As we move into fall, I have a secret to share. I did something this summer that shocked my husband to his core. It made my sister question her relationship status with me. As for my friends, they nearly disowned me.
I quit drinking coffee.
It was not an addiction to caffeine or that I was drinking too much. Rather, my daily cup of morning coffee became a habit. I didn’t enjoy every sip of the hot beverage that passed by my lips. I didn’t even enjoy the actual taste of coffee, quite honestly. In fact, most mornings I found I drank only half a cup, leaving behind a cold, milky mess.
It supposedly takes 21 days to break a habit, right? But not if you replace an old habit with something more nurturing for the body, mind and soul. This is what I found when I replaced my daily cup of joe, with a daily cup of fruits, vegetables and spices.
This recipe is simple. But the addition of cinnamon, tumeric and ginger provide added health benefits including: reduced inflammation, increased antioxidant capacity of the body, lower blood sugar and even lower cholesterol levels.
Try replacing your daily cup with this simple and delicious recipe. And let us know what you think!
Berry Banana Spice
– handful blueberries
– handful raspberries
– 4 large strawberries
– half, frozen banana
– pinch cinnamon
– pinch turmeric
– pinch ginger
– ZICO Coconut Water
– Unsweetened Almond Milk
– 5 ice cubes
Blend all ingredients until smooth. Serve immediately.