My husband’s coworker recently told me about Dandyblend and generously gave me a sample to take home and try. After speaking with her about how she switched from coffee to Dandyblend, I remembered that a client had told me about this product while I was pregnant and not drinking coffee. Come to think of it, my cousin may have suggested it too…why hadn’t I tried it before now?
Anyway, I tried it and really liked it. It’s a blend of water-soluble chicory root, dandelion, rye and barley that (when added to hot water) tastes remarkably similar to a great cup of coffee. The great thing is that this blend of herbs is caffeine free and good for you! The best thing about this blend is that it can be used as a coffee substitute to keep caffeine-withdrawal headaches at bay! No headaches, good for you herbs, tastes like regular coffee…sign me up!
I’ve mentioned before that caffeine and coffee can dehydrate the skin and increase cortisol levels, especially when consumed early in the morning. This could be a great option for those of you who are wanting to cut down…Have you tried Dandyblend?
Here’s what the Dandyblend website has to say:
- It tastes remarkably like a rich, full-bodied cup of coffee
- It is caffeine free, and has no acidity or bitterness. It is the only herbal coffee substitute in the US that features both the health benefits of dandelion root and the rich, full-bodied flavor, smoothness and texture of real coffee. Many say that, because it lacks bitterness and acidity, it actually tastes better than coffee.
- It is made of water-soluble extracts of roasted roots of dandelion, chicory and beets, and the grains of barley and rye. Nothing else is added. While we make no claims for Dandy Blend other than that it is a delicious herbal beverage with the taste, body, and texture of coffee, the ingredients – dandelion, chicory and beet roots, and barley and rye grains – are all health-promoting foods respected throughout the world.
- It contains no gluten. Gluten, which is comprised of proteins that are not water-soluble, is left behind in the grounds to be composted during the extracting process, leaving Dandy Blend gluten-free.
- The sweetness some perceive in Dandy Blend is primarily from the fructose that occurs naturally in the roots of dandelion and chicory. Many people require no additional sweeteners.
- It contains over 50 trace minerals in each cup, most of which the body uses to help synthesize compounds needed in metabolism.
- There are no headaches or other withdrawal symptoms when switching from coffee to Dandy Blend. It is like switching from one brand of coffee to another. Most people generally can’t tell that they aren’t drinking coffee