Midday pick-me-ups to fit every mood

Find yourself reaching for the coffee pot every afternoon? Or worse, dropping $7 on a latte every other day?

Plain coffee is great (obviously), but sometimes it’s fun to switch things up. Plus, you can save some serious money by making your daily pick-me-up at home.

We’ve gathered a mix of caffeinated and decaffeinated drinks that you can make at home to give your daily pick-me-up a remix! There’s something for every taste and every mood:

For when it’s a little too late in the day for caffeine:
Strawberry Iced Tea (recipe here)

Craving coffee but also value your sleep? Switch it up with an iced herbal tea. This recipe combines tasty rooibos tea with delicious fresh strawberries for the perfect spring treat.


For coffee-level caffeine with a refreshing spring taste:
Blueberry Espresso Tonic (recipe here)

All the caffeine of a latte with very little actual espresso flavor. Espresso tonics have become a popular spring and summer drink at coffee shops recently. Why not try your hand at making one yourself? This recipe incorporates delicious fresh berries, lime, and mint!


For an on-the-go and protein-packed pick-me-up:
Coffee Protein Smoothie (recipe here)

Give your coffee a healthy boost with the addition of nutrient-dense foods such as banana, protein powder, and chia seeds. It makes a great pre- or post-workout snack too!


For when the kids get home from school and need to cool off:
Homemade Fruit Lemonades (recipes here)

Does it get any better than a cool strawberry lemonade on a warm day? Take homemade (recipe included above) or store-bought lemonade to the next level by adding your favorite fruits, such as berries and peaches. This recipe is great for adults and kids alike!


For the chilly spring days (or the frigid office):
Honey Cinnamon Oat Milk Latte (recipe here)

This drink will warm you up from the inside out! It uses non-dairy milk and honey as an all-natural sweetener for a light and healthy treat. Tip: use local honey to help combat allergy symptoms.


For when allergies are kicking your butt:
Allergy Defender Smoothie (recipe here)

Speaking of allergies…Pollen got you down? This smoothie is packed with fruits rich in immune-boosting vitamin C and natural antihistamines! It also has a dash of ginger to combat inflammation.