If your doctor ordered you to stop taking more caffeine and yet you need your coffee fix, you can substitute these healthy and filling options instead.
Nothing beats clean water when you’re thirsty. It doesn’t have caffeine and added sugar after all. Drink at least half a gallon of water a day to fight off fatigue, hunger, and dehydration.
It still has caffeine, so you need to pick green tea instead of regular tea which ahs about the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee. Green tea or matcha helps you concentrate at work because it has memory-enhancing properties. If green tea isn’t to your liking, there are other types of tea not made from the tea plant (Camellia sinensis).
There are dozens of probiotic drinks to choose from in markets in Singapore. Not only do they taste good, but they are packed with the good stuff to help balance the bacteria in your digestive tract. You can substitute this healthy drink for coffee on your break time.
If you want something with more kick than plain water, sparkling water is your best bet. It is sugar-free, hydrating, and delicious as long as you choose varieties made with fruit extracts.
Instead of coconut smoothies, choose coconut water which has natural sweeteners and is packed with enzymes and electrolytes to help you replenish lost nutrients after a hard day’s work. It’s not only a healthier substitute to coffee, it also works better than energy and sports drinks.
Hot Apple Cider
The tangy taste of the apple cider will remind you of coffee, plus it contains natural sweeteners and will help you feel energized in a lazy rainy morning.
Fruit or Vegetable Juice
You can’t go wrong with fruit or vegetable juices that are made from fresh products. They are easy to make, delicious, and contain less sugar than the juices sold at stores. It’s easy to create fruit juices at a home with only a few items in less than 10 minutes.
Fruit or Vegetable Smoothie
Have fun creating different smoothies from fresh fruits and vegetables, which are packed full of vitamins and nutrients you will not get in a cup of coffee. All you need to create a variety of smoothies is a food processor or blender and an ice maker.
This type of drink will remind you of tea and contains slightly less caffeine than coffee. It’s made from the leaves of the holly tree which contains natural caffeine. What’s great about it is that it can also be prepared in so many ways similar to how you make tea and coffee. This is a recommended substitute if you have caffeine sensitivity and jitters. It won’t make you less sleepy, but it almost has the same effect as coffee.