5 healthy and seasonal drinks to replace your morning cup of coffee

Turmeric Latte

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Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 cup of your milk of choice (I like using plain soy milk)
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • Honey, agave, maple syrup, or sweetener of choice
  • Cinnamon
  • Freshly ground pepper or cayenne pepper

Here’s what you do:

Matcha Latte (iced or hot)

Here’s what you’ll need to make this quick and simple matcha latte:

  • One jar (mason jar or some random clean empty jar)
  • 2 tsp matcha powder
  • 2 tablespoons of boiling water (boiling water is important here)
  • 1.5 or 2 cups of cold milk of choice
  • Honey or sweetener of choice
  • Ice

Here’s what you do:

Fresh sparkling cranberry juice with lime and ice

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Here’s what you need:

  • One 16 oz pack of fresh cranberries
  • 128+ oz of water (or however much juice you want to make or will fit in your pot)
  • Honey, agave, or sweetener of your choice (or no sweetener if you don’t want to add more sugar)
  • A strainer
  • A pitcher

Here’s what you’re going to do:

Now, to make the sparkling cranberry juice w/ lime, you’ll need:

  • 8 oz sparkling water
  • 8 oz of your fresh cranberry juice
  • A few slices of lime, or lime juice
  • Ice

I’m sure you could work out what to do here, but just in case:

Pumpkin Pie Latte

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Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 tablespoons canned pumpkin or fresh pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup of your milk of choice
  • Cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves (OR premade pumpkin pie spice)
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Honey, agave, maple syrup, or sweetener of choice

Here’s what you do:

Classic Chai Latte

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Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 tablespoons (or tea bags) or your tea of choice (earl grey is delicious in the morning, as is a classic spiced chai — remember, use twice as much as your normally would)
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • ½ cup milk of choice
  • Honey, agave, maple syrup, or sweetener of choice

Here’s what you do:

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Creator, writer. 2020 grad, new mom, entrepreneur, and I also speak Chinese. Read more of my musings on rinhunter.com

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Creator, writer. 2020 grad, new mom, entrepreneur, and I also speak Chinese. Read more of my musings on rinhunter.com

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