Giving Up Coffee? Here's What You Can Try Instead

It's all well and good to give something up. But every addiction, needs to be replaced with something healthier. No coffee isn't exactly cocaine or alcohol but for me, too much of it makes my skin look dull, increases my anxiety and affects my ability to get a good nights sleep.

There's hundreds of amazing herbal teas and of course there's good old decaf but decaf makes me feel ripped off. I was after something yummy, creamy and new enough to distract me from the fact that I was missing my old friend coffee.

Had I not given up my daily cuppa(s) I would most likely have not have found the three drinks I've shared below.

Note: Don't be put off by some of the ingredient's I've listed. Almost all of them can be found at your local supermarket. The roasted dandelion blend and carob can be bought online or from any organic/health food type store. also almond milk is my personal preference but you can of course use any other kind of milk.

 Dandelion Tea

Dandelions remind me of being a little kid and that magical feeling of believing your wish might come true. Sounds weird, right?! They're not just a weed! Among it's many benefits, Dandelion tea is high in fibre, calcium, vitamins and helps to cleanse the liver. It comes in both granulated or tea leaf form. I like the tea leaf as you can brew it in a plunger just like coffee. It looks like coffee but unlike decaf it's 100% caffeine free.

  • roasted dandelion blend 
  • almond milk (optional)
  • honey or sweetener of your choice (optional)

Cacao & Almond Milk

I can't believe I thought Cacao was just for smoothies and baking! It's chocolatey deliciousness that is also good for you. Cacao is a source of magnesium which  helps support nerve and muscle function and reduces tiredness and fatigue. I've been enjoying mine with a drop of peppermint oil for an added energy boost or a drop of wild orange oil for a jaffa flavour and to brighten my mood.

  • 1 tspn cacao powder
  • hot water
  • almond milk (optional)
  • peppermint or wild orange oil (optional)
  • 1/2 tspn coconut oil (optional)
  • honey or sweetener of your choice (optional)

Carob & Turmeric Coconut Milk

Ok so until a week ago I didn't even know such a thing as a turmeric latte existed. This drink is basically a turmeric latte with a teaspoon of carob thrown in. My friend Nicole had given me a container of carob powder and I'd run out of cacao so I thought I'd give drinking carob a go. I use Golden Quench Turmeric Coconut Milk  but you could easily use any milk and add turmeric, Cinnamon & Ginger. I don't add any sweetener to this drink as I love the warm spicy flavour on it's own.

  • 1 tspn carob powder
  • 1 c Golden Quench Turmeric Coconut Milk
  • Honey or sweeter of your choice (optional)

What coffee substitutes are you loving right now? Let me know in the comments.

Love Fran