Peppermint Sooth-E

Peppermint soothes away indigestion, while rice calms and nourishes. Whether it's a really bad day digestively or emotionally, a glass of Peppermint Sooth-E should relieve any upset. If you are interested in learning more about nutrition for better digestion, check out The Digestive Tune Up™ Program.
Course Drinks
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups hot water
  • 1 cup fresh peppermint leaves
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 2 teaspoons alcohol-free peppermint oil
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar or maple syrup (optional)

Instructions
 

  • In a saucepan, bring 1 cup of the water to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool 1 minute.
  • Place the peppermint leaves in a bowl with a lid. Pour the water over the peppermint leaves. Cover and steep for 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a blender or food processor, blend the rice, remaining 2 cups water, oil, and agave or syrup (if using) until smooth. (The mixture will thicken. Avoid thinning the mixture with additional water.)
  • Strain the tea, then pour it into the blender. Blend until smooth, removing any lumps, and serve warm or refrigerate.

Notes

Caution: Mint is not appropriate for people with acid reflux (GERD) as it may exacerbate symptoms.
Keyword brown rice, digestion, peppermint, smoothie