8+ Healthy Caffeine-free Drinks

What’s Inside: This collection of 8+ caffeine-free drinks with delicious, healthy, and energizing recipes as a coffee alternative or change of pace to sugarladen cafe drinks! They’re dairy- and gluten-free with Paleo, Whole30, and AIP options. Cheers!

spiced chaga chai latte mushroom latte

Quitting caffeine or taking a break can leave many of us scratching our heads when it comes to replacing a habitual morning or afternoon cuppa, am I right? Well, I’ve gotcha with these tasty and energizing caffeine-free drinks. You can use many of these as a coffee alternative, or just a good for you non-caffeinated hot or iced drink to sip on. There’s lots of variety depending on your needs and tastes, so get ready to try something new while skipping the jitters, crashing, or eye-twitching (not speaking from experience or anything…).

All of these recipes are dairy-free and gluten-free, Paleo, and have Whole30 or AIP options. There’s literally something for everyone!

Do you really *have to* skip caffeine? Read here to find out how to know if you do, plus why you might want to for healthy hormones.

As a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, and busy mom who’s managing Hashimoto’s… supporting adrenal health, hormones, and digestion are always on my radar. And while I used to be a devout coffee drinker, I know that less is more when it comes to caffeine for my health and my energy. I enjoy the occasional cup of (decaf) coffee way more now that I’m not dependent on it and have plenty of other options to enjoy!

I have a feeling you’ll love switching it up, too! Let’s get cooking.


Caffeine-Free Cinnamon Coconut Milk Tea Latte
4.75 from 12 votes
homemade cinnamon tea latte recipe
The only thing better than a home-brewed cinnamon tea recipe is upgrading it to a coconut milk latte. All you need are a few pantry staples and 15 minutes of steeping time. Plus, it's caffeine-free and a great coffee-alternative!
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Caffeine-free Chai Spiced Chaga Latte (Paleo)
5 from 2 votes
spiced chaga chai latte mushroom latte
Skip the jitters and upgrade your morning drink to include medicinal mushrooms with this Chai Spiced Chaga Mushroom Latte which is caffeine-free and dairy-free.
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Cinnamon Vanilla Cordyceps Mushroom Latte (caffeine-free)
5 from 18 votes
cinnamon vanilla cordyceps latte (caffeine-free, dairy-free)
Looking to drop caffeine from your morning routine? Give my Cinnamon Vanilla Cordyceps Latte recipe a try and start your day with mushrooms!
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Tip: Just want to reduce caffeine and skip the jitters from coffee? Try my favorite matcha tea latte recipe and learn all about how to make it at home. It has 1/4 the caffeine compared to coffee with amazing benefits like L-theanine for calm focus and clear energy.

Slow Cooker Bone Broth
4.5 from 2 votes
slow cooker bone broth
This gut-healing, protein rich broth is easy to customiize and make in your Slow Cooker!
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Low Sugar Mint Chocolate Smoothie (no-bloat)
5 from 7 votes
mint chocolate smoothie
Using my anti-bloat low sugar smoothie template, this is one of my favorite smoothies to start the day off energized, satiated, and ready to go.
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Lemon Jasmine Tea Smoothie (Paleo, Dairy-free)
5 from 1 vote
This floral, energizing tea mixed in a fruity smoothie boosts your tea ritual to new levels! You'll love how flavorful it is.
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Nettle Tea Mojitos (Alcohol-free Mocktails)
5 from 1 vote
Mocktails don’t need to be boring or full of sugar to taste delicious and make you feel amazing. And doing it with a super herb like Nettle makes this drink as functional as it is delicious! Cheers!
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Easy Instant Pot Apple and Pear Cider
5 from 8 votes
instant pot apple cider
Nothing says sweater weather like a warm drink. Take the holidays up a notch with homemade apple cider with pears made in your Instant Pot!
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Pumpkin Spice Turmeric Latte (Caffeine-free, Vegan, Dairy-free)
3.25 from 4 votes
caffeine-free pumpkin spice turmeric latte
Love pumpkin spice? Try this Pumpkin Spice Turmeric Latte for anti-inflammatory benefits. It's Paleo, AIP, and Whole30-friendly. Get the PSL flavor you love junk-free!
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Tip: Here is my favorite AIP-compliant coffee alternative (use code FOODBYMARS for 10%off)!

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5 from 10 votes
caffeine-free pumpkin spice turmeric latte
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8+ Best Healthy Caffeine-free Drinks: Pumpkin Spice Turmeric Latte & More

Love PSLs but need to skip the coffee? Try this Pumpkin Spice Turmeric Latte for anti-inflammatory benefits without the jitters or sugar crash. It's Paleo, AIP, and Whole30-friendly. Get the PSL flavor you love (junk-free)! Plus, enjoy 8 other caffeine-free drinks in the post above.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Indian
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Lactose, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: caffeine-free, Pumpkin Spice Turmeric Latte
Servings: 1

Ingredients 

  • 3/4 cup non-dairy milk coconut, almond, etc.
  • 3 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp coconut oil melted
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract alcohol-free or omit for AIP
  • 1/4 tsp fresh grated ginger or 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg omit for AIP
  • 1/4 tsp ground clove
  • 1/8 tsp ground cardamom omit for AIP
  • pinch of black pepper to activate tumeric omit for AIP
  • optional: sweeteners like honey or maple syrup omit for Whole30
  • 1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk for topping

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan or butter warmer, add all ingredients (except coconut milk for topping) and whisk over low heat.
  • Mix it for approx. 5 minutes or so until well heated and somewhat combined (the puree should be dissolved, the spices will probably still be allover the place).
  • Add mixture to a blender and blend on high until you have a thicker orange milk with spices combined well.
  • Pour into your mug(s) and separately, steam coconut milk in a frother, using a hand-held frother, or you can heat it separately, rinse your blender and use that on high until you have a nice foam.
  • Pour coconut milk on top of your pumpkin spice turmeric milk and add a little more cinnamon over top and serve!
 
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  • esteeApril 13, 2021 - 3:35 pm

    This looks like such a good recipe to start the morning! I’ve been making homemade chai lattes- omg a new world!ReplyCancel

    • Alison MarrasApril 18, 2021 - 2:25 pm

      mmmm yess I so agree! It’s delish!ReplyCancel

  • AngelaApril 13, 2021 - 3:56 pm

    So many great drink options here.  I love the use of turmeric.  Its a great way to consume it.  Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Bintu | Recipes From A PantryApril 13, 2021 - 3:58 pm

    I definitely drink too many caffeinated drinks so this is so helpful to me – I am going to be trying some of the recipes and seeing which ones help me to avoid caffeine the most. They all sound super tasty.ReplyCancel

  • RachelApril 13, 2021 - 4:26 pm

    This is just what I need right now! Will definitely be trying these out as I rely on caffeine too much.ReplyCancel

  • ToniApril 13, 2021 - 4:40 pm

    These are really awesome options! Great list! Thank you! ReplyCancel

  • DanniiMay 11, 2021 - 6:11 am

    I have never heard of a mushroom latte before, but I will definitely be trying that.ReplyCancel

  • SandhyaMay 11, 2021 - 9:53 am

    What a fab collection of caffeine free drinks.. I love Chai latte anyday!ReplyCancel

    • Alison MarrasMay 19, 2021 - 5:38 pm

      chai is so comforting!ReplyCancel

  • HelenMay 11, 2021 - 10:08 am

    These all look just wonderful, especially the spicy ones. I need to decide which to try first!ReplyCancel

  • DavidMay 11, 2021 - 10:19 am

    So many good options! I do like my coffee but sometimes a change of pace is nice. I like the flavors of your chai recipe!ReplyCancel

  • Danielle WolterMay 11, 2021 - 11:11 am

    What wonderful options to keep caffeine free. I can’t drink caffeine in the afternoon, so these are the perfect treat!ReplyCancel

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