Fresh mint is a common sight in the summertime and today you’re going to get a tip, a trick, and a recipe featuring this pretty little leaf!
I have mint growing in my garden and let me tell you when you plant mint, you have mint for life! Really. Mint can take over so you really have to be vigilant about keeping this plant in line.
But if you can manage a mint crop it’s well worth growing! (If you don’t have a green thumb, fresh mint is a relatively easily fresh herb to get your hands on.) Mint is quite high in Vitamin A and it also contains Vitamin C, iron, and manganese.
There are many uses for mint leaves. While you see it most often used as a garnish, you can add mint leaves to your smoothies for a minty kick (can you say chocolate mint?!), make yourself a cup of peppermint tea, or even flavor your water with them!
Now, it’s time for your Trick
When you’re freezing a tray of ice cubes, try adding a mint leaf to each one for a pretty (and refreshing) way to keep your lemonade or cocktails cool!
If you wish to plant your own mint, I recommend planting it in a container. This is probably the best way to keep that mint under control.
And your Mint Recipe
Mint Chip Smoothie
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup water or more coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons mint leaves chopped
- 1 tablespoon cacao nibs
- 1 scoop Perfect Paleo Protein chocolate preferred for this recipe
- 2 teaspoons FiberMender optional
- 1 tablespoon Just Juiced Veggies optional
- In a blender, place all ingredients.
- Blend until smooth and enjoy!
- It's ok to add a tad more milk of your choice if a thinner smoothie is preferred.
Speaking of smoothies…I LOVE Perfect Paleo Protein–dairy free, creamy yumminess and anti-inflammatory to the 10th degree! Highly recommended!