Matcha My Love

img_6076I decided to give up #coffee, and trust me it was a tough call. I loved everything about coffee. The routine of acquiring it, the taste, the comfortable prop, but coffee is a slippery slope for me. As much as I’d vow myself to only one coffee a day, it often times became three, and I’d be left jittery, nervous, and restless. As someone dealing with #Hashimotos and #autoimmune #inflammation, that is the last thing I need to put my body through. Then there is also the financial factor. I downloaded one of those coffee apps that build you rewards with your purchases, and instead of being thrilled with my free drink after earning so many points, I was more aghast at how much money I was spending week to week on coffee. Sorry Starbucks – your app backfired.

But quitting these patterns can be tough. I admit the hardest part of saying goodbye to my cold brew was the #routine. I loved stopping in at the same location, seeing the familiar faces, and having them greet me by already knowing my order. It was a great kickoff to my day and I felt incomplete without it.

I quickly became aware that I needed to build a new routine. So now I start every morning by making an iced green tea latte. Sure, I’m not greeted by people who know my order, but this new practice is quiet and #meditative. It allows me 5 minutes to focus on what intentions I want to put forward for the rest of the day. And the best part? Green tea, while still having #caffeine and providing that initial morning perk, doesn’t give me the jitters or nerves that coffee does.
Recipe –
1 teaspoon matcha, 2 tablespoons warm water, 1 teaspoon honey
(stir this small amount together with a wisk to get the matcha blended a little better)
Add 8oz Unsweetened Almond Milk, 1 tbsp collagen
Shake it all together till foamy (I use my blender bottle 😉)
Pour over ice and enjoy!

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