My last couple prenatal visits have shown that my body is way too acidic. Meaning that I eat more acid containing foods than alkaline. Acid foods are foods like pork or beef, peanut butter, cocoa powder, most cheeses, deli meats, ketchup, eggs, corn tortillas, and butter. The best alkaline foods are your leafy greens like spinach, swiss chard, mustard greens or vegetables like asparagus, broccoli, and cucumbers. Lemons, olive oil, grapefruit, berries, raw honey, coconut oil, and cinnamon are all examples of foods that help balance out the acidity in your body. Most people, and me since being pregnant, eat a diet that consists of mostly acidic foods. It's best to pair an acidic food with an alkaline food. Like chicken and asparagus. Or peanut butter on celery.
That being said, I am not a huge coffee drinker, but after I knew I shouldn't have it...guess what I started craving all the time. ;)
Then I stumbled upon this!
It's a tea that comes in different coffee flavors. You can make it two ways. The first looks like coffee grounds and you just run it through your coffee maker like you would make a cup of coffee. The other way comes as tea bags and you just brew it like you would a cup a tea...but it tastes like coffee!
Here is a recipe for a delicious, 200 calorie, healthier alternative to a regular iced cafe mocha.
Brew 10-12 oz of Teeccino. Put in freezer to let it cool down. Add 1/3 cup coconut milk*, dash or two of cinnamon, 2 tbsp of cocoa powder, and 10-15 drops of Stevia. Add some ice and I always find that it tastes yummier if you pour it into a pretty cup. haha.
*You could substitute with almond milk for a lower calorie drink, but then it wouldn't be as creamy.