I don’t drink coffee. Gasp – I know, crazy right?
It makes me feel sick and jittery, plus I don’t like the idea of needing something every morning. I also don’t drink energy drinks. But how do you survive?!
I do survive, but when I’ve got an early alarm set or just need a boost and a few jumping jacks followed by a cold shower won’t cut it, there are few things that’ll help re-energize me.
This is especially true when I travel.
Yes, that is a screen shot of the alarms I have set on my phone — all of which have been set in order to catch an early flight.
But it’s not just waking up super early to catch a flight that hits me like a bag of bricks, it’s waking up on a flight before landing at my destination. For example, when I fly to Europe from North America, the flight almost always involves sleeping on the plane overnight and landing in Europe early in the morning. And then there’s the jet lag and general exhaustion caused by all the activities that come with traveling. These are the times I really wish I drank coffee!
I did, however, recently find a solution — Voke Tab.
Made with green tea leaves (which pack as much caffeine as a cup of coffee but without the coffee side effects) guarana berry seeds and acerola cherries, Voke are natural, chewable, sugar-free energy tabs. Added bonus: they also contain 100% of your daily value of vitamin C.
Voke already has a huge fan base in the outdoor community (Outside Magazine calls Voke one of the best last minute gifts under $30) with some of the world’s top mountaineers, skiers and surfers amongst those popping a Voke when they need a lift. For example, just check out this video:
While these compact tins, which contain 7 tabs, are ideal for outdoor adventures (I’ll be taking Voke camping and hiking in the near future), they’re also a must-carry for the frequent traveler. Imagine no searching for a coffee shop, no spending $3+ on a cup of coffee and no potential mess while traveling. If I were a coffee drinker, that’d sound pretty good to me.
I’ve already kept a tin handy in my suitcase on recent domestic trips, and I’ll definitely have a tin close at hand the next time I fly international.
Price: $7 per tin. But if you’re a frequent user, becoming a member of Voke Reload can help cut down on the cost.
Where to Buy: Voke is available in some Whole Foods in the Pacific Northwest, as well as in bike/outdoors shops and health food stores around the country. But the easiest way to get your hands on Voke, is just to order it online.