So you’ve managed to quit coffee but now what do you drink? Here are 8 energising coffee alternatives that will help you wake up in the morning and start your day right;
1. Rooibos Chai Tea.
Make your own chai tea with rooibos as the base with the addition of the following spices; cinnamon (vitality & awareness, reduces fatigue), cardamon (mood elevator) ginger, cloves & fennel (digestive system support & blood sugar control).
2. Green Tea
Although green tea does contain some caffeine, it also contains the natural relaxant L-Theanine. This combination provides a steady energy minus the jitters or caffeine-crash from coffee. L-theanine is also excellent for concentration and relief from anxiety – goodbye stress!
3. Hot Cacao
This isn’t your ordinary hot chocolate. Using raw cacao instead of cocoa provides a significant amount of antioxidants as well as a natural energy & mood boost.
4. Chia Fresca
Chia Fresca is not only super hydrating and refreshing, but with the addition of lemon or lime becomes an alkalizing beverage as well. Simply add 1 tablespoon of chia seeds with the juice of half a lime or lemon to a glass of water or coconut water. Stir well and wait 10 or so minutes for chia seeds to swell.
5. Dandelion Coffee
Are you missing the taste of coffee? This is probably the closest you’ll get. Dandelion is a wonderful digestive aid that also helps to improve liver & kidney function.
6. Green Juice
Green juices can be super alkalizing, refreshing and full of nutrients. A green juice is always a great way to boost energy levels in the morning.
7. Hot Lemon, Ginger & Honey
With winter just around the corner, this is a great beverage to help boost immunity and fight any existing infections. Make sure you use fresh lemon & ginger and raw honey.
8. Macadamia Maca Latte
Made with macadamia nut milk and maca root powder, this delicious horlicks-like beverage not only provides some healthy fats, the maca helps reduce stress levels and boost energy.