Out of nowhere, I decided to quit coffee and not drink wine at all this week.
Eeek! Have I lost my marbles?!
Maybe… but honestly, I think I’m onto something.
It’s for a lot of good reasons and so far, I kinda really like it. Mostly because I never thought I was the type of person who could actually go a whole week without coffee or wine. I guess I’ve never really gone without one of the two… for a long time. Even on the cleanse, I would sneak in a cup of coffee here and there because I thought I NEEDED it but turns out, it was more about the ritual of drinking coffee than the actual caffeine.
Holding a warm cup of something sweet.
The intoxicating smell.
Doing emails with coffee in hand.
It’s just what I did every morning (I talk more about my crazy good alternative for coffee here).
Same goes for alcohol.
It was more about the experience of holding a pretty wine glass than actually getting a buzz. I don’t drink to get drunk, at least not anymore. Sipping a glass of red wine while cooking was therapeutic and helped me wind down at night. I just wanted a taste so one glass was always enough. When out to dinner, I almost always order a glass of champagne to feel fancy. That’s about as crazy as I get… just can’t deal with hard alcohol anymore LOL but still, I felt this urge to take a break from it last weekend and I’ve stuck to it.
Why? Mostly to detox for my hormones as they’ve gotten a little wacky.. I’ll talk more about that in Monday’s upcoming post. I’m in the process of writing out all my thoughts, hoping it will help some of you if you’re also struggling with hormones.
Symptoms this week? Bad headaches late at night. That’s it. I’ve been sleeping great and feeling great otherwise. Less drained, less sugar cravings, feeling more grounded. All good things! I knew only good things would come after taking a break from the two but you know how it goes.
I’m continuing with this theme until I feel otherwise, which is why I have this refreshing and fun Sparkling Chia Kombucha Mocktail for you!
It’s nice to have a bubbly replacement when cutting back on alcohol so why not make it cute and fun?! Sometimes I’ll use a tall glass but usually reach for a stemless wine glass since that was my normal ritual for red wine.
It’s seriously so refreshing and thirst-quenching; I feel totally satisfied and I encourage you to just try it instead of wine tonight!Print
Refreshing and thirst-quenching kombucha mocktail for those nights when you want something fancy that feels like a “drink” but doesn’t have the booze!
3/4 cup sparkling water (I love passionfruit La Croix)
3/4 cup kombucha (I love GT’s Guava Goddess)
1 teaspoon chia seeds
handful of ice
handful of fresh blueberries
Combine the sparkling water with your fave kombucha flavor.
Add chia seeds and stir. Then add ice and blueberries.
Stir again and start sippin’!
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I’ll be drinking this sparkling pink drink with you 🙂
Cheers to mocktails ♥
Happy Friyay my loves!