This sugar-free drink is surprisingly refreshing. Chicory tastes a bit like coffee, yet has the same bitter notes. And, it also has essential vitamins, minerals, and protein. This is a great way to start your day or ease coffee cravings without the caffeine side effects.
2 Tbs. roasted powder chicory
1 C. water
1 C. Plant-based milk
1 Tbs. cocoa powder
1 tsp. maple syrup
In a small saucepan, combine the chicory powder and water. Bring to a boil, lower the heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain.
In a separate saucepan, combine the milk, cocoa powder, and maple syrup. Whisk over low heat until all ingredients are thoroughly combined. Heat gently until the mixture begins just to simmer – don’t let it boil!
Add the strained chicory root coffee to the hot chocolate and heat through.
Pour into a mug and enjoy
Makes one serving