4 Drinks to Drink Instead of Coffee - And They’re Not Water, We Promise!

Who doesn’t love a cup of coffee in the morning? We look forward to it each and every day, but too much caffeine can really drive up our cortisol and adrenaline levels, increasing stress in the body… So, reaching for that second cup in the afternoon might not be the best idea.


But not to worry, since we recommend sticking to one coffee a day, preferably before midday, we understand those withdrawals are real. So we’ve got you covered with four caffeine-free alternatives, which will still hit the spot when you’re craving your coffee hit!


  • Herbal tea. Herbal teas improve digestion and immunity, provide antioxidants and encourage a relaxed state of mind for the body - bonus! They taste super good, too! We are loving the Pukka Vanilla Chai at the moment! Other great flavours include chamomile, peppermint, ginger and licorice.
  • Kombucha. If you haven’t tried kombucha by now, we’re willing to bet you’ve been living under a rock… This trendy drink is made from fermented tea and sugar, containing probiotics and antioxidants for some extra gut love! Look for options with low sugar content (think less than 5g sugar per 100g)! There are some damn delicious flavours out there, and the light fizziness will really hit the spot when you’re in need of a pick-me-up!
  • Dandelion chai. This caffeine-free alternative tastes similar to coffee - no, it’s not quite the real deal, but it is anti-inflammatory, antioxidative and anti-rheumatic, and won’t add stress to your body! We likeeeee! Try it with a bliss ball as an arvo snack.
  • Spiced turmeric latte. We’ve all heard about the amazing anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of Turmeric - so why not throw some into a latte for some added benefits without the caffeine? A super different, delicious alternative, and adding a touch of honey will make it deeeelish! We love the endless benefits of Turmeric so much, we even added it to our incredible Detox + Debloat formula, so you can experience all its miraculous effects even if you’re not a fan of the flavour!

  • Thank us later xo


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