This Cleanse Helped Me Quit Coffee

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My journey with coffee has been quite the roller coaster. From drinking  several cups a day to maybe once a week during cancer treatment and then hopping back on the bean bandwagon to help bolster my day-to-day energy after I was cancer-free and healed. Despite my love for coffee, I’ve  recently had the conscious realization that I may be loving coffee a little too much lately.  That’s why I was thrilled when Taryn Toomey’s team behind The Class reached out about their latest launch — The Cleanse by Taryn Toomey, a 10-day seasonal cleanse program that not only helps you cut caffeine, but also sugar and animal products.

I ended up proceeding with a derivative of the cleanse and incorporating matcha into my routine instead of coffee.

After the shock of not having my morning sip settled, I was pleasantly surprised at how stable my energy was throughout the day.

Other positive side effects from going coffee free included:

I felt…

  • more grounded
  • more responsive
  • more present
  • more clearheaded
  • more hydrated
  • less reactive
  • less tense
  • less tired (weird right?)

And the negative side effects included:

  1. The headaches
  2. The routine cravings
  3. … The fact that I truly can’t think of any other is telling.

Although the positive outweigh the negative here, I simply felt like I was missing something special from my day — it truly was a ritual that I really loved and filled not only my cup, but my soul. That’s why I still drink coffee mindfully today. However, I consider myself a conscious coffee drinker, purposefully indulging (or trying to) with intention — say drinking it before I head to a hard workout class or at the beginning of a long work day. However, brunch with friends or just hanging out — a matcha or tea will do. These days I try to take 1-2 days off the bean a week.

Now, onto some coffee alternatives.

Here are some of my favorite high-vibe coffee alternatives that are extremely satisfying and satiating:

RASA Herbal Coffee 

Organic Matcha

Teeccino Chicory Herbal Coffee

Four Sigmatic Turmeric Latte Get 10% off with code boundless10

Organic Cacao

Organic Ayurvedic Chai

Organic Yerba Mate

Have you cut caffeine recently? I would love to hear from you about your experience and what alternatives you enjoyed. Share in the comments below! 
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