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    When fasting I find that I get very cold despite putting a few extra layers on under my work shirt. Unfortunately I can't take even decaf tea of coffee because even the minimal caffeine content makes my acne really flair up (and I never take milk which also makes me flair up).

    Can anyone suggest a suitably primal hot drink that is naturally caffeine free? What about some of the fruit teas? I'm unsure about their 'natural flavourings'?

    Thanks!

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    This stuff is pretty good

    Teeccino Caffeine-Free Herbal Coffee / Coffee Substitute Coffee Alternative
    Brad

    late onset type1 diabetic 4-27-10 @ age 30

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    • #3
      Sorrel, ginger tea, hot lemonade. Actually if it's good water I quite enjoy plain hot water too. Sounds weird, but try it out .

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      • #4
        warm coconut milk

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        • #5
          Teeccino is carbohydrate heavy for someone fasting.

          I LOVE plain Rooibos tea. It is also called Red Tea and has a very subtle vanilla flavor to it, in my opinion. It is amazing with a slice of ginger and a cinnamon stick, too. Also, if you can find a place like Whole Foods that sells bulk teas, Republic of Tea's Cardamom Cinnamon is a delicious, hot, full-bodied cup. Yay for teas! (or Tisanes, technically!)
          Little Saiyan

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          • #6
            Make your own bone broth or soup. Keep in thermos. Drink to stay toasty
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            • #7
              I like hot cocoa. A tsp of cocoa, hot water, stevia and coconut milk or heavy cream. You can add a little vanilla, cinnamon or cloves - or all of them.

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              • #8
                I like to steep fresh sage leaves in hot (not boiling) water for 4-5 minutes and have that as a drink. It tastes great and sage has many benefits - you can look up Mark's article on herbs for it.

                Pure jasmine tea (not the kind mixed with green tea) is also delicious.
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                • #9
                  I LOVE rooibos tea. It's naturally caffeine free, and it has a mild, pleasant flavor that doesn't require sweeteners, and it has a lot of antioxidants too.

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                  • #10
                    Vanilla Roobios tea
                    Chamomile tea
                    Anything-with-hibiscus-tea (natually very tangy, found in many fruit blends, non-caffenated and excellent hot or cold)
                    Mint tea with lemon
                    warm lemon water

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by belinda View Post
                      Make your own bone broth or soup. Keep in thermos. Drink to stay toasty
                      +1000 this is exactly what I would drink!
                      "If man made it, don't eat it" - Jack Lallane

                      People say I am on a "crazy" diet. What is so crazy about eating veggies, fruits, seafood and organ meats? Just because I don't eat whole wheat and processed food doesn't make my diet "crazy". Maybe everyone else with a SAD are the "crazy" ones for putting that junk in their system.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Balance View Post
                        +1000 this is exactly what I would drink!
                        So nourishing! but didn't the original poster mention that this was during a fast?

                        I wonder how long one could survive on bone-broth alone... SO nourishing...
                        Little Saiyan

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                        • #13
                          I love rooibus tea. If not fasting, mix with a scant spoon of coconut oil and coconut milk. Also decaf chai tea is good with that too. Otherwise I would stick to ginger or peppermint tea if you want to avoid caffeine.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ikaika View Post
                            So nourishing! but didn't the original poster mention that this was during a fast?

                            I wonder how long one could survive on bone-broth alone... SO nourishing...
                            The protein available in bone broth is not complete. They would still be available for glucogenesis and ketogenesis, but lean body mass will still be depleted.

                            Originally posted by Bissen View Post
                            I like hot cocoa. A tsp of cocoa, hot water, stevia and coconut milk or heavy cream. You can add a little vanilla, cinnamon or cloves - or all of them.
                            I was going to suggest hot chocolate, but doesn't cacao have a small amount of caffeine as well?

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                            • #15
                              decaf chai!
                              decaf chai!

                              (I'm really sensitive to caffeine and makes me feel soooo crappy that it's just not worth it to me anymore.)
                              "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates

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