Let’s get straight into it: here at the Kettleshed, #WeGiveACup, participate in giveaways and charity fundraisers, are environmentally AND health conscious! We know that too much coffee can have several negative side effects on our bodies and studies have shown it’s not as good for you as tea (or as yummy in our opinion). So, WE challenge YOU to SWAP YOUR COFFEE!
Now, if you’re a little reliant on your caffeine, your swap doesn’t have to be to something that will wake you up less or not give you that boost you feel from your morning coffee. And don’t feel as though you need to jump in the deep end and give up coffee altogether – if you drink three cups a day, for instance, maybe start by changing one of those. If you’re stuck for swapping ideas, you’re in luck!
Here are 3 of our top suggestions:
Our Pick Me Up really is what it says on the tin (or the recycled cardboard, we should say!), a truly beneficial beverage that will perk you up perfectly. Great for when you are feeling lethargic, bloated or a little under the weather, Pick Me Up is a perfect blend of peppermint, spearmint and liquorice and a MUCH healthier alternative to a morning coffee. Super quick and easy to make, Pick Me Up can be slowly sipped over the morning newspaper or popped in a takeaway cup and enjoyed on the way to work. Either way, it’s sure to wake you up and make you smile!
Perfect for a super speedy morning fix, this energy shot will give you a great boost and is full of delicious, natural ingredients. We found a fabulous and easy recipe to follow on The Edgy Veg Youtube channel – its worth checking out.
Ingredients (for a weeks’ worth)
– 2 handfuls of ginger, cut into chunks
– 4 juiced oranges (or shop-bought orange juice works fine)
– 2 green apples, cut into chunks
– 1 lemon, juiced
– 1 tsp – 1 tbsp of turmeric (depending on your taste buds)
Strong and sweet, Matcha is high in antioxidants and vitamins and is known for being a great source of energy as well as a calorie-burner. This latte is creamy, smooth and makes an excellent alternative to a morning coffee or a great afternoon beverage! To watch a Matcha Latte creator in action, check out our Youtube Channel!
-200ml milk of your choice
– ½ tsp matcha
– Boiling water
– Pop half a teaspoon of Matcha into your cup/glass
– Pour in a little boiling water – enough to cover your Matcha
– Mix with an whisk
– Whisk your milk too, to make it creamy and frothy
– Pour on top of your matcha and enjoy!
So, there you have it, a few delicious and healthy alternatives to your morning coffee. Remember, drinking too much coffee can lead to headaches, insomnia and digestive problems, and doesnt have nearly as many of the health benefits of certain teas. So please, give our alternatives a go and check out the Kettleshed.com for our full range of scrumptious loose leaf teas today!