5 Healthy Alternatives to Coffee to Wake You Up

By November 12, 2016

Drink a cup of coffee to wake up in the morning? You are not alone. 60% of American coffee drinkers do so to stay awake. But it seems a bad idea to drink coffee in the morning, as it can make you stomachache, anxiety and so on. So, here lists 5 healthy alternatives to coffee to help you wake up. Let’s dig in.

healthy alternatives to coffee

1. Lemon water with mint

Wake up with a cup of lemon water can not only keep you alert and refreshing, but also wakes up your liver. Besides, lemon water is rich in Vitamin C which helps you strengthen your immune system.

lemon mint water

2. Chrysanthemum tea

Chrysanthemum tea has stimulating property which helps alert your senses and rejuvenate your brain. It makes you calm down and keeps you awake. Besides, it is good for the detoxification of your liver and relief in sore throat.

Chrysanthemum Tea

3. Matcha Tea

Matcha tea is a special form of green tea. It is not caffeine free, instead contains 30 – 40 mg caffeine per cup to help you stay awake. Besides caffeine, it is rich in antioxidants called polyphenols which can protect against heart disease and cancer. And also it contains small amounts of vitamin and minerals that you need.

matcha tea

4. Kombucha Tea

Kombucha tea is fermented drink made with black tea, sugar, bacteria and yeast. Their greatest health benefit is to detox the body. Also, Kombucha can care your joint, aid digestion and boost immune.

kombucha tea

5. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is high in Vitamin B and also it is known to keep you alert and refreshing. Besides that, it have many health benefits, like weight loss, lowering blood sugar levels, killing bacteria, reducing heart disease risk, and so on.

apple cider vinegar

If you want to give up your coffee, then drink these 5 healthy alternatives to coffee.

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Comments (48)



  1. I think I am going to try the Chrysanthemum tea if I can find it. I love lemon water, I drink that quite ofton.

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  3. Oolong tea is usually my alternative.

  4. I prefer tea over coffee anytime!

  5. I am looking for a new way to wake up. These look like a good way to replace that cup of coffee.

  6. trick question…you don’t wake up without caffeine!

  7. I s there any other way – I see you have good alternatives.

  8. I don’t think i could wake up without caffeine. In it to WIN it! Thank You!!!

  9. It looks delicious but not to have coffee in the mornings, its unamerican

  10. I have no idea how I wake up without caffeine as it has been so long since I have lol

  11. I do okay without caffeine.

  12. love a cup of green tea

  13. Very slowly if no caffeine ….

  14. I usually get my caffeine in the form of a peanut butter high protein mocha I make from a mix plus add in the peanut butter, protein and also fiber. It’s tasty and gets me going.

  15. I always drink tea in the morning. I had to switch to d-caf my breasts were swollen and hurting. I now only drink regular tea 2 times a week. So ladies if you have problems with painful swollen breasts it just might be that caffeine, wouldn’t hurt to check up on that.

  16. I either drink Espresso or a glass of diet coke.
    I NEED my caffeine fix in the morning !!!

  17. It takes a big dose of caffeine to wake me up! lol

  18. On working days eat breakfast first, oats with blueberry, flax and cinnamon

  19. I normally have coffee in the morning but it doesn’t bother me not to. I know some people get headache’s if they don’t have their morning caffeine but I don’t. I have been know to have some herbal tea in the morning.

  20. I would try Kombucha tea as it seems to have health benefits

  21. No, caffeine works fiine with me.

  22. I find water and exercise do a good job of getting me going in the morning.

  23. I haven’t tried to wake up without caffeine for a long while. I would like the lemon water though. Thanks for the tips.

  24. I don’t really know how I wake up without caffeine—sluggish and foggy?

  25. great ideas, thanks. a good brisk walk helps too.

  26. I found this really interesting…. but I like my coffee too much. I don’t want to wake up without it!

  27. Apple Cider Vinegar is a great wakeup

  28. Instead of coffee I drink a smoothie!

  29. Hot shower :)

  30. I am 6 months pregnant and already a mother to a 1 and a half yr old who wakes me up at the break of dawn to hurry and go watch Mickey Mouse. Uuughh…

  31. I want to try Kombucha Tea, as it will have the added bonus of relieving my arthritis.

  32. Without caffeine I don’t wake up. It’s just a very slow arrival (by midday) at consciousness.

  33. Tall glass of ice cold water.Wakes you right the front-door up!

  34. I like going for a morning walk to wake me up…it’s really refreshing.

  35. I wont lie I need my morning coffee but I do have a glass of water before anything.

  36. Thank you for the information – all news to me!

  37. I substitute caffeine with a hot chocolate drink

  38. Hot water lemon and mint

  39. OK, the only one of those that would wake me up would be the vinegar, and i’d like it as much as a cold bucket of water on my sleeping head. I either have or I don’t. I don’t want an alternative.

  40. I put the news on or music.

  41. I wouldn’t function without my coffee first thing in the morning – there is no alternative for me!

  42. I have a bottle of water with freshly squeezed lemon in my fridge every day. I don’t drink hot drinks so not a problem for me in the morning

  43. usually first thing to get me started

  44. i drink matcha when i don’t want the caffeine.

  45. I can’t wait to try the lemon and mint drink as an alternative to caffeine. I have tried Kombucha, but it seemed to rev up my system the same as caffeine, so that is out of the question. Thank you for the alternatives.

  46. When I wake up without caffeine I’m tired very tired and slow and not ready to start my day.