6 Great Alternatives to Your Cup of Morning Coffee

Caffeine getting you down? Or maybe too up? Here are some great alternatives to your morning coffee, from hot water and lemon, through to chicory root!

Chicory Root

Similar to coffee, chicory root can also be roasted and ground. It’s also pretty high in insulin and can be great for promoting digestion. Simply brew chicory like normal ground coffee, even adding milk and sugar if you feel like it.

Hot Water and Lemon

Simple, yet effective, hot water and lemon rehydrates your body more than cold water in the morning and has been hailed as an energy boosting drink. Packed full of vitamin C, it’s perfect to consume in the winter as a great defence against coughs and sniffles.

Green Tea

Green tea can be great to consume in the morning as it’s cheap, accessible and has been known to boost your metabolism massively. Try dropping a little bit of honey into the drink if you find it too bitter at first.

Mushroom Coffee (Chaga)

Known to boost brain power and provide all the benefits of a cup of coffee whilst leaving out the insomnia, shakes and anxiety, mushroom coffee is really taking the health world by storm. Made by drying and crushing a variety of mushrooms, the result looks like coffee, but with an earthier tone.


Matcha is a type of green tea created by drying the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant.  It has all the benefits and more of green tea as the whole plant is brewed into the drink, making it rich in antioxidants and perfect for boosting your metabolism, resulting in a great start to the day.

Coconut Water

Coconut water has been growing massively in popularity for the past couple of years. Whilst it resembles and tastes nothing like beloved coffee, it can be great to consume in the morning because of how hydrating it can be. Packed full of electrolytes, it rehydrates your body quickly- waking you up fast.

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