Are You Trying To Kick Your Coffee Habit And Cut Back On Caffeine?
If the promise of your morning brew is what gets you out of bed in the morning, the prospect of doing without may feel like cruel and unusual punishment. Still, you may have an inkling that your coffee habit is not setting you up for success for the rest of your day. Instead of going cold turkey (gasp!), may we suggest easing your body off the beans by introducing superfood lattes to your morning routine?
Tips To Cut Back On Coffee
How can you cut back on caffeine and keep the morning ritual? The below high-power, lower and no caffeine beverages, will put a pep in your step without the troubling side effects of overdosing on caffeine can have. Give one of these beverages a try. With robust and warming ingredients like turmeric, maca and cinnamon, we bet you won’t even miss your coffee grinder.
7 Delicious Morning Drinks To Help Quit Coffee
Cinnamon Rooibos (Red Tea Latte) from Healthy, Happy Life
There’s a lot to love about this winning combination of rooibos and cinnamon. The fragrant red tea is rich in polyphenols as well as (surprisingly) calcium, manganese, and fluoride. Cinnamon adds antioxidant oomph and antimicrobial properties. Plus, its aromatic slightly sweet, woody flavor pairs beautifully with the floral tea.
Pink Beetroot Latte from Greens of the Stone Age
With a vibrant candy hue, this beverage is nearly as beautiful as it is healthy. The key ingredient here is beet powder which is rich in antioxidants, fiber, calcium, iron, and potassium. It’s been shown to lower blood pressure, increase blood flow to the brain and improve endurance during exercise. Beets are also known for helping to protect the liver and for boosting energy.
We’ve already proclaimed our love for golden milk, but please, let us do so again. The key ingredient in this winning beverage is what makes it so golden aka turmeric. The vibrant orange root is an inflammation fighter. This is because of curcumin, the compound in turmeric that gives it its bright color. In one study turmeric extract supplements were just as effective as ibuprofen in easing the pain associated with knee osteoarthritis.
Pumpkin Spice Matcha Latte
Who says pumpkin spice is only for the Fall months? Give yourself a year-round treat while you kick your coffee habit. You certainly won’t think so after enjoying this warming beverage. It not only makes use of one of our spice-pantry favorites but also features super healthy matcha powder. Matcha is on our consume-daily list for many reasons including its incredible polyphenol compounds called catechins. These antioxidants are associated with reducing the risk of cancer, promoting weight loss and speeding recovery after intense workouts.
Heavenly Maca Latte from Julie Morris
You may not have heard of maca let along a Maca Latte, but it’s a superfood on the rise for its many health benefits. In addition to being naturally energizing, this powerful Peruvian root also supports hormonal balance and can strengthen hair and boost collagen production. When paired with the right ingredients, it imparts a rich, earthy, caramel-like flavor that tastes more like an indulgence than a health food.
Cacao Coffee from A Girl Worth Saving
Consider this unsweetened beverage like grown-up hot chocolate. Roast your own cacao beans at home, blitz in your coffee grinder and enjoy a morning brew vaguely reminiscent of your former favorite (but better). Numerous studies show that flavanols, the antioxidants inherent in cacao, deliver a host of benefits including lowering blood pressure, boosting brainpower and lowering BMI. We’ll drink to that.
Superfood Elixir Coffee from the Glowing Fridge
If you’re having a hard time choosing which superfood ingredients to wake up to, why not try them all. This recipe from the Glowing Fridge features cacao, maca, turmeric and cinnamon with the addition of antioxidant powerhouses ginger, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. The recipe does call for coffee but instead of the full-throttle version, opt for decaf. With the super benefits of so many powerful ingredients, you likely won’t miss the caffeine.