Believe it or not, there are many hot drinks which can be a perfect substitute for coffee. At least for a day, you can skip your morning coffee ritual and try one of these tasty alternatives.
1. Green tea
One cup of green tea contains almost the same amount of caffeine as coffee. This is a great coffee substitute, because green tea is rich in antioxidants and has many other health benefits. For better taste, drink your green tea with honey and lemon.
2. Prune juice
Although this sounds strange, you will be surprised by how much energy you will get from prune juice. This thick drink helps regulate the electrolyte balance in your body, which increases your stamina and will keep you alert and energetic throughout the day. If the prune juice tastes too strong you can mix it with some apple juice.
3. Lemon water
This drink is considered to be the best and healthiest way to start the day. Squeeze half a lemon in a glass of water and add some grated zest.
If you need coffee in the afternoon as well as in the morning, wheatgrass is the right choice for you. You can drink wheatgrass twice a day instead of coffee, but you may need some time to get used to its taste. You can blend it with lemon or any other fruit or vegetable of your choice.
Add one tablespoon of flaxseed in a glass of low-fat yoghurt. This drink will give you the required amount of energy for the full work day.
6. Herbal tea
Herbal teas are made of dried or fresh leaves, flowers, fruits or roots of herbs. Mint tea or ginger tea with cinnamon are a good choice for the morning. Although most of the herbal teas don’t contain caffeine, they will satisfy your need for a hot and tasty morning drink.