Energising zinger shot 🙌
I'm not a morning person at all, but i've had to force myself to get into the groove lately. I'll be honest it takes a strong black coffee to power me up and it has become a bit of a habit, so much so that if I don't have a caffeine hit by 10am I get a headache. Not a good sign I know!
So, in a bid to try to change my ways I've been trying out different morning energisers that can replace my morning coffee.
Exercise...i know it's hard pre coffee, but actually it really works. I cycle to work in the morning now rather than drive and it makes such a difference. I think it's the combination of the exercise and the fresh air to be honest, but by the time i get in i'm much more ready for action.
However, old habits die hard and although i've managed to delay my coffee habit i still find myself putting on a pot of coffee by 10am.
Success in one sense, coffee is no longer my number one stop in the morning, but I do still 'need' it...or rather I think i need it.
In comes the zinger shot. My habit is drinking what I perceive to be an energy boost (a cup of coffee), so if i change this energy boost to a drink that is packed full of vitamins and actual energy rather than caffeine, then i'm bound to be onto a winner...right!?
I made a batch today and it certainly put a spring in my step this afternoon, it tastes amazing and has a proper kick to it. So tomorrow i'm going to pour myself a little glass of this rather than reaching for the coffee pot...wish me luck!!!
If you're feeling inspired to join me on my quest to reduce caffeine. Or if you just fancy a delicious juice that's packed full of antioxidants then here's the recipe...
Energising zinger shot
Ingredients (makes 4-6 small glasses):
- 1x grapefruit
- 2x oranges
- 2x carrots
- 1 inch cubed fresh ginger
- 1tsp turmeric
- 4-5 cubes ice
Method (no juicer required):
- Half the grapefruit & oranges and squeeze all the juice through a sieve into a jug blender to avoid getting the pips in there.
- Peel & grate the carrots & ginger into the blender with the citrus juice.
- Add turmeric & ice cubes into the blender.
- Blitz until smooth and juicy.
Share your photos or experiences if you give it a go.
I'll keep you posted on how my pursuit of caffeine reduction unfolds!
Happy juicing lovelies :-)