Spice Up Your Holiday Drinks with Healthy Herbs

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#1 Peppermint hot chocolate

Ingredients: Hot chocolate mix and peppermint tea

Instructions: Dissolve your hot chocolate mix as the directions recommend into your mug and add the peppermint tea bag.

Healthy herb info: Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is great for assisting the digestive process, especially when it comes to relieving gas.  Therefore, this drink is great following your large holiday meal!


#2 Apple chai cider

Ingredients: Apple cider and chai tea

Instructions: Heat your desired amount of apple cider by boiling it in a pot.  Either add the chai teabag to the pot or place a chai teabag in each individual mug.

Healthy herb info: Chai tea contains a variety of herbs, the most common being ginger, fennel, clove and cinnamon.  Ginger (Zingiber officinale) and fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) like peppermint are useful in aiding your digestion.  They assist in relieving gas, bloating and nausea, also common symptoms experienced after large, fatty holiday meals.


#3 Cinnamon eggnog

Ingredients: Egg nog and ground cinnamon

Instructions: Sprinkle as much cinnamon as you like into your mug of eggnog and enjoy!

Healthy herb info: Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) also aids in digestion and has the added health benefits of lowering cholesterol and regulating blood sugar.

Please share you favourite holiday drinks! Happy holidays!

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Category: Drinks and Mocktails, Food, Wellness

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Dr. Ellen Simone welcomes you to work with her under a holistic view of health which encompasses the understanding that the mind and body are connected to sustaining long-term health and wellness. As a naturopathic doctor, Dr. Simone focuses on family wellness and has special interests in women and children’s health. She loves working with women through different phases in their lives; to regulate the menstrual cycle, ease PMS symptoms, optimize fertility, provide support during and after pregnancy, maintain breast health and welcome menopause. Children are also a primary focus in her practice and she believes that setting healthy habits at a young age is important for long-term health and wellness.

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  1. Heidi C. says:

    Some wonderful, warming drinks for the holidays! Love the added benefits of the spices!

  2. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    What useful info that was on the herbs. I’m not into tea, I’m a coffee girl but I did appreciate knowing what the teas/herbs were good for.

  3. Victoria Ess says:

    Yum, I love the apple chai cider drink!

  4. Nena Sinclair says:

    These sound like delicious drinks, and a great way to warm up after coming in from the cold!

  5. Filipino Recipes by trina says:

    I want to try the peppermint hot chocolate sounds delicious!

  6. Dr. Ellen Simone, Naturopath says:

    Glad everyone enjoyed the holiday drinks!

  7. kathy downey says:

    The peppermint hot chocolate sounds delicious and i want to try this !

  8. kathy downey says:

    These sound like delicious drinks for the cold winter months ahead

  9. kathy downey says:

    Fall has come now to try some delicious drinks

  10. Debbie White Beattie says:

    They all sound delicious and definitely perfect for the holidays

  11. Erin N says:

    Awesome! Perfect for this time of year 🙂

  12. kathy downey says:

    Peppermint hot chocolate is on my list for our first Fall fire cookout!

  13. micheline says:

    Will the cooler weather here, a nice warm hot chocolate with some added peppermint sounds really good.

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