Caffeine Free Drinks to Get You Through the Day

When you’re a parent, the combination of lack of sleep, energetic kids, and a very long to-do list can make it temping to rely on caffeinated drinks to get you through each day. However, this can create a vicious cycle, as being overly caffeinated can make it harder to sleep at night. If you’re looking to cut down on your caffeine intake, but still want a soothing drink to sip, check out these recipes. The best part is, because they’re caffeine-free, your kids can have a cup, too.

Lemon, Mint, and Ginger Tea

Ingredients (to make 4 cups)

  • 2 lemons
  • 2 large handfuls of mint
  • 1 piece of ginger, about 2 inches long
  • Water, just off the boil


  1. Peel the ginger and slice it into thin rounds.
  2. Cut the lemons in half and squeeze the juice into a teapot.
  3. Slice the mint finely, add it and the ginger to the teapot. Pour the water into the pot, and allow to steep for 5 minutes.

Chicory Cappucino

Ingredients (to make 4 cups):

  • 4 tablespoons of chicory coffee alternative (available to buy from most health stores)
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon


  1. Heat the milk in a pan, don’t let it boil. You can whisk or froth with a milk frother if you wish.
  2. Add the chicory to the pan and stir through well.
  3. Pour into cups and sprinkle over some of the cinnamon.

Redbush Tea

Ingredients (to make 4 cups):

  • 4 redbush tea bags
  • Milk, if liked


  1. Put one teabag into each cup, pour over just-boiled water, and allow to brew for 5 minutes.
  2. Add a splash of milk, if preferred.