Most of us need a little bit of a caffeine buzz to get us through the day! Whether you’re a Starbucks girl or an Ignite addict, the craving for your “fix” won’t be fading away any time soon. Today we’re going to talk about a few healthier options for your daily caffeine intake! Drop the creamer and listen up.
“Bullet Proof” Coffee
I’m sure you’ve seen this trend all across social media! Bullet proof coffee is the latest caffeine craze that is taking over the world of health and fitness. Adopted by “Whole 30-ers,” bullet proof coffee is created by mixing coconut oil and black coffee in a blender. Black coffee, on average, contains approximately 75-100 grams of caffeine per 8 ounces, so you will definitely feel energized. Leave out all the unnecessary sugars and creamers, coconut oil alone creates a frothy, delicious flavor and texture that will leave even a Starbucks aficionado impressed. Add a little bit of honey if you’re used to sweeter concoctions!
Iced Unsweet Green Tea
Green tea, on average, contains approximately 25 milligrams of caffeine, per 8 ounces. While this may be a little less than your go-to coffee beverage, when you sip on some green tea you’re also slurping on plenty of health benefits. Green tea is loaded with antioxidants which have been proven to decrease your risk of cancer. Due to the slow progression of the caffeine in green tea, the crash that you sometimes feel with coffee will never hit! Green tea also lowers your risk of heart disease, diabetes and infection. You can sip on this tasty tonic throughout the day without any guilt or adrenal fatigue.
If you’re one of those people that tends to drink only one to two sips of coffee, more for the placebo effect, you’ll love ginseng tea. Although ginseng doesn’t actually contain caffeine, it has been proven to increase ones mental capabilities throughout the day… commonly confusing ginseng guzzlers with the feeling you get from a coffee buzz! Ginseng improves digestion, heart health and even boosts your immune system. You can mix ginseng into smoothies, or buy packets of tea to make at home or at work.
You can find all of these items at your local grocery store, and you’ll save yourself some money in the process! If you have any healthy caffeine habits, we’d love to hear them! Sign up below and shoot us an email.