Why + How to Ditch Coffee for Matcha ...

As many people, the ritual of a hot cup of coffee is the only thing that gets them me out of bed in the morning. 

While coffee may have some benefits, it also can have very bad side effects like acidity, dehydration, and potential to cause anxiety. 

If you haven't heard of matcha yet, you're about to become addicted! Matcha is a concentrated form of green tea. Rather than simply soaking the leaf, the entire tea leaf is stone-ground into powder and consumed whole, so you get a more potent version of green tea. The list of benefits from drinking matcha tea is long. Matcha will give you the energy boost many seek from coffee, but because of the large concentration of antioxidants, the absorption of caffeine is slower so there's no crash. Coffee first thing in the morning can also contribute to adrenal fatigue, as our cortisol levels are naturally high in the morning and a huge, artificial energy boost from coffee is unnecessary and hard on the hormones that regulate our energy. If you do drink coffee, it's best to do so with a food and at least two hours after waking up.

3/4 cup Almond Milk unsweetened
1 teaspoon matcha powder
1/4 cup boiling water
1/2 tablespoon honey or agave syrup
- Bring 3/4 cup of almond milk to a low simmer in a small pot or sauce pan over medium-high heat.

- Place 1 teaspoon matcha powder in a mug or other heat-proof cup. 
- Slowly whisk in 1/4 cup boiling water, then almond milk, tipping cup slightly to help create more foam. If you have a frother, you can use that as well. 
- Sweeten with honey or agave syrup.

 below are seven reasons why you should be incorporating matcha into your diet ASAP.

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