Nice to Matcha!

I did something just over one week ago I never ever thought I would do.

I gave up my afternoon coffee.

The why is a whole ‘nother story, so let’s not get into that (I’ll get into it on my next personal update I promise). All you need to know is that I, Jen Standing, lifetime coffee lover and 3 pm Starbucks americano FIEND gave it up.

It’s said that old habits are more easily replaced that diminished all together, so 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 went 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.

Nice toMatcha

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!


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Welcome to Standing Strong Wellness, where we embrace how much a strong body supports a strong mind! I'm Jen Standing - Certified Nutrition Consultant, Blogger, Food Lover, and CEO behind SSW. I'm a wellness-nerd who loves sharing my knowledge with others on all things food, fitness, nutrition, and mental health - stick around for tips on all of those topics!

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  1. Right now I drink coffee every morning but I go through phases where I don’t have it for a while. And I have had a matcha latte once in an air port coffee shop but it was sooo sweet so I kinda hated it lol. But I want to try it again without the extra sugar. Also, I didn’t know it was an adaptogen – very cool :))

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