Giving up caffeine can be hard! That’s why we created this detox-promoting, coffee-flavored alternative to soften the blow of going sans coffee. Enter, the Dandelion Root Koffe Latte.
Dandelion root, often associated with the pesky dandelion weed, has been used for centuries to treat depression, scurvy, and even diabetes. It’s difficult to find dandelion root in most health food stores, so your best bet is to buy it online. We bought our dandelion root and chicory from Frontier Natural Products and Starwest Botanicals.
A great liver detoxifier, dandelion root is also known for aiding in digestion and weight loss.
The other magic ingredient in this nutty warm elixir is chicory, which gives this drink its rich coffee flavor. Chicory is full of antioxidants and helps to reduce inflammation in the body to boot.
Not only does Dandelion Detox Koffee taste delicious — you might even feel a healthy herbal buzz from all the goodness that’s packed into this drink. Ready to try it?
If you’re newly giving up caffeine, start by mixing this with regular coffee and gradually decrease the amount of regular coffee in your blend. This way, over time you can painlessly eliminate coffee altogether.
When you’re free from the artificial energy of caffeine, you’ll be amazed at how much energy you have naturally!
Give this nutty herbal ”coffee” drink a try and tell us what you think. Does it meet your coffee standards (or at least let you get by for a few days)?
Remember, you don’t have to give up coffee forever. Try it for yourself and tell us how you feel.
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
With caffeine-free kisses,
Jo & Jules
Dandelion Detox Koffee Latte
6 cups of water
2 tbsp roasted chicory, finely ground
2 tbsp roasted dandelion root, finely ground
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
1-2 vanilla beans, chopped into pieces, or ¼-½ tsp vanilla powder
Stevia (optional) to taste
Nut milk of choice, steamed and frothed
In a 2-quart pot combine the water, chicory root, dandelion root, cinnamon, and vanilla beans. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
Pour the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer to remove the grounds. Serve with a few drops of stevia and your steamed nut milk. Enjoy!
Jo Schaalman and Jules Peláez are co-authors of two books The Conscious Cleanse: Lose Weight, Heal Your Body and Transform Your Life in 14 Days, a best-selling, step-by-step guide to help you live your most vibrant life and their brand new The Conscious Cleanse Cookbook! Together they’ve led thousands of people through their online supported cleanse through their accessible and light-hearted approach. They’ve been dubbed “the real deal” by founder and chief creative director Bobbi Brown, of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, beauty editor of the TODAY show.
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