If you are getting the jitters at 9 am from your double shot espresso or are finding that coffee is no longer working for your body, it might be time to change your pick-me-up drink. There are loads of coffee alternatives on the market, but which is the best for your body?
While deaf coffee is great if you still want that aromatic coffee taste, it will no longer be giving you that extra boost of energy you used to love it for. With the health world ever-evolving, there are great alternatives to coffee to boost your energy and provide nutrients for your body, all in one cup.
Here are our top 5 coffee alternatives that are simply delicious.
Matcha has been around since 12th century Japan. Made from young green tea leaves that are crushed into a bright green powder, Matcha provides many health benefits. The powder is high in antioxidants called polyphenols, which are known to protect against heart disease and cancer. It is also great for reducing blood sugar, blood pressure, and provides anti-aging properties.
It is best mixed with plant-based milk to create a creamy matcha latte or in smoothies or bliss balls.
This Ti Ora black tea blend will make your feel extra warm inside this winter. The soothing flavours of chai and cinnamon make it especially cosy. Black tea offers about half the amount of caffeine per cup compared to coffee, so you can still get the stimulation you are after. The added ingredient New Zealand Horopito is traditionally used in Māori medicine and can also help with upset stomachs.
Pop a teabag in your favourite mug and fill the cup most of the way with boiling water. Brew for 3-5 minutes and add a splash of milk or leave as is, it’s delicious either way.
Are you still looking for that energy kick but want more nutrition alongside it? Remedy has Good Energy Kombucha that will keep your mind chugging all day while giving your gut some TLC. The pro and prebiotics in kombucha help your gut stay happy and process food more comfortably, while green coffee beans, ginseng, and green tea give you that energy boost you desire.
Remedy Good Energy is available at supermarkets nationwide and is best served chilled.
Golden milk is a traditional Indian drink that is also known as a turmeric latte. Just a few important ingredients make this drink a cup of soulful goodness. The use of turmeric in golden milk has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties so it is a great way to keep your joints healthy. The addition of ginger and cinnamon also offer health benefits including, anti-nausea, reduced muscle pain, and lower blood sugar levels.
Simply combine 1 cup of plant-based milk with 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric, 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger or 1/2 tablespoon fresh, 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon, a pinch of ground black pepper, 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and 1-2 teaspoons of your choice of natural sweetener in a pot or microwave-safe jug. Stir thoroughly, heat until warmed but not boiling, stir again then pour into your mug and enjoy.
If you want to continue drinking coffee but with an added health kick, mushroom coffee could be for you. Medical mushrooms like the ones used in the Four Sigmatic Mushroom Coffee Mix have numerous health benefits.
Cordyceps and Chaga, the fungi used in this mix, are known to have anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties. Chaga is also great for immunity. No need to worry about a mushroom taste either, this blend still tastes just like coffee.
These are super easy to make, simply mix with hot water as you would your usual instant coffee. Drink to provide yourself with extra energy throughout your day. Mushroom coffee also makes a great pre-workout.
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