This iced coffee alternative using dandy blend and cardamom is my go-to summer treat!
I know how refreshing an iced coffee can be during the summer, but ever since I learned about Ayurveda I’ve stopped drinking them and started drinking this instead. Why? Because according to Ayurveda the post-digestive effect of coffee (so what happens in your gut after you drink it) is heating. Meaning that it will actually make YOU and your gut… hotter. Plus, coffee can be pretty damaging to women’s hormonal cycles so I steer away from it nowadays anyway (if you want to chat more about this feel free to book a call!).
Why Dandelion and Cardamom?
Cardamom and Dandelion are both superstar ingredients for balancing pitta in the summer months. Cardamom improves digestion and is anti-inflammatory. As a bonus it also is considered an aphrodisiac 😘. It has a wonderful sweet (yet slightly spicy) taste and I love it in beverages, sweet breakfasts and baked goods such as my rose cardamom cookies. Dandelion (one of the 3 roots found in dandy blend a popular coffee alternative) is a bitter root that tastes just like coffee. Anything with the bitter taste has a naturally cooling effect on the body and supports detoxification — it’s a win win!
If iced isn’t your thing, I also have classic dandy blend latte recipe here.