What is a Healthy Alternative To Coffee?
If you’re looking for a healthy alternative to coffee, you’ve come to the right place.
At Crio Bru, we’re big fans of healthy coffee alternatives, so we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of them for you.
Discover your ideal healthy alternative to coffee now.
1. Brewed Cocoa
If you’re after a great tasting and healthy alternative to coffee, we recommend starting with brewed cocoa. Crio Bru’s brewed cocoa is made from 100% premium roasted cocoa beans which means it’s completely natural. It can give you the boost of energy you need to start your day, without all the side effects from your usual caffeine-laden flat white or long black.
2. Rooibos Tea
For a caffeine-free alternative to coffee, it’s hard to beat a Rooibos tea. This healthy South African drink has been around for centuries and is completely natural, caffeine-free, and packed full of antioxidants.
Prefer to stick with something that resembles a coffee? Try the espresso version of Rooibos – Red Espresso Rooibos tea.
3. Superfood Lattes
Superfood buzzwords have been around for years now but did you know you can drink your superfoods too? There are so many options when it comes to superfood lattes – turmeric lattes, beetroot lattes, chai lattes and interesting blends of superfoods like the Mermaid Latte (which includes coconut milk, Manuka honey and blue spirulina).
4. Chai Tea
Chai tea is another alternative to coffee and is a flavoured tea made by mixing traditional black tea with aromatic Indian herbs and spices. It can be an acquired taste if you’re not used to drinking herbal teas though. Spices used can include cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and black pepper.
5. Green Tea
Full of powerful nutrients and antioxidants, green tea has a reputation as one of the healthiest drinks available today. If you want a health alternative to coffee, green tea can have lots of positive effects on your health compared to coffee.
6. Dandelion Tea
You may have thought dandelions were only good for the rubbish bin as a common garden weed, but they actually have many health benefits when drunk as a tea. There are two ways to use the dandelion plant to make a tea – it could be made from an infusion of the plant leaves or it could be made from roasting the dandelion roots.
7. Herbal Teas
Herbal teas are the obvious healthy alternatives to coffee. There are literally hundreds of herbal teas and blends available in supermarkets, specialty retailers and online today. Try a few to discover what flavours you like best. Some of the most popular herbal teas include peppermint, ginger, chamomile, lemongrass, rosehip, liquorice and hibiscus.
Another natural alternative to coffee is chicory. The root of the chicory plant is used to make chicory to drink. It is harvested, roasted and then brewed to make a health coffee alternative which is popular across America and Europe. It’s caffeine free, just like brewed cocoa and Rooibos tea.
9. Apple Cider Vinegar
For health benefits, you could consider switching your daily coffee to a mug of hot water and apple cider vinegar. It is definitely an acquired taste but you can add a spoon of natural honey to sweeten the taste until you are used to it.
10. Hot Water & Lemon
Plain old hot water with a slice or squeeze of lemon shouldn’t be overlooked as a coffee alternative. Like Cocao and Rooibos, lemons are packed with antioxidants and flavonoids which have been linked to multiple health benefits.