Satisfying Alternative to Coffee–A superfood too!

early morning coffee

photo credit: from flickr by Like a bird on a wire. Who looks this awake when drinking coffee in the morning ?!

I created this concoction a while back during this phase I went through of drinking roasted dandelion tea like it was going out of style. I just remembered it today and I got really excited to make it again so I thought I’d share!

I’ve been really struggling in my goal of quitting coffee. I need to do this SO BAD for my adrenals. With other dietary changes I have always had so much willpower and ease in eating and not eating what I should. Coffee is not one of these things. I will talk myself into all the great reasons why I am not going to drink coffee any more and then promptly the next morning I think to myself “Who am I kidding?? Coffee is AMAZING!!! GIVE ME COFFEE!!!” and then I feel bad, and then I drink more coffe, and then I convince myself to stop drinking it, and then I drink it again. It’s a vicious cycle.

This coffee substitute contains absolutely no caffeine and is a nutritional powerhouse. I am hoping to get on the no-coffee-wagon with this concoction.

Dandelion is great for digestion as it helps your body produce bile which assists in fat digestion. Maca is perfect for those trying to balance hormones and increase sex drive. If you are having menstrual issues, or are trying to conceive, Maca can really help your hormones to do what you want them to do.

Here’s what it contains:

Roasted dandelion root tea (You can use loose roasted dandelion root—buy here or tea bags traditional medicinal makes good ones!)

Maca Powder (order good quality maca here)

Raw Honey (try to get local)

Raw Cream (try to get raw, or atleast not ultra pasteurized. Preferably from grass-fed cows)

Benefits of roasted dandelion root: helps increase bile production for improved digestion of food. Also great for liver detox. recommended frequently for skin problems like acne due to an over-worked liver.

Benefits of Maca: adaptogen, nourishing for tired adrenals, hormone balancer. libido increaser (nature’s viagra! 😉

From naturalnews.com:

Maca root helps balance our hormones and due to an over abundance of environmental estrogens, most people’s hormones are a bit out of whack. Maca stimulates and nourishes the hypothalamus and pituitary glands which are the “master glands” of the body. These glands actually regulate the other glands, so when in balance they can bring balance to the adrenal, thyroid, pancreas, ovarian and testicular glands.”

Benefits of raw honey: Raw honey has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties, full of enzymes, if honey is local, it can help seasonal allergies.

Benefits of raw cream: perhaps the most treasured of food item in my fridge when I get my hands on it…raw cream is delicious and stock full of probiotics, enzymes, vitamins, and GOOD fat (SATURATED fat). When still in it’s raw state, cream is wonderful for your daily dose of fat soluble vitamins, conjugated linoleic acid, and immune boosting properties.

Mix everything up together in your mug and enjoy!

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13 thoughts on “Satisfying Alternative to Coffee–A superfood too!

  1. Yum! This sounds really good! I am not a fan of roasted dandelion tea on its own, but with honey, maca and cream it sounds much more delicious. I have all these things in my fridge, so I will be making some tomorrow morning! Thanks!

  2. This sounds amazing! I’ve been coffee-free for a few weeks (down from 2-4 shots of espresso a day) and the other day I had one cup and developed a headache almost instantly. Will definitely be trying this out next time the coffee craving comes upon me!

  3. I never thought I would kick the coffee habit, but I have. The first two weeks were a bear, but after that you feel a lot better. Now I have a cup of tea in the morning and I’m good. It has been about 5 weeks now, and with the weather warming I may even start to skip that and switch to lemon water.

  4. Sounds great! How much maca do you add? I’ve never used it before. Also, is maca safe for breastfeeding moms/babies?

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