Ditch Your Morning Coffee For These Alternatives

I’ve been constantly reminding all of you to ditch coffee during my previous posts. Again, why? Ditching coffee in your life has been proven to improve sleep quality and reduce anxiety. However, most of you fail to do this because it’s such an important part of your morning routine to be sipping that cup of coffee to wake your senses up. I’ve written a couple of coffee alternatives before, but I found extra delicious alternatives a couple of days back and I want to share it with you again. If you want something that’s not plain, but rather extra and Starbuck’s like– without too much caffeine, these are great coffee alternatives that you will definitely enjoy.

Cashew Matcha Latte With Cashew

If you combine matcha powder with maple syrup and cashew, you can get a subtle caffeine buzz.

Ditch Your Morning Coffee For These Alternatives

Ingredients:

1 cup Pacific Foods Unsweetened Cashew Original Plant-Based Beverage
1 teaspoon matcha powder
1 teaspoon maple syrup (optional)
Pinch of cinnamon (optional)

Directions:

  1. For a hot matcha, in a small saucepan, heat cashew beverage over a medium-low heat until warmed through.
  2. Whisk in the matcha powder until dissolved and bright green.
  3. Whisk in the maple and cinnamon if using and serve.
  4. For an iced matcha, combine all ingredients in a blender until everything is well-combined. Pour over ice to serve.

Mushroom Hot Cacao With Organic Coconut

This recipe can help for focus, energy and stress reduction.

Ditch Your Morning Coffee For These Alternatives

Ingredients:

1 cup Pacific Foods Organic Unsweetened Coconut Original Plant-Based Beverage
1 heaped teaspoon of cacao or cocoa powder
1 teaspoon of a blend of medicinal mushroom powder (ideally, it should include reishi, cordyceps, lion’s mane)
1 large Medjool date, pitted
Pinch of sea salt

Directions:

  1. Combine ingredients in a high-powered blender until powders are well-combined and the dates are completely pureed.
  2. Heat in a saucepan over a medium-low heat until heated through.

Chai Latte With Organic Oats

Ditch Your Morning Coffee For These Alternatives

A blend of warming spices and black tea make this drink a favorite for those looking to cut back on added sugar.

Ingredients:

1 black tea bag (English breakfast tea works great)
1 cup boiling water
½ cup Pacific Foods Organic Oat Original Plant-Based Beverage
1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup (optional)
¼ teaspoon each cinnamon and cardamom

Directions:

  1. Brew black tea first (can be made ahead) by pouring the boiling water over the tea bag in a mug and letting that brew for 5 to 10 minutes. Remove the tea bag.
  2. For an iced chai, combine ingredients in a blender and serve over ice.
  3. For hot, whisk together ingredients in a saucepan over a medium-low heat until spices are infused into the oat beverage and tea mixture.

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37 Comments

  • Felicia Blake says:

    Wow, everything looks delicious.

  • Alison Thompson says:

    Matcha is my favorite alternative to coffee. It tastes really nice and it’s actually better tasting than green tea.

    • Rebecca Givens says:

      Both are my favorite! I don’t know which one I love more.

  • Wendy Ball says:

    I’m one of those people who really need coffee in the morning or else– you won’t get to talk to me. I’ll be a LION all day.

  • These coffee alternatives are like breakfast on-the-go too! I mean the cashew nuts and all. It’s a heavy drink.?

  • Eloise Hines says:

    That definitely looks like something you can buy in Starbucks, but I would agree that it’s healthier!

  • Marian Cox says:

    Eww mushroom in cocoa? Isn’t that too weird?! ?

    • Della Blake says:

      Mushroom actually tastes neutral in cocoa. The taste is actually overpowered by the cocoa itself.

  • Rose Walters says:

    I don’t mind ditching my coffee for all of this.

  • Blanche Rivera says:

    Chai lattes are my favorite. I didn’t know that this could actually be a good alternative to coffee. I’m going to try this for a week and see what happens!

  • I love matcha so much. I’ve been drinking this for more than 5 months now eversince the hype of this and I haven’t craved coffee even for one bit.

  • I’ve had a more stable energy after ditching coffee. At first, switching to green tea was still unbearable because I was looking for that creamier taste. These alternatives are better than my current matcha green tea in the morning.

    • Oh, that’s it! I was looking for that creamy milky taste too because I always love putting milk in my coffee in the morning. Tea doesn’t seem to make it all better and I just ended up drinking coffee again.

  • If what I’m going to drink every morning is this aesthetically pleasing, I would feel so fabulous.?

  • Yummy!!! I’m not a coffee drinker but these drinks look really nice. I’m going to try it out. I just have to shop for the ingredients and stock it up.

  • Using maple syrup or honey in your matcha makes it taste really good. I don’t use sugar at all.

  • Zoraida Martin says:

    I would definitely switch my coffee to matcha any day. I just love the nutty and creamy taste of it!

  • April Henry says:

    I think it’s the process of drinking coffee that makes my mornings. Catching a whiff of that rich coffee aroma is what mostly wakes me up. If I was to use these alternatives, I would love to add spices that will also make the kitchen smell wonderful in the morning.

  • Eloise Ferris says:

    These look twice as wonderful as coffee. I would feel like I got my coffee from a luxurious coffee shop every morning.

  • Deanna Woods says:

    The only downside of this heavy drink for breakfast is that I’d be too full to eat a proper breakfast.😐

    • You’re right. I don’t really eat much in the morning but I try my best to eat breakfast since it’s the most important meal of the day.

  • Lisa Bryson says:

    Chai latte with organic oats seems like the perfect morning wake-me-up.😱

  • Susan Lopez says:

    That mushroom hot cacao looks so…. SINFUL. I’m drooling over it right now.

  • Laura Harris says:

    Coffee is irreplaceable okay peepz? No amount of aesthetic can beat the feeling of being woken up by coffee in the morning.

    • Brittany West says:

      But coffee isn’t healthy. ☹️

  • I tried this the entire week and it really is as good as coffee. Of course, if you’re looking for that coffee taste the hot cocoa is the closest.

  • Lee Williamson says:

    I don’t like how coffee makes me feel. What I normally do is drink different things in the morning and sometimes I only have my coffee once a week.

  • Kristine Lucas says:

    All of this actually provides energy that’s a lot more stable than coffee. I prefer this more than coffee and it’s also twice as nutritious.

  • Sharon Reese says:

    I think it will make me fat if I drink this 3x a day because I drink my coffee 3x a day.

    • Esther Devine says:

      OMG you drink too much coffee, dear!

  • Grace Reyes says:

    I don’t care if this is a coffee alternative because I want to have this anytime.😋

  • Sherri Cohen says:

    Even my teenage daughters would love this in the morning along with their pancakes.

  • Shelia West says:

    I usually prepare smoothies in the morning that has oats. I find that even if it doesn’t have caffeine, it gives me the right amount of energy to function well the entire day. It also serves as my go-to breakfast.

    • Elsie Benson says:

      I do this too and I never crave coffee because I feel energized already.

    • Connie Schmidt says:

      The only reason most of us crave coffee is because we want to feel awake and energized. If something else is doing it, we won’t need coffee.

  • Tara Lambert says:

    The way it looks, it doesn’t look easy to prepare. While coffee is all about waiting for it to brew while you do something else.

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