Energy Zinger Juice

Processed with VSCO with c1 presetI’m not a coffee drinker anymore!! I know I feel just as weird typing it as it sounds..

I started drinking coffee at the age of 5 when I would sneak the last sips of my mom’s cup. It was love at first sip, and I was drinking a cup every morning by the time I was 9! This carried on and coffee has always been a huge part of my life. It took an even bigger role when I became an Ashtanga yoga practitioner, because it helped provide energy for waking up at 4 AM.

But just this year, at 30, I had a huge WAKE UP call. My hormones were not balanced. My cortisol levels were high and my progesterone low. No Bueno. So I had to have an intervention with myself and stop the coffee.

I transitioned to green tea for 3 days, then cut all caffeine out for 10 days, and coffee for a complete month. I’m not gonna lie, the headaches were AWFUL. But after 3 days I was fine. And you know what? I have more energy now then ever! An energy that just feels natural, not artificial. I now drink hot cacao or matcha before my yoga practice, and my magic drink in post practice.

The juice pictured here was a saving grace when I was having withdraws from coffee, and I still drink it almost daily in lieu of a cup of Jo. I call it the Energy Zinger.

Energy Zinger Ingredients:

  • 4 -6 carrots depending on size
  • 5 stalks celery
  • 1/2 green apple
  • 1 inch piece of peeled ginger root
  • 1 inche piece of peeled turmeric root
  • 1 lemon or lime

Juice and enjoy the natural buzz! I like to enjoy mine in the afternoon, as it gives me a nice little pick me up.

Have you recently quit coffee? What are some methods that helped you with the transition? I would love to hear any tips, so put em’ in the comment section below!

xx

Health Coach Jenna

Energy Boosting (and Cramp Fighting!) Hot Cacao

For an alternative to coffee for your energy boost in the morning, check out this creamy and delicious hot cacao. Not only does it provide you with magnesium, fiber, and antioxidants, but it sends your body a steady stream of energy that will not spike and crash like the rush from coffee.

As for women, this drink is an excellent cramp fighter! I like to enjoy this little cup of goodness on the first day of my Ladies’ Holiday, when I am prone to cramps. The caffeine in the cacao will alleviate your cramps, and the *maca is an adaptogen, facilitating the body’s ability to adapt to and regulate stress responses, as well as balance hormones.

Yes, please!

Energy Boosting (and Cramp Fighting!) Hot Cacao with Maca

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon Raw Cacao Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Maca Powder*
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 tbs coconut oil
  • 1 1/4 cups full fat coconut milk
  • (optional) 1 tbs raw honey or stevia
  • Omnivores-add in a scoop of collagen!

Directions:

Mix ingredients well in a sauce pan over low to medium heat. Pour and enjoy.

Do you have any other natural remedy for cramps? What’s your favorite? Please share in the comments section below!

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