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The Detox Latte (Caffeine Free)

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You may think that these two things can’t  go hand in hand.  But a nice milky latte and detoxifying your body can actually go together.

As a bit of a staunch coffee fan, I do need those regular hits of warm milky goodness and although this is made with dandelion root and not coffee, it does just the trick for me.

I have recently gotten into dandelion root as coffee upsets my tummy and the aim of 2015 is to really focus on a healing diet where coffee will not feature regularly. Plus I am all about eating/drinking as nutrient dense food as possible and there are are many  benefits to drinking dandelion root tea/coffee. 

“Dandelion root and leaf are mildly chloretic, that is, an agent for stimulating the release of bile from the liver into the gallbladder. The herb is used to support treatment of a variety of liver and gallbladder disorders, especially the incomplete digestion of fats. The release of bile is laxative, and accelerates the breakdown of various steroid hormones, causing an indirect, favorable effect on eczema and other skin conditions. Dandelion root also is one of the best herbal diuretics. It stimulates urination but also replaces the potassium lost to the increased volume of urine.” Source

Sounds pretty good – but wait there is more…

  • It improves digestion and aids weight loss.
  • It contains vitamin K, A, C and E
  • Nourishes the  liver.
  • It helps to purify the bladder and kidneys.
  • It reduces the risk of urinary tract infections.
  • It contains calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, potassium.
  • It helps to purify the blood, regulate blood sugar and improves blood circulation.
  • It helps to ease bloating and aching joints.
  • It helps to cure skin conditions.Source

Plus with the butter and coconut this makes for a fabulous little detoxifing drink . Now I am all about eating healthy all year round but think periods of detoxing is totally natural when done with the right mindset (read a post on it here).

I always do a detox in January because it feels like my body just asks for it so I listen. I still eat and enjoy food but I just make sure I spend time looking after my whole self. I even created a super simple detox section to my Flourish eCourse and eBook (all your wonderful subscribed wellness warrior remember the 4 Day 40% Discount sale – only days left. Sign up here to get in on the bargain!) as I think once you get your mindset sorted detoxing can easily and happily become part of your routine and make you feel fabulous.

Click here to get your hands on some dandelion root.

So if you want to be guided through a 7 day detox and have a lifetime of healthy eating principles, knowledge and know how instilled into your life  and have your mindset around food and your body transformed then you NEED to make sure you get signed up to my Flourish eCourse starting on Friday 9th January. Now is the time for you to feel fabulous!

Have you done a Detox before? What you favourite way to cleanse and heal?

Detox Dandelion Root Latte - 2 Ways
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Total Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. Version 1
  2. 250ml hot water
  3. tbsp coconut oil
  4. tbsp organic butter
  5. tsp cinnamon
  6. tsp raw honey
  7. tbsp dandelion root
  8. Version 2 - even creamier and dairy free
  9. 250ml almond milk - hot
  10. tbsp dandelion root
  11. tsp raw honey
  12. tsp cinnamon
  13. tbsp coconut oil
Instructions
  1. For both versions.
  2. Blend all the ingredients in a blender. Add more sweetness to taste.
  3. Pour through a sieve into a mug and enjoy straight away
Notes
  1. This has a bitter taste like coffee but is obviously totally different but wonderful in it own way.
  2. Feel free to use normal milk - ideally raw organic and always whole milk!
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