Love coffee but want to make a delicious herbal coffee? You came to the right place. I drink herbal coffee every morning. I absolutely love this because incorporating herbs in your morning coffee just adds a powerful, healthy kickstart to your day. And, if I might add, these herbs really introduce some nice flavor to a cup of joe 🙂
What You’ll Need
- Organic Coffee
- Organic Raw Cacao Powder
- Licorice Root Powder
- Marshmallow Root Powder
- Organic Monk Fruit OR Stevia
- Organic Coconut Milk Creamer
- Prepare your coffee: Grind the whole bean if you have this. Place coffee grinds into an unbleached coffee filter (you don’t want to use the nasty white filters – lots of chemicals you are brewing!) and into your coffee machine. I typically like to have 2 big cups in the morning so I fill the coffee pot to the 6 cup line, pour the filtered water into my machine, and scoop 3 TBSP of ground coffee into the filter.
- Pour a little bit of the creamer in the bottom of your coffee mug – how much is to your liking.
- Take less than half a tsp of each of the root powders and place them into the coffee mug.
- Take a tsp of the raw cacao or more (depending on your taste) and place it into the coffee mug.
- Take less than 1/8 tsp of the monk fruit and place it in the coffee mug. Monk fruit is very sweet so don’t overdo it! You really don’t need much and you can always add more if it’s not sweet enough.
- Stir well and Enjoy! 🙂
I would recommend keeping a spoon in the mug and stirring while you sip as some of the herbal powders can settle to the bottom.
BENEFITS OF DRINKING HERBAL COFFEE
LICORICE ROOT POWDER:
- This herb is a powerful anti-inflammatory and can protect against autoimmune diseases. It does this by promoting regulatory T cells in the body.
- In a trial that was done with those suffering from dyspepsia; licorice helped symptoms of nausea, indigestion, and stomach pains.
- It has been shown to reduce ulcers and even fight fatigue and stress.
Related Studies: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3005384/, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26976086, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3123991/, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26370586
MARSHMALLOW ROOT POWDER
- This herb is great for respiratory infections as it contains anti-bacterial properties.
- It has a soothing effect on the throat because it contains mucilage to coat the esophagus. Due to the mucilage, it can also protect against gastric reflux protecting the esophagus against stomach acids.
- Treats dry coughs and dry mouth.
- This herb is so good for the digestive system; it even protects against stomach ulcers, inflammatory bowel diseases, and leaky gut syndrome.
Related Studies: https://europepmc.org/article/med/30064132
I do also add a generous amount of slippery elm into my morning coffee as well but left it off the list as slippery elm gels up quite a bit because of the mucilage it contains when it cools and some people relate it to drinking snot. LOL I think it feels good on my throat! 🙂
And if you really want to make your morning coffee to the next level, I encourage you to add a tsp of reishi or cordyceps mushroom powder. See Mushrooms: The Real Superfood for the health benefits of these powerful mushrooms.
Comment below if you’ve tried this and what you thought! Or if you have other herbal coffee recipes, I’d love to hear about it! Cheers to good health my friends!