Hello Mutineers! If you’ve followed us here on the website or on social media sites like Instagram and Facebook, you know that I like to share the things we actually use around Mutiny Ranch. Since our interests are diverse these items range from animal care to gardening implements but also footwear and kitchen gadgets. No matter what the item is though if we recommend it here then we personally own and use it or have researched it enough to have it on our “wishlist”.
Today’s Item of the Day (3/19/2021) is Rasa Coffee Alternative & Adaptogen Blends. I know what you’re thinking…how can Lynn be recommending a coffee alternative? While it’s true I love everything coffee I still sometimes get over-caffeinated. And sometimes I’m busy and miss that precious window of opportunity to have an afternoon coffee that’s early enough to not interfere with sleep (my cut-off is 3 pm) but I still want something. I’ve tried hard to become a tea drinker but it’s really not the same. I suspect I might be addicted to the ritual of coffee making as much as I am to the caffeine.
I presume many of you have heard the term adaptogens floating around out there. But what does it mean? Basically,
“Adaptogens are plant-based herbs filled with complex compounds that help your body mediate or adapt to (hence the name ‘adaptogen’) physical or psychological stress by interacting with your cellular systems, says Marjorie Nolan Cohn, RDN, CSSD, a Philadelphia-based dietitian and spokesperson for The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics”. (source)
Rasa calls itself a coffee alternative that doesn’t suck. As a self-proclaimed coffee-snob, I agree wholeheartedly with that statement.
What’s in Rasa?
12 herbs, 7 adaptogens, 2 mushrooms
- Sustainable & Organic Herbs
- No gluten, sugar, added flavor, or fillers
- Fair Trade Organic cacao
- Fair Trade Organic coffee from women-owned & operated farms
- Whole30 approved
Why drink Rasa?
- Builds stress resilience & gives you calm energy
- Short-term energy herbs give you a pep in your step
- Long-term energy herbs build your energy reserves and stabilize energy levels over time.
- No crash or jitters
- Supports your adrenals instead of burning them out
There are several varieties available with a caffeine content ranging from 0-35 mg (a typical 8 oz cup of Joe has 80-100mg at minimum). And the offerings cover different areas of concern…some of my favorites are Calm, which is great for before bed, and Spicy Rose Cocao, which includes known aphrodisiacs but also tastes amazing. I also always keep Dirty Rasa on hand. It has a tiny bit of coffee in it so it really acts as a gentle pick-me-up but also includes adaptogens to help me focus better without getting all hopped up on caffeine.
Rasa has offered a 15% discount to all of my friends. Simply use my link here or enter the code LYNN15 at checkout. I started off by ordering Rasa’s Taster Pack, which includes samples of 5 of their top-sellers: Calm, Bold, Original, Dirty, and Cocoa (and includes free shipping). It’s a nice way to see which ones you prefer. Then, come back here and use my link to signup for Rasa’s Subscribe & Save program. You’ll get an additional discount and have your favorite varieties shipped to you automatically. They always send out reminders well in advance so you can change flavors or postpone shipments.
I hope you’ll give Rasa a try if only for the benefits of the adaptogens. Your body and mind deserve it!
P.S. I personally got ahold of the company to obtain a discount code to share because I truly enjoy the products Rasa offers. That turned into becoming an affiliate for them. I drink Rasa daily and have a cupboard full of it that I have purchased myself.
As always, we sincerely appreciate it when you use our links to make purchases through Rasa. As a Rasa Affiliates, we may earn a small commission from your purchase at no cost to you. This money goes toward our rescue animals’ upkeep as well as to help assist the rescues of other animals.