If you can’t get through your mornings without a few jolts of caffeine in your system, it might be time to lay off coffee for a while. (This goes doubly if you like to pile on the cream and sugar.) For a healthier and non-addictive alternative, try starting your day with an apple or banana instead.
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Quaffing cups of coffee isn’t the only way to boost energy. As the girls over at POPSUGAR Health & Fitness explain, an apple or banana served with a condiment of healthy fats is a sure-fire way to perk you up without resorting to caffeine:
With carbohydrates, natural sugar, and soluble fibre, eating an apple first thing in the morning can give you as much energy as a cup of coffee, without the addictive caffeine. And while bananas can be high in sugar, they’re a great natural source of energy. When paired with healthy fats like coconut oil, almond butter, or peanut butter, they make an awesome and quick morning meal choice.
Not keen on apples or bananas? POPSUGAR has six more tips that can help you to “break up” with coffee. Check ’em out here.