I can’t help it. I love coffee. I love preparing it and the aroma that pours throughout my home. I love adding just the right amount of creamer (almond milk based of course!) and honey to it to make it rich, creamy, and just sweet enough to satisfy. And then I’ll sit in a warm, cozy spot and hold that giant mug of happiness.
But something strange tends to happen at this point. I usually end up an hour or two later with a completely full cup of coffee. Yep. I’m that gal. I’m the one who goes through the process, enjoys the nostalgia it brings, and then doesn’t drink it.
That wasn’t always me, though. I used to be a coffee ADDICT! Like, “I can’t function if I don’t have coffee” addict. I’m sure many of you out there can feel me on this one. About two and half years ago, though, I began to slowly revamp my diet and I’m here today to tell you that I no longer have to function off of pure caffeine. I still enjoy my coffee every now and again, but it is completely in moderation.
So what’s my secret? What allowed me to wean myself off of that lifestyle? Well, there’s a lot of factors. To begin, I’m more aware of the amount of sleep I get on a daily basis. I take naps or meditate when necessary and I find time to rest on the weekends. Additionally, I workout regularly. Working out gets a bad rap that it will just make you more tired and that may be true in the beginning of your journey. Over time, though, it has boosted my daily energy and helped keep me running strong throughout the day. Another factor is what I eat. My diet is filled with real, whole foods and I have limited the amount of processed foods to almost none. And to go along with that, I drink Shakeology daily, which is like taking a superfood multi-vitamin every single morning. The combination of all of this has allowed me to feel more energized on a daily basis.
So it was the most AMAZING surprise when Beachbody decided to reveal their newest flavor last month- Cafe Latte. Basically it’s like the choir starts singing and the light from heaven beams down! 🙂 Pure bliss, my friends. But let me take it a step further. Let me make it ridiculously blissful…because you know that’s how I roll! 😉
Cafe & Biscotti Shakeology
1 scoop Cafe Latte Shakeology
8 oz Vanilla Almond Milk (unsweetened)
1 tbsp Cookie Butter (from Trader Joes)
5-6 ice cubes