For a while now, I’ve wanted to kick my caffeine habit. I’m not guzzling coffee all day, but I’m definitely addicted to that morning cup. After hearing endless people say they’ve experienced better sleep by phasing out their morning coffee, I finally got the guts to give it a try. I started to ween myself off last Friday. I swapped out my coffee for a strong cup of chai tea. At around noon, I had a bit of a headache, so I had another cup of chai. That helped, but the headache kind of went all day until I caved and took some Advil before dinner. Yikes! Thankfully, Saturday was a bit better- only one cup of chai, and one Advil- and I experienced little to no headaches. On Sunday I knew I needed to cut the Advil, so I just had one cup of chai. I was thrilled when I made it through the day without any headaches!
So today is the big day people, I’m attempting no caffeine! My goal is to work through the headaches that will undoubtedly occur and then hopefully Tuesday will be a breeze… right? Please tell me that’s exactly what will happen! Any tips from those of you who have cut caffeine before? I’m finding drinking loads of water and exercise is pretty helpful.
In the midst of my chai craze I came across these sweet chai tea infused popovers courtesy of Adrianna’s gorgeous new book, Pancakes. Huge thanks to Adrianna for sending it to me! It’s chock full of the most incredible pancake (both sweet and savory) and breakfast goodie recipes- you definitely want a copy of this one on your shelf.
Here’s to a great week!
Chai Tea Popovers from Adrianna Adarm’e’s Pancakes
Makes 12-16 popovers
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk, at room temperature
- 3 chai tea bags
- 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 large eggs at room temp