Coffee is a beverage loved by many around the world thanks to three things. One, it’s addictive so in other words, it’s a legal drug. Two, it’s a delicious drink depending on who you talk to. Three, coffee contains a lot of caffeine which makes it a natural energy booster. There are people who avoid drinking coffee for either its addictiveness or its taste but end up not having the morning boost they need or want to start the day. Luckily, there are a few alternatives that one can take to replace the morning coffee.
You’ve heard it many times and you will hear it many more times, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. As a person matures and is confronted with so many responsibilities (work, bills, your future) they will have less time to think about breakfast. That is why many people have a rather small breakfast or decided to skip breakfast altogether. This is a common mistake. Because breakfast is the most important meal you should also try your best to fit as much food as possible in your stomach.
Drinking water in the morning has its benefits such as helping transport nutrients, balance your body temperature and help with digestion. It also makes sense since your body doesn’t receive water for about 6-8 hours. To make your water a bit more fun you can also squeeze some fresh lemon in it. Lemons help with cleansing the liver and are a great source of Vitamin C and calcium. This might be extra helpful for the people who had a night of drinking the day before.
Any fresh juice can make you feel full of energy in the morning. A personal favorite is fresh orange juice. Orange juice helps battle the “bad” cholesterol and of course is rich in Vitamin C. You can be creative with smoothies, almond milk, bananas, blueberries and chia seeds are known to be energy boosters. You can mix a match with a variety of fruits especially know that is a trend to get fruits at the farmers market.
As already mentioned, bananas and blueberries are perfect fruits to eat in the morning. However, you can eat whatever fruit you want. Mix it up and have a fruit bowl party. Eating fruits on an empty stomach will cause the sugar from the fruits to break faster. Therefore, your body will enjoy more from the nutritional benefits of fruits. The fruits that can help you the most are berries.
Most people already eat oatmeal in the morning so this an easy one. Oatmeal has high levels of fiber and can help regulate blood pressure. For the people who have a gluten allergy be careful with which brand you buy before you end up eating oatmeal. You should look for the more expensive organic gluten free brands. Yes it sucks to be you, I really don’t know how you guys manage your diet.
Tea is a perfect replacement for coffee because this delicious drink also contains caffeine. However, if you want to reach the same level of caffeine in the morning that a coffee gives you then you’ll have to drink about 3 cups of black tea. Tea is also great for the people who live in cold countries. I really started drinking tea constantly when I moved to a way colder environment that I was used to. Drinking tea in warm water doesn’t fit with me. That is why Caribbean islands sometimes serve beer with ice.
Mix all of them
The best breakfast to boost your energy in the morning would consist of a mix of these different products. For example, have tea, fresh orange juice and oatmeal mixed with different kinds of berries. That sound pretty good to me.
There are of course other food that you can eat that haven’t been mentioned in this post but if I list all of them it will be too much and this is what I can think of so far.