Spiced Barley Latte

Spiced Barley Latte

Drink in the season with this heavenly gut-healing, dairy-free, caffeine-free coffee!

Since arriving in Italy I have certainly been eating more than average and if this has not – yet – had an impact on my ability to still fit into my jeans, it certainly has taken its best on my guts.

Specially the past couple of days I have been feeling super bloated and uncomfortable which, trust me, it’s not the best feeling!

Time to “heal” and take care of my “guts”, people. As I have written before, your guts are the drivers of your overall health, thus making sure they are strong, well-fed and well-balanced is key to your happiness and well-being.

I often incorporate probiotics and prebiotics into my diet, trying to eat fermented foods, sprouts, lots of greens, healthy fats and good source of carbs. Certainly this has happened a bit less in the past couple of weeks, thus my upset tummy.

But now I am determined to get back on track and take good care of my body. So first thing first is to start the day the right way. How, are you asking? Let me tell you:

  1. avoid caffein
  2. avoid dairy
  3. add probiotics

Does this mean no morning coffee? Well, yes it does, but there are way around that to ensure you (and I) can still enjoy a nice cup of long black using alternative types of coffees like barley or chicory.

Follow this recipe and learn how to make a creamy, spiced cup of barley coffee!


  • 1 cup of freshly brewed barley coffee
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground clove
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream
  • 1 probiotics

Brew a nice cup of barley coffee, using your coffee maker. If you don’t have one, just use instant barley coffee powder

Collect your spices, probiotics and coconut milk (you can use almond or cashew milk, but it will not come out as creamy)

Stir them all in and enjoy!

Creamy, spiced, gut-healing heavenly drink!




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