Being Portuguese I grew up drinking coffee from a very young age and never thought anything of it until I got older and realized caffeine consumption was playing a big part in my anxiety and stress levels… who knew?! When something is so ingrained into your daily habit and culture it can be the hardest thing to see it as a potential negative thing.
I’m not saying coffee is the worst thing in the world nor am I saying I think you should entirely remove it from your diet. I do think that a lot of people rely on this liquid stimulant as a way to get through their day, push through when their body is actually exhausted and when you can’t even start your day without a cup and not have a dreadful headache creeping around the corner. Trust me I’ve been there and can completely relate!
For me one of my new years resolutions for 2018 was to add self-care back into my life and put myself first. Things like even reducing or giving up coffee and caffeine was a long journey for me of slowing cutting it out and products like Caf-Lib have been a game changer in allowing me to still enjoy the taste and ritual of drinking my cup of Joe in the morning without adding to stress and anxiety levels.
One of my favourite drinks to enjoy in the morning to start my day has been what you guys have now named my “HealthNut Coconut Coffee.” It’s frothy, creamy and has some great health benefits without any caffeine! You can of course drink this at bedtime or swap the herbal coffee with the regular stuff but give it a try and see how you feel with a little less caffeine in your day. For me I’m able to notice when my body is tired and when I have energy naturally and not from artificial stimulants. I not only have more sustained energy throughout the day but I also wake up feeling alert and well rested without a zombie walk to the coffee maker.
Even though people look at me a bit oddly when I mention coffee substitutes lol. Herbal coffee has been around for years and is something my grandparents even know about it and have been drinking for years as their night time coffee replacement. My mom even remembers drinking Caf-Lib when she was younger and having issues with anxiety and turned to herbal coffee as a replacement. Mind you she still drinks coffee but less of it.
Most of the time herbal coffee is an all-natural product made up of simple ingredients like roasted chicory, carob, barley, etc. It has a similar taste and smell of traditional coffee which I love and even use in many recipes that require coffee like tiramisu or coffee cake (how many times can I say coffee in this post haha).
I’ve now been drinking herbal coffee as part of my diet almost everyday for the past 4 years and continue to get a lot of questions and interest about it. Even family and friends around me have made the switch as they have also started to notice their sleep and stress levels have changed from years of over caffeinating. Give your mind and adrenal levels a little break and try out my HealthNut Coconut Coffee recipe for 7 days and see how you feel.
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- 1 cup boiling water
- 1-2 tbsp. Caf-Lib herbal coffee
- 1 tbsp. unflavoured grass fed collagen peptides
- 1 tsp. cold pressed coconut oil
- 1 tsp. maple syrup (optional)
- In a high-speed blender add in the liquid first followed by the rest of the ingredients. Blend everything together for 30 sec, starting on the low setting then turning it up to high speed until frothy and lighter in colour.
- Serve right away nice and hot and enjoy!