I used to be a big coffee person, but over the years I have not been a big fan of the way coffee has made me feel afterwards. But I love starting my day off with a delicious beverage and always looking for something delicious and nutritious. Here is my favorite, delicious herbal coffee alternative that has numerous health benefits.
Coffee has health benefits, such as lowering risks of diabetes and alzheimer’s, but too much caffeine can have unwanted side affects such as accelerated aging, osteoporosis and weight gain due to blood sugar fluctuations. Additionally, coffee is one of the most chemically treated crops in the world. Estimates say that about 250 pounds of chemical fertilizers are sprayed per acre of non-organic coffee. (sorry Starbucks lovers!)
Fortunately there is a natural, herbal alternative to coffee that tastes great and has many health benefits and most people even testify that they experience zero with drawl symptoms when they switch from coffee to this delicious herbal coffee alternative.
Dandy Blend is a blend of ground dandelion, roasted chicory, roasted beetroot and barley and rye – yet it is Gluten Free, Caffeine Free and acid free! It contains 50 trace minerals in every cup so it provides the body with essential nutrients that help to boost metabolism and support many other bodily systems. The mixture is safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women and even kids. Health benefits of Dandy Blend are that the mixture:
- Aids digestions
- Supports Liver & Kidney function
- High in Antioxidants
- Boosts Immune System
- Reduces Inflammation
Dandelion is one of the most potent detoxifying herbs that is high in antioxidants and has potential anti-cancer properties. It’s a powerful liver tonic and blood purifier. It helps to regulate insulin levels and promote normal bowel function.
My Dandy Latte Recipe
- Dairy Free Milk (How to make your own)
- Dandy Blend (where to buy)
- Maca (where to buy)
- Gelatin/Collagen (where to buy)
- Turmeric (where to buy) or Spirulina (where to buy) I mix it up and alternate which one I add each day!
- Coconut Oil (where to buy)
Mix all this in a high powered blender such as a Vitamix (where to buy) until blended. You can heat on a stovetop if you want it warmed. I like mine both cold or warmed depending on the seasons. This is my healthy version of a latte using this delicious herbal coffee alternative.