I Found A Fizzy Alternative To Coffee That Boosted My Energy Levels

I went on a 30-day journey to becoming caffeine-free. Here's how it went!

A cup of coffee and a cup of Arbonne's Caffeine-Free Energy Fizz
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For the past three years, I’ve kickstarted my day with the familiar ritual of brewing a hot cup of black coffee. I personally love sipping on a cup of java in the morning because it inspires me to slow down and live in the moment. If you get it, you get it!

Although I love the warm embrace of the energy-boosting beverage, I must admit that the idea of becoming dependent on caffeine to kickstart my day was not my idea of living my soulful soft life. While I could have easily made the switch to herbal tea, my curiosity led me to try Arbonne’s Caffeine-Free EnergyFizz B Vitamin Fizz Sticks.

Read on about my experience trying the caffeine-free alternative that surprisingly kept my energy levels up and introduced a delightful twist to my daily routine.

Discovering Arbonne’s EnergyFizz 

I decided to go on my 30-day caffeine hiatus in September as a way of transitioning into the new season. While looking for coffee alternatives, Arbonne’s EnergyFizz sticks piqued my interest after learning that the formula includes eight essential B vitamins—riboflavin, niacin, vitamins B6 and B12, pantothenic acid, thiamin, folate, and biotin. All of which support the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins into energy.

It also includes ginseng root to help support physical capacity and performance.

My First Thoughts

On my first morning trying the EnergyFizz stick, I opted for the brand’s Mango Peach flavor. As I poured it into a glass of cold water, the fizzing and bubbling created a sense of excitement as the water turned a vibrant yellow/orange hue. The aroma that wafted up was pure bliss—a tropical blend of mango and peach that was both invigorating and comforting, especially for the final days of summer.

With my first sip, I was pleasantly surprised. The flavor was nothing short of amazing; it was like sipping on a soda but without any of the excess sugar, guilt, or negative side effects. It was sweet, yet not overpowering, and the natural fruity taste made it feel like a treat rather than a supplement. As I took the first sip, the thought of ditching my coffee for this yummy beverage suddenly seemed less daunting.

A cup of Arbonne's Caffeine-Free Energy Fizz
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Steady Energy, No Jitters

Over the next 30 days, my mornings underwent a subtle transformation. The EnergyFizz sticks became my daily ritual, and I truly did notice the gradual shift in my energy levels. Unlike the immediate caffeine rush from coffee, the EnergyFizz sticks provided a steady and sustained boost of energy that I could actually feel throughout the day.

I no longer experienced the afternoon crashes or the anxious restlessness that sometimes came with my morning coffee. Instead, I felt more alert and focused, and best of all, there were no jitters. As a bonus, I felt healthier knowing that I was nourishing my body with essential B vitamins rather than relying on caffeine.

The Conclusion

My caffeine-free experience was a gentle reminder that making a change in your morning routine doesn’t have to leave you in a slump. While I won’t be dropping my morning coffee entirely, I’m excited to continue incorporating these fizzy wonders from Arbonne into my mornings.

If you’re looking to kick the caffeine habit or simply want a healthier way to start your day, I would highly suggest trying the EnergyFizz sticks for yourself.

Emerald Elitou followed in the footsteps of her parents and sister by developing into a highly sought-after journalist who writes about everything from beauty to wellness for well-known publications including Byrdie, Essence, and Allure, to name a few.

Affectionately known as the "Launch List Lady," Emerald is an advocate for diversity showing her committed support to POC-owned, LGBTQIA+, and women-owned brands. She intends to shape BrownStyle Magazine as a vision board that inspires women of color to live life at its fullest potential.