There are many excellent reasons to give up coffee: it affects our sleep, makes us jittery, and caffeine can decrease calcium absorption and put you at risk for osteoporosis.
If you’re avoiding giving up your morning jolt because you dread missing that comforting morning ritual – maybe you just need to replace it with a new one. Here are 3 delicious, healthy alternatives to coffee. All are easy-to-make recipes that deliver an energy boost.
PS: Just to soften the blow, we’ve made sure that one of them is chocolate. Yes, chocolate . According to a study in the British Medical Journal, researchers say that daily consumption of dark chocolate may lower the risk of stroke and heart attack over a ten-year period. Chocolates can drive up energy just as much as coffee; they not only aid the digestive system but also help brain function and growth. Sold!
Yerba Mate Chai: Great with almond milk and honey, and (bonus) this tea still has caffeine. Has only half the amount of caffeine in coffee, so it’s perfect for the weaning process.
Super Raw Hot Chocolate: The super doesn’t just refer to the taste, but the super foods this drink is made of: cacao, maca, goji, honey. We feel healthier just reading about it.
Green Tea Latte: A more luxurious version of the anti-oxidant rich green tea we all know and love.