Sommer's Cinnamon Mocha
5 mins (prep 5)
6 ingredients
8 servings
I developed IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) about 8 years ago and am always on the look-out for substitutions of favorite foods I miss eating. Being on a very tight budget means I have little luxury in buying all these things at once, so I finally got a chance to find and purchase one of the coffee substitutes out there on the market today. It's called Pero and it's made with malted barley, barley, and chicory. It's instant granules so you just add hot water. 1 tsp serving is 5 calories, and 0 on everything else. That is to say this Pero has no nutritional value, but it's not unhealthy either. I've been drinking it 'black' for a week now and find it's quite good, but also good with a bit of white sugar. The directions don't indicate how much water to use, but I found that 1 heaping tsp per 8 oz of hot water is a good ratio. Way back when, when real coffee didn't destroy me, I used to brew coffee with ground cinnamon. I also loved coffee with chocolate or various other flavors, as well as black. Pero comes in regular and Extra Dark Roast, and I bought the Extra Dark Roast. I experimented today with the Pero and created a tasty cinnamon mocha-type drink. Please note that I do not know a whole lot about coffee drinks, so I don't know if this is a true cinnamon mocha. Also, since it's made with a coffee substitute, this won't taste like real coffee, but I still think it's very good. Adjust amounts to taste, but I did measure everything. If you want, substitute instant regular coffee granules, but I wanted to share this with the 'Zaar community for those who choose not to drink real coffee or cannot drink it. I am going to experiment more with my recipe and see how soy milk will work in it, as well as how this will taste cold, so I will probably be back to update.

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Serving Size (1.94 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 3.28 Calories from Fat 0.18
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.02g 0.27%
Saturated Fat 0.01g 0.51%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 0.09mg 0.03%
Total Carbohydrate 0.83g 2.22%
Dietary Fiber 0.07 g 2.33%
Sugars 0.62 g %
Protein 0.05g 0.75%
Vitamin A 0.12IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 0.79mg% Iron 0.03mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
hot water