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Fall has officially begun and so has the craving for Pumpkin Spice Lattes! During the fall season, as the weather cools down, we generally want a change in pace. But when our busy schedules cannot meet that want, we turn to one thing…COFFEE!
Before I go on, I need to be clear about something. THIS IS NOT A POST bagging on coffee like its some food that is going to give you cancer. For many people (including myself), coffee is truly enjoyed and responds well to our bodies. However, there are many circumstances (that I have experienced myself as well), that coffee may not be the healthiest option for the stage of life that your body is at.
Some people’s bodies do not respond well to coffee or caffeine in general (beware, some of these recipes still contain caffeine, but also, some do not). In this case, the need for energy during the busy fall season of taking care of a baby, bussing the kiddos around to sports, or preparing for the Holidays still calls for some sort of energy booster. Additionally, in a pregnant woman’s case, a need for an external energy source is in high demand, but coffee or caffeine may not be the best option for her developing baby inside her belly.
Moreover, for all of those reasons above, here are 5 healthy coffee alternatives to give you energy in the midst of motherhood, during the Fall season and upcoming Holidays.
1. Hot Cinnamon Matcha Latte
Matcha Powder is one of the most good-for-you drinks out there and has so many amazing health benefits, including boosting your metabolism (aiding in weight loss), contains a high level of antioxidants, is a natural detox, contains a large amount of fiber, improves your overall mood, and contains chlorophyll (which is great for your skin). Matcha Powder is especially good for busy moms because of its de-stressor qualities, while still providing an energy boost that mom life calls for.
2. Golden Milk
Golden Milk contains spices that are amazing for your gut and digestive health. While it contains many anti-inflammatory ingredients, it helps fight inflammation inside the body, aiding in bloat prevention. The thing about having a healthy digestive system that works well, is that it can play a huge role in your overall energy level.
Click here to see a Golden Milk Recipe from Wellness Mama.
3. Almond Milk Chai Tea
Most of the time, Chai Tea is caffeinated, leading to being a great energy booster instead of coffee. Chai Tea is also really good for digestive health and helps with nausea as well. Since it is caffeinated from being a Black Tea, Chai Tea has great antioxidants in it which help support your immune system.
Click here to see a recipe for Chai Tea from Live Simply.
4. Maca Latte
Maca Root (which can be found in a powder for convenience) is a superfood! It is a natural energy booster, promotes a happier and calm mood, improves memory (mommy brain solution), and is packed with antioxidants! Get this, Mama, Maca also increases fertility, according to an article by Medical News Today. If you are pregnant and looking for an energy booster alternatively to coffee, this is a wonderful option!
Click here for a yummy recipe for a Maca Latte by A Dash Of Lemon.
5. Convenient Tea Bags
While all of those recipes are great and incredibly yummy, as busy mamas, we do not always have time to make our own lattes and teas with the works. This is why I am including the convenience of tea bags. Now, to take this one step further and up-level your tea game, (and let me tell you that this brings a whole new level to tea drinking), instead of using tea bags, use loose leaf tea. Loose leaf tea creates a stronger brew and leaves a more flavorful and powerful drink
You can use loose leaf tea in a several ways. One is pouring the loose leaf tea into a reusable tea bag and brewing it the same as how you would usually brew your tea. Two is using a french press (my favorite way).
Here are a couple of my favorites that absolutely compete with the other recipes above:
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