Top 5 Delicious Alternatives for Coffee

April 17, 2012 Comments Off

Most individuals have no desire to stop drinking coffee. The delicious aroma of the coffee and the caffeine rush is a great way to start your day. It wakes you up and boosts you throughout the day. However, one should always eat and drink everything in moderation because too much of anything can be bad. Here are some drinks that you can drink in substitute of your steaming cup of coffee:

Hot Chocolate
For individuals who like to start their day with a cappuccino, hot chocolate is the perfect substitute. You can enjoy it in cold weather and even on warm days by switching to iced chocolate. Hot chocolate is probably a sweeter and yummier substitute for coffee. Most individuals avoid this drink because of the extra calories that they might gain from the sugar. You can easily decrease the calories by cutting down on the fat level of the milk. Try low-fat milk or reduced fat milk (2% milk). You can also make hot chocolate with unsweetened soy, if you enjoy it.

Teeccino
This drink is a lovely caffeine-free substitute that can’t be found anywhere except in Los Angles. It is dubbed ‘herbal coffee’ and is made from different ingredients like carob, chicory nuts, barley and other flavors. It is brewed in the same way as coffee (in a press pot, through tea bags or with an espresso machine). It has a truly amazing taste that you can enjoy with soy milk, honey and even milk. The best part about Teeccino is that it is naturally sweet so you don’t need to add extra sugar.

Green Tea
If you want to cut back on caffeine, then you can start by drinking green tea. This is a subtle but refreshing drink that gives you a healthy dose of antioxidants. Antioxidants protect your body from cancer cells and free radicals. Green tea comes in a variety of flavors like jasmine, mint and lemon.

Dandelion root tea
This tea is extracted from the common dandelion’s roots. Like the dandelion itself, the drink also has great medicinal value and health benefits. Though it has a slight bitter taste, it is come with lovely earthy undertone taste. You drink dandelion root tea with honey and milk. Research indicates that individuals suffering from mononucleosis should drink dandelion root tea regularly as it helps their liver. It helps the patients get their liver working in full capacity again.

Rooibos
This is a full-flavored herbal drink made in South Africa from African red bush. For thousands of years, this drink was enjoyed only in South Africa but now its popularity has spread in the west. It is now served in famous franchises like Starbucks and other coffee shops. It lacks caffeine and contains healthy antioxidants. A few health experts claim that it contains immune boosting properties.

When the next time you have the urge to drink coffee, try these refreshing and delicious drinks instead. You will definitely enjoy them as much as coffee!

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