So the last couple of years I have been making some serious changes in my diet and lifestyle. I have been working on consuming a minimally processed diet as much as possible, meaning I try to eat fresh and whole foods all or most of the time. One of the things in my diet that was holding me back and noticeably making me not as healthy as I could be was- coffee!! Oh, how I loved coffee!!! Well, actually I loved the experience of coffee. Let me explain.
Growing up I watched my parents drink their coffee every morning before they could start their day. I always vowed that I wouldn’t touch coffee once I was an adult and I stuck to that vow until I was in my 30’s! One day though I allowed myself to indulge in some sort of frappuccino….and it went downhill from there. I started indulging in these daily and then I found that I could tolerate other forms of coffee as well as long as they were sweetened a lot! Eventually, I started drinking it everyday several times a day….it seemed I was making up for lost times!! I loved having a hot coffee in a big mug on a cold day, or an iced coffee sipped through a straw on a hot day…..I looked forward to this EVERY AFTERNOON..as I always drank my coffee in the afternoon…never before lunch time…I just couldn’t break my childhood vow! 🙂
Last year, I decided to give up coffee and tried several times without being successful…..then I came across this product called Teeccino-and the caption read “America’s Favorite Coffee Replacement-all the satisfaction…no caffeine reaction!”
I checked out the benefits that they listed:
- naturally caffeine free
- high in potassium and soluble fiber
- natural energy boost from nutrients
- non acidic
- rich in inulin
- gluten free
Then I had a look at the ingredients-each flavor has a little different ingredient list but basically it is made with:
- Organic chicory root
- organic carob
- organic barley
- organic dates
- organic figs
It comes in a package that looks just like a bag of coffee and when you open it it looks and smells like coffee!!! WOW!!
It is brewed just like coffee too!!! I use a French Press to brew a cup at a time and then I add some almond or coconut milk with some stevia. I have drank it hot and iced and both ways are delicious!!!
I have successfully been free of coffee for about 3 months now, however, I do still indulge in green tea and of course, Teeccino!
SO……to celebrate my 3 months of coffee free I am going to do a TEECCINO GIVEAWAY!!!
I have 4 sample bags of Teeccino to give away….the flavors include Original, Caffe’, Mocha, and Java….I also love Hazelnut and Vanilla too!!! Each sample brews 6 cups, so it is a pretty nice size package!
I’ll be giving away 2 samples to 2 lucky winners so…….
Just post your comment about why you’d liked to try TEECCINO for one entry, and post about/link to this post on your site (blog, Facebook, Twitter) for an additional entry. The giveaway ends on Friday, April 23, 2010 and I’ll draw the winner on Saturday, April 24, 2010.
CONGRATULATIONS!!! The winners for this giveaway are Tracey and Melanie!!!
Hope you love Teeccino as much as I do!!!