The Ultimate Coffee Break: 5 Tasty Coffee Alternatives

chai teaThere are tons of reasons why one might want to ditch that coffee habit. Though there are lots of reason people enjoy and benefit from coffee, just like with anything else there are a few cons. Not only is it addictive, it is a proven addition to weight gain causers (like sugar consumption), as well as a culprit for increased cholesterol levels. Why not try taking a coffee break (literally) and brew up some of these tasty alternatives.

Yerba Mate Chai

  • ½ of a star anise star
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 whole white peppercorns
  • 1 cardamon pod opened to the seeds
  • 1-inch piece fresh ginger, mashed
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 heaping tablespoons of yerba mate tea
  • 3 cups almond milk (or milk of your choice)
  • Sweetener of choice, to taste

Turmeric Tea

  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch of clove
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger (optional)
  • As much turmeric as you can handle! Start with a teaspoon and go up from there.
  • 1-2 cups of water
  • Raw honey to sweeten
  • Coconut milk