In the summer time especially, coffee can deplete your skin’s natural hydration. While we all want that morning boost that coffee provides, dehydration and that afternoon crash can be a major turn-off. Plus, coffee is so last year. If you’re looking for new ways to add a morning jolt without that cup o’ joe, we’ve got some ideas for you.
1. Moringa powder
Moringa powder comes from the leaves of the moringa tree. It’s grown throughout the world in subtropical climates like Southeast Asia and parts of Africa. The powder can be added to your morning smoothie or a glass of cold pressed juice to give you an extra jolt in the morning. It’s the newest superfood and it’s worth giving a try.
2. Chia seeds
Chia seeds can be added to all your favorite foods to get your day started right. Chia seeds are great for your skin because they provide hydration and omega 3 fatty acids, both of which make your skin look vibrant. Add them to coconut milk, coconut water, or your morning juice.
3. Licorice tea
Licorice tea has a bold flavor but it’s still a tea. It’s been used for weight loss as well as ulcers and canker sores. It provides a boost without the afternoon crash.
4. Matcha Green Tea
Matcha green tea is loaded with antioxidants that help slow aging by stopping the free radicals that cause wrinkles. Plus it provides some caffeine to help you wake up.
With so many new options to try, coffee doesn’t have to be your morning go-to beverage.
Sara Novak is a Natural Health Care Expert for Zax Health. Follow her on Twitter at @sarafnovak.