Dairy-Free, Caffeine-Free, Healthy, Homemade Latte

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Starbucks ain’t got nothing on me!

I started making my own lattes a couple of years ago, for a few reasons:

  • I work from home (and can’t head to coffee shops on the regular)

  • I cut out dairy and caffeine (and regular coffee shops only had tea as an option)

  • I wanted a latte I could feel good about consuming, free of bad ingredients!

Now don’t get me wrong! I still hit up coffee shops. I still order caffeine and syrup-filled drinks, occasionally... but not as often. Now, I’ve found a coffee-alternative I can make from home, each day, and enjoy. After all, we drink lattes for the enjoyment-factor, right?!

I’ve posted a couple of my favorite, homemade latte recipes, before. But wanted to share my current favorite, which is filled with SO many beneficial ingredients (and tastes amazing)!


Previously (as tagged above), I’ve shared about my journey in cutting back (and out) coffee, which is very taxing on the adrenals. After realizing that I was suffering from shot adrenals, and hormones, I knew I had to find a better alternative, instead of the daily cup of joe. Nourishing ingredients, like adaptogens, collagen and dandelion were essential, as well.

Adaptogens are superherbs and supermushrooms that help expand your body's capacity to handle mental, physical and emotional stress. They are most-beneficial taken regularly.

Dandelion is loaded with antioxidants, fiber and vitamins that aid in liver detoxification, and fighting inflammation.

Collagen is an easy way to aid in bone, joint, skin and gut health. Gelatin, especially, is very coating for the gut, and helps fight leaky-gut issues.


Adaptogenic, Herbal Latte

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ingredients

  • 1 bag of Teeccino, Dandelion Dark Roast

  • 1 TBSP Rasa, adaptogenic, herbal, coffee-alternative

  • 1 TSP maca powder

  • 1 TSP Sunpotion Yin Power

  • 1 TBSP cacao butter (for creaminess)

  • 1 TSP mushroom powder (use code “KATE10” for 10% off, always)

  • 1 scoop Vital Proteins collagen, or gelatin

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Instructions

  1. Steep Teeccino tea bag in a mug of hot water

  2. Once steeped, add Rasa into french press, along with Teeccino and steep, again

  3. Meanwhile, add in maca, Yin Power, cacao butter, mushroom butter and collagen into blender

  4. Add brewed herbal blend, once steeped, and blend, on high, for 1 minute.

  5. Pour into mug and enjoy!


The question I get asked, the most often, is whether or not these lattes taste like real coffee. And truthfully, it’s pretty damn close. No, it’s not going to taste just like coffee; it’s not coffee. Since making the change, my body has become used to the flavor, and prefers the earthy-taste. Remember, we’re all different. Maybe coffee, daily, works just fine for you. This is just an easy, healthy option for anyone fighting adrenal, or hormone issues, that’s looking for a close-alternative.

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xoxo,

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