in the 1/4 cup of Organo Green Tea.
    Mix well with a whisk or large fork.
    Add fresh herbs and salt and pepper to taste. Mix well again.
    Taste the vinaigrette and adjust for seasonings.
    Allow to sit for at least 3-4 hours before serving to let flavors infuse.

Main Dish

Organo Black Coffee Burgers

Turn this grilling staple up a notch with Organo Black Coffee Burgers. The richness of the Organo Black Coffee pairs well with the savory beef in these burgers that are sure to become a family favorite.

Ingredients for Organo Black Coffee Rub:

    1 sachets Black Coffee
    1 teaspoons brown sugar
    1 teaspoons ground black pepper
    1/4 teaspoon ground cilantro
    1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
    1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt

Ingredients for Burgers:

    4 slices Applewood-smoked bacon
    1 pound ground beef

Toppings & Fixings:

    4 slices red onion
    4 lettuce leaves
    4 slices tomato
    Mayonnaise
    4 slices cheese
    4 hamburger buns

Directions for Coffee Rub:

    Mix all ingredients — except Black Coffee — in a bowl.
    Set rub and Black Coffee aside.

Directions for Burgers:

    Cook bacon in large skillet until crisp. Transfer to paper towels to drain. Break in half. Set aside.
    Gently put ground beef in large bowl.
    Add the rub to beef and mix until fully combined.
    Form meat into 4 patties, each 3 1/2 to 4 inches in diameter and 1/3 to 1/2 inch thick.
    Sprinkle Black Coffee on one side of the patties.
    Heat up barbecue (medium-high heat).
    Place burgers, rub side down, on grill rack. Grill until slightly charred, about 3 minutes each side.
    Add 1 cheese slice to each patty while still on grill. Grill about 1 minute more.
    Remove from grill to start plating.

Directions for Plating:

    Place burgers atop bottom halves of buns.
    Place 2 bacon slice halves atop each burger.
    Top with onion slices, lettuce leaf, and tomato slice.
    Spoon dollop of mayonnaise over each patty.
    Cover with top buns and serve.

Dessert

ogxFENIX™ Popsicles

Is there anything better than a freezing popsicle on a hot summer day? The answer is yes — an gxFENIX™ Popsicle is better! It’s delicious as the original, but has all the added benefits and nutrients of ogxFENIX™. Try ogxFENIX™ Creamy Vanilla, or ogxFENIX™ Rich Chocolate, both!

Ingredients:

    1 Scoop of ogxFENIX™ Vanilla
    1 Scoop of ogxFENIX™ Chocolate
    16 oz of 2% milk
    Popsicle Mold

Directions:

    Mix together ogxFENIX™ Vanilla and 8 oz of milk
    Mix together ogxFENIX™ Chocolate and 8 oz of milk
    Pour into popsicle mold, add sticks or handles
    Freeze until solid

Now you have all the tools to build the perfect summer BBQ menu that will be a fun new way to host an Organo Mixer. Your guests won’t be able to forget the flavors!

Enjoy our Organo perfect summer BBQ menu!  May it be filled with endless moments that make your heart smile!

Alexandra McAllister

http://www.wow101.myorganogold.com

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tips to a healthy heart

A Healthy Heart is a Happy Heart

Summer is almost here … one of the most active outdoor times of the year – swimming, hiking, and sports – just to name a few. It’s also a great time to rededicate your focus on maintaining a healthy heart.  A healthy heart is one of the most important things that we, as women, can do to ensure a long and happy life. There are many factors that affect your chance of developing heart issues, including poor diet, obesity, physical inactivity, excessive alcohol use, high blood pressure, and smoking. Unfortunately, many symptoms of heart problems don’t become apparent until much later. That is why it is important to take care of your heart now. It is not too late!  

Here are some great ways of keeping your heart happy and healthy: 

Consume Healthy Foods

Be sure you are filling your diet with foods that nourish your body. Fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are good options for your diet. It is also good to stay away from products with added sugar and saturated fats. And to improve your heart health specifically, there are even certain foods that promote heart health, including fish, walnuts, berries, sprouted garlic, olive oil, apples, and beans. 

Get Your Regular Exercise

Regular exercise is extremely important for your health. Studies have shown that adults need about two and a half hours of exercise per week, but more doesn’t hurt! It can be as simple as riding your bike for 30 minutes a day, or taking your dog out for a 30 minute power walk. 

Quit Smoking

Stopping smoking now can significantly reduce your risk of developing heart problems. If you’re a smoker, you know that quitting is a lot harder than it sounds, but there are resources that you can turn to, to help guide you through the difficult process. 

Manage Your Current Medical Conditions, and Know Your Family History

Be sure you know what your family history is. If your family has a history of heart issues, you are more likely to also develop those issues; making it even more important for you to be sure you are taking care of your heart. In addition, if you have any current heart related problems, be certain you are managing them so as to not further the damage. 

Even the healthiest of people can develop heart issues, especially if it runs in your family. So, it is important to understand symptoms of heart related diseases. Some of the most common results of an unhealthy heart are heart attack, arrhythmia, heart failure, and stroke. Symptoms of a heart attack include chest pain, upper back pain, indigestion, nausea, extreme fatigue, and shortness of breath. Arrhythmia can cause fluttering feelings in the chest. If your heart is failing, you should experience shortness of breath and swelling of your feet, ankles, legs and abdomen. Lastly, if you are having a stroke, you should expect to experience sudden weakness, numbness, particularly on one side of the body, possible confusion, loss of consciousness, or a sudden severe headache. Immediately contact emergency services if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.

Maintaining a healthy heart goes hand in hand with maintaining a healthy lifestyle in general. ORGANO™ offers a number of Body Management products to help keep you healthy and in shape! Specifically, ORGANO™ Grapeseed Oil Supplement is a source of linoleic acid which provides many benefits. Hailed for millennia for its enriching properties, grape seed oil is naturally rich in a number of phytochemicals and essential fatty acids. 

Happy Women’s Health Month, and make sure you’re keeping your heart healthy and happy!

Alexandra McAllister

http://www.wow101.myorganogold.com

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How the Healthy Rise from the Ashes With FENIX

The Rise Of The FENIX, The New You, Is A Lifetime of Innumerable Beginnings.

What often begins as a gloomy story of loss, heartache and suffering, the debut of many tales outline the chaos and trials that beset even the greatest of heroes.

Perhaps less documented, but often equally tragic, are the trials and hardships that plague you and those you care about most.

And we don’t have super powers to fall back on.

Or do we?

Perhaps it’d be wise to begin this conversation with a thought provoking notion that the problem with failures and difficulties is that we believe we shouldn’t have them.

In times of desperation, we can find ourselves falling short, contrary to our best efforts. Even in times of greatest need, we’ve failed not only ourselves, but others.

Reduced on many levels to shells of who we believed ourselves to be, we stare into a mirror with our fiercest critic.

Mere mortals struggling, failing, giving in, giving up.

If you were told that it’s in these harrowing hours of defeat and self-doubt that you’d be forging a powerful, unstoppable, competent, confident YOU, capable of anything, would you see these times of trouble as anything less than a blessing?

Trouble is a gift. Problems unlock your super power.

Being tested beyond your capability and being pushed past your comfort zone into unknown adventures is the universe’s design that tears off the cocoon, revealing a new, more glorious creature entirely.

Only after being tried and pulverized into dust can you be remade.If not for adversity or change, what would be the necessity of growth and development?

There is a FENIX that lives within each and every one of us that demands of us to experience misfortune, to fight back and to lose.

We must feel that anguish that comes with loss, to have walked with our heads held low so we’ll do all in our power to prepare to never feel this way again.

Disappointed, disheartened, we have two choices.

Quit. Remain low and face the next challenge in weakness and ineptitude.

The unresolved issues will mount and new ones will seek you out.

Or you can, like the unconquerable PHOENIX arise from the dust, an improved and dedicated warrior- recommitted to learning and growing, determined to RISE against all odds and finding ways to keep moving forward regardless of the struggles that will assuredly come.

The Rise of the Fenix, the new you, is a lifetime of innumerable beginnings.

You’re the superhero in your own tale; today, tomorrow and until you breath your last, YOU WILL RISE.

Click here: ORGANO to view what we have to offer. I'm sure you'll be pleasantly surprised!

Wishing you all the very best that life has to offer! Happy New Year 2017!

Alexandra McAllister

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