We all know the feeling that too many cups of coffee can bring: Nervous, jittery energy followed by an adrenal crash later in the day. Worse is your inability to function without your daily hit of caffeine – and addiction in any form is bad for your health.

If you’re feeling motivated to quit the black stuff but can’t quite face the day without a jolt of pure energy to get you going in the morning, here are 10 natural coffee alternatives that are not only powerful energy boosters but good for you, too.


Theonista Rooibos & Naartjie Kombucha, from R33

Theonista Rooibos & Naartjie Kombucha is a healthier take on your favourite morning coffee – it’s not only smoother and less acidic, but brimming with the living goodness of fermented probiotics. Unlike soft drinks, this fizzes because it’s really alive and filled with minerals, organic enzymes and vitamins for a happy, healthy gut and body.


Skinny Coffee, R190 for 14 sachets

Skinny Green Coffee is made from raw unroasted coffee beans that are rich in both Caffeine and Chlorogenic Acid, which both have compounds that help boost the metabolism and inhibit fat absorption. Evodiamine speeds up your metabolism and results in more calories being burned, while Yerba Mate that is rich in anti-oxidants and gives you an energy boost.


Taka Turmeric Golden Latte, from R34

Turmeric has so many benefits for your health, it’s like gold from the spice treasure chest. This creamy Golden Latte is a convenient and delicious way to drink a daily dose of this health-promoting and nurturing wonder spice. It’s free from any artificial additives, sweeteners, dairy or caffeine, so it can be a wonderful bed-time drink for kiddies too.


Woody Cape Chicory, R15

Woody Cape Chicory is a healthy, 100% pure roasted and ground chicory product that is completely caffeine free. It is derived from the root of the chicory plant, which after being dried and roasted consists mainly of fructose, protein and natural fibre. Chicory is prebiotic, which helps cleanse the body of toxins, and has a soothing effect on the nervous system.


Wazoogles Superfood Protein – Kungfu Coffee, from R25.50

Wazoogles Superfood Protein Shake is a delicious blend of some of the most vibrant and nutrient-dense foods on the planet. Ideal as a quick breakfast smoothie or meal replacement, or alternatively as a pre/post   workout shake for sustained energy and optimum recovery. Perfect for elevating your daily nutrition intake or to use as high performance athletic fuel.


Dr Boxall’s Green Coffee Bean Extract, R245

Taken together with a calorie-controlled diet, this green coffee and raspberry ketone combination is one dynamic duo that will help improve your energy levels and stamina, increase your metabolism of fats and even decrease your appetite. This is your ideal natural 2-in-1 solution for getting in shape and shedding those extra unwanted kilos.


Yerba Maté SA – Pajarito Organica, R104

Yerba maté is a natural antioxidant-rich tea known for its ability to boost metabolism, curb appetite, aid digestion, improve stamina, lift energy levels and improve focus. Hailing from South America, this Pajarito Organic Yerba Maté has been certified by the IMO as an industry benchmark. The flavour of the tea is mild and woody with citrus notes, making it perfect for first-time maté drinkers.


Lady Bonin’s Matcha Green Tea, R362

This magical Matcha is a Japanese green tea of the highest quality. It has a distinctive bright green colour, a fine talc-like texture and an unforgettable earthy flavour. Sip a calming cup and you’ll soon understand why it’s the drink of choice for Zen Buddhists before beginning a meditation session. This gorgeous green brew is just what you need to alert and refreshed but completely calm – without the caffeine jitters.


Flora Force Siberian Ginseng, R119

Flora Force Siberian Ginseng is an adaptogenic herb with the fantastic ability to uplift and restore you when you are exhausted and lacking vitality. Whether you have over-exerted yourself, are under stress, or are recovering from illness, Siberian Ginseng will support your body to adapt, restores sleeping patterns, strengthens your heart and regulates your hormones.


Superfoods Organic Maca Root Powder, from R136

Not only does Maca give you a sustained energy boost, it’s an adaptogen too – meaning it helps the body adapt to stress. Maca will provide you with more energy if needed, but won’t overstimulate you. Because of its oxygenating effect on the blood, it has also gained a reputation for being a natural Viagra or aphrodisiac.


 

What do you think? Ready to give up coffee? We can’t promise it’ll be easy but there’s nothing like the feeling of more natural energy, better sleep, healthier skin and less anxiety once you’ve kicked the habit. Let us know how it goes!