How’s this short week treating you? I can’t believe it’s already Thursday! Can every week be a four-day work week please? 😉
I missed posting yesterday. My schedule was just a little out of control. I taught a 6:40 a.m. yoga with weights class at Flex + Fit (my very first one and it went well! so much fun!), had a hamstring appointment after work and then taught an evening hot vinyasa at Y2. I had wine with yoga friends after class (vino + vinyasa!) and then reading in bed was calling my name when I got home. Sometimes I need a little down time!
This morning’s trifecta of beverages inspired this post. Coffee, water and a green smoothie bigger than my head. I thought I would pop in with a post on my lunch break and talk about something I don’t usually cover in my daily updates – what I drink. I give you guys a pretty good idea of what I eat on a day-to-day basis but rarely discuss what I drink along with it.
My body was SO craving a cold, nutrient-packed smoothie today. Green monster = frozen banana/blueberries/raspberries, a few ice cubes, vanilla protein powder, almond milk and a big handful of spinach.
Here is a look at my daily drinks!
COFFEE – I drink black coffee every morning. I don’t use sugar or creamer for any reason other than my parents drink their coffee black and that’s how I learned to drink it. We have a Cusinart Grind and Brew coffeemaker and whole bean French roast is our standard. I make coffee every morning and take a to-go cup to work with me. I prefer to bring my own coffee from home and not drink the stuff at work.
Recently, I’ve tried to cut back on my coffee consumption a bit. During yoga teacher training, I did a little no coffee experiment for a while and experienced terrible caffeine withdrawal headaches. I can’t drink decaf because it makes me feel sick for some reason so in an effort to cut back, I’ve started skipping my morning cup while I get ready and just take the to-go cup. It’s not even that I feel like I have to have coffee to wake up but I discovered during my coffee hiatus that I really just enjoy the ritual of drinking it.
Okay…that was a lot of detail on my coffee habit. Let me know if you have any other questions!
WATER – I drink a LOT of water throughout the day. I don’t go anywhere without a water bottle. I kept track of my intake for a while last fall and I easily drink over 100 ounces a day. Side note, I just got my first Sigg water bottle and I love it!
HOT TEA – I drink a cup or two of green tea at my desk most afternoons. I’ve always enjoyed hot tea but I started drinking it daily when I gave up my afternoon Diet Coke a couple of years ago. My favorites are Trader Joe’s Green Tea (dirt cheap!), Yogi Green Tea Kombucha and Green Tea Energy and Tazo Zen Green.
In the evenings when I am blogging I often have another cup of caffeine-free tea. Brandon bought this teapot for us for Christmas and we have all kinds of loose tea for it. I love any kind of chamomile blend at night.
SELTZER WATER – Brandon and I go through several bottles of seltzer water every week. It’s a great alternative to soda when you want some fizz. Also, it’s cheap and calorie-free! We always add a slice of lemon or lime.
KOMBUCHA – I drink a couple of kombuchas every week (I would drink more but it is $$$). My favorite brand is Synergy. Kombucha is rich in anti-oxidants and probiotics.
RED WINE – I have a glass or two of red wine a few nights a week. We tend to choose bigger, full-bodied reds like cabernet, malbec and syrah. We drink a lot of Spanish and South American reds because they are great values! Most of our wine shopping is done at Trader Joe’s and Total Wine.
What do your daily drinks look like?