As long as I can remember, I have been allergic to coffee. My reaction was so bad that I couldn’t even walk down the coffee isle in the grocery store without my lungs beginning to close up.
So you can probably guess that I never drank the stuff.
During college, when my roommates and friends were staying alive with mugfuls of the stuff every morning (and noon and night), I kept my energy up by eating apples, dark chocolate, and drinking black tea.
Last month, to my delight and intrigue, my friend Jessica from Delicious Obsessions sent me two little packets of her new herbal coffee blend to try. Though I don’t have too much experience with the taste of real coffee, I enjoyed Jessica’s blends.
They’re full of healthy, healing, organic ingredients like:
- chicory root
- dandelion root
- milk thistle seed powder
- burdock root
- and carob
And they’re perfect for all of you who are trying to quit or cut back on your coffee addiction… 😉
I made a cup to enjoy while I snapped these photos. Unfortunately, a 2-year old decided to help me out. She was a little too helpful…
Jessica’s herbal coffees were tasty hot, chilled with ice, and made into this delicious dairy-free frappe. 😉
For more info you can check out her amazing eBook, DIY Herbal Coffee Substitutes, where she teaches you how to hand-craft her different blends. Be sure to tell her I sent you!
- Place everything in blender (I use this one), beginning with the liquids and ending with the ice on top.
- Puree until smooth and enjoy!