Dandyblend: A Coffee Addict's Answer
May 27, 2020 Report
If you are a coffee drinker, I urge you to read on.
Last year while fading in my part time evening class, and tired of drinking green tea, I mentioned to one of the administrators that I would kill for a cup of coffee if it didn’t keep me awake all night. “Say no more,” the rescuing angel exclaimed, “I have JUST what you need”. She handed me an individual package of something called, Dandyblend, an all-natural organic coffee substitute. Allow me to say that Dandyblend is SO much more than a coffee alternative. IT. IS. MAGICAL.
Dandyblend consists of only five ingredients: dandelion, chicory and beet roots, and the water extracts of barley and rye. These non-GMO ingredients are roasted separately and then combined in their proper quantities to create the closest thing to a coffee one can imagine. I love coffee. I love waking up to the smell and to the warm cup in my hand. I at one time could down a shot of espresso so well that I could turn heads of Godfathers. It was therefore a big undertaking to convince me that this stuff could mimic a good ole cup of java.
Dandelion in particular is what really excited me about this product because of the many health benefits involved. It supports digestion, liver and kidneys, is packed with antioxidants (aka cancer fighting), reduces inflammation, blood pressure and regulates blood sugar and insulin.
Dandyblend looks and smells similar to an instant coffee powder and yet much more inviting. One tablespoon is all that is needed in a coffee mug filled with hot water. It doesn’t clump and dissolves immediately, and it instantly gratifies with the coffee-like aroma. It can be used hot or cold, as a beverage or in desserts. I’ve even seen recipes of it as a popsicle. If you have had dandelion tea, you will know that it has a bitter aftertaste. Dandyblend however does not, and because of the lack of bitterness (dare I say) tastes better than coffee. Definitely give it a try if you are wanting to kick the habit or cut down. It isn’t replacing one vice for another. You are definitely trading up.
Mexican Dandy Mocha for Two
2 tbsps of Dandyblend
2 tbsps of an organic, gluten free, dairy free Mexican hot chocolate mix
1 tbsp of coconut oil
½ cups of plant-based milk
1 ½ cups of hot boiling water
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high for 10 seconds. Sprinkle with cinnamon if so desired.