There are early birds who have no bigger problems with waking up in the morning and there are night owls who struggle to keep their eyes opened after they wake up (that’s me).
No matter which one you are, there are some drinks which help you get through the morning in the healthiest way.
Let me start with this one, because it’s been six months since I last drank coffee :). (I’m very happy about it, because I could drink 1, 2 or even sometimes 3 cups of coffee during the day and I couldn’t imagine a day without coffee. Luckily, I stopped this addiction [wasn’t easy], but I had a lot of support from my significant other ❤ who doesn’t drink coffee at all so yes, I made it. Anything is possible if you really want it! 🙂 ).
I replaced coffee with green tea, but in its most concentrated form which is matcha, where you drink the actual tea leaves (powder). It’s “loaded with antioxidants, amino acids, chlorophyll as well as other vitamins and nutrients.” Driking this tea, there are also great health benefits such as: it prevents cancer, promotes weight loss, benefits exercise performance, best food source of disease-fighting catechins, high levels of l-theanine for an alert calm, reduces heart disease risk and hypertension, lower type II diabetes risk and detoxifies the body.
Let me also tell you that I’m not drinking it alone (it doesn’t have the best taste on its own), but one huge coffee company (the one you can see at every corner, especially in big cities) has “green tea latte” and the way I’m doing it at home is just adding milk to it and voila, delicious and so healthy!
This drink is so common that I won’t write about it a lot. With coffee there are some health benefits (high in antioxidants, may protect the liver, aids physical activity, supports cognitive function), but there are also some risks (caffeine addiction, can alter mood and increase anxiety).
Kefir with flax seed
It’s the best thing for colon cleanse. In our intestines are toxins and waste which are very dangerous to our health, to get rid of them drinking kefir (benefits are: boosts immunity, heals inflammatory bowel disease, builds bone density, fights allergies, improves lactose digestion, kills candida and supports detoxification) with flax seed (high in fiber) is the way to do it. Mix 1 tbsp (or 1 tsp at the beginning) of grounded flax seed in about half glass of kefir and simply drink it.
Apple cider vinegar
Water, lemon and 1tbsp of apple cider vinegar (and honey if you like) will wake you up with its sourness (trust me on this one, haha). Anyway, there are many health benefits such as: it promotes digestion, enhances immune system, adjusts blood sugar, lowers high blood pressure, cleanses your body, aids weight loss, boosts energy, benefits your skin and improves oral health.
I tried this so many times, but couldn’t stick with it, but maybe you can, because it’s healthy as well to start your day with. Drinking water with lemon has benefits such as: it bumps up the vitamin C quotient, aids in digestion and detoxification, heals the body and rejuvenates skin, helps shed pounds and boots energy and mood.
These are my suggestions to start the day, do you have any others or maybe you start your day already with one of the above? 🙂
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thanks for your follow! 😍 great and very interesting blog post. I’m an addicted cofeelover but I also love tea easpecially green tea in the morning.
Thank you! ☺
The Lemon water is my favorite morning drink I add honey too 😉
Matcha lattes! Delicious. I first tried them in Japan and couldn’t believe I’d never come across them before in the UK. I’ve started to see it dotted about now in stores. Would like to be able to go into the local coffee shop and order one, though… I didn’t know about those health benefits. I will try to drink more matcha!
Have you checked Starbucks?
No, there aren’t any in my area! Next time I’m in a starbucks I’ll check, though. thanks! 🙂
Thank you! ☺
Thanks for dropping by and following my blog! I am very impressed with how quickly you have achieved a large following!
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I m trying with lemon and water. The breakfast for me is just a problem because I don’t drink milk. I drink tea but I’m worried about my stomach and teeth 😓
I hope you’ll find the perfect drink for yourself! ☺
I have never tried matcha but it is on my list!
Great suggestions! I’m a coffee drinking so I definitely need to check out macha : )
For sure! ☺
I start my day with a glass of milk regularly.Coffee is non existent in my diet,I never have it.Haven’t tried matcha but will try to have it soon!Thank you sharing the health benefits with each of the respective drinks,means a lot to a hypochondriac like me!
Great suggestions! I have trouble getting moving in the morning, as I am a night owl like you! 😉 I always drink coffee, but will be trying some of your other suggestions too!
I never got into the hobbit of drinking coffee — the only coffee intake I have is Trader Joe’s coffee ice cream — I really dig that.
The first thing I take in the morning is raw veggies and fruits blended in water. My base veggie is broccoli or spinach — usually, broccoli for no other reason than I just like taking in raw broccoli. The fruits I add are seasonal; but, the base is blueberries and blackberries. My favorite combination is broccoli, tomato, pears, and blueberries mixed with water. I drink about 32 ounces; and, I’m good for the day until dinner.
Good tips. I drink “Indonesian Coffee” every morning.
I try the lemon water, but do forget sometimes in the rush of morning habits, coffee is a no go for my stomach, sometimes drink herbal tea, especially in winter.
Thanks for the follow by the way! I love green or black tea without the milk. Can’t drink coffee, it makes me sleepy…haha…don’t know why. Been mustering up the courage for years to drink the lemon water. I need to take the plunge soon.
Maybe it’s a good thing that coffee makes you sleepy 😊.
I tried doing the “take a table spoon of apple cider vinegar everyday” thing and just couldn’t stick with it. I might try the lemon water trick. In the mornings I don’t usually drink anything because I’m running out the door, late for work!
Maybe try again this vinegar 😊, it’s a really good thing for your body, I do it every day 😊.
I drink lemon water with ginger, or apple cider vinegar religiously every morning and they really work
Great! ☺ And I agree, it works! ☺
I replaced coffee with green tea and water lemon, more than 10 years ago. I feel great and my blood presure changed the values from low to “normal”. Thank you for sharing such precious information!
That’s amazing! ☺ 🌼 Thank you! ☺
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Thank you so much for the nomination! 🙂
Really great post:) I love your blog. I have a hard time with the ACV..I try..but I do love the lemon water in the morning.
You can do it! ☺ I’m drinking it so you can as well ☺. Thank you so much! ☺
I start with apple cider vinegar and water! But I usually throw one cup of coffee in there a day… just cream, no sugar!
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Now I understand why your post has a tremendous success. This exhibition that you do for us to have good health, is first class. I feel like an ant next to all your fans. I have nothing more to add but admire you for your enormous talent to say things in an exemplary way. I congratulate you sincerely for your talent. You are amazing.
Thank you so much!!!!!!!! ☺🌷☺ That’s very kind of you for saying this! ☺ I really appreciate it!!!
I don’t think one is better than the other. Timing is far more important as most people just wake up and go. I have experimented with green juices, bulletproof coffee, protein, standard breakfast, matcha, smoothies, and Yerba tea in the mornings across the past few years. The most delicious is a smoothie in the morning, next to bacon and eggs. This comment just made me hungry for all of this now 🙂
I love matcha. I tend to start the day with tea, either green tea or earl grey and I love a cup of fresh mint tea too
That’s great! ☺🌷
Love the blog! vey hygge! If by any chance you know some good tea brands please help me out I need them for my list and next blog post https://infuzed.net/2017/05/02/1715/
David’s tea, Tazo, Stash and some more I cannot think about now ☺.
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Amazing! thank you!!!
Great post, I drink warm lemon water every morning but matcha is also great so many benefits☺️ would love some thoughts and feedback on my first official content piece about ‘a change for the better’ https://malisehoney.wordpress.com/2017/05/02/a-change-for-the-better/
👍 thank you! ☺🌷
Great post! I drink a warm lemon water every morning but I hear matcha has some amazing benefits💯 would love some thoughts and feedback on my first official content piece about ‘a change for the better’ 😊 https://malisehoney.wordpress.com/2017/05/02/a-change-for-the-better/
Yes, matcha is very good ☺🌹
Thank you so much for writing and to your boyfriend who supports your talent! You are a delight! Thank you for supporting my blog. Your success is impressive!
Thank you so much!!!!! ☺🌼☺
What an awesome post. Will definetly follow it. Im also into good health. I even have green tea but drinking it is incredibly hard lol. Doesnt taste all to wonderful…he he. I will definetly try your suggestion. Arigato. Thanks.
I usually have green tea in the mornings if I have time 🙂 I used to drink coffee, but stopped about two years ago. I love not having to rely on anything to feel awake 🙂
I like how you gave a lot of options! I was going to make a post like this, but being from New York, most people are not gonna stray away from their morning coffee haha. I actually just made a post about the healthier coffee options from Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts to help people that can’t live without it!
I’ve been trying the apple cider vinegar with water but haven’t been very disciplined in drinking it each day. Coffee on the other hand… I drink it religiously 🙂
☺ maybe you’ll come back to this routine then 🌸
I pretty much like your post for they are easy and as simple as you….I am a morning person…thanks for this wonderful post.
Thank you so much!!! ☺🌹
Hi! Thanks for following me. I’m always happy to talk about morning routines.
I, too, quit coffee about 7 months ago and switched to green tea. Now, I do matcha at home as well, but just for people reading this you do need to be careful with where your matcha comes from. And, as for starbucks and CBTL and many other carriers, they do not have pure matcha and (if you care about what you’re putting in your body) I highly suggest people steer clear of their “green tea lattes.”
In my morning, I do either 16 oz of celery juice followed by water and probiotics, or I do filtered water with lemon and a pinch of cayenne. I find those options (followed by green tea of course!) most beneficial to get me going!
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That’s some great stuff you drink in the morning girl! ☺🌷
I like lemon water and matcha. I also like sole, especially if my stomach has been feeling off.
I love coffee, but usually it’s buttered coffee.
Wow! Awesome posts! Love the health content. I try about 3 of the four and am very pleased with the results I get. Appreciate the posts. Thanks!👍🏾
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Reblogged this on Coffee and hot cross buns and commented:
Guess I should get over with my coffee addiction too.. What an irony!! My blog is named Coffee…
Thank you for sharing my post!
I started to drink water with lemon and it works! Thank you for sharing!
That’s great! Thank you for stopping by! ☺🌸
I enjoyed reading this, I love green tea and coffee, I also often drink lemon water. Though, I noticed you listed Kefir with flax seed which I have never tried and would like to start. Since colon cancer actually runs in my family.
Oh, I’m sorry to hear that, but yes, my husband and I, we drink kefir with flax seed every day ☺.
I start with warm lemon water every morning for the health benefits, then I have a cup or two of coffee 🙂 My coffee beans are half decaf and half regular. I mostly just drink the coffee for the taste not the caffeine.
Oh, that’s a great solution 👍☺
Reblogged this on graphicgrub and commented:
I like coffee. .. Am trying to drink matcha during the mornings at work. Thinking of lemon water and chaga.
Thank you so much for sharing my post! ☺🌹
I had no idea what matcha was until I read this. Thanks for teaching me something new! I really should try to work on eating & drinking better–my body will thank me for it when I’m older.
That’s great, thank you for stopping by girl! ☺🌹
fabulous idea in the morning
Thank you! ☺🌼
Hi Ula, You have mentioned lemon water in the morning and this what I do and love it. I squeeze the whole lemon and would add a dash of natural honey.
Keeps me awake, I don’t need to even drink coffee
That’s great! 🙂👍
lemon water is the best !!