I love coffee
It’s aroma can get me out of bed in seconds, and taking that first sip is like drinking a cup of warm and cozy blankets.
Then it’s buzzing affects hit and off to work I go! Best of both worlds
Whether in liquid form, ice cream, candle or grinded with chocolate and sugar…
(best stuff ever)
coffee is my one vice that I refuse to go without.
Any why should I?
Coffee benefits. 1-2 cups a day.
- Natural boost of energy, unless it’s Decaf (stay away from those 3hr energy shots, Rockstar and AMP) They are full of sugar, chemicals and will have you crashing like a kid who just inhaled 5 candy bars)
- Helps with mental alertness
- May help reduce Heart Disease, Dementia,Type 2 Diabetes, Gallstones and certain Cancers.
- Full of Antioxidants
- May reduce the risk of stroke and certain skin disorders
- It tastes good, is low in calories, and gets me through some tough and sluggish mornings.
Of course, just like everything else, coffee should be consumed in moderation. It is a natural stimulant, so a sudden increase in heart rate and trouble sleeping may occur. Try to have your last cup no later than 4 hours before bedtime, and always have your water bottle close by to avoid dehydration.
Also if you are an expecting mother, along with an avid coffee drinker, talk to your doctor about any risks or concerns you may have.
Along with my usual Newman’s Own Organic coffee this morning, I made a protein shake to drink in the car on the way to a clients house.
1cup Unsweetened Almond milk, 3/4 cup pasteurized liquid egg whites, 1/2T unsweetened cocoa powder, handful of spinach, and 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries.
Fills you right up with energy!
After my training session, I ran straight to Trader Joe’s to grab a bunch of items before the morning rush filled the aisles.
I’m trying to avoid having to go to the grocery store tomorrow before the Super bowl, but I’m sure something will turn up where I’ll have to tackle someone for the last bag of Tostitos and salsa.
I’ll make sure to wear a helmet, a Patriots helmet that is!
Post workout/Trader Joe’s meal: Chocolate Almond butter Frozen Yogurt
1 container of Plain Chobani,1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder,1/2T raw almond butter. Mixed with 1/3c Kashi GoLean Original and a handful of fresh blueberries,
Place in freezer for 5 minutes and enjoy.
Off to seize the day!
Have a happy and healthy Saturday! xoxo