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Healthy Alternatives to your Morning Cup of Coffee

Published Apr 22, 2022
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Whether you feel like you’ve been drinking too much coffee, or you just want to reduce your caffeine intake, we can help with some refreshing and rejuvenating coffee alternatives. 

Coffee helps many people get through their mornings and it comes with some healthy benefits when consumed in moderation. However, too much caffeine can make you restless, cause headaches, or even raise your cholesterol. 

Plenty other drinks and snacks will offer as much if not more of a boost than coffee does. If you’re tired of relying on coffee to get you through your day, check out these delicious options. 

Smoothies are the perfect on-the-go breakfast or snack option. Whether you make an energy boosting smoothie yourself or buy one at a smoothie shop, these nutrient packed meal replacements give you the energy you need to start your day. Booster Juice, minutes from our Fox Two Apartments, has a Marathon smoothie with an added energy boosters for that much needed pick-me-up. 

Juice isn’t just for breakfast. When you juice greens, fruits, and nuts together, you get an energy boosting drink that not only provides a pick-me-up, but also increases your fruit and veggie intake. Here in Edmonton, juice bars serve fresh pressed juices with a wide variety of vegetables and fruits. Jugo Juice, minutes from our Lamour Manor, serves a Kale Aid green juice that combats the blahs and boosts energy, perfect for those sluggish mornings. If you don’t have a juicer at home, try making your own energy boosting juice with a blender.

Need the most energy in the morning? Make yourself an energy boosting breakfast. Oatmeal is a slow-burning source of energy. It’ll fill you up, keep you feeling full, and due it its complex carbs, give long-lasting energy. Need more of a boost? Try adding other energy boosting foods throughout your day like bananas, yogurt, avocados, cashews, and eggs.

Don’t rely on sustenance alone to perk you up, physical activity can raise your energy too. Walking in nature or dancing to music can perk you up or try this 10 minute yoga routine to boost your energy. But be careful, dehydration can cause fatigue, so drink plenty of water throughout the day to stay hydrated.