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Dandelion Root Coffee Alternative

Superfood and Natural Caffeine-free Coffee Alternative

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Dandelion Root Coffee Alternative

Dandelion Root Coffee alternative is a naturally caffeine-free superfood, having a deep coffee-like aroma and taste. Whether you drink black or add milk with sugar, it tastes delicious. What’s more, dandelion root is a superfood containing many essential nutrients.

Dandelion Root Coffee Alternative

Dandelion Root offers amazing health benefits

It is perhaps the most well-known weed across the globe, but dandelion also enjoys an incredible reputation for its superfood status.

Dandelion root contains a high amount of carbohydrate inulin, one kind of soluble fiber that promotes a healthy gut. The whole dandelion plant, including the leaves and roots, is rich in antioxidants which help fend off free radicals and inflammation, promote liver health, and boost immune health.

dandelion growing in our backyard druing spring

In addition, dandelion root can also potentially lower blood sugar levels, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels, hence improving heart health.

Also, dandelion is a natural diuretic substance, thus helping lower blood pressure. Besides, dandelion is rich in minerals such as potassium, a mineral that helps decrease blood pressure. For this reason, dandelion is an excellent DASH food. {Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension}.

Older research even indicated that dandelion root might potentially boost the regeneration of new skin cells, which makes dandelion root an anti-aging food.

How to make a dandelion root coffee alternative at home?

The first thing first is to roast dandelion root

Sure you can dig up a dandelion, wash and dry them to get the dried dandelion root. Lucky for us, we also have the option of getting organic cut and sifted dandelion root relatively easily online.

Unlike homemade Chai Tea or homemade Herbal Detox tea, let’s roast the dandelion root for an enhanced aroma and flavor.

roast dandelion root in the wok

By the way, the wok is a very handy kitchen gadget, not only to make stir fry but also for steaming and roasting.

The second is to use a spice grinder to grind the roasted dandelion root

Remember not to over-fill the spice grinder. Use the finest setting on the spice/coffee grinder once. Do not over-grind dandelion root and turn it into overly fine powder. It is the same thing about coffee. The overly fine powder impacts the taste negatively and brings out the extra bitterness.

Last but not least is to brew roasted dandelion root coffee

Brew the dandelion root coffee the same way you brew coffee. My favorite ways include using a French Press or tea set with a fine mesh strainer.

roasted dandelion root coffee in the tea strainer

Enjoy a cup of delicious and healthy Dandelion Root Coffee Alternative!

Roasted Dandelion Root Coffee Alternative
Dandelion Root Coffee Alternative

Dandelion Root Coffee Alternative Recipe

Yield: 1 cup of Dandelion Root Coffee
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Dandelion Root Coffee alternative is a naturally caffeine-free superfood, having a deep coffee-like aroma and taste. Roast the cut & sifted dandelion root in advance and then grind as you go to make a freshly brewed dandelion coffee.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp of roasted dried dandelion root, see instruction on how to roast easily using a wok
  • 10 oz boiling water
  • optional coffee toppings - milk, sugar, honey

Instructions

Roast Dandelion Root In Advance:

  • Rinse the cut & sifted dried dandelion root multiple times and drain.
    rinse cut & sifted dried dandelion root in the colander
  • Turn the heat to medium, add the dandelion root, and set a timer for 10 minutes. Use a pair of bamboo spatulas to continuously toss the dandelion root, like tossing a salad.
    roast dandelion root in the wok
  • You should start to smell the aroma. Turn off the heat and let it cool a little.
  • Store the roasted dried dandelion roots in an airtight glass jar.

Make Dandelion Root Coffee:

  • This part is identical to making the coffee.
  • Add 1 tbsp roasted dandelion root into the coffee grinder and grind accordingly to your coffee-making appliances, whether you use an electric coffee maker, French press, or drip.
    roasted dandelion root in the coffee grinder
  • Enjoy a cup of naturally caffeine-free superfood coffee.
    Dandelion Root Coffee Alternative

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 25Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 21mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 1g

Nutrition calculation is provided by Nutritionix to the best knowledge per ingredients description and isn't always accurate.

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