RECIPE: ”No Coffee” Iced Mocha

I have a confession to make: I am addicted to coffee. It’s one of my last vices that can truly end up being an addiction. I tried to work with it, thinking I could just have one every now and again, but sure enough I ended up slipping back into the habit of daily coffee.

You might be thinking, one coffee a day? What’s the big deal? The big deal is I felt my skin becoming more dehydrated and I would get a rash on my chest. Eeek. My body definitely did NOT appreciate my one a day habit – and if we think of it, is doing something once a day really moderation? One beer a day, one wine a day, one ice cream a day – certainly I would not recommend this. One coffee a week… ok. Everyone needs a treat. But one a day and I could tell it wasn’t a friend to my health. I could also tell I was drinking it out of addiction.

Maybe you want to cut back on coffee or just cut it out in general? Well, I found a great solution for me and hopefully for you too! It’s called: Dandy’s Blend. It is a non-caffeinated beverage made from roasted dandelion, chicory root, rye, and barley. It has the flavor of coffee without any of coffee’s acidity. I liked to mix it up with almond milk for a delicious afternoon treat. The best part is, you don’t even have to cut back on your visits to the coffee shop. Just order a glass of non-dairy milk, mix in some Dandy’s Blend, and you’ve got a delicious, non-addictive beverage. Enjoy!

no coffee iced mocha

Comments: 2

  1. Alise Marie 20 January, 2014 at 12:18 PM Reply

    Thank you for posting! Yummm!!! I, too, am a vegan, no-sugar, no-gluten, mostly raw gal…who happens to be a coffee nut. Not easy to ditch! But I have tried dandelion root tea, and it does actually taste good. I love the idea of a powdered blend. Will try! xo

  2. Amy N. 20 January, 2014 at 2:15 PM Reply

    I finally ordered some Dandy Blend from Amazon after you mentioned it awhile back. I love it! It reminds me of the flavor of coffee but not so acidic. Sometimes tea just isn’t enough and this does the trick!

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