Relaxing Peppermint Latte

Hello friends,

Happy Friday. I am so glad it is Friday.  The past 10 days have been pretty rough.  Starting with last Tuesday I finally got my MRI results back and I officially have a torn meniscus.  So sometime in the next few months I will be getting surgery.  I was pretty bummed to hear that news, but I am thankful the surgery & recovery process are pretty mild.  I digested that info for a few days and came to peace with all of that.

Sadly on Saturday one of my dear friends passed away while she was waiting a kidney transplant.  She left behind her wonderful husband and son.  It is all so heartbreaking and it hurts my heart so much for their family.  Then on Monday of my husband’s great nephews passed away.

Other random little things happened, like the washing machine at work filling the laundry room with smoke, fighting a nasty cold, a fellow instructor breaking her leg and needing me to fill in for her classes and just lack of sleep in general. Needless to say, it has been a bit of a stressful week.

When dealing with stress and grief, I have learned what I need to do to process and work through the stress I feel.  Taking care of myself with proper food, exercise, sleep and warm drinks.  This week my sleep has been struggling and one things that helps me is having a warm drink before bed.  I tend to go for peppermint tea when I am feeling stressed and worn down.

Peppermint can be helpful when feeling stressed, fatigued, nausea, headaches, and can be refreshing and relaxing and more! So you can see adding a hot peppermint drink can be helpful for any who are stressed out or dealing with fatigue.

I am linking up with my fav Foodie Friday gals, Farrah from Fairyburger and Annmarie from the Fit Foodie Mama for hot drink recipes.



  • 2 cups milk of choice (I used almond)
  • 1/2-1 Tbsp organic maple syrup
  • 2 servings collagen
  • 1 drop peppermint essential oil

Makes 2 servings.



  1. Heat milk on the stove in a medium sauce pan for about 5 minutes or until milk is your ideal temperature.
  2. Whisk in the collagen and maple syrup.
  3. Add in the drop of peppermint and stir.
  4. Enjoy when feeling stressed.


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7 thoughts on “Relaxing Peppermint Latte

  1. Coco

    I’m so sorry to hear about your friend. I hope your surgery and recovery go well.
    I love peppermint. For some reason I didn’t think you could eat essential oil? I guess I’m used to other ones that wouldn’t taste good.


    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. I’m also sorry to read about your injury…sending hugs and positive vibes your way!!

  3. Farrah

    I’m so sorry to about your knee and about your friend and your husband’s great-nephew! :[ Sending you lots of love and all the hugs, and i hope you have a speedy recovery from the surgery. If you need anything, please let me know! ❤

    I recently got a collagen supplement in the mail so I'm gonna have to try this soon–I actually already have all the ingredients! (Sorry for super-slacking this week–things kinda piled and I ended up not being able to come up with a recipe like I thought I would. :[


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