Raise your hand if you’ve also felt personally victimized by a white chocolate mocha Frappuccino—especially during the afternoon slump when pick-me-up treats or delicious drinks sound delightful?
Some of us want to enjoy bottomless java chips, whipped cream, and caramel in-and-outs all week long, but sometimes (actually, if we’re being honest, most of the time), it’s not the pick-me-up that moms need. According to hormone health educator Candace Burch, the sugar rush you experience “leads to sugar highs, giving a lot of energy, but then the lows lead to feeling sluggish and down.” Doing this every day, or a few times throughout the week, can be detrimental in the long run (to both your body and your wallet).
So, below, we’ve rounded up 10, easy-to-make drinks to make at home when you’re craving a morning or afternoon treat—enjoy, mamas!
1. Pineapple Avocado Green Smoothie
This morning pick-me-up is perfect for moms who want to get creative and feel rejuvenated.
2. Probiotic Peach & Mango Slushy
Who doesn’t love a slushy? Grab this probiotic-filled sweet treat to prevent stomach aches, assist in digestion, and put a bigger smile on your face.
3. Mango Lassi
Combine your favorite yogurt, fruit, and spices to make the ultimate mango lassi. Beware: This frothy, sweet drink is addicting.
4. Best Golden Milk Turmeric Latte
Made with fresh turmeric, cayenne seasoning, and cashew butter, this golden drink is the perfect boost to make you feel on top of the world.
5. Apple Pie Fruit Water Recipe
This popular drink typically served in dessert shops can be the new staple in your home. Just add water, your favorite fruit, and sugar-free vanilla and coconut!
6. Iced Chai Tea Latte
Who can say no to chai? This latte is perfect for quick and tasty mornings for every mom.
7. Vanila Lavender Latte
This natural, soothing drink is an ideal way to start (or end) your day on a good note.
8. Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
Give a salute to your kid-favorite combination with this option. Who could say no to this nostalgic masterpiece?
9. Tahini Hot Chocolate
During those winter months when you feel sluggish and exhausted, make this quick take on hot chocolate.
10. Iced Matcha Latte
What’s a healthy drink list without matcha? This earthy, creamy drink is the perfect relaxer to fix any day.