I LOVE caffeine. Too much. Like way too much.
I could probably drink 3 large cups per day but that is NO BUENO for my anxiety or hormone health. I limit myself to 1 cup per day even though I want allll the caffeine.
During those times when I crave more coffee, I make this Anti-Anxiety, Caffeine-Free Latté. I created it to specifically taste like coffee by adding extra Dandy Blend and also some reishi mushroom powder (this is totally optional). It does the trick by providing the coffee taste without the jitters or extra anxiety, and it’s sugar free! I’ve been making it for a while now and just had to share this sugar-free, naturally sweetened coffee replacement with you 🙂
I love Dandy Blend for it’s amazing gluten-free ingredient list! Made from roasted dandelion roots, chicory, beets, and the grains of barley and rye, the blend is beneficial for your liver while satisfying coffee cravings.
I also adore the reishi adaptogenic mushroom from Sun Potion because it truly calms my nervous system, helps with mental clarity and makes a difference in my anxiety! Reishi is known as the “queen healer” and chaga mushroom is known as the “king healer”. They make a great team together!
I’ve been getting into healing mushrooms lately to further help me adapt to stress after feeling very bogged down with lots of work stuff happening. All of it is amazing and I’m so grateful but still, I need all the extra help I can get from nature to keep my body in balance, you know?! When I’m feeling down or sad, I reach for the “dopamine bean” called mucuna pruriens and it totally helps 🙂Print
When more coffee isn’t the answer, but you are craving it like crazy! Make this sugar-free coffee replacement drink instead to help lessen the anxiety that can come from caffeine!
1.5 cups filtered water
1/2 cup almond milk
1 teaspoon mct oil (or coconut oil; optional)
2-3 tablespoons dandy blend (I like 3 for a coffee taste)
1/2 teaspoon reishi (optional)
1/2 tablespoon monkfruit sweetener
1 tablespoon maple syrup (from choczero)
5-6 stevia drops for extra sweetness
Warm the water.
Froth the almond milk and mct oil using a frother or handheld frother tool.
Add dandy blend, reishi, monkfruit, choczero syrup and stevia to a mug. Pour hot water in the mug and stir until well combined. Then pour in the frothy almond milk.
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