Find yourself with a headache at 11am because that meeting overlapped with your prescribed coffee break? Sadly you might have a caffeine addiction. Unlike a phone addiction, this isn’t something that can be shrugged off, it could be damaging your health!
Whether you need a coffee detox or just want to bolster your choices as a decaf drinker (waits for crowd to stop jeering), these non-coffee latte recipes are a delicious way to enjoy a hot drink in the morning without sending your body into overdrive.
Credit has to be given to the folks at TheFirstMess for creating these caffinspirations… enjoy!
The Matcha Latte
Matcha is huge in all the cool Brooklyn coffee shops or the places outside of Brooklyn that desperately want to be in Brooklyn. Green tea lattes are usually rife in sugar so making it at home will save you an extra trip to the dentist.
- 1/4 cup raw cashes
- 1 teaspoon matcha powder
- 1/2 teaspoon coconut butter
- 1/8 teaspoon ground vanilla powder
- Sweetener (honey, sugar, fake sugar)
- 1 cup boiling water
Lemon and Lavender Tea Latte
That title gives you a lot to think about and requires a little bit more effort than just throwing the ingredients in a blender a guzzling down the result.
- 2 teaspoons of loose leaf tea
- 1/2 teaspoon dried lavender buds
- 3/4 cup boiling water
- 1 cup unsweetened milk
- 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon liquid sweetener
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-2 drops lemon oil
Combine the base tea and lavender in a tea filter. Place the filter in a measuring cup and pour the boiling water over it. Submerge the tea and steep for at least 4 minutes and then strain.
In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring the plant milk and coconut oil to a boil.
Carefully transfer the strained tea and hot milk to an upright blender. Add the liquid sweetener, vanilla, and lemon essential oil to the blender as well. Slowly blend the mixture, gradually bringing the speed up to medium high until mixture is creamy and frothy.