Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Chicory & Dandelion Root Coffee + 4 Coffee Alternatives for Quitting Coffee

I love coffee. Making it. Choosing and buying it, smelling it as I scoop the beans into the paper bag. Just holding a fresh, hot mug in my hand. Love. I do enjoy teas and use some as power houses of medicinal brews. But...it's not the same. 

Cutting out caffeine is one way to reduce inflammation. Inflammation is not my friend. So, I'm half heartedly trying. I first proclaimed on Instagram that this was my LAST MUG EVER. Yeah. That lasted a while. As in one week. I'm currently embracing the 80/20 rule and it's workin' for me.

Here's my go to mix I brew up about twice a day, as inspired by Elana's Pantry. Her's is divine and needs no improvement. I switched to ground cinnamon because it's nicer on the budget for my level of indulgence and I do like a touch more chicory.

In a jar, add:
9 Tablespoons roasted chicory root
8 Tablespoons roasted dandelion root
4 teaspoons ground cinnamon  
Put in the lid and shake it up to mix.

To brew:
Put 4 heaping Tablespoons in a pot with 4 cups water. 
Simmer 5 minutes. 
Strain. Enjoy!

I like to sip while listening to the rain. There's even an app! My oldest son shared that with me. Lovely.

4 More Coffee Alternatives

Turmeric Tea Latte(non dairy)- this tastes like a creamy indulgence- that is so nourishing for you.
Dandy Blend- all the benefits of dandelion made easy for you (thanks for the tip, Lisa!)
Hot Maca Chocolate- (scroll down) for lasting energy.
Matcha Green Tea Latte- matcha is power packed with antioxidants with a great energy boost 

Are you on Instagram? I am lovin' it like Flickr way back when. Can we connect there? I'd love to see what you are up to!


PS It would make my heart sing if you would leave me a comment with your thoughts! Thanks, friend!

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