As much as I love coffee, sometimes I just need a break. I’d love to say I always stick to 1-2 cups per day buuttt… I can get carried away and lose track quickly.
Like one summer I worked myself up to two venti iced coffees from Starbucks a day (I’m shaking just thinking about this, HOW & WHY?). I didn’t realize I was drinking close to 6 cups of coffee a day- so when I did the math I had a serious oh sh*t moment. Then I decided it would be a lovely idea to cut coffee out of my life cold turkey. Easily in the top 20 for worst decisions of my life. My brain felt like 600 pounds of lead and I couldn’t feel my eyeballs. So… learn from me being an idiot and don’t detox from coffee this way people!
Now I’m much more intentional about how much coffee I’m drinking (no more than 3 cups a day), and every so often I like to go on a little coffee hiatus to let my central nervous system calm tf down from those coffee jitters & give my stomach a much needed break from all that acidity. BUT what I can’t do is take a break from caffeine. I. need. it.
I genuinely don’t understand when I meet people who just don’t drink coffee or any form of caffeine. Like how? Teach me your ways.
SO what I do instead is slowly start to wean off of coffee and replace it with matcha. I freakin love matcha. It’s an amazing source of natural energy that doesn’t give you jitters or that dreaded 2pm coffee crash. It’s also a superfood that’s high in antioxidants, is anti-inflammatory and has a million other claimed health benefits that I won’t get into here.
But that’s not all… to take it to the next level (per usual with me), I like to add Spirulina for an even larger energy boost. Plus, spirulina is arguably even better for you than matcha in the superfood realm. So combine these two ingredients and you have a potent little energy drink that’s health freak approved. I am obsessed with drinking matcha + spirulina lattes before a workout because I just get JAZZED UP you know?
The one downside is that matcha and spirulina is that when you drink them plain in hot water, they taste like you’re eating a handful of weeds and algae. Especially when you combine them together… ohhh boy it’s like a nice earthy cup of sea grass. Thankfully I have a recipe for us that actually tastes good AF:
Matcha + Spirulina Latte Recipe:
- 2 tsp Matcha Powder
- 1 tsp Spirulina Powder
- 1-2 tbsp Unsweetened Creamer (I use Califia Farms Coconut Creamer)
- 1 drop of Sweet Leaf Stevia Sweet Drops (about 1/4 tsp)
- Hot Water (to fill the rest of the mug to the top)
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