Take your green smoothies to the “minty side” with a little fresh or dried mint. It enhances the flavor and imparts some nice health benefits.
Earlier this summer I harvested a boatload of three varieties of mint: Moroccan, apple, and water. I used a little bit of the fresh herb in smoothies and teas, but dried out the bulk of it. Now I have three little mason jars with each variety of mint to dip into whenever I make a smoothie.
Honestly, I end up adding mint to more smoothies than normal because of how much I enjoy opening the jars and taking a big whiff. I haven’t had a cold in years and don’t plan on getting one anytime soon to try this, but have read inhaling mint is great for relieving congestion from the common cold, as well as sinus infections, asthma, and the flu. Someone will have to give it a try and report back.
Not only does mint improve the flavor of your smoothies, it offers a pretty impressive list of health benefits. As a digestive aid, mint helps sooth the digestive tract, helping to relieve stomach aches, nausea, heartburn, and indigestion. You can use mint internally and externally to deal with skin problems such as acne and pimples. Mint helps cleanse the blood and eliminate toxins from the body. Mint is also rich in antioxidants, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and has a cooling and calming effect.
Mint goes great in green and chocolate smoothies, and combines well with my favorite green superfood supplement, Ormus Supergreens.
Feel free to substitute another milk if you don’t have or like almond. Enjoy!
Minty Spinach Green Smoothie Recipe
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 fresh or frozen medium banana
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 tablespoon dried and powdered down mint leaves, or 5-7 fresh mint leaves
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- A little honey, maple syrup, or stevia to sweeten (optional)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds or chia seed gel
- 1 serving Ormus Supergreens
- 1 tablespoon cacao, maca, or any other superfood
Place all the ingredients into your high speed blender and blend for around 30-45 seconds or until your desired consistency is reached.
- Calories: 234
- Fat: 8g
- Protein: 4g
- Carbohydrates: 41g
- Fiber: 7g
- Sugar: 23g
- Vitamin A: 20% RDA
- Vitamin C: 43% RDA
- Vitamin K: 200% RDA
- Calcium: 34% RDA
- Iron: 10% RDA
Please leave a comment below if you try this delicious minty spinach green smoothie. Happy Blending!