Easy Caffeine Free Warm Drinks to Enjoy!
So a few days ago I made the decision to do an elimination of some foods that have been giving me inflammation. One of those was coffee! This is a big deal for me. I don't know about you but coffee is more than a pick me up for me. Honestly, I had gone to half-caf cups anyway so it wasn't about giving me energy. I do that in many other ways; like getting good sleep, essential oils, supplements, foods and drinking enough water. Drinking coffee is emotional for me. My family actually even owns a coffee company where they roast in house, Texas Coffee Company. So needless to say coffee has been a part of my life since birth. Then when I met my husband, at the time high school sweetheart, we bonded over coffee. Even now that's what we do; coffee dates at lunch and after work on the porch outside. Most of our dates outside of the house involve a cup of coffee too. So you see, totally emotional for me. What about you? Is coffee a pick me up, you just love it, emotional or maybe all of the above?
When I realized I needed to give up coffee for a few weeks to reset my body; I started thinking about how to replace it and especially the emotional component. I wanted to still be able to sit and enjoy that warm drink with my hubby that connected us together. So here are some recipes I'm going to be drinking for the next weeks while I'm on this journey to wellness. I love taking steps for my body that will help me feel better and bring lifelong health. It's so worth it. Plus these are great Fall inspired drinks to get you into the season and they all have health benefits.
Drinks to Help you Cut Out Caffeine and Still Enjoy a Warm Cup of Love
My version of a London Fog:
Brew 1/2 cup of tea (caffeine free)
Add 1/2 tsp pure vanilla
Add 1 tsp honey
Warm 1/2 cup milk (whole, half and half or dairy free), froth
Pour over the top of the brewed tea.
Note: not all dairy free milk alternatives froth well. I have found oatmilk to froth the best.
Upgrade it by adding a drop of Young Living Lavender Vitality. So yummy and great for your respiratory system. It's very calming too.
Pumpkin Spice Steamer:
1 cup whole milk (or milk alternaitve)
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
1 tbls sugar
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice or 1 drop Young Living Cinnamon Bark Vitality.
1 tsp pure vanilla
Whipped Cream, Optional
Mix all the ingredients together in a blender. I love this blender. Then pour into a pot on the stove to warm. Pour into cup and froth. Top with whipped cream and cinnamon if desired.
Starbuck's Copycat Vanilla Steamer
1 cup of warm milk of choice
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla
1 tsp. organic cane sugar
Heat all together and froth.
Golden Milk Lattes are my favorite. I don't make them from scratch. Here's a good one.
I like to make mine with coconut milk.
Another option is a warm cup of your preference of caffeine free tea with honey and a drop of Young Living Lemon Vitality. This is a great way to start your morning.
Here are some of my favorite teas right now:
My favorite is to warm a cup of water and add 1 drop of Young Living Thieves Vitality and 1 tsp of honey. It's an instant immune support drink and it warms my whole body.
What about you? What are some of your favorite caffeine free, warm drinks?
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