Can’t kick coffee or don’t want to? Yeah, me either. I stopped drinking coffee for a year, then started drinking it again. I don’t have any intolerances to it and I just really love my morning ritual. I limit my daily intake to one cup. I don’t think it is bad for you if you pay attention to what you put into it and limit intake. I have ideas for your second cup cravings below.
What I make sure of is that my morning cup doesn’t add extra sugar into my diet and I look for ways to make it as healthy as possible. Lately I’ve been adding cinnamon. The health benefits of cinnamon are not to be ignored! If adding it to your coffee doesn’t sound good, try sneaking it into oatmeal, granola or yogurt. When you buy it make sure to get organic Ceylon cinnamon. I got mine on Amazon. Also, if you take daily it is good to take a week break after 6 weeks.
For creamer I use unsweetened hemp coconut milk. Any milk will do though. Just keep to unsweetened and organic nut, seed, soy or animal milk. It is also good to switch it up every so often so you don’t build up an intolerance.
Cinnamon Benefits (from Mercola):
- Calms inflammation
- Boosts brain function
- Supports weight loss
- Anti-cancer properties
- Helps with ADHD symptoms
- Provides Diabetes Support
- Supports brain health
If you are looking for coffee alternatives or a good swap when you are craving that second cup, try Dandy Blend!
Everyday we are presented with many choices about what we put into our bodies. Dandy Blend is an herbal beverage has similar taste properties of coffee, but is made from dandelion, chicory and beet roots and barley and rye grains – all health promoting foods respected throughout the world. These roots have long been used for liver support, increased energy, as powerful antioxidants and to improve immune response. Dandy Blend contains over 50 trace minerals in each cup, which the body can use to help synthesize compounds needed in metabolism. If you are allergic to ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigold, chamomile, yarrow, daisies, or iodine, you should avoid dandelion. People with kidney problems, gallbladder problems, or gallstones should consult their doctors before drinking or eating. If you are taking any medication you should check with your health practitioner before use. it is also gluten free!
You can find Dandy Blend at your local natural food store or on Amazon.