You know I’m coffee obsessed.
This is not news to my longtime readers and friends. If you know me, you know coffee runs through my veins. I mean, it’s my one and only tattoo! However, I’ve been drinking it in excess and really needing to cut back. I never thought I’d be saying this, but I’ve found a perfect substitute! It’s called Dandy Blend and it’s my newest obsession! This little gem should be added to your healthy living arsenal pronto! I still can’t believe I had heard about it for years and just got around to finally giving it a try. Boy was I missing out!
I mentioned while completing my plant based cleanse about wanting to reduce my coffee intake. It was becoming a crutch and I needed to loosen the cord a bit. As of the past few weeks, I’ve only been allowing myself two cups in the morning, and the occasional almond milk vanilla latte as a treat.
I was really beginning to miss my comforting warm cup of coffee mid-afternoon, so decided to go in search of something that would fit into my new lifestyle. While I enjoy tea to some extent (I use to hate it all so that’s a huge improvement!) I really wanted something stronger that had the coffee like boldness I was use too. I’d seen Dandy Blend floating around for years on social media but never gave it much thought because hello, previously I would have just poured myself another cup of coffee and called it a day. But, things are different now!
When Dandy Blend said they’d send me a bag to review I was so excited! Thank goodness they were quick with their delivery. Within days I was pouring myself my first cup of this Herbal Beverage. It actually smells robust yet sweet in the bag. You only need a teaspoon to start and then build on that depending on how strong you want it. I received a 14.1 oz bag and it had over 200 servings, equaling about .11 a cup.
A few sips and I knew it was a keeper. (I enjoy my cup with a heaping teaspoon) Made from the extracts of roasted barley, rye, chicory root, dandelion root, and sugar beet it’s the perfect combo of flavors. And you can use it so many ways. You can make it weaker so it’s similar to a tea-like beverage, or add a little more for a coffee or espresso flavor. It’s also great with almond milk! That’s my favorite way to enjoy it! They have lots of recipes on the back of the bag, and I can’t wait to try it iced in the summer. I’ve added nutmeg and cinnamon to it, as well as a little more sweetener and vanilla for a latte flavor. I’ve loved it all!
You have got to give it a try. Really. Trust me.
This is my go-to on cold afternoons when I just want to sip on something warm and hold the hot cup between by always freezing hands. It hits the spot.
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Let me know what you think!
Thanks to Dandy Blend for providing the product for this post! The content and opinions expressed here are my own.