I remember exactly what it felt like to hit a wall every single day between 2-4pm! UGH. I felt low-energy, lethargic, a decrease in concentration and focus AND the only thing I could think about was caffeine. I was looking for anything to boost my energy levels.
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I see this time and time again in my nutrition practice. If you're mentally nodding along while reading this then you, my friend, are suffering from an imbalance in blood sugar levels and quite possibly adrenal fatigue. But you know what won't help? Having another cup of coffee. Sure, it might temporarily fix the problem, but you're not dealing with the root cause.
Listen, if you're someone who has 1 cup of coffee a day because you thoroughly enjoy it and it's your one vice (I've heard a lot of sob stories!) no biggie. Really. Enjoy your cup of coffee! But for me, the issue is when you come to physically rely on it to restore alertness and increase energy levels. That's no bueno! You're simply adding to the problem at this point.
I have your solution right here and it doesn't involve caffeine - nope! We are using only the finest ingredients to restore blood sugar levels, balance out your mood, support your adrenals and make you feel pretty awesome without the crash you were bound to have by having another up of coffee.
Stress Busting Cafe Au Lait
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup boiling water
1 heaping tsp Dandy Blend (a coffee substitute that is not only detoxifying but also liver supportive -YAY)
1/2 tsp maca root powder (for adrenal & hormonal support - hence the stress-busting!)
1 tsp raw honey
1 tsp cinnamon (great for stabilizing blood sugar levels)
pinch of nutmeg
Boil some water.
Combine all ingredients including 1/2 cup of boiling water into a blender and blitz on high for 30 seconds to combine everything.
Pour into your fave mug and sip away!