Before you think I’m a complete nutter for writing a tea routine, I swear I wouldn’t share anything that wasn’t worthwhile. Plus, I’m not promoting fit teas here, I’m talking proper, herbal goodness.
I used to be a caffeine addict, relying on coffee to get me up in the morning. Before starting work I would religiously visit Cafe Nero and pick up a Frappe Latte, with extra cream and chocolate sprinkles. Now I’m a vegan that drinks 3 liters of water and green tea every day. Miracles happen…
So kick the caffeine and feel much fresher with some of the yummy herbal teas on the market today. I promise you will get through the grief of saying goodbye to coffee and you wont have to deal with afternoon slump, or worse, the coffee shakes.
After a good 30-40 minute workout I tuck into a huge bowl of oatmeal, topped with fruit. it’s so energising and tasty that you won’t even miss your cappuccino! To help all the carbs go down and avoid any bloating peppermint tea is the bomb. I devote my awesome digestive system to this stuff! Peppermint is an anti-inflammatory so is great for skin and stomachs. I have a large cup after any meal and never feel overly full or bloated.
The secret stash of Lemon Green Tea in my desk drawer at work is an essential to get me through the day. I usually turn to it if I start to feel peckish or to accompany a mid-morning Nakd bar. Green tea is great for balancing female hormones and de-stressing. Not to mention it’s packed with antioxidants that are great for skin and weight management.
After a hearty dinner I tuck into another large mug of peppermint or spearmint tea. Spearmint is great for hormonal imbalance which I’ve suffered with since ditching the contraceptive pill, and it’s much healthier than an After Eight. It tastes a lot stronger than peppermint and smells a lot like chewing gum. You will see what I mean if you try it. I personally prefer peppermint for digestive purposes as it keeps away the dreaded food baby.
The most recent addition to my tea routine is Camomile Tea. It’s never appealed to me before but the taste is surprisingly sweet. It is great for aiding sleep and is an anti-inflammatory and anti-septic so has great skin benefits. I drink a cup full before bed to help me switch off. My anxiety doesn’t bother me half as much as it used to but I do tend to think about EVERYTHING when my head hits the pillow and a calming mug of this sweet tea is a great addition to any night time routine if you don’t have time for yoga.
Herbal teas don’t all taste like freshly cut grass and there are so many varieties out there to try that can help with tons of issues.
What is your favourite beverage? Recommend any healthy teas below.