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Healthy & Tasty Coffee Alternatives

Posted at 12:01 PM, Sep 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-06 13:00:00-04

RICHMOND, Va – Millions of Americans enjoy coffee, but if you’re looking to cut back on your caffeine intake Certified Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor Pauline Stephens has you covered. Pauline shared her three yummy creations, including a Cocoa Chia Shake and explained the health benefits behind each. For more information you can visit http://paulinestephens.com/

Chicory Root Caffeine Free Coffee

IMPORTANT TO NOTE:  This is not safe for those pregnant and breastfeeding


  • 1 Packet Teecino Herbal Chicory Root Caffeine Free Coffee


  1. Boil water and let it cool for a few minutes before adding your tea bag.  Never add your Ayurvedic herbs to boiling water so your tea will not taste burned or too bitter.  You also want to preserve the nutritional value of the herbs.  Keep the bag in for a few seconds or longer depending on how strong you want your drink to be.

    You can add sweetner or non-dairy milk to your taste.

Alternative: Purchase the loose and Grounded Chicory Root

  1. Same instructions as above.   You would just brew this the same way you would do coffee.  Or you can place it on the stove in a pot of hot water.  Just don’t let it boil.   Add your favorite sweetener, maybe some dandelion root, cocoa powder and your favorite nut milk or nut creamer.

Golden Milk


  • 1/2 tsp Ground Turmeric
  • 1 pinch Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Ashwagandha
  • 1/4 cup Hemp Milk
  • 1 tsp Raw Agave
  • 1 cup Hot Water


  1. Add all of the ingredients and stir using a spoon or blender.  I like to use an electrical milk frother in order to get a nice foam like you would if you went to a coffee shop.  The taste is very smooth.  Adjust the sweetener and other ingredients to your taste.  You can always use less or more if you’d like.  This is a very simple recipe.  Enjoy.

Cocoa Chia Shake


  • 1 cup Raw Almonds
  • 1 cup Hemp Milk
  • 2 cups Frozen Ice
  • 1 tbsp Raw Agave
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Chia Seeds


  1. Add all of your ingredients to a high speed blender.   Add water to thin out your shake or add more raw almonds to thicken it.  Enjoy!