October 11, 2021
MUD/WTR has a really weird name. I know. And yet, I enjoy it immensely. What is it exactly? The short version is it’s a coffee replacement beverage but really you can drink it anytime you want. Since it doesn’t have a high caffeine content, it’s delightful any time of the day.
What’s in it, you ask?
If you had asked me even 6 months ago if I’d give up my coffee for something with “mud” in the name I’d have told you you were probably losing your marbles. I’ve been a daily coffee drinker for years. One of my favorite mugs boasts that I love you more than coffee, just not before coffee. But as we age, sometimes we have to reevaluate what we’re doing with our lives. My husband and I sat down and started really evaluating our diets and what we were putting into our bodies.
I promise you I’m not going to launch into anything about gut health and how you need to immediately change everything about what you’re doing. I also want to reiterate that I have absolutely nothing against anybody who’s taken such a keen interest for themselves and changed their routines accordingly.
This was also right about the time that I took a food sensitivity test from Everlywell and discovered that apparently, most of the things I love to eat are also causing potentially negative reactions within my body. That led to a somewhat fascinating deep dive where I realized that a reaction to food didn’t have to show itself only in the digestive tract; it can manifest as most of the same symptoms as my ADD, depression, and anxiety – not to mention some of the other auto-immune issues that seem to run in my family. Could some of those things be reduced just by changing my diet? It was time to find out. One of the first things I cut way back on was caffeine in the form of coffee.
MUD/WTR was the first thing that wasn’t just tea that I tried as a replacement for coffee. My first thoughts were that it tasted like a hollow chai tea or something like that. Like, it had a flavor but it still felt like hot water instead of a beverage to me. I experimented around with how I wanted to use it. I know the kit came with a booklet with recipe suggestions and there’s some all over the MUD/WTR website as well, but I’ll be honest; I don’t have time or energy most days to make a smoothie to add it into and I still don’t really eat breakfast (I know that’s something I should work on as well). So I either drink it straight or I add a teabag when I’m done mixing mine up.
I started my MUD journey with one of their intro kits that came with a 30 serving tin, a sample of the creamer, a rechargeable frother, a booklet, and some stickers. For me, it was worth it just to get the little frother thing. I don’t remember exactly when I bought it or how many times I’ve used it, but I can tell you I haven’t had to charge it yet. As someone who doesn’t use creamer in the first place, I can take or leave the included creamer. It works, it blends right in, I just don’t care for creamer in my tea or coffee.
Since I already had the nice tin that holds 30 servings and the fun frother, when it was time to refill I went with the 90 serving refill pouch but also treated myself to a box of the single serving on the go pouches.
But, Sam, did it actually make that big of a difference, you ask?
Everybody’s results will vary, as is the case with most things like this, but for me, I think it did. With coffee I would get a big boost of energy and focus that would disappear about the same time as my medication at the time in the early afternoon, leading me to pretty much be done with the day no matter what. I’d end up napping, or having another cup of coffee and then issues sleeping later on. With MUD I don’t feel like it gives me the same initial amount of energy and focus, but I do feel like it lasts me longer and also fades away nicer. I’ve noticed on the days I start with MUD I don’t have the same afternoon fog of “ok so now what” that I do with coffee.
MUD/WTR is definitely something I recommend trying if it’s in your budget, and it helps me out even more if you purchase it through this link, or any of the links above.
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