I love coffee. I mean love coffee. Love, love, love. As Woody Allen said in Annie Hall, I lurve it.
But, I stopped drinking it months ago in order to reset and balance my hormones. I only had one cup each morning, but I found it was enough to keep my body stressed out for much of the day.
Quitting it was really hard. I felt sick for about a week and a half. It was during that time that I realized just how dependent on coffee I was and even though at the time I thought I would never feel normal again, I did. Sweet relief!
Besides replacing my coffee with green and herbal teas, I often make a delicious beverage with carob, dandelion and chicory. It’s rich and smooth and is a nice alternative to coffee.
Maybe you will try this delicious carob beverage that I have enjoyed since quitting coffee:
1 tsp. carob power
1 tsp. dried dandelion root
3/4 tsp. chicory root
Steep all ingredients in 8 ounces of hot water for 3 minutes and enjoy!