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Roasted chicory root is a great caffeine-free alternative to coffee. The roasted root carries a deep, dark, rich flavor but is still very unique from the flavor of the coffee bean. Maca has a nutty flavor that compliments the roasted chicory root. Both ingredients have an array of beneficial qualities.

Please note that all ingredients are Non-GMO Project Verified and/or organic. Look for Verified products by brand or category on our shopping list.

Serves: 2

Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

Tea

  • 2-3 tablespoon roasted chicory root (granules)
  • 2 teaspoons ground maca root (powder)
  • 2 cups water
  • Splash of almond milk (optional)

Latte Foam

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 Medjool date, pitted (or 2-3 Deglet Noor)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch sea salt
  • Pinch cardamom (optional)
  • 1-2 teaspoons raw honey (optional)

Instructions

Start by tying up a bundle of chicory root and maca using a cheesecloth or tea strainer. Bring water to a boil and let tea steep for 7 to 10 minutes. Mix the latte foam ingredients using a blender on high for 1-2 minutes or until smooth and frothy.

Pour tea into your favorite mug and add honey if you like. Then using a spoon to scoop, add the foamy latte topping to your drink. Also add a splash of almond milk if you prefer a creamier beverage.

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