We are sure most of you will agree chocolate is like kryptonite. It is easy to say no to chips, dont care about candy, soda is not even a thought. But, chocolate makes our mouth water. The problem is all that sugar and those pesky calories.
What if we told you there is a way to get your chocolate fix without any of the guilt? Plus, you can increase your hydration and stay warm in these brutal Cleveland winters.
In this article, we will teach you how to make a chocolate mint herb tea. Our simple recipe comes together in minutes. The best part is you will satisfy your sweet tooth without added sugar and calories!
Chocolate Mint Herb Tea Recipe
Makes 8 Ounces
- 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon fresh or dried mint
- 8 ounces very hot water
- Stir cocoa powder into hot water until dissolved.
- Steep the mint in the water and cocoa mixture for 3-5 minutes.
- Add honey or Stevia to sweeten, if desired.
For even more fun, try making it a latte by topping your tea with steamed milk!
Health benefits of cocoa powder
Sure, chocolate mint herb tea is an indulgence with no regrets. But did you know cocoa powder is good for you? According to Healthline.com cocoa powder comes with all of these wonderful side effects:
- Excellent source of polyphenols
- Can help reduce blood pressure
- May reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke
- Has shown improved brain function
- Can help improve mood
- Excellent source of flavanols
- May help control weight
- May help with asthma
- May improve oral health
Does tea count as water intake
Yes! Drinking more tea might just be the thing you need to finally start consuming enough water. Hot tea is just as good as water when it comes to tallying your daily intake.
How hot should water be to make tea
Most tea experts recommend about 190 degrees. The water dispensed from the hot side of a water cooler is about 200 degrees. Given that the water will cool slightly as soon as it is dispensed, it is a perfect temperature for making tea.
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