Difficulty waking up? 7 alternatives to coffee to refuel in the morning.

There’s nothing like a good cup of coffee to wake up to in the morning. Thanks to the caffeine it contains, this drink is an effective booster that is adopted by millions of people around the world. But be careful not to abuse it: coffee in excessive amounts can cause adverse effects such as tachycardia, anxiety or sleep disturbances. If you are not a fan of the bitter taste of coffee or you want to reduce your consumption, we offer 7 alternatives that are just as energizing as a good caoua. Health !

lemon water

The ideal morning drink is certainly the most obvious: water. Drinking a glass of water in the morning is a healthy habit that helps hydrate your body and wakes your body up. But there’s even better: lemon water. With its spicy taste and numerous vitamins (A, B, USA and E), lemon is an ingredient of choice to give you a punch when you wake up. Vitamin C helps fight fatigue and is essential for the proper functioning of our immune system. Lemon water is also an antioxidant drink.

To make this energy drink, simply squeeze the juice of half a lemon into a glass of water. You can also add lemon wedges. It can be drunk cold or lukewarm, depending on your taste! Be careful, however, lemon can damage tooth enamel: drink a glass of clean water after taking this mixture or opt for a reusable straw.

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A matcha tea

Matcha is a very fine powder of ground green tea. Green in color, it can be mixed with hot water, milk or a plant-based alternative to milk with a small whisk to turn into a delicious drink rich in amino acids. Matcha also contains caffeine, about 45 mg per cup compared to 100 mg per cup for coffee, antioxidants and vitamin A. Since it is also a theine concentrate, this drink has stimulant properties and is a healthy alternative to coffee. Perfect for a morning boost!

To learn how to make matcha tea, read our helpful article here.

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A friend

Originally from South America, this infusion is prepared with yerba mate leaves, an Amazonian species close to holly. It is drunk cold or hot and is traditionally prepared in a mate cup. Mate is a real stimulant, helps fight overwork and can improve reactivity: perfect for starting the day right. This drink is also rich in antioxidants and vitamins.

The video below explains how to prepare mate:

A ginseng herbal tea

Do you usually drink herbal tea in the evening to relax and prepare for a good night’s sleep? How about taking herbal tea in the morning to wake you up? By preparing an infusion with stimulating ingredients, such as ginseng, you can replenish your energy and do it without coffee. In addition to stimulating the body, this very well-known medicinal plant in Asia acts on the immune system and strengthens the natural defenses. The virtues are mainly concentrated in the root of ginseng. To prepare a ginseng herbal tea, put three grams of root in 50 cl of cold water and boil for 5 minutes. Let stand for ten minutes before straining. [1]

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A golden milk

Also known as golden milk True turmeric latteGolden milk is an Ayurvedic hot drink that originated in India. Prepared with turmeric, ginger, honey, and plant-based milk, this concoction is prized for its anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antioxidant, and even draining properties. It also helps fight fatigue and replenish energy in the morning… and throughout the day. Bonus: because of the sweet but slightly spicy taste, you will soon forget about coffee.

To discover the traditional recipe for golden milk, read our article on the subject by clicking here.

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A fruit smoothie

What could be better than fruit to give your body the energy it needs to start the day? Unlike a fruit juice, the smoothie is composed of plants mixed in a blender that restores all the plants and preserves the fiber. Obviously, with this drink you can reap all the benefits of fruits. Rich in vitamins and antioxidants, the smoothie is a healthy and invigorating alternative to coffee. You can adapt the preparation to your taste and the seasons, with the fruits of your choice. For protein intake, you can add milk, yogurt, or plant-based alternatives to these high-protein foods.

Let yourself be seduced by this gourmet and colorful drink to brighten up your mornings!

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A chicory drink

Do you love the taste of coffee and can’t live without it? Try chicory! This natural drink, made from chicory roots, tastes similar to your usual coffee, but contains no caffeine. On the other hand, it is rich in fiber and minerals and helps improve digestion. Chicory is a real detox ally and can be eaten at any time of the day, making it an excellent alternative to coffee.

Soluble chicory is prepared with water, milk or a plant-based alternative to milk. Count 2.5 grams of chicory on 125 ml of liquid. In cereals, chicory can also be steeped in hot water for 5 minutes. [2]

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Thanks to these alternatives, you can wake up soft and greedy and forget about coffee! To continue, we invite you to discover 6 hot and comforting drinks here.

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