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What's you first drink in the morning? Tea, coffee, juice or maybe something el

  1. petenali profile image85
    petenaliposted 5 years ago

    What's you first drink in the morning?  Tea, coffee, juice or maybe something else?  And why?

    I am a huge tea drinker (English upbringing) but my first drink of the day is always a coffee.  I think it's just habit as it is quick and easy using my Keurig one-cup coffee maker.  How about you?

  2. Just Ask Susan profile image89
    Just Ask Susanposted 5 years ago

    Coffee has been my first drink of choice for as long as I can remember. If I don't have it I will end up with a headache. During the day and in the evening I'll drink tea.

    1. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm actually one of those people who CAN drink coffee late at night and still sleep.  My wife is the exact opposite.  I tell her I have a clear conscience...

    2. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
      DzyMsLizzyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I drink tea--brewed strong--no less caffeine than coffee--all day and evening.  That is not a problem with sleeping.  But I dare not take a codeine cough med at night--I'll toss & turn all night!  Opposite of most folks.

  3. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    I know I am the unusual one. In the winter it is a cup of coffee. In the summer, I have to start off my day with a Mountain dew.

    1. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Whatever turns your crank!  Not sure I could face all that fizz right away, but it obviously works for you...

  4. hawaiianodysseus profile image80
    hawaiianodysseusposted 5 years ago

    I drink two things in immediate succession, so I'll lump them together.

    I drink water because I've been told it's good for the heart first thing in the morning.

    I drink coffee because I've been told it's bad for the heart first thing in the morning.

    Why do I drink both?

    Because I like the freedom to decide for myself.

    1. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You can never go wrong drinking water, but I love the whole "freedom of choice" thing.  Life in a nutshell right there...

  5. KellyG05030 profile image71
    KellyG05030posted 5 years ago

    I am a coffee fiend... I drink coffee from the time I wake up until I go to bed at night.  I've never had any issues not being able to sleep after drinking coffee.  I absolutely love the taste of it and sometimes drink 4-5 cups a day.  Thank God for my Keurig!  : )

    1. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Indeed, the Keurig is one of the best inventions ever!

  6. lburmaster profile image82
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    Water, to remain hydrated. Then some coffee to wake me up or tea to keep a relaxed state.

    1. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Nice combination.

  7. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    I'm not a coffee drinker so my first drink of the day is Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper, right after my peanut butter toast.

    1. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, you're the second person that said they drink a pop first thing.  Perhaps I'm missing out here...

  8. Claudia Tello profile image78
    Claudia Telloposted 5 years ago

    Mine is coffee, which I find particularly comforting in cold mornings. However, I only like to drink one cup, and don't continue drinking it throughout the whole day like some people do. My last and second cup will be after lunch.

    1. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Everybody is different when it comes t coffee, but it's good to recognize how your own body reacts to it.

  9. Brinafr3sh profile image81
    Brinafr3shposted 5 years ago

    I drink 8 ounces of water every morning before eating any foods, it works for me because I sometimes exercise in the mornings. The mornings that I skip on drinking water I might drink a tea or coffee instead; occasionally.

    1. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You sound very disciplined... Good for you!  Some people exercise and think they are doing well but don't watch what they eat or drink as well...

  10. liesl5858 profile image88
    liesl5858posted 5 years ago

    My first drink in the morning is a weak cup of coffee with half a teaspoon of  sugar because I believe it wakes me up as I am not a morning person. I mean it takes time for me to get up to go to work.

    1. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hey, you gotta do what you gotta do to get going in the morning...

  11. cutievert profile image62
    cutievertposted 5 years ago

    I like coffee but I don't drink it everyday. I'll have my coffee when i feel badly need it. My first drink in the morning is milk or tea.

    1. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You are he first to say you drink milk in the morning.  I like cold milk at times but not first thing in the morning..

  12. Mitch Alan profile image82
    Mitch Alanposted 5 years ago

    I drink a smoothie made from spinach/kale, banana, frozen strawberries & blueberries, almonds, flax seeds and chia seeds. I use a NutriBullet to liquify everything into a delicious smoothie. I never miss a day. Then coffee and water the rest of the day.

    1. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That is awesome that you would take time to prepare that smoothie. Way to go!

    2. Mitch Alan profile image82
      Mitch Alanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It literally only takes 5 minutes or less...well worth it. I highly recommend the nutribullet.

  13. Sparklea profile image74
    Sparkleaposted 5 years ago

    COFFEE, COFFEE, COFFEE!
    I did not start to drink coffee until I was in my 30's.  My kids were young, and I had NO time to pursue my writing dreams because I also worked a full-time job.

    So...I decided the only way I could MAKE time to write was to get up at 4:30 a.m. ahead of everyone else.  Which I did.  BUT I was SO tired, I started perking coffee in a corningware coffeemaker I had held onto from a marriage to my first husband.
    I would guzzle it down while typing writing submissions at our dining room table. 

    It felt SO GOOD to get that almost immediate energy with the very first sip.  I used to use sugar and milk, but now it is just milk.

    To this day I HAVE to have my coffee.  I now take it in a thermos cup on my daily morning walk.  To be in the fresh air among nature, and to take that first sip is a wonderful way to start the day. 

    I am definitely a morning person and I cherish my coffee!  Blessings, Sparklea smile

    1. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, now that's some serious commitment... 4.30am! Wow again..

    2. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
      DzyMsLizzyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      LOL--my philosophy is, if it's dark when you get up, it's still yesterday!  ;-)

  14. Markie W profile image60
    Markie Wposted 5 years ago

    Water, because it's important to clean out your system first thing in the morning to better absorb whatever it is you're going to consume (vegetables, vitamins). After that I love to drink tea. My favorite is peppermint tea because it keeps my stomach soothed.

    1. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Like I said, I love tea, but I am traditional about it.  I don't like the flavoured teas, but that is just me..

  15. Iammattdoran profile image90
    Iammattdoranposted 5 years ago

    As an Englishman I'm also a big tea drinker (milk and 1 sugar). But I've developed a taste for good coffee over the last 12 months. I can't bear instant stuff but I like a good coffee now. I don't want to become one of those people who 'need' coffee though in order to start their day. That doesn't sound good to me.

    1. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Greetings fellow countryman!  Agreed about us not becoming reliant on the stuff.  We can't let eating or drinking control us.  As for tea, no sugar for me!

  16. Lisa Wilton profile image82
    Lisa Wiltonposted 5 years ago

    It depends on what I'm eating... If I am having a sweet breakfast (croissants, pancakes, brioche, jam etc) I will have coffee but with anything else I'll have tea. I'm not sure if that is odd but I've always been that way. smile

    1. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Not odd at all - there is no "right" answer to this.  However, I am now craving pancakes after reading your answer... thanks a lot!

    2. Lisa Wilton profile image82
      Lisa Wiltonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hehe! I'm starting to think about them now too... Yum!

  17. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
    DzyMsLizzyposted 5 years ago

    Most of the time I swill down tea like it's going out of style.  I mostly drink iced tea during the day, and hot tea on cold mornings.  During the summer, I can go through 2 quarts of iced tea in a day. 
    Whether hot or iced, I like my tea black and strong; no additives, please!  And I do not care at all for herb teas or green tea.

    Weekends, I make myself coffee-mochas.  As I'm not much of a coffee drinker, and prefer sweet things, for me, a mocha is more like hot chocolate with coffee in it.   ;-)

    1. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Tea straight up is cool, but I like a dash of milk just to take the edge of it.

    2. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
      DzyMsLizzyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, I do NOT like milk in my tea; in fact, years ago, I read that drinking tea British style, with milk & sugar, you are drinking the chemical components equal to leather.  :-(  Yuk

  18. UndercoverAgent19 profile image89
    UndercoverAgent19posted 5 years ago

    I either drink water to get myself hydrated and ready for the day, or I drink pop or soda, as some call it) for the caffeine boost and because I am absolutely in love with the stuff. Occasionally I'll drink tea, but I tend to drink a nice cup of it in the evening.

    1. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It seems there are more people drinking pop in the morning than I ever realized.

  19. LoisRyan13903 profile image80
    LoisRyan13903posted 5 years ago

    It is either a coffee unless I am the one to make it.  While I am waiting I either have water or a soda.  If there is left over coffee in the pot I will drink it cold.

    1. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yuk, cold coffee!  Sorry but that's just gross.

    2. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
      DzyMsLizzyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      My mom used to fix coffee in the a.m., and sip on it all day long as it got colder and colder.  Bleccchhh...

    3. Iammattdoran profile image90
      Iammattdoranposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I can't really drink it cold from the pot but a sweetened iced coffee is delicious on a hot day

  20. brianrock profile image87
    brianrockposted 5 years ago

    I'm a coffee fiend, but the first thing I typically drink in the morning is some water. I wake up, grab a glass of ice water out of the fridge, and then go about getting ready for the day.

    After that, if it's a work day I head to Dunkin Donuts for an extra large coffee. If it's not a work day, then I brew a cup in my Keurig. Either way, coffee is necessary. smile

    1. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Another Keurig user eh?  They are certainly very handy.

  21. lone77star profile image84
    lone77starposted 5 years ago

    Water!

    Cleansing the body of half a century of abuse (including far too much coffee).

    1. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Lol!  Good for you!

  22. Anna Haven profile image84
    Anna Havenposted 5 years ago

    Tea with soya milk and unrefined sugar (tastes much nicer than it sounds!) first thing, then lovely coffee later in the day. I drink water throughout the day in the interests of stopping wrinkles from forming  smile

    1. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I've never tried soya milk, so can't comment on its taste.  Good for you with the water - I try to drink plenty throughout the day too along with my copious cups of tea!  Only issue is not to be too far from a bathroom!

    2. Anna Haven profile image84
      Anna Havenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I drink unsweetened Alpro Light and it is really nice, it taste quite sweet and the perfect compliment to your english cuppa!  It is apparently a much healthier alternative to cows milk as well. Think of  all the exercise sprinting for the toilet smile

  23. Globetrekkermel profile image76
    Globetrekkermelposted 5 years ago

    Definitely coffee with soymilk...Peet's grind as the beans are cooked in house.I used to be a starbucks fan but I have boycotted them due to unfair labor practices for their coffee growers. They pay 1-2 dollars for their south american coffee growers and they sell my small chai tea latter for $ 3 a cup. THAT IS OUTRAGEOUS!

    1. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Another soymilk user - maybe I need to look into this.

  24. Eric Calderwood profile image83
    Eric Calderwoodposted 5 years ago

    The first thing I drink in the morning is water.  I mostly drink water anyway, for health reasons.

    1. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That's excellent. I also try to drink plenty of water during the day, just not my first drink.

  25. connorj profile image76
    connorjposted 5 years ago

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    I am of the CFC (coffee fiend clan); however, although it was a Keurig Italian or the more elusive Columbian (I could always discover decaf yet the caf. version was quite elusive); since Christmas it is has been a Verismo expresso (4-shot) and a once a week, Starbucks "Gringo" more commonly identified as a Americano. Although I must admit because of all the pills I pop (vitamins) I do indeed down a glass of distilled water on the rocks before the cafeine is devoured... I seldom drink coffee after the mourn. Once in awhile I sip one in the early eve after dinner either by the fireplace or in our backyard.
    My mother was; and my better-half is of the TFC...
    The picture is of one of my brats advertising for Starbucks for free; they should hire her...

    1. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds like you have it all figured out...

  26. profile image0
    khmohsinposted 5 years ago

    I starts my day by drinking 1 glass of water. It helps to clean everything inside.

    1. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Good for you. I drink water during the day but not my first drink.

  27. howtobeasuccess profile image73
    howtobeasuccessposted 5 years ago

    I drink coffer every morning.. i just simply love the taste of coffee while i read emails and check my status and other stuff on Facebook and HP.

    1. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Me too. Coffee first then it's on to the tea.

  28. lorddraven2000 profile image90
    lorddraven2000posted 5 years ago

    I usually ahve a nice glass of tea in the mornings. Sadly most the time I am in such a hurry that I have to settle for a soda.

    1. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It's gotta be worth setting an alarm 10 minutes earlier to stop, drink your tea and smell the roses...?

  29. Argonaut Jess profile image61
    Argonaut Jessposted 5 years ago

    Physically cannot function without my morning brew of tea!!

    1. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Lol! That's like me with my first coffee... don't talk to me until after the first sip!

  30. WhatToCook profile image72
    WhatToCookposted 5 years ago

    Herb tea. normally a lemon flavored one.

    1. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Another "different" tea drinker I see.  I'm really gonna have to look into this now!

  31. Kjelinni profile image58
    Kjelinniposted 5 years ago

    I drink a glass of cold water immediately after waking up and one hour later on the breakfast I drink green tea or coffee with cream

    1. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hmm, never got into the whole "green tea" thing.  I think maybe I'm missing out on something here...

 
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