Our Top 4 Coffee Alternatives

Our Top 4 Coffee Alternatives 900 600 Nava Wholefoods

While we love a good coffee, too much of it can have a negative impact on your health, causing a spike in blood pressure, increased risk of heart attacks, digestive issues, insomnia and anxiety. It has even also been said to cause muscle tremors and even muscle breakdown. Avoid a caffeine overload and minimize the peaks and lows in your energy levels by swapping to these delicious, natural and nourishing alternatives. All four of these are dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan and naturally sweetened.

Turmeric Latte

A turmeric latte is ultra-soothing and bursting to the brim with incredible health benefits. Turmeric has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb. It contains the potent antioxidant curcumin which gives it it’s glowing yellow color and according to science has proven to help with bacterial infections, heart disease, stomach ulcers, cancer, arthritis, indigestion and so much more. The black pepper in this recipe is essential to activate the curcumin and allow your body to absorb all of its incredible benefits.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup coconut milk or dairy-free milk of choice
  • 1 tsp NAVA turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • pinch of ground black pepper
  • Optional: 1 tsp NAVA coconut nektar

Method:

  1. Bring milk to a simmer in a small pot over medium heat.
  2. Once simmering, add the turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, coconut nektar and stir until combined.
  3. Lastly, add the maca and pour into your mug.
  4. Dust with extra cacao or cinnamon and enjoy.

Healthy Hot Cacao

Cacao is one of our favorite superfoods and it is easy to see why! Other than it’s delicious-rich chocolate taste, it is the highest plant-based source of iron, bursting with antioxidants, full of magnesium, an effective anti-depressant and natural mood booster. Here is a sensational healthy hot cacao recipe with the addition of hormone loving maca.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup coconut milk or dairy-free milk of choice
  • 1 Tbsp NAVA cacao powder
  • 1 tsp NAVA maca powder
  • Pinch of NAVA Himalayan pink salt
  • Optional: 1 tsp NAVA coconut nektar

Method:

  1. Bring milk to a simmer in a small pot over medium heat.
  2. Once simmering, add the cacao powder and coconut nektar and stir until combined.
  3. Lastly, add the maca and pour into your mug.
  4. Dust with extra cacao or cinnamon and enjoy.

Matcha Latte

This glowing green powder has been used as a powerful health booster for centuries. Matcha is a concentrated powder of finely ground green tea leaves – think of it as supercharged green tea! Research has proven it to be effective in cancer prevention, healthy hair and skin, increased metabolism, hunger suppression and fights depression too. While matcha still contains caffeine, it is known as the “calm energy” giver and doesn’t cause the same side effects of coffee. Swap your morning coffee for a matcha latte for ultimate productivity! 

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup coconut milk or dairy-free milk of choice
  • ¼ cup boiling water
  • 1 tsp NAVA Matcha powder
  • NAVA Coconut nektar to taste 

Method:

  1. Bring milk to a simmer in a small pot over medium heat.
  2. Place Matcha powder in a mug and slowly whisk in 1/4 cup boiling water.
  3. Slowly add warmed milk to the mug and whisk to combine.
  4. Sweeten with coconut nectar as desired and enjoy.

Spicy Beetroot Latte

Pink and pretty, this beetroot latte is a delicious combination of vibrant beetroot and warming spices such as turmeric, ginger and cinnamon. The ingredients work together to assist in enhancing your workouts, reducing inflammation and improving blood flow. Enjoy this healthy, natural, sweet and spicy drink at any time of the day.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup coconut milk or dairy-free milk of choice
  • ¼ cup boiling water
  • 1 tsp beetroot powder
  • 1 tsp NAVA turmeric powder
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon 
  • 1 tsp NAVA coconut nektar 

Method:

  1. Bring milk to a simmer in a small pot over medium heat.
  2. Place beetroot powder, turmeric powder, ginger, cinnamon and coconut nektar in a mug and whisk in 1/4 cup boiling water.
  3. Once combined, slowly add warmed milk to the mug.
  4. Whisk and enjoy.

Try the recipes and let us know what you think in the comments below.

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