Giving up coffee can be just that little bit tougher when the days are shorter and much colder.
But whether you’re cutting down or cutting out, you don’t have to go without a warming cup of deliciousness on your break, just give these healthy coffee alternatives a go.
Also known as 'golden milk', turmeric lattes are very much inspired by the Indian drink haldi doodh. Known as a powerful antioxidant, turmeric also offers anti-inflammatory and anti-aging benefits and has been linked to lowering bad cholesterol.
2 cups of milk (almond milk if preferred) or water (milk will make the latte far creamier)
1 teaspoon of turmeric
1-2 teaspoon of top grade honey or agave nectar (to taste)
A pinch of ground cinnamon
A very small pinch of ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil
Tiny pinch of black pepper
Carefully warm the milk in a saucepan being mindful not to boil. Add all the other ingredients and stir through for 2-4 minutes. Add more honey or nectar if a sweeter taste is desired.
A natural and very powerful green tea matcha originates from Japan and is packed full of health boosting anti-oxidants. It has shown to boost mood, calm the mind and help increase the metabolism. It contains caffeine but is a lower amount compared to a regular cup of black coffee and is released much slower into the blood stream meaning less jitters and more sustained focus.
2 cups of rice or almond milk
1/2 teaspoon matcha powder
A squeeze of honey or good quality agave nectar.
Gently and slowly heat all of the ingredients in a pan and serve. If you have a frother then use it for an amazingly creamy texture!
Hot Water and Lemon
Cleansing, hydrating and wonderful for your immune system this simple drink is packed full of vitamin C and will help boost your energy levels any time of the day!
1 cup or mug of boiling water
A slice of lemon
1 teaspoon of honey or good quality agave nectar.
Simply add all of the ingredients to your favorite cup or mug and take 5 minutes to yourself!
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