Need an energy boost?
Whether you are trying to avoid the post-lunch lull, needing to stay up and finish that paper due in the morning, or are are just wanting to gird your loins for the long I-just-washed-all-my-work-shirts-and-now-I-have-to-iron-every-d@am-one session staring you in the face, Four Sigmatic and VERB have you covered.
The RainyDayKitchen and RainyDaySports folks have personally tried all of these drinks, elixirs, and energy bars, and have found them to be as effective in providing a person with a sorely-needed kick in the @ss than the Too much caffeine! Too much caffeine! guzzle of the dark roast, but in a much gentler fashion.
Four Sigmatic‘s claim to fame is that they “make drinking mushrooms (yes, we said drinking mushrooms) delicious and easy-to-do with our wide variety of superfood (and super-good-for-you) beverages.”
While the Four Sigmatic Superfood blends are awesome for adding to teas, smoothies, and even omelettes, we found the prepackaged packets are a convenient way to enjoy Four Sigmatic’s mushroom offerings. The following four are what we have been packing in our lunch boxes:
- Lion’s Mane Mushroom Elixir – For focus, memory, and concentration
- Reishi Mushroom Elixir – To relax, better sleep, stress relief
- Cordyceps Mushroom Elixir – For energy, stamina, and athletic performance
- Cordyceps and Changa Mushroom Coffee – Power coffee
Half of the office’s favorite is the Lion’s Mane Mushroom Elixir. We like to add it to the Keurig DECAF (weird, we know) flavored coffees to get the taste and pickup without the jittery jolt. It is a perfect post-lunch concoction so we are sharp for that late afternoon conference call 🙂
The other half of the office’s favorite is the Cordyceps and Changa Mushroom Coffee , because do you even KNOW how much stamina it takes to sit absolutely still whilst clicking on this-n-that to bring you this magazine almost every day?
VERB Energy Company
From the VERB people: “A VERB energy bar is just 90 calories and has as much caffeine as an espresso (yup, you read that right).” So, is that an espresso in your pocket or are you just happy to see us?
VERB has three different flavors of their caffeinated energy bites:
Guess which one is our favorite?
These delicious energy bites are made with gluten-free oats and quinoa, nut butter, and caffeine from organic green tea. These quality ingredients offer protein, great flavor, and the kind of energy boost that doesn’t slam you against the seat yet help keep you productive until the end of the day. We pack them for when we know we’ll be on the move and may not have time to grab a cup of espresso!
One of our staff members/food tasters said, “It just make you feel…normal. You aren’t tired any more, but you aren’t uselessly zooming around the office from the too-too-much intake of caffeine like I/you normally would. You’re brain works better, too.”
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