Ohhhh Mondays! I don’t work 9-5 but whenever Monday comes around I feel worn down already! Maybe its just everyone else’s energy!
I gave up drinking coffee a while ago, I LOVED coffee, I loved how alert it made me feel and it was kind of a ritual, get up, get coffee! especially since I am self employed, it was a good motivator!
BUT it always made me feel gittery… and in the end it was making my stomach hurt.. then I found out I was allergic to Almonds and Soy, so out the door with the “creamers” it was just not working out with coffee and me, we had to break up!
I still get plenty of energy from my green smoothies and all, I used to do green juices everyday but haven’t had much time for that lately and that sucks because they give you that mental clarity that you need especially if you are creative!
I heard about Matcha powder a while ago and decided to see that we would be a good fit! so I hopped on line to order some and came across PURE CHIMP saw that they are a 100% natural & Vegan company and 5% of their profits go to charity… sounded like a company I would love to support and introduce to you guys!
I contacted them and they sent me their Matcha Green Tea to try out… and wanted to share my thoughts with you guys!
I had never tried anything like his before, is it tea is it a powder!! what is Matcha anyway!
Matcha literally means “powdered tea.” With matcha, you’re drinking Green tea leaves that have been turned into powder. Matcha has MANY health benefits, including:
- Burns Calories by increasing metabolism & helps the body burn fat about four times faster than average… (it does not raise your heart rate or blood pressure)
- Fortifies the Immune System– One bowl of Matcha Green Tea contains Potassium, Vitamins A & C, Iron, Protein, and Calcium
- Helps with concentration- the tea contains L-Theanine which helps produce dopamine and serotonin. These two chemicals enhance the mood, improve memory, and promote better concentration !
- High in Antioxidants – One bowl provides over 5 times as many antioxidants as any other food! Antioxidants can reverse the signs of aging with youthful looking skin and by fighting a number of life threatening illnesses.
- Increases Energy Levels
That is just some of the major benefits of the powder! I was a little bit concerned about it at first, because it said that it contains equivalent to 10 cups of regular green tea… which means that much more caffeine as well! so naturally since I hated being jittery! I was a little hesitant at first!
After reading about it a bit more, I realized the energy boost is not coming from the caffeine but rather the combination of nutrients that are present in Matcha, much like my green juices! and because of the effects of L-Theanine, it does not make you jittery!
SO… I have been trying it for the last few weeks! I put half a tea spoon in my smoothie for the fist week and then decided to just drink it with Hot water for a week as well!
As you’ve probably guessed by now, seeing how I HAD to have cream with my coffee, I hate bitter things… but this tea has a very pleasant taste, not bitter but ver mild and soothing! I LOVE the flavor and look forward to it every morning 🙂
Has it helped with energy and concentration?
Absolutely, I have noticed that I have been much more proactive, have more energy and even started cycling again! I started using my productivity planner and I am able to concentrate for longer periods of time!
I haven’t really noticed major weight loss or anything! but I haven’t weighed myself either! and its only been 2 weeks… I’ll update you on that one in a few months!
PURE CHIMP has one of the highest quality Matcha powders out there and they also have different flavors as well, which I can hopefully try and introduce you guys to, I love that they are 100% Natural & Vegan… some Matcha powders our there are not as effective.
Alright guys! thanks for reading…
As always I’ll have to mention that I am in so way sponsored by this company ( or any other company on my blog) , I did receive this product for review but in no way getting paid to promote or write a positive blog on this company, I just do this so that you guys get to read about more cruelty-free and vegan companies out there and have the choice to chose better for yourselves, the environment and the animals.
See you guys on Wednesday with another Beauty review!
Love & Peace