|Peppermint patty rice cake|
Move over pumpkin spice and make way for my new personal obsession, peppermint. Peppermint is not only tasty but also has a long history of relieving everything from colds and headaches to indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome and nausea.
The easiest way of getting that healing dose of peppermint is a cup of tea, made by steeping about 1 tsp. of dried peppermint or 2 tsp. of the fresh leaves in 8 ounces of boiled water for about 15 minutes. Peppermint tea can relieve many everyday ailments, including congestion, headaches and stomach upset.
A cup or two of a stronger brew, say a tablespoon of peppermint per 8 ounces hot water, can be a valuable help for colds and flu. Many individuals turn to peppermint when a cold coming on.
I've been turning to peppermint a lot lately. It has been soothing to my stomach as I heal the damage done by having to take pain meds while healing from broken wrist surgery.
I opted for surgery rather than gambling that a cast would do the trick. I also wanted to get back to my regular routine as soon as possible which has been essential for me keeping my fibromyalgia and other symptoms under control.
My blog will be reflecting a new focus on fibromyalgia in the coming year with a new title, Fibromyalgia: Meet Your Match.
If you are in the mood for something sweet, try a Peppermint Patty Rice Cake.
You will need these ingredients for one huge Peppermint Patty Rice Cake. You also could prepare it in two small ramekins and have two servings.
1/2 cup cooked jasmine rice
1 tsp. peppermint extract
1/8 tsp. vanilla extract
1/8 cup milk beverage of choice
Liquid stevia drops
1/8 tsp. salt
1 T. cocoa powder (raw powders are harder to digest)
1-2 T. coconut oil
Optional: chocolate topping (melt coconut oil and stir in additional cocoa powder and some stevia, to taste)
Add all ingredients (except for chocolate topping) into a small bowl. Stir to mix. Pour mixture into one large ramekin or two small ones. Microwave for 1-1/2 minutes. Top with chocolate topping and serve hot.
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