Caffeine is so 2017. Here's some immune boosting caffeine alternatives that'll be sure to lure you from your morning brew. 

GOLDEN MYLK LATTE

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SERVES: 2

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups of almond milk or additive-free coconut milk 
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric – ground or freshly grated
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon rice malt syrup, stevia or maple syrup to taste
  • Pinch of black pepper (to increase absorption)
  • ¼ tsp ginger – ground or freshly grated

METHOD:

  1. Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth or whisk together well in a small bowl.
  2. Pour into a small sauce pan and heat for 3-5 minutes over medium heat until hot (but not boiling).
  3. Pour into your favourite mug and drink immediately!

MACA AND TAHINI LATTE

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SERVES: 1

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup coconut or non dairy milk
  • 2 tsp maca powder
  • 1 tsp tahini paste
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract, or a vanilla bean
  • To sweeten, 1 tsp rice malt syrup, stevia or coconut syrup 

METHOD

  1. Place all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat, and stir whisking until all ingredients are combined and warmed through - but not boiling.
  2.  Pour mix into a heat proof blender and blend until frothy. 
  3. Top with sesame seeds. 

MATCHA GREEN TEA + VANILLA LATE

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SERVES: 2

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 teaspoon high quality Matcha powder
  • 2 teaspoons hot water, just under boiling 
  • 1 cup almond milk, or other milk alternative 
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional

METHOD

  1. Sift 1 teaspoon of matcha powder into a large cup.
  2.  Add 2 teaspoons of hot water to the matcha powder, and whisk until smooth and no lumps remain.
  3.  Warm milk (or the milk alternative of your choice, such as soy milk or almond milk) in a saucepan just until steaming, then stir in the vanilla and pour the mixture into the cup. If adding a sweetener, mix in 1 teaspoon of honey until dissolved.
  4. Pour into a mug and enjoy. 

BEETROOT (RED VELVET) LATTE 

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SERVES: 2

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups of almond or non dairy milk
  • 2 tsp beetroot latte powder
  • Boiling water
  • Can top with fresh grated ginger or cacao nibs 

METHOD

  1. Add 6g (one slightly heaped teaspoon) to each 250ml (8oz.) cup
  2.  Add 30ml hot water and mix well to combine the ingredients
  3.  Top up with freshly steamed milk or your dairy alternative of choice
  4.  Alternatively, pour 250ml milk (or your preferred dairy alternative) into a milk jug, add the 6g Beetroot Latte Mix and steam  together to blend the ingredients

I've been purchasing my beet latte powder from Jomeis Fine Foods they do a big range of vegan paleo sugar free goodies, so be sure to check it out if you are interested.

Be sure to let me know how your warming brews go! 

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xx

*Golden Mylk recipe from The Fit Foodie