Smoothies featuring mint

Saint Patrick’s Day Strawberry Mint Green Smoothie

Strawberry Mint Green SmoothieGet your Saint Patrick’s Day started properly with this delicious, healthy, and easy-to-make green smoothie. Your body and taste buds will thank you.

Mint is a great addition to green smoothies providing a little extra nutrition while enhancing the flavor. Both fresh and dried mint can be used.

A few of the health benefits attributed to mint include aiding in proper digestion, cleansing, and detoxification, calming effects, antioxidant-rich, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and mint help maintain healthy skin.

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Minty Spinach Green Smoothie

Minty Spinach Green SmoothieTake 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.

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Blueberry Mint Smoothie

Blueberry Mint SmoothieLately, I’ve been adding more herbs into my smoothies for the health benefits and taste. Mint is another one of my favorites because of the subtle flavor it imparts and the memories it conjures up of the mint chocolate chip ice cream I use to love as a kid. In my experience mint blends well into most smoothies.

The health benefits of blueberries are more well known and I’ve covered them in other smoothie recipes; so I’m going to cover the magic of mint below.

One of the oldest and most popular herbs, with dozens of species and hundreds of varieties, mint has a number medicinal properties. To be honest, I was a little surprised by just how many health benefits were associated with this common herb.

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Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie Recipe

Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie Recipe

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If you like mint chocolate chip (Hudsonville) ice cream as much as I do then you’re going to love this smoothie recipe. Mint chocolate chip ice cream is one of those foods I had a hard time giving up after I got serious about eating healthier.

Let’s just say I was pleasantly surprised to learn that you can create a healthy version of an otherwise unhealthy food in many cases, and sometimes the healthy version actually tastes better than its counterpart. I found this to be true of this smoothie recipe once I perfected it.

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