For a while now, Iâ€™ve wanted to kick my caffeine habit. Iâ€™m not guzzling coffee all day, but Iâ€™m definitely addicted to that morning cup. After hearing endless people say theyâ€™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, Iâ€™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 thatâ€™s exactly what will happen! Any tips from those of you who have cut caffeine before? Iâ€™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 Adriannaâ€™s gorgeous new book, Pancakes. Huge thanks to Adrianna for sending it to me! Itâ€™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.
Hereâ€™s to a great week!
Chai Tea Popovers from Adrianna Adarmâ€™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