How To Clean A Keurig

How To Clean A Keurig

I’m a little too excited to write this article on how to clean a keurig. Now I must admit, I don’t currently own a Keurig but that is not as important as the information that I have to share with you about cleaning your keurig.

You see, I’ve been drinking coffee for as long as I can remember. For about twenty years to be exact. And it doesn’t matter what kind of coffee you drink, the type of coffee maker you choose to make your coffee with, or whether of not you make coffee at home.

The fact is, great coffee is here to stay and for many people it has become a way of life. Some people won’t start their day until after they have had at least a cup of coffee, others will drink it throughout the day, and some have it as a backdrop to a great date. Some people drink it to unwind after a busy day (yes, some people drink coffee at night before bed and sleep like babies).
No matter your reason or flavor, whether you like it hot off or cold, day or night, most of us can agree that if the world was void of coffee, life would be quite different … maybe like in slow motion :)

So the reason for this article is to talk about how to clean a keurig. In this article I will give you three options for cleaning a keurig. And keep in mind that if you have any other coffee maker, such as a Tassimo, Bunn, or Cuisinart, you can also use these methods as well.

Cleaning Keurig Manually

So the first method to cleaning a keurig manually is making sure that you have all the necessary cleaning utensils needed for the job. You will need a cleaning toothbrush, white vinegar, all purpose cleaner, dish washing liquid, and a microfiber cloth.

You will begin by taking apart the reservoir and and the lid. Additionally, you will want to remove the k-cup holder and then the funnel. Keep in mind that the funnel and the k cup needs to be separated. You will want to be very careful here, as there is a sharp blade inside the k-cup. The drip tray and cover needs to be removed as well.

Inside of the drip tray, you will find some additional instructions that Keurig gives on how to clean your keurig. So you can follow those as well. If you don’t want to wash the reservoir by hand, it is dishwasher safe. And so is the drip tray and cover and the k cup
holder and funnel.

So while these parts are being washed in the dishwasher or sink, if you are without a dishwasher (use warm soapy water), you can clean the actual coffee machine with your microfiber towel, all purpose cleaner and toothbrush.

Take that toothbrush .. and no … not the one you use to brush your teeth with. Open your Keurig and brush out any excessive coffee grind and or grit. Once you have done that to your satisfaction, use the cloth and the all-purpose cleaner to wipe down the coffee machine.

If you find that your coffee machine has a white crusty like buildup around the part where the reservoir sits, use your cloth with the white vinegar to wipe around the buildup, which will remove it magically.

Once you’re done and you have a clean coffee machine, put all the parts back together and run a descaling brew. Basically, you fill up the reservoir about half way and then run your coffee machine through a brew cycle with nothing in it.

All that should come out of the coffee machine will be hot vinegar… and maybe your toothbrush if you forgot to take it out :) Once you go through the vinegar in the reservoir, fill the reservoir with water and run through all the water brews to remove the vinegar
residue fron your Keurig.

And finally, you are ready to brew a cup of coffee, or two, or three … As a final tip or two to cleaning a Keurig, when possible use distilled water as opposed to regular tap water. This will reduce calcium buildup in your coffee maker.

Also, whenever you brew anything other than coffee in your coffee machine such as hot chocolate, do a regular water only brew through your k-cup without anything in it to clean out any left over liquids that could possibly buildup. And remember to not let liquids sit in
the reservoir longer than a day. This will go a long way in cutting down on you cleaning and descaling a keurig.

Cleaning a keurig is so important because if you want to continue to have great tasting coffee, cleaning your coffee machine is paramount. Don’t be like me and never clean your coffee or espresso machine. I would just throw mine out and get another one when it got
too dirty. Not a good thing because at some point, I was drinking dirty coffee and wasting money at the same time.

Cleaning your keurig is really a simple process but if this sounds a bit too time consuming for you, I have good news.

Descaling Solution For Keurig

Did you know that there is a Keurig descaling solution that you can use to clean your Keurig? You can buy it cheap on Amazon and through this process, cut down the time it takes to clean a keurig. Also, you can get your k-cups for a great price on Amazon too.

These allow you to brew your own coffee grounds. You can also clean these, as you run the vinegar and hot water through the manual descaling phase of cleaning your coffee machine, like we discussed in the example above. However, with this particular method of using the Keurig descaling solution, the entire process is cut down and you will only need to repeat this process every 3 month to 6 months.

Let’s begin …

You will need a full bottle of Keurig descaling solution. A mug that holds at least 10 ounces of water, a sink near by and a timer.

This is how to process will look:

1. First Descaling solution rinse
2. Second Descaling solution rinse
3. Fresh water rinse
Total time: 45 minutes (30 minutes of which is waiting time).


Unplug the machine and empty the reservoir of any liquids already in it. Pour the entire bottle of Keurig descaling solution in the reservoir. Then pour water into the empty Keurig bottle and pour it into the reservoir as well.

Next, place your seramic mug on top of the drip tray plate and run a cleansing brew at the 10 ounce brew size. Remember not to use a brew pack. When the mug, is full pour it down the sink and repeat the steps until the machine instructs you to add water.

At this point, you want to allow the brewer to stand on for 30 minutes. After the 30 minutes, discard any water and solution in the reservoir down the sink. Thoroughly rinse the reservoir with clean water and replace it back onto the coffee machine.

Lastly, fill the reservoir with fresh clean water being careful not to go beyond the max fill line. Run a cleansing brew at the 10 ounce size without using a brew pack. Pour contents down the sink and repeat the cleansing process until you have completed 12 brews using the 10 ounce size. If you need to refill the reservoir with more water to complete the process, then do it .. your life depends on it! :)

Next … coffee please?!!

If you don’t want to throw your coffee machine away, but you need to clean it in order to use it, you can either try it the manual way with toothbrush and all or get the Keurig descaling solution and make this process simpler.

And by all means, don’t wait until you get that message via your Keruig that it needs cleaning, before you are prepared. You really don’t want to be left coffeeless because you didn’t make time, have time, or the necessary equipment to clean a keurig.

The solution is really the way to go here as it’s faster, cheap, and it’s made to clean the Keurig. So stock up today so that you won’t be sorry tomorrow.

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Exercises To Lose Belly Fat

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Exercises To Lose Belly Fat

Not only is it unsightly, but that extra belly fat you are carting around is unhealthy too. Luckily for you, there are several exercises to lose belly fat that are not only easy but fun too!

Skipping Rope

You might remember this from your younger years. Skipping rope can be done solo or with friends: inside or out. It is great for the heart as well as an easy exercise to lose belly fat. Try singing the tunes you sang while in the school yard.


While this might not fit into the category of easy exercises , squats are another great way to lose belly fat. You can easily include them into your day each time you use the commode. If you need support, you can place your hands on the toilet instead of sitting down.
Of course squats can also be done at the gym. When you hold weights, you are compounding the calories that you use thereby getting rid of belly fat. Squats are also a great work out for your legs.


Studies have shown that distance rather than the amount of time spent jogging has more to do with the amount of belly fat you will use when jogging. Jog with a friend or while listening to your favorite podcast. Just make sure that you are jogging a minimum of 20 miles per week. You can use a pedometer to help determine how much mileage you are covering.


While often associated with the beach, swimming is one of the most vigorous exercises around. When you swim, you are using most of your muscles and your heart is working hard to pump your blood. This is one of the most fun exercises to lose belly fat.

Pelvic Tilts

This exercise involves laying on the floor and then lifting up your hips. It is considered one of the best exercises for love handles. This exercise is very easy and can even be done while watching television.

Knee Crunches

Another exercise for love handles is the knee to opposite elbow crunch. It takes a slight bit more balance than the pelvic tilts, but you can still do this exercise while listening to your favorite podcast or watching television.

You need the right diet and exercise to get rid of the unwanted belly fat. That doesn’t mean it has to be hard. As you can see from the examples above, you can have fun while doing easy exercises to lose belly fat.


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How To Get Rid Of Stomach Fat Fast

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How To Get Rid Of Stomach Fat Fast

You are constantly getting into your closet and coming out with a face full of disappointments. There just seems to be no way to conceal the fat that seems to have accumulated overnight around your stomach. You are contemplating going in for a tummy tuck but before you decide on this painful, highly uncomfortable and equally restricting procedure, you might want to try these methods that will get you back into shape without pain, or any significant financial investment. All the investment that you will be required to make is a little commitment and this will take you a long way.

Change Your Diet

Before you start throwing your arms around in protest, it is worth noting that this does not mean that you should overhaul your entire diet. All that is being asked is to add certain foods that have been found to be very good fat burners and appetite suppressors and these would do wonders in trimming that tummy right down. So, what foods burn fat? Fortunately, there are many and it’s up to you to choose those foods that work for you to get rid of belly fat.

Ensure that your diet is composed of proteins. These have been found to cut cravings by 60% and you will snack less and pack on less carbohydrates. They have also been found to boost metabolism allowing it to burn between 80 and 100 more calories per day, which means that you are able to get better results in a short time frame.

Other foods and drinks that you should include in your newly adopted diet to make it the best diet to lose belly fat include lemon and ginger tea, fish, cranberry juice and once in a while you can throw in some Chia seeds as well.


While dieting may allow you to cut back on the size of your tummy, it will not achieve that appeal you want. The only way to get this would be through exercise. Problem is that most people do not like exercising, they make it harder than it has to be and refuse to put in a little time for a huge payoff!

First mistake people make is jumping in too fast and too intensive. Start of slow and stick to your limits. Not only does this make the work outs more doable and fun, your core muscles are able to work more without straining, allowing you to get better results.

Don’t dedicate too much time to your exercise that it becomes more of burden to you. Thirty minutes once a day should be enough. This does not take too much from your schedule and is just enough to get your stomach muscles worked out and tightening that tummy.

Keep in mind that if you decide to do both dieting and exercise, the results will not only be better, but will have even faster results. When working out, start with beginner workouts. This ensures that you are not frustrated in the event that you find the work out too hard. Then you can work your way up. You get the best results without having to invest heavily in your new and better look.

I hope that you got a lot of value from this article, and now know how to get rid of stomach fat fast. Just remember that nothing happens until you make it happen. Click on the image below and start your free trial to the new body that is calling you.

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Healthy Recipes

Healthy Recipes

Adding a few vegetarian recipes to your regular meal rotation is a simple way to improve your family’s health. Since vegetarian meals contain no meat, there is plenty of room on your plate for more of the vegetables and whole grains that nutritionists agree are healthy.

US News & World Report recently released its 2015 diet rankings. This reputable magazine’s findings show that eating more fruits and vegetables and less meat was a winning combination across the board. The winner for Best Diet Overall was a regimen that emphasized eating lots of whole grains and vegetables. That is a formula that works easily into healthy recipes, even very simple ones!
This article will describe the health benefits of eating plenty of fiber, eating a colorful variety of fruits and vegetables, and eating less fat. At the end are two easy vegetarian recipes that will introduce you to delicious benefits of vegetarian eating.
Vegetarian meals can be colorful, flavorful, and easy to prepare. Often the most time-intensive part of the preparation is chopping or slicing. Many grocery stores offer pre-chopped vegetables, so don’t let that stand in your way.


Dietary fiber has many benefits for good health. Found primarily in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and beans, fiber can:- help maintain healthy weight – relieve constipation- lower cholesterol- lower the risk of diabetes- lower the risk of heart disease. (source: Mayo Clinic)

When you eat plenty of fiber and drink plenty of water, you are likely to feel full without consuming too many calories. This power-packed combination can help you lose weight without feeling deprived.

Eating the Rainbow Nutritionists recommend eating fruits and vegetables in a rainbow of colors every day. The colors of our food (when those colors occur naturally!) reveal important things about the nutrients in that food. The bright colors of carrots, red bell peppers, green zucchini indicate that those vegetables contain different phytonutrients. Phytonutrients protect our bodies from disease and promote good health.

Lower Fat

Eating simple vegetarian meals, such as the vegetarian pizza and vegetarian curry recipes below, naturally reduces your consumption of meat. Meat is a major source of saturated fat in our diets, which is a significant factor in heart disease.Enjoy some happy healthy eating with vegetables!

Vegetarian Pizza

Ingredients:1 prepared pizza crust3/4 cup pizza sauce1-1/2 cups mozzarella cheese1 small onion, sliced1 green pepper, sliced3/4 cup mushrooms, sliced1 small tomato, diced1/2 cup olives.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spread sauce on crust. Top with onion, mushrooms, pepper and cheese. Place pizza in oven, on center rack, and cook for 8-10 minutes (until cheese is melted). Remove pizza from oven. Add tomato and olives.

Vegetarian Curry

Ingredients:1 tablespoon olive oil1 cup chopped onion1 cup red pepper, chopped 1/4 cup green onion, sliced1/2 teaspoon dried thyme1-1/2 teaspoons curry powder1 teaspoon kosher salt3 cloves garlic, minced2 cups vegetable broth1-1/3 cups sliced carrot3 cups peeled, cubed winter squash2 tomatoes, chopped3 cups sliced green zucchini.

Pour oil into a large Dutch oven and heat on medium-high. Saute first seven ingredients (onion through garlic) for about 5 minutes. Then add vegetable broth and carrots, scraping browned bits from bottom of pan. Cook 5 minutes more. Add the winter squash and zucchini. Bring mixture to a boil. Then turn down the heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes.

I hope that you’ve enjoyed these healthy recipes and will make them often to give your body the quality lifestyle it deserves.


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Vegetarian Recipes For Healthy Meals

Vegetarian Recipes

Going vegetarian can be a difficult transition for the average American. Many people are raised on meat and potatoes and all manner of processed food items, but they do not have to continue those same eating habits they grew up with forever. I have found that adding vegetarian meals once a week to your family’s table can be a manageable way to introduce healthy eating habits to your daily lifestyle. It is not true that cooking vegetarian means hours of prep work and complicated recipes. Presented here is one meal plan which takes about 30 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to cook. Dinner in less than an hour sounds good, right?

One of my favorite vegetarian foods is Quinoa, and if you have not heard of it, you need to know how healthy and beneficial it would be to add to your diet. Quinoa is a grain cultivated in the Andes region of South America, and its seeds are a tremendous source of protein, omega-3’s, and other essential nutrients like fiber, magnesium, and iron. It has been cultivated for over 3,000 years and has been recognized as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. I love to cook it together with rice as a side dish for many of my vegetarian recipes, because it adds flavor and nutrition to a meat-less meal. It has a slightly nutty flavor, and when made with basmati rice, tastes delicious with just a tablespoon of butter and some salt and pepper to taste.

To prepare quinoa with rice, take one cup of rice and 1/4 cup of quinoa together in your rice cooker (or small pot), to which you add 2 1/2 cups of filtered water. Bring to a boil, then turn down and simmer for 20 minutes, just as you would make regular rice. For added flavor and goodness, at halfway, or about 10 minutes, add 1 cup of frozen peas – do not stir – cover, and simmer for ten more minutes until peas are tender and rice is thoroughly cooked. Add butter, salt and pepper, and cover until ready to serve. Simple, delicious, and fast! (Chef’s Secret: whole grain basmati rice with red quinoa and baby peas is not only healthy and delicious, but quite beautiful too!)

Vegetarian Recipes – Option Two

The other side dish I often prepare with my vegetarian recipes are brussels sprouts, which are a terrific source of vitamin C. These are simple enough to prepare, but I like to add a little more flavor to them after steaming. If you do not have a steamer, take a regular pot with about one inch of water in the bottom, throw in your frozen or fresh sprouts, cover, and bring to a boil for about seven to ten minutes, (Longer time for fresh sprouts) Then drain the water, and toss the sprouts with a splash of fresh lemon juice, a tablespoon of freshly pressed, raw garlic and two tablespoons of good olive oil. Lemon, garlic and olive oil are also essentials for a healthy diet.

Garlic is a natural antibiotic and preventative for many diseases, namely cancer and heart disease. Lemon juice helps raise the body’s pH, thereby raising and regulating the metabolism, and helping the stomach to digest food. Olive oil is the best dietary source for good fats, and using it in place of butter or vegetable oil can help weight loss and weight maintenance.

Add to these side dishes a nice piece of salmon, and you have a lovely vegetarian meal in under 20 minutes. A good one-pound salmon steak with a dash of olive oil, lemon, thyme and basil, will cook thoroughly in a 400 degree oven in about 8 minutes on each side, rotating once during baking. Fish is done when it flakes easily with a fork. These healthy dinner ideas should help your family on its way to achieving better food habits and better all-around health. Good luck in the kitchen making these vegetarian recipes!

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Food Facts 
Food is the foundation for your life. Without food, water, and  oxygen, you can’t survive. Everyday, billions of people will wake up to eat food. And before they retire at night, they will have eaten at least three meals in a day.
And although food is a necessity, how and what we eat can also be a luxurious experience. Eating sushi and caviar is a completely different experience, from eating chicken noodle soup and rice.
Making great food is a lifestyle choice for a lot of chefs and everyday people who just love to cook. On any given day, you can turn on the tube or Google particular food recipes if you are in need of some awesome food ideas.It doesn’t matter if you are into healthy food recipes or just looking for simple recipes, if you are looking to make eating food a little more than an everyday necessity, you will be blown away by some of our food ideas on this site.
Food Groups
The U.s. Department of Agriculture has divided our foods up into 5 different food groups:
Fresh fruits, along with canned, dried or frozen fruits should be taken in at least twice a day. It’s suggested that half your plate should consist of veggies and fruits.
Juicing is another popular way to take in ones vegetables and fruits as it’s easy, quick, and the benefits are almost immediate as liquid hits the bloodstream faster, minimizing the time it would otherwise take your body to digest it, had it been eaten.
The other food group is vegetables. They, like fruits, come frozen, dried, canned, or in juice form. Within the vegetable group are other sub-categories such as starchy vegetables, dark green veggies, bean, peas and red and orange veggies. They are divided up in such a way so that people will eat a host of different vegetables, instead of just all dark greens or peas, for example.
You have two groups of grains, whole and refined. Whole grains are like the brown rice you eat, and the whole wheat breads and pasta. They are higher in fiber than the refined grains but the refined grains are high in iron and B vitamins.
Protein :
Peas and beans, your seafood, meats, nuts, soy products, and poultry covers the protein list. It’s better that you try to eat lean meats and poultry and don’t over consume on any one particular meat or poultry. Balance is the best advice that I can give you.
This food group is where you will get your calcium intake. Think milk, yogurt, cheese, and dairy. Very little fat or fat-free is the way to go here because anything more comes with a lot of saturated fats.
Food Hype
So as you can see .. food happens! It’s a part of the very fabric of our lives. We not only need it, we will die without it. And just as important as needing food to survive, is getting clean, healthy food that is naturally grown, and not genetically modified in a lab somewhere.
There are far too many industries chasing the almighty dollar and are in a rush to bring food to the market before it’s ready. The injection of hormone growth in animals and pesticides on our vegetables, just might be the things that are killing us rather than helping us live.
We’ve become the microwave nation where food is concern. If we don’t allow the time and place necessary for the proper growth of fruits and vegetables, or take care of the animals that we serve as meat to the people, things could go very wrong. Whether you are a vegetarian or not … good, clean, food is essential to great health. Throughout this blog, I hope that our choice recipes and desserts will speak volumes for your stomach and your health.

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