Coffee Alternatives

Updated: Aug 7, 2021

AHHHH how nice is a hot cuppa coffee!


I find it really soothes the soul. Drinking it for comfort, pleasure or for a boost – it never feels like a bad idea! However, what if you can’t have caffeine and alas, you’re bored of herbal brews? Whether you’re choosing to cut down your caffeine intake, you’ve gone off it, or you just want to try something new…there’s plenty of exciting alternatives.


I would highly recommend purchasing a milk frother. You won’t regret it – frothing the milk turns any hot drink to café standards. Opt for one like this:

https://www.aldi.com.au/en/groceries/pantry/coffee/coffee-detail/ps/p/expressi-milk-frother

Its super cheap and makes it easy to combine other ingredients to it.

Choose an ingredient from each section below to build your hot drink, and voila you have yourself a nutrient powerhouse in a hot drink!


Read below and see if anything tickles your taste buds!


Base: oat milk, or milk of choice.

Powder OR Granules OR Tea

Cacao powder (approx. 12.4mg caffeine in 1 tbsp of powder)

Beetroot powder (caffeine free)

Matcha powder (64mg of caffeine in 1 tsp)

Dandelion n(brew in cafetiere) (caffeine free)

Rooibos tea (caffeine free)

Green tea (30-50mg of caffeine in 1 cup)

Extras:

Mushroom powder of choice

Collagen powder

MCT oil

Stevia or honey as a sweetener

Garnish:

Cinnamon

Cacao

Instructions if choosing a powder base:

Pour the chosen base into the milk frother.

Add your powder.

Add your extras.

Whiz up as per your frother instructions.

Pour into your favourite mug.

Add your Garnish of choice….and ENJOY!

Instructions if choosing a tea base:

Brew your tea of choice.

Pour the chosen milk base into the milk frother.

Add your extras. Whiz up as per your frother instructions.

Pour brewed tea into your favourite mug.

Add your frothed base and stir.

Add your Garnish of choice….and ENJOY!


Rachel Cunard