If you think you absolutely need caffeine to help get you through your morning, you may want to think twice. Instead of your usual cup of Joe in the morning, try these SuperFoods or SuperFood Sidekicks as coffee substitutes. You’ll breeze through to lunch with no buzz and no crash.
5 Amazing Coffee Substitutes
For an instant energy drink, squeeze a small lemon into a glass of water first thing in the morning. By adding 1 ounce of lemon juice to your water you get 21 percent of your daily vitamin C, and it will help your body wake up and get going.
Whole Grain Bread:
Complex carbs, like the ones you get from whole grain bread, are not only full of vitamins and minerals, they also provide you with an energy kick without blood sugar spikes. This means no crash midway through your morning.
Almonds or Hazelnuts:
Spread some almond butter or hazelnut spread on that bread for a quick and easy on-the-go breakfast sandwich. The magnesium in these nuts play a key role in converting sugar to energy. Plus, they’re high in protein and fiber to help you fill up.
This superfood contains B vitamins that help your body convert food into energy. The water content in apples also helps keep you stay hydrated, which staves off any potential sluggishness, and the fiber, iron and potassium content help facilitate good overall health to keep your body functioning at its optimum level.
Instead of regular bacon, why not try turkey bacon in the morning? This SuperFood is a lean meat that helps your body create energy, thanks to its vitamin B content. The amino acids in turkey also help boost your dopamine levels, helping you to be alert and focused. The added protein will help you feel full and stick with you as you power through your morning to-do list.