April 30, 2017

5 Amazing Mint Smoothie Recipes

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5 Amazing Mint Smoothie Recipes~
This is a Guest Post from Emily Taylor,
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Blueberry Mint Smoothie


Are you tempted to start your day with something delicious?
If yes, then you have come to the right place.
We are going to share 5 refreshing mint smoothies with you.

Mint smoothies are the most refreshing way to start off your day.
With warmer weather fast approaching, adding a mint smoothie to your breakfast, lunch or mid-afternoon snack, will certainly cool you off on a hot summer day.

People have been using mint for many years.
It is used in teas, can be made into balms and
can also be used to keep unwanted pests away.
Mint is so much more than an herb used in cooking.
It is rich in Vitamin A, Manganese and Iron.
This easy to grow herb brings lots of
health benefits you might not be aware of.
When planting mint in your garden,
keep in mind that mint grows fast and
spreads rapidly due to taproots that grow underground.
It’s best to plant mint in a large clay pot and
then plant clay pot and all, directly into the ground.
This will keep the taproot contained and under control.

Here we have suggested five quick,
delicious and healthy mint smoothie recipes.
Each recipe will serve 1 to 2 people.
It takes 10 minutes to prepare each
of these affordable and delicious recipes.
To learn more about Emily Taylor and
to learn how to make her delicious mint
smoothie recipes....
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How To Make Mint Smoothie? Top 5 Recipes That Taste Amazing!

Are you tempted to start your day with something delicious? 
If yes, then you have come to the right place.  
We are going to share refreshing mint smoothies with you. 
Mint smoothies can be the best thing start of your day.  
You can add mint smoothies to your morning breakfast or
 to add cool you off on a hot summer day.  

People have been using Mint for many years.
It's a lot more than a herb used for cooking. 
It's rich in Vitamin A, Manganese, and Iron. 
This easy grow herb brings many health benefits,
you might not be aware of.

Here we have suggested five quick, 
delicious and healthy mint smoothie recipes, 
which will serve 1 – 2 people. 
They takes around 10 minutes to prepare each,
of these affordable and delicious recipes. 
Let’s check them out:

1. Blueberry Mint Smoothie Recipe



This delicious smoothie is very beneficial to your health. 
You can prepare this smoothie within few minutes. 
You just need to collect all the ingredients and 
blend them in a high-speed blender.

Main Ingredients


  • Frozen Blueberries: 1 cup
  • Frozen Raspberries: ½ cup
  • Frozen Banana: ½ cup
  • Milk: 1 cup
  • Mint Leaves: 8-10
  • Chia Seeds: 1 tsp
  • Ice Cubes: 2-4
  • Honey to taste

Preparation

  1. Place all the ingredients (except raspberries and banana) into a blender and blend them for 1 minute.
  2. When it reaches desired consistency, garnish with raspberries and bananas.
  3. Serve it chilled.
You may combine this recipe with Sourdough Blueberry Muffins 
to complete your wholesome meal in the morning.

2. Watermelon Mint Smoothie

There is nothing like mint and watermelon in the summer. 
Watermelon juice is as refreshing and 
beneficial as coconut water. 
I can’t think of better way,
than a watermelon mint smoothie to cool down in summer. 
This smoothie is low in sugar and low-calories.

Main Ingredients

  • Persian Cucumber: 2
  • Sprigs Mint: 6
  • Water: 1 cup
  • Watermelon: one and a half cups, cubed
  • Hemp or Chia Seeds: 1 tsp
  • Ice Cubes: ½ cup

Preparation

Collect all the ingredients and place them in a blender.
Add water and ice cubes, blend.
Serve this refreshing smoothie is perfect for all of your family members. 
You can enjoy this smoothie anytime.

3. Skinny Mint Green Smoothie

This could also be known as Avocado Mint Smoothie. 
If you are fond of chocolates, then you will want to try this smoothie. 
It's the perfect mixture of fresh mint leaves, avocado, and cacao powder.
This smoothie will offer you an amazing flavor. 
This is a healthy smoothie,
rich in nutrients with the best avocado taste.

Main Ingredients

  • Unsweetened almond milk: 2 Cups
  • Fresh Spinach: one and a half cups
  • Fresh mint leaves:  half cup
  • Avocado: 1 half
  • Bananas: 2
  • Pitted Medjool dates: 4
  • Cacao Powder: 2 tsp

Preparation

This smoothie is very simple to prepare. 
You can blend the almond milk, spinach, mint, and avocado in a high-speed blender until smooth. Add bananas, dates and cacao powder and blend again until smooth.
Those who love avocado, can add crazy taste to their morning smoothie,
 in the form of this perfect mint avocado smoothie.

4. Maqui Mint Mango

Photo source: greenblender.com
This delicious smoothie is going to feel wow after every sip. 
The combination of mango and blackberry makes it full of antioxidants and Vitamin C.

Main Ingredients

  • Blackberries: 1 oz
  • chopped Pear: 1
  • Maqui Berry Powder: 1 tsp
  • water: 1 cup
  • Mango: 2 oz
  • Stemmed Sprigs mint:  3
  • Cashews: 3 tsp
  • Ice cubes: 1 cup

Preparation

Blend the mango, pear, blackberry and mint until smooth. 

Add water, ice cubes, and remaining ingredients and blend for 30 seconds. 



You can enjoy this delicious smoothie with your friends and guests anytime.

5. Mint Mojito

Nothing could be more refreshing than a Mint Mojito on a warm summer night?  
It offers you the cooling sensation of mint and 
lots of nutrients like protein, Vitamins (A, K), 
Copper, Manganese, and Iron. 
Enjoy this low-calorie smoothie any time.


Main Ingredients

  • Swiss chard: 1 ½ oz
  • Pineapple: 2 cups
  • Chopped pear: 4 oz
  • Lime juice: 1 tablespoon
  • Mint leaves: 3
  • Hemp seed: 1 tsp
  • Coconut water: 1 cup
  • Water: 1 cup
  • Ice cubes: 1 cup

Preparation

Blend all the ingredients in a blender for 2-3 minutes. 
Your smoothie is ready to enjoy.

Health Benefits of Mint

Mint is a very popular herb and
it is a lot more than a flavor of toothpaste. 
It aids in digestion, provides relief from stress,
fatigue and skin problems.


There are many products available in the market with the main ingredient being mint.

Breath freshener, chewing gum, candy, toothpaste, inhalers and much more. 
Many people are not aware of the health benefits of this amazing herb, 
so we have mentioned some of them:
  • It aids digestion: Mint acts as a great palate cleanser. It soothes the stomach in case of inflammation and indigestion. Whenever you feel problems associated with digestion or stomach, you can try these smoothies or mint tea for instant relief.
  • It improves oral health: Mint has germicidal quality, and it prevents the growth of bacteria in your mouth. It helps freshen your breath and helps clean teeth and tongue.
  • It helps prevent cancer: As per some research, it has found that this amazing herb contains some enzyme that helps treat or prevent cancer.
  • This is a quick and effective remedy for nausea and headache: The refreshing aroma of fresh crushed mint leaves helps deal with a headache and nausea. This is a naturally soothing thing that helps alleviate temperature and inflammation rise with nausea and headache.
  • It helps clear up congestion of lungs, throat, and nose: The fresh and strong mint aroma helps cleaning up congestion of lungs, throat, and nose. It also offers relief from many other respiratory problems like cold and asthma. This herb soothes and cools the nose or other respiratory channels and helps relieve the irritation and cough.
  • It acts as a natural stimulant and helps relieve depression and fatigue: The smell of this natural stimulant is enough to refresh you and get your mind and brain functioning normal or on a high level.

Why should you Include Smoothies for Breakfast?

No doubt, breakfast is the most important meal of your day. 
Smoothies for breakfast can bring lots of health benefits to you.
  1. Some people skip their breakfast due to lack of time, but breakfast is the only meal of the day that fuels your body for the whole day.  
  2. You can add smoothies to your breakfast drinks as these are quick to make and healthy.
  3. You need not compromise on the taste.
  4. You can easily get smoothie recipes online.
  5. An ideal breakfast should include fiber, protein, whole grain, fruit, and you can get all the essential nutrients from a healthy smoothie.
People who want to add a healthy smoothie to their breakfast, they can get an idea from this guide. You can add all the essential nutrients in you morning breakfast by adding these smoothies to your breakfast.  Also, you may combine it with healthy veggie and meat salads.
We have mentioned mint smoothies as this is an amazing herb,
that is rich in all the essential nutrients, minerals and vitamins. 

Emily Taylor Lovebackyard.com
Emily Taylor Lovebackyard.com
My name is Emily Taylor, a backyard enthusiast for many years. I am here to help you create your own backyard paradise. This is exactly the place where you can learn not only the most useful and productive techniques for growing your own vegetables, flowers but also some amazing tips, you may be a beginner who never grew anything before or an experienced gardener with tons of valuable experience, my blog is designed for everyone to exchange information and get your questions answered! I promise I will try my best to create articles that are not just clear and concise but also fun and highly informative. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to leave a comment and I will try to give you the answer, plain and simple.


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