Iâ€™m Sarah, a Naturopathic Doctor, wellness enthusiast and health-foodie. Iâ€™m a well-being advocate and green kitchen guru who is living my true purpose while guiding patients through their personal health journeys. Iâ€™m also a complete and utter health food fanatic who wants to see everyone benefit from eating healing foods!
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This doctor’s current morning beverage of choice is a matcha latte with almond milk. While regular coffee can leave me feeling anxious and overstimulated the matcha keeps me cool and focused throughout my mornings thanks to it’s high levels of l-theanine. L-theanine is an amino acid found in tea that promotes alpha brain waves, which are responsible for memory and learning and gets me in a state of alert relaxation.Â MatchaÂ contains up to five times as muchÂ L-theanineÂ as regular green tea (20 mg versus 4 mg) and less caffeine than a cup of coffee (around 70mg vs. 100 – 200mg). Lately, I’ve also been adding a scoop of collagen peptides and a few teaspoons of coconut butter to my daily brew. The collagen increases skin thickness to reduce the appearance of both fine lines & cellulite (this is clinically proven people) while coconut manna, made from both the coconut oil + the coconut flesh, provides healthy fats to further support skin health.
I've recently switched from coffee to a daily matcha-based latte. Matcha has less caffeine and more antioxidants than coffee and is a healthy and delicious way to start the day.Â