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When Life Gives You Lemons (and a ramble)


If you gave the green tea smoothie a go, chances are you have some tea leftover. 

Today’s post is all about a fun and refreshing way to use it up and get hydrated in the heat of summer.

Iced tea is a staple in Oklahoma, and most people are about a sweet as the drink itself.

(okay, I’m exaggerating. A lot. I’m talking to you, jerk who cut me off last week!!)

Anyway, one of my favorite occasional treats is the Starbucks iced lemon green tea. It just feels like summer when I drink it.

I started making my own version last year and wanted to share it with you today. It’s ridiculously simple, but worth sharing nonetheless.

Here’s what you need:

4 cups water
3 tea green tea bags
1 lemon, sliced
2 packets Stevia (Or more if desired. Confession time- last year, before I tried to give up most artificial sweeteners on a regular basis, I used to use like 5. Don’t judge. It was delicious.)

Stick your water in the microwave for about 5-6 minutes, until it starts to boil. Add the teabags and let steep for a few minutes. Allow to cool for about 20-30 minutes. Pour into a pretty pitcher, full of ice, and add your sliced lemons and Stevia. Give a good stir, and enjoy!

Yes. I realize. This just happened. An entire post devoted to making tea.

Get off me.

I’m travelling this week and had to have a few posts ready beforehand.

So stop judging.

Are you judging?

Maybe you’re not even judging, and it’s really me that’s doing the judging.


In which case, I’m sorry.

Obviously I’m a little sensitive about the basicness of my post.

But seriously?

People are not making pretty green tea with fresh lemon slices in their house these days.

We’re buying crap with fancy names like “Mio” that has an “energy boost” or Crystal Light or the delicious Red Diamond sweet tea brand that comes in a gallon jug that pretty much dissolves your teeth after one sip.

Yes, it is delicious, but seriously- after you drink it you feel like you have a forest of disgustingness growing in your mouth and all over your teeth.

Hello cavities!

So don’t do that.

And take 5 minutes and do this.

Just like the book, Eat This, Not That.

Only blonde, and sometimes bossier.

Only in blog form.

Unless you’re married to me.

In which case sometimes bossier turns into lots times bossier.

Only I’m sort of lying.

Because let’s face it, Will is WAY bossier than me.

If you’ve read my blog over the years, I’m sure you get that.

Mainly because I’m a train wreck when it comes to keeping us viable and functioning human beings unless it’s related to a clean house, healthy living, fitness, or my job.

So thank God for Will’s bossiness.


Eh, occasionally.

But don’t tell him I said that.


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brittny I'm B-Love. Lover of God, my husband Will, my doggies, OU football, weight training, plyometrics healthy eating (mostly!), peanut butter, and all things health related. Buckle up and get ready for my constant embarrassing moments, health and fitness tips,and my effort to rely on Christ while living life in the real world. Follow me on Feedly! Sign up for monthly emails at!

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