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Chocolate Mint Tea

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I totally had to share my new tip to cure the night time sweet tooth. This one’s for all the chocolate mint lovers out there, like me. :~)

Chocolate Mint TeaA few weeks ago I wanted something sweet. I was craving hot cocoa but was all out of light and didn’t feel like making my own. So I turned to tea. I bought a green tea sampler
a while back and I’ve been experimenting. Fist my Berry-licious Pomegranate Oatmeal and now Chocolate Mint Tea!

Here’s what I do. Boil water (duh), steep my mint tea bag for about 2 minutes, drizzle 1 tbsp (17g) of light chocolate syrup and stir until dissolved.

That’s it! It totally satisfies my sweet tooth on cold winter nights for a mere 25 calories! That’s a measly .5 points! I round up to keep myself honest. :~)

Honestly, I’m getting addicted! It’s my new nighttime habit. And yes, I’m sipping some right now! ;~)




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Discussion

There are 22 comments so far.

    Michelle

    December 1, 2008

    Sounds yummy. Your mind must be constantly turning to come up with all these ideas at such a pace. Good work!

    roni

    December 1, 2008

    LOL.. honestly… It is.. Sometimes I dream about lite recipes. Isn’t that sad. LOL

    debby

    December 1, 2008

    YUMMMMM, Roni! I have had ‘chocolate mint’ tea before (teabag comes that way) but this idea sounds so much more decadent and fulfilling to me. Gonna try it tonight! (But probably with some popcorn…)

    Angie

    December 1, 2008

    That is an interesting combo. I’ll try that for sure sometime. We have been splurging on specialty teas lately (Almond Cookie, Vanilla Pacho and Spearmint for me) and I’m loving them with a bit of honey. I am trying to replace desserts with that but it didn’t work tonight LOL

    Sandy

    December 2, 2008

    Oooooh! Chocolate mint is my favorite and I have all the ingredients, so I’ll try it! BTW, have you ever tried the Candy Cane Tootsie Pops? They are on the shelves for the Christmas season. I’m not usually a fan of tootsie pops, but I love these! If I’m craving something sweet, they hit the spot for a 1 pt. treat. Bonus, it takes awhile to eat one, so the treat lasts, and lasts!

    Krista S.

    December 2, 2008

    I am a huge fan of tea and look forward to trying this! I cracked up when you said you sometimes dream of lite recipes…the other night I dreamed I was at the movies having pizza, popcorn, and hotdogs. I don’t even LIKE hotdogs. LOL

    Amy H

    December 2, 2008

    I wanted to the tea last night, but my SF chocolate syrup isn’t great, so I tired it with an Andes Mint…yummy! I don’t know that I would purchase a whole box of mints just for the tea (too tempting) but it was good since I had a couple left over from Thanksgiving. It was only 25 cal. too!

    weightlossguru

    December 2, 2008

    Oh yummm, i am so going to try that right now!

    Melissa M.

    December 2, 2008

    I tried it last night using Bigelow Plantation Mint tea and 1 tbsp Hershey’s sugar-free syrup. LOVED it! What an awesome 8 calorie treat!! Please keep dreaming up your wonderful ideas, Roni! :)

    Mari

    December 2, 2008

    Roni, I tried it last night and it’s really satisfying!!!!!!!! Loved it!!!!

    Kristy

    December 2, 2008

    Great idea..thanks. Have you tried using flavored tea as the water to mix in your oatmeal? It’s fab too.

    Arlene

    December 2, 2008

    Sounds awesome. I love chocolate and mint together.

    KK (Running Through Life)

    December 2, 2008

    Yum! Thanks for posting this!

    Kelly

    December 3, 2008

    I bought some mint tea today and bought the regular Choc syrup…..1T has 50 cal. with no fat and fiber, so that would still be 1 pt., right? I don’t care for the flavor of the SF. I can’t wait to try it tonight!

    Anna

    December 3, 2008

    yum! i did not have mint tea so i dropped in a sugar free peppermint candy into my green tea and let it dissolve then added the chocolate syrup.

    Diane Dowiot

    December 4, 2008

    I am using this to enter for Mary Lou’s Platform weigh.

    Tom @ Lets Get Fit.

    December 4, 2008

    I was in Morroco, during the summer. They do a wonderful mint tea, that is made with roses.

    roni

    December 7, 2008

    Kelly – Yup! Still a point! :~)

    roni

    December 7, 2008

    Anna – What a fabulous idea!

    Emily

    January 11, 2010

    I know this post is from WAY back, but I had never tried it and it popped into my head a couple of nights ago. Delicious! Yesterday I decided to try it out as a chilled beverage- I brewed 2 cups of peppermint tea (let it steep and then cool in the fridge with the tea bag still in it), then put the tea, 1 cup of ice, 1/4 C of lite choc syrup (2 pts) and 1 scoop of a vanilla bean flavored protein/fiber powder (0 pt) in my blender. Out came a frothy, creamy, chocolate-minty concoction that my son and I both loved! (2 substantial servings at 1 pt each!)

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    July 30, 2010

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    Jen

    July 17, 2012

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