Coffee is one of the most delicious, comforting, and energising beverages. However, it comes with caffeine and its own set of side effects, which may harm the body in the long run. Moreover, coffee is addictive – and so, it’s easy to consume too much without even realising it. And quitting isn’t that easy because just like drugs, getting off coffee leads to withdrawal symptoms. That’s why, more and more people are now switching over to healthy alternatives to coffee. Ayurveda offers some great options. Take a look!
Healthy Alternatives To Coffee
1. Ginger Tea: Loads Of Flavour And A Power Punch
Ginger is a favourite Ayurvedic spice that can add loads of flavour and energy to your day. It’s great for those with Kapha and Vata. Ginger is power packed with vitamins and minerals. It can cure colds and coughs, is good for digestion, improves blood circulation, and warms up the body. You can add honey, lemon or mint to ginger tea. Get adventurous and try out different ways to enjoy this refreshing and energising tea.
2. Golden Milk: A Coffee Substitute With Super Powers
Golden milk is one of the best healthy alternatives to coffee. Turmeric reduces inflammation, boosts immunity, supports heart health, and balances all the doshas. Golden milk provides both energy during the day and calmness in the night. The Ayurvedic golden milk recipe contains a combination of other spices like ginger, cinnamon, and black pepper in milk. Instead of dairy, you can also use other plant-based options.
3. Banana Smoothies: Energy & Happy Hormones
If you are of a Vata constitution, go for a banana smoothie. Banana is full of fibers and sugars in their simplest form, and it therefore provides quick energy. A banana smoothie curbs cravings, energizes, and provides the body with vitamins, minerals and enzymes. Moreover, bananas have been found to boost happiness and soothe mild depression! And it is so easy to prepare this delicious coffee substitute.
4. Dandelion Root Tea: An Absolute Must-Try
As the name suggests, dandelion root tea is made with the roots of the dandelion plant. It tastes a little bitter, but with a delightful hint of earthiness and has a rich brown colour. It can be prepared like coffee – with water or milk and honey. Dandelion is antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, a natural diuretic, and can lower cholesterol levels. It has many medicinal properties, minus the caffeine. An excellent coffee replacement.
5. Green Tea: An Super-Healthy Coffee Alternative
Green tea is the most healthy coffee substitute. It’s loaded with powerful antioxidants and has less caffeine than coffee. It protects the brain, tackles bacterial and viral growth, supports a healthy heart, and may even help you lose weight. Green tea comes in many combos with some other valuable Ayurvedic herbs like tulsi, mint, jasmine, cinnamon, and clove. All these make an excellent drink to keep you fresh and pepped up all through the day.
Please try the all of the above healthy alternatives to coffee at least once. Then stick to the best coffee replacement you liked. Don’t forget to let us know which one you found best!
Note: Posts on Ayurvedum are solely for the purpose of sharing the goodness of Ayurveda and bringing awareness about natural and healthy living. Please do not substitute it for professional medical advice. Ingredients discussed can interfere with certain medications. So, before using anything to treat yourself, always consult an Ayurveda doctor or practitioner.