When people try to break their reliance on caffeine (even experimenting with giving it up all together) it quickly becomes apparent how much its purpose is about the morning ritual rather than a simple caffeine fix. My husband grinds his own beans every morning, and the sound of the whirr of the beans and the aroma of bittersweet fresh coffee filling our house has become one of my favorite things to wake up to. He calls it his morning meditation—the boiling of the water, the grinding of the beans, filling the filter with water, and waiting for the fresh coffee to drip through.
While I don't personally drink caffeine, my morning Dandelion Vanilla tea is my signal to my brain and body that the day is about to begin. These days, though, there are far more exciting options for a caffeine-free kick to start your morning. Insta-star Lee From America shared her adaptogen-rich concoctions on the 'gram during her #caffeinefreeweek and the potions, for what they lacked in caffeine, were abundant in brain- and body-healing superfoods.