Spiced Rose Latte Recipe
We all (or at least half of us) know that coffee is not the very healthy option. I do not usually drink coffee, i like to drink a coffee alternative- chicory coffee. This does not have any caffeine, but taste is still bitter like coffee. Sometimes you just need this kind of taste on your tongue as well, but without having all the side effects.
To be very honest, drinking coffee once in a blue moon is not bad either. The problem comes when you drink coffee every day and especially the first thing in the morning. Whatever you put in your mouth after waking up, will make "You". This is what starts to circulate around your body. Are you sure you want to be bitter and dry ;) ? I didn't think so !
The key here is to make coffee a bit more friendly to the body and mind. If you drink coffee black, it goes straight to the head but if you add a little Kapha qualities in, which is nourishing, it will change for the better(but it still does not mean you should be drinking it every day).
So here is how i like to make it:
I usually mix decaf coffee with chicory coffee but you can do it with decaf only or a normal coffee as well.
1 cup of hot (Chicory)coffee
almond or rice milk (soya is ok as well) as much as you prefer
2 pinches of cinnamon
1 cardamom pod
coconut sugar (or brown sugar) to taste
1 tsp Rose water
I usually fluff up the milk to make it look nicer.
Leave the cardamom in for about 3 min before you drink. I keep it in while I'm drinking it. Cardamom is said to reduce coffee bad effects in the body. I have not tested this theory myself but i do know that spices like cinnamon an cardamom help to digest milk and makes the drink sweeter.