As the New Year is officially here … it is very common for people to want to change up their morning routine and ditch the coffee for some healthier alternatives.
So what can you have that will make you just as excited to jump out of bed, but will maybe be even more beneficial to your overall health and wellness.
“teas” provide a balanced and clean source of energy while offering something new to your daily beverage routine. Rotate a cup in and bring forth your inner warrior before your day begins.
In addition to steeping these leaves and enjoying them plain or with your sweetener of choice, here are a few recipes that can add some flavor and variety in your cup. In all recipes, you can swap the yerba mate for guayusa or vice versa:
#1 Lemon Water – Coffee drinks offer an instant jolt of energy, but you may find yourself feeling sluggish and/or jittery as the caffeine wears off. One of the best waker-upper is water with lemon zest and lemon juice. Now you feel hydrated and energized all in one!
#2 Tea – Most work places will have this available for you already. Teas come in a myriad of forms and blends and can be drunk hot or cold. There is a vast array of options with tea, but for the most caffeine go for black, green, or Oolong selection. Many teas are a well-known source of antioxidants, B vitamins, and minerals.
#3 Green juice – Introduce more greens into your diet with a fresh veggie and fruit smoothie. Experiment with different combinations of your favorites, like spinach, kale, mango, blueberries, and bananas, then put your blender to work. A chilled smoothie in the morning is a quick way to wake up! “
#4 Kombucha – Kombucha is a wonderful probitotic and it tastes great when you combine it with black or green tea. Then you can get the tea benefits and the natural gut healer all in one! Here are some great benefits of Kombucha: treating memory loss, regulating bowel movements, healing the gut, and helping with high blood pressure,
#5 Coconut Water – Tea and coconut water are two of the healthier drinks on the market and they are huge buzz words this 2017. Coconut water is a clear, milky liquid that comes from green, young coconuts. Coconut water is naturally sweet, contains bioactive enzymes and is full of electrolytes, this is also a good replacement for sugary sports drinks.
So Keep that pep in your step without the side effects of coffee …