Today's smoothie: Chinese cabbage, frozen peaches, banana, avocado.
It’s official: I’ve replaced my second latte of the day--breakfast is still my usual homemade brew with frothed soy milk--with an herbal coffee without caffeine! I first tried Teeccino while on my South Haven retreat and it was so delicious with Silk soy vanilla creamer I bought some when I got home. Both Nutri-Foods in Royal Oak as well as Whole Foods in Troy carry it and there are also different roasts and flavors. So far, I like the Mayan Dark Roast & the Chocolate best. Jim likes these, too, but his favorite is the Mediterranean Medium Roast. This product is almost like what I like to call Depression-era coffee. When people couldn’t afford coffee, they would roast herbs such as chicory and brew “coffee-like” beverages from them. My mom’s family used to do this when she was young. These herbal coffees use (per their web site), “herbs, grains, fruits, & nuts” that they roast. They’re good for people who want an energy boost without the side effects of caffeine (such as acidity, nervousness, etc.). Teeccino also has fiber, which is always good for you.
Whatever, I think it tastes wonderful and I have not had any headaches due to the substitution. And, while I didn’t expect him to, Jim tried the samples I brought back from the retreat and now his afternoon “coffee” is also Teeccino.
Has anybody else tried this and liked it?