Coffee lovers, this one’s for you. The most unpopular plant in your neighborhood is actually good for your gut and tastes just like coffee when roasted.
Dandelion root is brimming with prebiotics: the natural fiber that feeds our gut bacteria and helps them colonize and keep us well. You can find roasted dandelion root online or in your local health food store. Dandelion root coffee is a caffeine-free coffee alternative that is rich in nutrients and aids and supports digestion.
- 4 cups of water
- 2 tablespoons of ground roasted dandelion root
- 2 tablespoons of ground roasted chicory root
- 1 whole cinnamon stick
Place the water, dandelion root, chicory root, and cinnamon stick in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer for 5 minutes or so. Pour the coffee through a small mesh strainer into cups and serve. You can add a bit of fresh almond milk or honey to make it even tastier.
Check out The Hyperbiotics Cookbook for more gut healthy recipes!