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3 Healthy & Energizing Coffee Alternatives

3 Healthy & Energizing Coffee Alternatives

Most people wake up every single day and go straight for the cup of coffee!

Coffee can be healthy in moderation, but in large amounts can be very dehydrating and acidic to our bodies. Not to mention many people have more than one cup a day with added sugar and cream.

No worries! There are coffee alternatives that never compromise in taste, and don’t give you the crash!

Listen to this fun Green Divas Radio Show Foodie-Phile segment featuring Charles Chen of Raw Youth talking about the benefits of switching from caffeine to Yerba Mate.

1.  Yerba Mate

Yerba Mate comes from South America and is filled with polyphenols, vitamins and minerals. Buy organic! You can even buy them in loose leave form.

  • Rich in Antioxidants
  • Supports Mental Clarity
  • Increases Endurance
  • Aids Digestion
  • Controls Weight

2. Cacao

This is unlike conventional chocolate, which is filled with sugar, milk and preservatives. Raw Cacao is one of the most powerful foods in the world, filled with magnesium, theobromineand flavonoids.

  • Fights Free Radicals
  • Aids Increase Endorphins
  • Increased Energy
  • Can help Lower Blood Pressure
  • Helps Digestion

See: Morning Mojo Coffee Alternative


3. Green Juice

Green juice is like getting all your daily vegetables servings in a glass! Filled with phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals. This will help alkalize your system, and give you that extra kick to start your day off right! I suggest making your own, or buying cold-pressed organic juices to ensure enzymes are readily available.

  • Mineral Rich For Strong Bones
  • Aids Digestion
  • Flushes Our Toxins
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Clear Beautiful Skin

See: 3 Immune-Boosting Juice Recipes

Listen the entire Green Divas Radio show, which includes science communicator Greg Laden talking about the impact of climate change on animals and more…

Written by Charles Chen of RawYouth for
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6:33PM PDT on Aug 30, 2014

Coffee is convenient. Prefer tea.

5:50AM PDT on Jun 5, 2014


4:05PM PDT on Jun 4, 2014

worth considering to keep things in moderation

11:19AM PDT on May 26, 2014

I´ve heard of apples, but I love my coffee in the morning!

5:58AM PDT on May 25, 2014

Thank you for posting

10:18AM PDT on May 23, 2014


8:47PM PDT on May 22, 2014

Thank you!

11:49AM PDT on May 21, 2014

Although coffee is the go-to for most working people, there are many energizing alternatives on the market. An example of a low-calorie choice is HYDRIVE Energy Water. HYDRIVE Energy Water is a 30 calorie, noncarbonated energy beverage that maintain the light and refreshing taste usually found in a vitamin-enhanced water while maintaining the boost of an energy drink. HYDRIVE Energy Water also just released two new refreshing flavors, Honey Lemonade and Mango Peach just in time for summer.

3:19AM PDT on May 21, 2014


11:00PM PDT on May 20, 2014

Who needs a coffee substitute? The real deal is more healthy than not and is the sole source for antioxidants for many adults.

I don't want a substitute. I like coffee with a splash of milk(organic 2%) in the morning and it is simply a delicious way to start the day.

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