In my quest to convince my readers that a healthy lifestyle is gloriously joyful, I am sharing another of my favorite products in this post. “Let’s have a coffee!” is a mechanism for getting folks together for conversation and fellowship; however, the caffeine is an issue for many facets of our health. In fact it is a drug with a myriad of side effects. For many (including me), I reacted to the loss of my “morning friend” as though a favorite toy had been taken from the child in me.
However, as He does when we let him, God brought a wonderful coffee alternative into my life and I haven’t looked back. My husband, a long time coffee hound from a family that drank a great deal of coffee, has largely turned to this alternative also. He arises before me and makes us a pot in our drip coffee maker nearly every day.
I especially enjoy the “Vanilla Nut” Teeccino with a drop of Stevia and a bit of coconut milk. I also enjoy the chocolate and I suggest it will get you through a chocolate craving episode richly. All the flavors are amazing.
Here’s the snag . . . or it seemed so to me for a while. Teeccino is rarely found in restaurants and having a coffee after dinner or just as a “conversation opportunity” is a treat I didn’t want to give up. But, again, there is a solution. Teeccino comes in nice “tea bags” in many flavors such as French Roast, Chocolate, Dandelion Caramel Nut, Vanilla Nut, et al. All are absolutely delicious. So I carry a small ziplock bag in my purse with a few bags of various flavors of this drink–enough for me and often to share with a friend who has never tried Teeccino. Honestly, I have never had anyone try it who did not like it. I just order hot water or hot tea with cream and ask them not to put the tea in the water. I fudge on the cream/milk but I also carry small packets of stevia powder and just a few grains work for me. I get two cups from one Teeccino “bag”. Never have I discerned a difference in flavor from the drip percolator or “tea bag” produced drink.
I have found Teeccino at Whole Foods and at one health food store. I live in a rural area of Kentucky so I do a lot of online shopping. Both www.vitacost.com and www.amazon.com have supplied my Teeccino.
I urge you to give Teeccino a try if you are serious about “kicking the caffeine habit” and I urge you to do so. Teeccino is non-acidic (huge asset) and gluten free. This drink is of “Mediterranean ilk” and ingredients (varying slightly per flavor) include organic carob, organic chicory, almonds, dates, organic figs, organic ramon seeds, natural chocolate, organic dandelion, natural coffee flavor, natural vanilla extract, organic barley, chile flakes. All flavors have zero sugar except vanilla nut has 1 g sugar. Delicious iced as well as hot although I don’t mind it at room temperature.
Visit www.teeccino.com for more details. The package mentions that this drink provides a natural energy boost from nutrients rather than stimulants. It has heart healthy potassium and soluble fiber. It also contains inulin which is a natural derivative from the chicory root supporting beneficial microflora that improve digestion, elimination and intestinal health.
Again, I have no business or other connection with this product. I do hope it blesses my readers as much as it has blessed me. I enjoyed many cups of teeccino at my laptop while writing my book, Slam the Door on Cancer and Lock It Out of Your Life.
NOTE: Visit this week’s post on my other blog: www.slamthedooroncancer.com to learn about an inexpensive and effective internal cleanse……easy too.