We love coffee, but when your intake creeps up from one to four per day, you know it’s time to check yourself before you turn into a stressed out mess!
Here are 8 alternatives that will still leave you feeling a little high, without the crash:
Matcha Green Tea
Try this superfood powder with hot water and a little almond milk and stevia to sweeten it up, or even in a smoothie – it’s delicious and does have a bit of caffeine, but also a decent dose of natural relaxant L-Theanine, so you score a cheeky lift in spirits, without the crash coffee often leaves behind. There’s another bonus too – it’s a potent fat burner!
Bulletproof Hot Chocolate
You’ve heard of bulletproof coffee, but now the same brand has brought out a sugar-free hot chocolate powder reinforced with cacao butter for sustained energy and a mental boost.
Four Sigmatic Cordyceps Mushroom Elixir Cordyceps mushroom is an adaptogen, not a stimulant, meaning it activates the body’s own energy production in the cells. This means you get a lift in energy levels that’s constant and enduring, for a balanced afternoon pick-me-up, no crash required.
The warming spices in chai combat fatigue, elevate mood and detoxify the body, and also help you overcome sugar cravings.
A South American tea packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, Yerba Mate has a little caffeine but not as much as coffee, plus theobromine. These ingredients combine to give you a buzz, without the comedown.
A drink that gives you a natural energy lift while reducing stress and anxiety levels at the same time, this one is a major winner for all the high achievers out there! It also has a sweet taste that kills sugar cravings.
Dandelion root tea
This one is totally caffeine-free and has a bitter taste similar to coffee. It’s super high in protein and boosts liver and kidney function to give you a lift.
Warning: this is a cold drink, not a hot one BUT the bubbles and probiotics it contains wake you up and get your digestive system moving, so it’s a total winner – just make sure you look for the low sugar versions.