few things are as satisfying as a good old morning cup of joe, but on the other hand, it isn’t the healthiest drink in the world and can affect our physical and mental wellbeing, especially if you take yours with lots of creamer and sugar.
It’s sometimes a good idea to switch things up and have an equally delicious and energizing drink from time to time.
Here’s a list of 5 delectable coffee alternatives that are just as invigorating as coffee, but taste different and have quite a few notable health benefits to them.
While matcha is essentially just powdered green tea, it has some pretty special properties that really make it stand out from the multitude of green teas available on the market. It’s the most concentrated and high-quality green tea you could get, but with the added benefit of being able to whip it up into a decadent latte.
Chia Seed Drink
Smoothies and drinks made with chia seeds are a terrific replacement of coffee, although they taste nothing like it. These tiny seeds are packed full of powerful antioxidants, protein, healthy fats, and fiber. Research on athletes shows that chia seeds increase one’s endurance and provide a lot of steady, sustained energy and reduce inflammation in the body.
This type of tea originated in India and it’s basically black tea mixed with various herbs and spices. On average, chai contains less caffeine compared to coffee, but it can still increase your energy levels, partly thanks to all the good spices this tea contains. Like all teas, chai is full of antioxidants and it just tastes so good and comforting, especially with a splash of milk.
Rooibos isn’t technically a tea, as it’s made of the leaves of a different South African plant, Aspalathus linearis, but it’s commonly known as red tea since it has a burgundy red colour. Unlike tea, rooibos doesn’t contain any caffeine and is free of tannins, both of which have been associated with negative health effects, but also an antioxidant effect.
Are you looking for a drink that really packs a punch in the health department and has a very interesting taste? Then we highly recommend golden milk, a turmeric-based drink that has some pretty potent proven anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and mood-boosting properties.