Updated: Dec 10, 2019
During the holidays, most of us try to balance our diets amongst all of the delicious treats that constantly surround us. As a natural Mama focused on wholistic health, I've been coming up with recipes to enjoy during the holiday season that FEEL like treats but are actually good for my family. Like herbal tea!
Since I LOOOVE herbal tea, (I'm totally an herb nerd) I came up with a yummy, non-caffeinated, organic herbal tea that the whole family can enjoy! It's pretty easy to make for yourself. Candy Cane Herbal Tea! Not only does it taste good (I asked my 5 year old daughter if she would give it two thumbs up and she flashed a bunch of "tens" at me with a big, toothy smile), but this tea has numerous health benefits. So, not only does it not have sugar, but it's actually good for your health!
Benefits of Candy Cane Herbal Tea:
All - natural and organic (depending on your herbal supply)
Sweet tasting without any sugar
Soothing during colds and flus during winter
Rose Hips are high in Vitamin C
Marshmallow Root is healing, moisturizing and coats a a sore throat
I usually get my herbs online from either Mountain Rose Herbs, Starwest Botanicals, or Bulk Herb Store. Sometimes, when I've run out of something and in a pinch, I'll head to my local co-op for what I need. However, since their supply is pretty limited, I usually get my herbs online since there's more selection, I can get them in bigger quantities for a better price and they come from herbal companies that have been around for years.
Candy Cane Herbal Tea Recipe:
3 tablespoons peppermint leaf
4 tablespoons spearmint leaf
1 & 1/2 teaspoons stevia
7 teaspoons marshmallow root
3 teaspoons rose hips
Mix together in a glass bowl. Add one teaspoon of blend per teacup.
Makes approximately 25 cups of tea.
*Optional: add a drop of Peppermint Essential Oil to your tea for extra peppermint flavor. Young Living has a line of ingestible essential oils that are safe to add to food or beverages. I've linked the Peppermint Vitality Essential Oil here.
Hint: If I just want a teensy smidgen of extra peppermint oil (and not a whole drop), I'll swipe my finger on the top of the essential oil bottle and swipe that finger in the tea cup before adding the water.
Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy
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