For some reason (well, many reasons and I can think of a few side affects lingering from the weekend!) Mondays require extra energy and exertion. It’s best to start off strong, healthy, and rested to thrive for the rest of the week. Some days we move slower and some days we are like warriors! Our secret to being a modern day samurai and getting everything done is in the matcha we drink.
Last week, we shared the lesser known benefits of Matcha… and that seemingly inexplicable sense of ease and calm that spreads throughout the body. That is thanks to the special amino acids, L-Theanine. Another benefit or positive side-effect is that this same amino acid that relaxes your brain waves is also known to increase the production of dopamine and serotonin. Dopamine and Serotonin are responsible for enhancing your mood, improving memory, and promoting better concentration. And let’s be honest, we all want more of that.
While the samurai may have needed an extra energy boost before going into battle, we modern day warriors need that added caffeine jolt before conquering a day in this urban jungle. The caffeine in Japanese Matcha will give you sustained energy for 3-6 hours, without a crash or any jittery side affects.
You can drink your matcha, make a latte, or mix it up and make matcha granola. Granola is one of those things that’s almost better than dessert and you can sneak in healthy bonuses for picky eaters and kids. Have it for breakfast topped on your morning smoothie or as a simple snack.
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