I truly love mint anything! Mint tea, mint on potatoes, mint in smoothies and now mint in my ice cream. And this ice cream is not only dairy free and refined sugar free….. but utterly delicious. I concocted this recipe because my 12 year old is a mint-a-holic just like his mom. 🙂 And we were gagging for something minty and cold over the weekend. But not only is mint uber refreshing and delicious it’s nutritious too!
Mint is amazing at aiding in:
Skin Care and Pimples: While mint oil is a good antiseptic, mint juice (yes, the juice!) is an excellent skin cleanser. It soothes skin, and helps to cure infections and itchiness, as well as being a good way to reduce pimples.
Nausea & Headache: The very strong and refreshing fragrance of mint is a quick and effective remedy for nausea. Even just the smell of freshly crushed mint leaves or eating with mint, and your stomach issues will be alleviated.
Respiratory Disorders and Coughs: The strong fragrance of mint is very effective in clearing up congestion of the nose, throat, and lungs, which in turn relieves respiratory disorders that often result from asthma and the common cold.
Weight Loss: Mint stimulates the digestion of fat! You can chop the mint leaves and add them to any dish!
So, dust off your blenders and grab the following which serves 2! Or ONE if you’re greedy.
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
4 drops peppermint essential oil
1/4 cup cacao nibs
1/2 cup spinach
4 mint large mint leaves
3 ice cubes (optional)
Blend together and then fold in nibs….