If you’ve ever experienced the nearly out-of-body experience of strangely directed focus and uneasy jitters after having one too many cups of coffee during your day, then perhaps you’ve experienced a mild caffeine overdose. Many people seem to be urging us to stop drinking coffee, and the high caffeine concentration in many blends seems to be the reason why.
Sure, moderate coffee consumption has plenty of health benefits, but the truth is that weaning yourself off of your regimented daily dosing of caffeine may not be such a bad thing. In fact, some experts believe that the best way to get your body energized for the day is through the consumption of healthy carbohydrates instead of coffee. If you’re looking for a drinkable source of energy when you wake up, though, you may feel like coffee is your only option. Trust us, it isn’t.
There are many liquid swaps for coffee, and you’ll find that most of them will not only energize you, but they also carry along some health benefits of their own. While some of the following coffee alternatives do contain caffeine levels similar to that of a cup of joe, many more of them are lightly caffeinated if they’re caffeinated at all. Click ahead to see our list of 26 morning pick-me-ups that aren’t coffee.