Paleolithic Raw Food Recipe
This Coffee Substitute is very pleasant substitute drink for coffee made with chicory root, dried dandelion root and cardamon seed.
2 cups water
1 tablespoon roasted chicory root
1 tablespoon dried dandelion root
1/2 teaspoon cardamon seed (should be out of the husk, but not ground)
Chicory Root Flowering:
Put water in a pan and add roasted chicory root, dandelion root, and cardamon seed. Simmer gently 10 minutes. Strain and enjoy.
This recipes does not taste exactly like coffee but it is dark and tasty and very good for you.
Recipe makes 2 servings
A Bit About Chicory (Cichorium intybus)
A native of Europe and the United States, chicory is believed to exert a diuretic effect that makes it valuable for water retention and edema. Some studies have sggested that chicory also may help to reduce blood cholesterol levels and to lower a too-rapid heart rate. In addition, this popular herb has been used for liver, gallbladder and spleen problems.