Coffee is one of the most widely-consumed beverages in the world, but many people have trouble tolerating its caffeine or simply don’t enjoy the taste. Sound like you? These coffee replacements deliver on flavor and pack all sorts of unique health perks in the form of mushrooms, adaptogenic herbs, popular superfoods, and more.
Peak And Valley Nourish My Brain Adaptogen Blend
Created by a scientist with a passion for herbs and fungi, Peak and Valley’s brain-boosting drink mix contains a potent blend of long-beloved botanicals that support cognitive health without the not-so-wonderful effects that sometimes come with coffee. Lion’s mane supports brain function and memory, ashwagandha helps the body manage stress, tremella mushroom offers an additional memory boost, and maca root promotes healthy hormonal balance and gives the mix a sweet, nutty, caramel-like flavor. “This blend really packs a punch with a lot of great ingredients for overall wellness and longevity,” says The Vitamin Shoppe nutritionist Karen Cooney, C.N., C.H.H.C.
In all, Nourish My Brain is a great option for anyone looking for gentle morning energy and focus that also gives their nervous system the equivalent of a warm hug. Try whisking this powder into your favorite steamed milk for a cozy start to your day.
Host Defense Mycobrew Matcha
Love a matcha latte? This upgrade is a no-brainer. Host Defense is a legend in the mushroom world, and their Mycobrew Matcha combines the uplifting effects of matcha with an impressive 1,500 milligrams of brain-loving lion’s mane mushroom mycelium. Each serving contains just 24 milligrams of caffeine from the organic Japanese green tea leaves that are then ground into matcha, offering balanced energy (matcha also contains l-theanine, an amino acid known to be soothing) for smooth sailing through your to-do list. Blend it into your milk of choice for a morning sip that looks and feels vibrant.
Rapid Fire Immune Brew Super Mushroom Coffee
Love the convenience of a single-serving coffee maker but want to mix up what you’re brewing? Check out these cool mushroom coffee K-cups. Yes, they do contain some coffee, but balance it out with the help of a blend of eight different stress-busting and immune-supporting mushrooms, including reishi, maitake, shiitake, lion’s mane, cordyceps, turkey tail, chaga, and oyster, as well as the herb ashwagandha. These extra benefits go a long way in supporting your mind and body all morning long and beyond, making for a coffee routine that goes the extra mile for your health. Cooney loves these creative K cups for anyone who does well with java but wants to upgrade their routine with the immune, gut health, and brain health benefits these mushrooms have to offer.
Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen Latte
Plenty of people get their daily collagen fix by stirring the quick-dissolving protein into their morning coffee. Vital Proteins’ Matcha Collagen Latte powder simplifies the process sans java by pairing 10 grams of collagen with culinary-grade matcha and coconut milk powder so that you can mix a two-scoop serving into hot water and have a creamy, protein-packed morning ritual ready to go in just seconds.
In addition to the skin and gut benefits collagen has to offer, each latte contains 50 milligrams of caffeine to lift your spirits and brain power. You won’t even want for extra creamer or sweetener! (You can thank the coconut for that.)
Four Sigmatic Chaga Elixir Drink Mix
Navitas Superfood Turmeric Latte Mix
Enjoying the cozy, spicy flavor of golden milk doesn’t have to involve whipping out your entire spice cabinet. This ready-to-go Turmeric Latte Mix from Navitas makes enjoying a beautiful, warming latte—and all of the antioxidant benefits of turmeric, ginger, and cinnamon—quick and simple as can be. Unlike your average turmeric latte, this pick also comes with extra energy benefits—but perhaps not in the way you’re expecting. The coconut powder in the mix provides MCTs, or medium-chain triglycerides, a type of healthy fat that acts as an energy source for the body, providing you with the fuel you need for your day without any trace of the jitters. Stir this mix into hot water, milk, or your usual milk alternative to start your morning on a happy, healthy note.