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Sip on This Delicious Chocolate Peppermint Tea for a Happier Digestive System

Emily Laurence

Emily LaurenceDecember 4, 2019

Be kind to your digestion with this delicious peppermint tea. Watch the video for the recipe.

As far as power flavor duos go, peppermint and chocolate rank pretty high up there. It’s a combo that’s everywhere during the holidays, from your seasonal Starbucks drinks to the desserts table at the office holiday party. But what if I told you there was a way to enjoy that flavor all year round—and it was good for your digestion, too?

It’s not too good to be true, promise. In the latest episode of Plant-Based, holistic health coach, herbalist, and Supernatural founder Rachelle Robinett reveals a delicious (and healthy) way to get your peppermint-chocolate fix.

Peppermint is part of the mint family, obviously, and mint is one of the most medicinal families of plants on the planet,” Robinett says. “Peppermint has been used for thousands of years to treat digestion, respiration, as well as aches and pains.” It’s particularly effective for digestion, she says, because it both stimulates and soothes the digestive system—which keeps things moving without irritation or discomfort. It’s also been shown to reduce stomach muscle spasms. Of course, it has the added benefit of leaving your breath smelling fresh, too.

Robinett says that chocolate peppermint plants (yes, you read that right) exist in nature—and that’s the ingredient she uses to make her festive, digestion-supporting chocolate peppermint tea. “If you don’t have access to chocolate peppermint [plants], you can use regular dried peppermint and cacao nibs or powder,” Robinett says.

Watch the episode above to learn how to make chocolate peppermint tea. It’s the most festive digestion-remedy of the season.

For another make-at-home healthy beverage idea, here’s how to brew your own beauty water. Plus, how to make an immunity-boosting salad dressing.

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