The Switch to Matcha 

We are avid coffee drinkers! Well, WERE avid coffee drinkers. All day we are sipping on coffee, sometimes when we get home we make a pot of coffee and drink it until we go to bed. No it doesn’t keep us up, we just need that fix! When we would go a day without coffee, we’d get these HORRIBLE headaches! Yeah… that’s kind of a problem! So recently, we have switched to matcha lattes!! Have you ever had the matcha ice water from Starbucks? They’re pretty good! And CHEAP! But, that isn’t “real” matcha.

Matcha definition:

“Matcha is finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea. It is special in two aspects of farming and processing: the green tea plants for matcha are shade-grown for about three weeks before harvest, and the stems and veins are removed in processing”

It’s not the greatest smelling stuff, but if you make it right, it is so delicious!
We follow a bunch of recipe pages on Instagram and came across this yummy recipe! After researching the products a little, we found certain ones that work just for us 🙂 see below.

(Click links to go to each product)

Sweet Matcha Tea Powder: when you drink matcha, you ingest the entire leaf and receive 100% of the nutrients of the leaf. You can use matcha Powder for just about anything, desserts, pastries, smoothies, etc.

Healthworks Maca Powder: Maca Powder is used to increase energy, stamina, helps improve sexual function and is also good for your hair and skin!

4th and Heart Ghee Butter (vanilla bean): This is naturally packed with vitamins! It is good for weight loss, your digestive track and I even read that it helps make beautiful babies lol.

Sports Research Collagen Peptides: Collagen peptides is and important nutrient needed to maintain strong bones and healthy joints. You can mix it in with just about anything!

(ALMOST boiled unsweetened almond milk and water. Plus cinnamon and vanilla extract to taste.)

Even though we have only been drinking this for a week, we can already tell a difference! The cravings for coffee aren’t here, we don’t feel “sluggish”… I guess what we (mostly me, Andrew is just going along with it!) want to accomplish is the not NEEDING coffee. Not waking up and thinking “I need coffee before you talk to me or before I can function” so join us on our journey! We will keep you updated 🙂

Museum of Death

Andrew smoked his cigar while I drank my frozen Irish coffee, at that point in time we didn’t have a worry in the world!

We stumbled upon this little museum one night during Mardi Gras, and yes, stumbled is absolutely the right word. Big, bright letters across the windows read “MUSEUM OF DEATH” If that doesn’t catch a fella’s eye, I don’t know what would!

We peeked through darkened windows, trying to see through their sheer curtains and all we could really see were posters. Too dark to make out, but still light enough to make you wonder. We both decided that on our next day off together, we would venture back down to the corner of death (Dauphine) and Bienville.

Well boys and girls, we made it there! Unfortunately you weren’t allowed to take pictures. So you’ll just have to take our word for it 🙂 The museum was great! It was filled with facts about the worlds “greatest” serial killers, their prison artwork, photos.. Lots and LOTS of photos, embalming tables, surgeon tools, anything and everything about death and killers you could imagine.

Please do not take your children there unless authorized by an adult and you have their eyes covered the entire time.

It was morbid, but if you’re into this kind of thing, it is a must see. I don’t know what I was thinking that day, but I decided to wear sunglasses instead of my everyday glasses… KNOWING full well that we were going to a museum. I don’t have contacts, I’m either too lazy to make an eye appointment or I don’t want the hassle of taking them in and out with poking my eyes, I haven’t decided which one yet. They also had a “Theater of Death” which was super creepy. They had real news videos and footage of trauma and, you guessed it, death. The videos they had just kept playing on a loop with happy-go-lucky music in the background.

 

There is a main location in Hollywood, so if you’re around either parks, go take a walk through death!

Only $15 per person and you can stay as long as you want. Click here to see website!