I did something just over one week ago I never ever thought I would do. I switched from coffee to matcha. Not fully – but hear me out. Every afternoon, I’m used to cozying up with yet another (usually 3rd) cup of coffee for the day.
I, Jen Standing, lifetime coffee lover and 3 pm Starbucks Americano FIEND gave it up.
It’s said that old habits die hard, but the truth is that they are simply more easily replaced than eliminated altogether. With coffee out, I needed to bring something in. I’ve seen various beverages that try to be coffee – different teas and cacao mixtures – but all left me a little broken hearted because I knew it wouldn’t feel like coffee to me.
So I decided to go in a completely different direction. If I was gonna give up my afternoon coffee, I needed something that was going to provide me with a more natural boost, and hopefully some other benefits as well.
Matcha was the perfect fit. Not only is there about half the amount of caffeine you’d find in a cup of coffee, but there are some real benefits too.
Matcha is also an adaptogen – and if you’ve been here before you know that I’m all about those these days! Adaptogens help relax your adrenals and balance cortisol levels. That, truly, is exactly what I need. The fact that it also supports the immune system, is a potent antioxidant, promotes relaxation and supports metabolism are all great bonuses.
Are you an avid coffee lover? What do you think of matcha?
Let me know in the comments below! Later babes.