Drinking warm liquids in the morning always helps me feel more grounded and ready to start my day. I usually keep it pretty bland with a glass of warm water with lemon.
This morning I am visiting a friend up north in San Francisco and she brewed for me a cup of herbal coffee which I haven't had in years. It was TASTY!
Herbal coffee has NO caffeine, gives a natural energy boost, and contains pre-biotics that aid in cleaning and re-populating the intestinal tract with friendly bacteria. In addition, because of the high amount of potassium present in herbal coffees they tend to be more Alkaline. Many coffee and decaf drinkers end up irritating their intestinal tract from too much caffeine consumption.
If you are an avid coffee drinker you don't need to give up your morning ritual, simply add a little bit of diversity for your taste buds, they will CELEBRATE!