Coffee is a delicious, albeit addictive beverage. It is something most of us need to kick-start the day with. The aroma of coffee is enough for anyone to get addicted to this delicious albeit not-so-healthy beverage. Too much coffee can do a lot of harm to your body. Sure, it is okay to drink up to 2 cups of coffee a day, but you also need to find an alternative beverage to stay healthy. Here are some healthy alternative to coffee you should consider to kick that caffeine addiction.
Chicory coffee: A beverage that tastes like coffee, but comes without any of its addictive qualities, chicory coffee is derived from the chicory plant roots. It is perhaps the only beverage that resembles coffee and has a bit of its aroma too. Chicory roots are roasted, ground and brewed into a delicious and aromatic beverage, which also resembles coffee. While the taste is almost similar to that of the regular coffee, the flavour is quite woody and nutty. Chicory coffee is truly a healthy coffee replacement.
Probiotic drinks: Probiotic drinks are becoming more and more popular in India. While they are not known specifically for their taste, they certainly help regulate the digestive health of and boost the immune system. Probiotic drinks also help maintain gut health. They are easy to carry and can be consumed when a coffee craving hits hard.
Nut milk + coffee: One of the best healthy coffee options is blending the coffee powder with any of the nut-milks of your choice. Nut-milks are vegan friendly options that also come with a host of nutrients. Apart from being highly nutritious and low in calories, nut-milks, like dairy-milk are also good sources of calcium. One of the most delicious coffee and nut-milk combinations is that of hazelnut milk and coffee, infused with delicious and healthy dates. Date juice beverage is readily availabl.
Flavoured Teas: If you can’t help giving up more than 2 cups of coffee a day, it might be time to sneak in some teas into your daily caffeine intake. You can choose from a host of herbal flavours easily available in the market. Did you know that you can get teas in almost every imaginable flavour, be it fruity teas, chocolate teas and even coffee-flavoured teas, the latter of which is caffeine-free? Choose from green, black or herbal varieties of teas. Most teas are loaded with minerals, antioxidants and B vitamins, making them a healthy substitute for coffee.