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A Tea Ritual to Wind Down Your Day

The Blue Lotus Flower is a water lily that was traditionally used in Ancient Egypt. Monica shows you how she prepares a tea from this sacred plant and sweetens it with all-natural monk fruit. 

While a fairly new phenom in the West, monk fruit has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese herbalism. A small, round fruit native to Southeast Asia, monk fruit is known by many names, including Buddha fruit and luo han guo. Monk fruit is a wonderful zero-calorie, low glycemic sweetener for adding to coffee, tea, smoothies and desserts. Since monk fruit is up to 200 times sweeter than sugar, you only need a little.

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NOW Real Food Organic Monk Fruit Liquid—a 2019 Clean Choice Award winner by Clean Eating magazine—has a delightfully vibrant, sweet taste and no unpleasant aftertaste. Find it, including in chocolate, vanilla, caramel and pumpkin spice flavors at now.com