Coffee for the health conscious

It’s national coffee week this week, and I think it’s fair to say, us Brits love a good coffee. But recently those in the health world have steered away from coffee and focused on healthy alternatives.

Many of us swap out full fat milk for ‘skinny’ milk or soya to keep the calories down. But those healthy instagrammers have thought more outside of the box, by adding spices and teas to coffees based drinks.

Chai lattes – taking influence from India, these lattes are no shock to coffee drinkers, except the one snag, they don’t contain coffee. Instead, they combine milk, water, black tea, cardamon, cloves, star anise, sugar, honey and ginger.

Matcha lattes – these green drinks have become incredibly popular recently, with matcha being used often by health bloggers. These lattes combine the green powder with almond, rice, soy or cows milk to create a tasty treat.

Tumeric lattes – the newest ‘coffee’ to grave the health world is tumeric based. A spice typically used in Indian cooking, these lattes are made up by combining nut milk, tumeric, coconut oil, vanilla, cinnamon and honey.

Whilst these coffee copies may don the latte name, they fail to contain actual coffee granules. Fear not though caffeine lovers, they do contain tea which has 20mg of caffeine per 100g to help kick start your days.

Will you be trying out these coffee alternatives?