I am a Green Tea fanatic, I cannot function in the morning without Green Tea, in particular, Matcha Green Tea to be precise. If you’ve caught any of my previous tea posts you’ll know there’s a brand close to my heart.
Enter Vivid Matcha.
An innovative brand which was founded by Matcha fanatic James Shillcock this quirky but fantastic tea-on-the-go concept is perfect for those with a busy lifestyle. Having previously tried the Think Vivid challenge the iced tea cartons were a firm favourite of mine and accompanied me to the gym, to meetings and even to Turkey last year.
New for 2017 they’ve just launched the Brain Box which is a 14-day plan designed to limber your brain up to help you get the most out of the power of your mind. With 14 individual sachets of Matcha and a 14-day brain booklet bursting full of facts, puzzles and recipe ideas there’s plenty to keep your brain entertained.
These individual servings are perfect for throwing in your bag if you’re always on the go or on the move like I am. The single sachets are no mess, no fuss. With your brain absorbing 20% of all your energy it’s important to fuel it well and with the amazing properties of Matcha, you’re certainly onto a winner with Vivid.
Matcha is a ceremonial tea originating from ancient China and contains natural caffeine, this improves cognition and L-theanine which is an amino acid. It’s absolutely essential to ensure you have a great level of L-theanine in your body as not only does it keep your mind relaxed yet alert it also is a slow-release energy boost. In addition to this, not many people know that it’s fantastic for post-gym workouts as it helps fuel muscle repair and in studies, it has been shown to help reduce the risk of cancer. It’s certainly super and these little sachets contain this all important amino acid!
Available from Holland & Barratt this brain box is not just for drinking. Recently I’ve had an obsession with a clean pancake breakfast which if you eat a gluten-free diet like I do or if you’re looking for a healthier alternative for breakfasts then this is a great wake-me-up.
These pancakes are easy to make and contain less than 150 cals per pancake.
To make 1 pancake mash one banana with a fork, crack an egg and mix thoroughly when a thick paste add the sachet of Vivid Matcha and continue to mix. Heat a frying pan, oil with coconut oil and pour the mixture into the pan, allow it to spread like a pancake, flip it when cooked on one side and serve with fresh fruit. Enjoy
I’ve used the Brain Box for 14 days alongside completing the puzzles and I certainly feel that my mental alertness has vastly improved.