Morning Drinks that Make Giving up Coffee Less Horrible Than It Sounds

Your alarm breaks into your consciousness. You tumble out of bed. As your feet hit the floor, your senses are instantly reaching for the sound of coffee brewing, the delicious aroma, the warm mug, the rich taste of your morning joe.

While coffee has many health benefits, if you experience chronic stress or adrenal fatigue, you may want to consider swapping an alternative concoction for your morning drink. This is because when your body has heightened cortisol levels due to chronic stress, the caffeine can wreak havoc on your already tapped out adrenals.

Whether you drink the roasted brew because you enjoy the taste of it or simply for the caffeine rush, there are several delicious morning drinks that you may love just as much as or more than coffee! Try these healthy drink options with healing herbs, spices, and tea for more balanced energy levels and a lower dose of caffeine. The best part? You don't have to say goodbye to your morning mug ritual.

  1. Turmeric Golden Milk:
    1. 8 oz. coconut milk
    2. 1 tsp. ground turmeric
    3. Sprinkle of ground black pepper, cinnamon, ground ginger, and sea salt
    4. Drizzle of honey
  2. Matcha Latte:
    1. 8 oz. cashew milk
    2. 1 tsp. matcha
    3. 1 tsp. coconut butter
    4. Sprinkle of cinnamon
  3. Mushroom Hot Cacao
    1. 8 oz. almond milk
    2. 1 tbsp. cacao powder
    3. 1 tsp. medicinal mushroom powder
    4. Sprinkle of sea salt
  4. Chai Latte:
    1. 1 cup black tea
    2. ½ cup oat milk
    3. 1⁄4 tsp. each of cinnamon and cardamom
    4. Drizzle of honey

Directions for all:

  1. Heat milk of choice in a saucepan over the stove.
  2. Whisk in the dry ingredients until infused and well-combined.
  3. Pour into your favorite mug and enjoy!

Pro tip: Whisk in a scoop of collagen to any of these lattes for an extra thick, protein-rich morning drink!

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