Can you cut back on or give up coffee and still live your best life? I'm putting GNC's Earth Genius Energizing TonIQ to the test to see if it's possible! I've partnered with GNC for this post but all opinions are my own. The US Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated these statements. These products and statements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Growing up, I did not understand coffee. I didn't like anything about it. That is until I started working the night shift during nursing school. I needed something to help me stay awake and it seemed like everyone was drinking coffee all night long. So, I started drinking it too. It took a little bit of experimenting, but I found a coffee and creamer combination that I could live with and eventually my love affair with coffee blossomed. Fast forward to now, 15 years and 2 kids later. I rely on coffee to start my day. I actually love my morning ritual of having 2-3 steaming hot cups of coffee and wasn't sure I could give it up, even though I desperately wanted to.
Why give up something you love? Well, it's not the coffee that I'd like to ditch as much as the creamer. I've been using more and more creamer and it just isn't the smartest thing to be putting into my body. Besides that, the fact that it's laden with calories, it's also loaded with sugar and oil. With the creamer, drinking 2-3 cups of coffee adds about 200+ calories to my day. I've tried different kinds of light creamers and all sorts of milk products and substitutions and it just isn't the same. I'd been thinking about how to give up coffee, or at least cut back, when I found GNC's Earth Genius Energizing TonIQ.
I started working with GNC Earth Genius last month and have been raving about their SuperFoods Supreme. My daily superfoods smoothie is giving me life! Thanks to their comprehensive, wholesome line of products, I've been able to make smart swaps in my daily life. Rather than grabbing a bottle of juice or eating my son's leftover breakfast pastry, I'm making the smarter choice of adding superfoods to my diet. After reading about Earth Genius Energizing TonIQ, I wondered if this could be the solution I was looking for to end my reliance on coffee and creamer.
Energizing TonIQ was formulated to help you feel invigorated and alert. Earth Genius always aims to use naturally inspired ingredients, so that's why they use a natural caffeine from green coffee bean extract. When paired with the Cereboost®, an extract from American Ginseng, and an adaptogenic mushroom blend, you've got a daily tonic that will help you wake-up and focus. Like my other favorites from Earth Genius, this tonic is gluten-free, non-GMO, and is free of artificial colors, flavors, and sweeteners. It's also vegan.
To use, I simply add 1 scoop of Energizing TonIQ to 10 ounces of water. I've got a handy shaker that I take with me on-the-go and it mixes this tonic perfectly. It's not gritty and the flavor is very mild. I've found that the colder this tonic is the better, so sometimes I add a little ice.
Maybe you need that extra boost of energy in the afternoon? The Energizing TonIQ will give you that gentle recharge that you need. This blend contains 100 mg of caffeine per serving. If you're looking for a comparison, an 8-ounce cup of coffee usually contains 95 mg of caffeine.
I like to have a serving 30 minute to an hour before a workout to give me that extra boost of energy that I need. When I can't get to the gym, I grab my shaker and my phone to stream a spin class I can do at home. This blend gives me just what I need to power through my day or a workout.
I was missing that morning ritual of drinking hot coffee from my favorite mug, so I started having my morning Energizing TonIQ in a mug instead. It's the little things!
I've been using the Energizing TonIQ for over a week now and I've got to say, I could get used to this. On some mornings, I still have a half-cup or small cup of coffee with creamer, and then throughout the day, I'll have 1-2 servings of GNC Earth Genius Energizing TonIQ. I feel so much better about finally cutting back on coffee and creamer and nixing those unwanted calories. This tonic only contains 15 calories per serving so at 2 servings a day that is still less than 1 tablespoon of the creamer I was using (and I was having about 4-6 tablespoons a day - yikes!).
Do you want to cut back on or give up coffee?
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Thank you to GNC Earth Genius for sponsoring this content. As always, all opinions are my own.