I happened to be watching a Rick Steves show on Denmark and in the show they were describing a way of living that they had. It was called hyggelig (hoo.gl.ee). This hyggelig meant you always have a drink, some food, and at the very least a candle between you and your company. It meant feeling cozy at the very base translation of the word but actually much more, it was your surroundings without anything that would make you feel ill at ease or emotionally overwhelmed. It was actually the pursuit of serenity, of comfy, of homey, of anything that brought that warm fuzzy to your soul.

My jaw dropped at this Danish discovery of self. That one single word summed up the pursuit of my entire life. Hyggelig!!! This blog is about just that, all the things that make me feel hyggelig. My only hope is that they inspire you to find your own hyggelig too. Imagine a world full of hyggelig, just imagine...

Monday, January 31, 2011

Starbucks Green Tea Lemonade Made To Diet Perfection

Taste just the same as the original!

Starbucks Green Tea Lemonade Made To Diet Perfection

1. Brew a big pitcher of Tazo green tea (buy at Starbucks or you can even find it at Walmart).
    Let it cool completely.

2. Ream about six fresh lemons and strain into a small pitcher (about 1 c.).
    Add about 1/2 c. water and about 8 drops Sweet Leaf lemon drop liquid stevia or to taste.

3. Into a reusable venti Starbucks cup or tall glass, fill up about 1/2 full with ice.
    Pour in cooled tea about 2/3 full.
    Fill to the top with the fresh lemonade the rest of the way.

4. Stir and taste. Add more stevia to taste as needed. YUM!

Now you have enough lemonade green tea makings to last you for half the week with barely any calories, all natural, and tons of antioxidants from the tea and fresh lemon juice. It makes me feel hyggelig indeed!

I love these reusable cups From Starbucks. 

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