Roasted Dandelion Tea
Dandelion tea (also known as dandelion coffee) is a herbal coffee substitute made from the root of the dandelion plant. The roasted dandelion root pieces resemble coffee, so you won't feel like you're missing out on your morning brew.
Place dandelion root granules in your coffee plunger (how much will depend on the size of your plunger, we used roughly 4-6 tablespoons in an 8 cup coffee maker). Boil water. Once your water is boiled, pour into the plunger and let it sit for 1-2 minutes before pressing the granules. Pour brewed dandelion tea into your mug. If you're choosing to add honey or stevia, add this now and stir to let it dissolve. Using a milk frother, froth your choice of milk to desired consistency, pour into mug and stir. Sprinkle cinnamon on top and voila! TIP: If you want to make a bulletproof coffee version of this, mix together the dandelion tea brew, almond milk, 1 tablespoon of organic coconut oil and 1 tablespoon of organic grass-fed butter with a bar mix until it reaches a creamy consistency.
Dandelion tea is rich in vitamins and minerals including Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc, Potassium, Vitamin B and C, and is packed with all the anti-aging antioxidants that coffee has, without the caffeine hit! As a natural diuretic, it purifies the blood and therefore cleanses the liver and kidneys in the process. It can be helpful for people who are prone to urinary tract infections. Dandelion tea can function as a detoxification process and have you glowing from the inside out. It can reduce bloating and help to clear your skin. It may be used as a weight-loss aid as it can improve digestion, and as a diuretic, it may help you to shed water weight.