Caffeine, despite the fact that many of us drink it this way, is one of the worst things to consume first thing in the morning. After a full night’s sleep, our bodies get confused with the huge stimulating kick. The caffeine gives a surge of energy, and then inevitably results in a crash later on. Not to mention, it causes food to speed through our intestines, diminishing our nutrient absorption and dehydrating our bodies.
There is a happy medium, however. Chicory, is a great substitute for coffee. While containing small amounts of caffeine (50-75mg per cup), it’s nowhere near the 250mg of caffeine in one cup of drip coffee.
So hey, why not try it out?
Ingredients for a chicory drink
- 2-3 Tbs Chicory Root
- 1 Cup Hot Water
- 1 Pinch Cinnamon
- 3 Cloves
- French Press
- Place all ingredients in the bottom of your french press, and then put the lid on.
- Pour steaming hot water into the french press and let brew for five minutes.
- Press the knob on the french press down to suppress the grounds.
Pour and enjoy. Feel free to add a creamer of your choice.