If you keep fighting with a sleep in the morning and can’t open your eyes without another dose of caffeine, this coffee replacing foods might be exactly for you. The superfood lattes are made of algae, medicinal mushrooms and collagen – what else you need for a perfect boost of energy in the morning? Nothing wrong with a coffee, but maybe your body doesn’t necessarily need caffeine, but something stronger, like turmeric brew or goji berry cocoa? Pick up your own recipe right here:
Raw cacao and goji berry latte. Unlike cocoa powder which is roasted, this cacao is made from raw pressed beans and researches have found that such compounds can actually reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and can be a great source of energy for pregnant women who have to be careful with caffeine. Plus, thanks to the almond of coconut milk used in the recipe, it makes it vegan friendly.
Gingerbread latte. This recipe is using dandelion tea, which has a very similar taste to coffee, but boosts with collagen for the healthy skin, hair and nails. Add here a tablespoon of unsalted butter as a source of healthy fat, and raw honey along with blackstrap molasses for a sweet bite.
Turmeric and Ginger tea with Coconut Milk. Turmeric has proven its healthy benefits in numerous times, by improving the digestion, reducing inflammation and fighting the infections. Plus don’t forget the ginger, which can help with upset stomach and many other things.
Lucuma Cacao latte. The exotic Peruvian fruit lucuma has a sweet and mild flavor, reminding you maple and sweet potato, while also being rich in beta carotene, iron, zinc, calcium and protein.
Vanilla coconut matcha tea latte. Green tea lattes have been for a while on the shelves at the coffee shops, but this one is different slightly as it contains in its recipe coconut and soy milk. Matcha itself is a great source of catechins, which fight cancer.
Cinnamon Rooibos Red latte. Rooibos tea is a perfect choice for those who are trying to quit caffeine for good. It is rich in antioxidants, may help to prevent DNA damage and reduce inflammation. This recipe is pretty easy to make, as you just need to add non dairy milk, natural sweetener, cinnamon and up to your taste: either ginger, or vanilla bean.
Medicinal Mushroom Latte. On hearing mushroom you might think of the dinner rather than a drink, but medicinal mushrooms are adaptogens, which has has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years already, and are known for their anti-inflammatory and immune boosting properties.
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