It’s not coffee smuice

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I definately love a good cup of coffee. What I like most, maybe, is the smell of freshly ground coffee, it’s dark aromatic flavours.

When working at school it has become a habbit to grab a cup of coffee in the morning before the classes start. And another one during the morning break (Hey, they call it coffeebreak, so Why not??) and again another one during lunchtime.
It has become quite a bad habbit…

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Nothing wrong with enjoying a good cup of coffee once in a while, but a daily overdose is far from good for our body. The cafeine gives us a temporary energyboost, but it also distracts lots of minerals from our body, causes ‘stress’ which increases the production of the hormone cortisol and disturbs our hormonal balance.
After a while the energyboost decreases and we feel more worn-out than we did before. Hence, we take an extra cup of coffee to give us some energy again!
Do I hear something with vicious and circle….?
Cafeïne also dehydrates the body, which in turn has it’s negatieve effects.

I don’t want to discourage you to enjoy your daily cuppa, to be honest I enjoy mine to the max when I have one!
But it’s good to be aware of the effects of excessive use of coffee.

Enjoy your coffee when you have one. Don’t drink it inattentive but drink it mindful. Take some time to really taste it and make it a moment of peace.
Always pair your cup of coffee with a glass of water to hydrate your body.
Don’t use coffee as an energybooster, it’s better to listen to your body. If it needs rest, give it rest… Take a powernap, listen to some relaxing music or meditate for example.

it’s not coffee smuice
Here’s a recipe for a fabulous and awesome smuice (combo of smoothie and juice) which does give you an energyboost if you need one! Try this instead of your daily dose of cafeïne.

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what do you need?
* 1 grapefruit, juiced (can be replaced by 2 orange’s)
* 1 lemon or lime, juiced
* 1 banana (can be replaced by half an avocado)
* some fresh basil leaves
* a good pinch of cayennepepper

Put everything in a cup and blitz it all up (handmixer!) into a creamy smuice.
Slowy sip it and enjoy the refreshing taste of the citrus and the herby and spicyness of the basil and cayenne!

Love, E.

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