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6 DIY Alternatives to Coffee

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The average person spends about $700 a year on coffee alone. Yikes! Ever wondered if alternatives to coffee exist?

It seems like wherever we turn there is a coffee location or it is accessible in the store.

But what about the jitters that come along with a traditonal brew? Or, what if you’ve decided to give up coffee, maybe for health-related reasons (like an ayurvedic lifestyle!), but miss the energy boost from caffeine?

Luckily, there’s good news. There are plenty of other options that will deliver a healthy dose of energy AND make at home to help you save money.

Here are six alternatives to coffee that you can make yourself in minutes!


1. Matcha Green Tea

6 alternatives to coffee | matcha tea

Match is an antioxidant, detox, and energy booster.



  • Mix together and enjoy!


2. Hot Maca

6 alternatives to coffee | hot maca

Maca gives a natural energy boost but without the jittery effect that coffee gives you


  •    1-2 Tablespoons of Maca
  •    1 Cup of Warm Almond Milk
  •    1 Teaspoon of Raw Honey and Ground Cinnamon


  • Mix in together and enjoy


3. Organic Roasted Chicory Root

6 alternatives to coffee | chicory root

Organic Chicory promotes healthy flora in the intestines to aid in digestion.



  • Place 1 tbsp of organic roasted chicory root in Boiling Water for 10 Minutes
  • Strain and Place in Mug
  • Sweeten With Raw Honey


4. Yerba Mate Latte

6 alternatives to coffee | yerba mate

Yerba Mate has antioxidant properties and anti-inflammatory ingredients.


  • 1 tbsp loose-leaf Yerba Mate
  • ¾ cup Water
  • 1/4  cup milk of choice (almond, cashew, coconut)
  • 1 tbsp Raw Honey


  • Brew 1 tbsp of lose – leaf Yerba Mate in ¾ cup of water
  • Add ¼ of Warm Milk of Choice and add 1 tbsp of Raw Honey


5. Dandelion Root Coffee

6 alternatives to coffee | dandelion root

Dandelion Herbal Coffee Blend is the most similar taste to coffee flavor.  High in probiotics to boost immune system.




  • Place water dandelion root, chicory root, and cinnamon stick in pot
  • Bring to a simmer for 5 minutes
  • Pour coffee into cups through mesh strainer
  • Add Milk of Choice and Serve


6. Kombucha Tea

6 alternatives to coffee | kombucha

Kombucha Tea is a probiotic to help the digestive regulate ph levels, digest, and break down food nutrients loaded in vitamin B and C and antioxidants.


  • 1 Kombucha Scoby
  • 16 cups filtered water
  • 8-10 Green Tea Bags
  • 1 Cup White Sugar


  • Heat eight cups of water in a large pot over heat. Add tea bags and let them steep for about a half hour
  • Once steeped, stir in sugar till dissolved and mix in water that remains.
  • As soon as the sweetened tea reaches a simmer pour into a glass jar with scoby.
  • Place thin like cloth over jar opening and secure with rubber band and store in dark area and let it ferment for 7 days. After that period check by taste if not to liking let it fermented for a few more days.
  • Once done, pour into mason jars to store in refrigerator and place scoby in jar sealed for new batch.



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