If you’re looking to kick the coffee or caffeine habit, or you’ve tried other coffee substitutes and coffee replacement drinks without success, it’s time to start your day with Ayurvedic Roast!
Our gourmet USDA certified organic product is made of roasted barley, chicory, and rye mixed with three antioxidant and adaptogenic herbs: ashwagandha, shatavari, and brahmi. The unique synergy of these three treasured organic herbs creates a soothing, uplifting, and strengthening effect on the mind, body, and spirit.
The result is a healthy, delicious drink with a rich flavor that naturally emulates coffee and contains hints of chocolate! Better than a low acid coffee, this is a NO acid coffee substitute!
Let’s take a look at the three organic herbs we use in our blend:
Ashwagandha, sometimes referred to as the ginseng of India, has been used for thousands of years in Ayurveda. Over 200 studies have documented the herb’s ability to help reduce stress, anxiety and depression, increase stamina and endurance, and boost immunity.
Shatavari, also known as Indian asparagus, has been shown to be useful as an antioxidant that supports a strong immune system, combats indigestion, and can help you feel more energy.
Brahmi, also known as bacopa, has been shown in some studies to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. It may also improve memory, focus, attention, and other cognitive functions. In part due to its ability to help regulate dopamine and serotonin, preliminary studies have indicated that it might also help contribute to a sense of well being when taken.
It's not uncommon for caffiene to have unwanted effects on some people. Even a small amount can result in insomnia, nervousness, and an upset stomach if they are vulnerable to caffiene.
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What is Ayurveda?
"Thousands of years before modern medicine provided scientific evidence for the mind-body connection, the sages of India developed Ayurveda, which continues to be one of the world’s most sophisticated and powerful mind-body health systems. More than a mere system of treating illness, Ayurveda is a science of life (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge). It offers a body of wisdom designed to help people stay vibrant and healthy while realizing their full human potential.
The two main guiding principles of Ayurveda are 1) the mind and the body are inextricably connected, and 2) nothing has more power to heal and transform the body than the mind. Freedom from illness depends upon expanding our own awareness, bringing it into balance, and then extending that balance to the body.
How To Brew It
Steep like tea or brew like coffee. Any way you do it, you'll be getting a tasty and healthy caffeine-free beverage!1. Boil It in Pure Water - Add 1 tablespoon for every 1 cup of pure water, and boil about 5-10 minutes. Strain and drink. Straining is optional, as the grounds will be soft and are edible. The longer it boils, the stronger it gets. Serve with milk or cream, or soymilk, rice milk, almond milk, or coconut milk.
2. Coffee Drip Machine - This also works well, and produces a deep flavored cup. Use from 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of Roast per cup (8 ounces) of water.
3. Coffee/Tea Press - Pour boiling water into a coffee/tea press, and add the Roast. Then let sit for 5-10 minutes, depending on the strength desired.
4. Percolator - This is an old-fashioned brewing method, but still one of the best for extracting maximum flavor.
5. Just Pour Hot Water On It! - Pour hot water into a cup containing 1-3 teaspoons (based on desired strength), and let sit for 3-5 minutes. The grounds will get soft, and can be eaten, as they are the barley, rye, and chicory root. Healthy!
How to Make "Cold Brew"
Some like it... cold! Check out this recipe on how to make a cold brew concentrate!