I was trying to be creative with my green smoothies, and share an idea with you that I hadn’t seen before, so I made these Mint Chip Smoothies. Then, after I had developed a recipe that was worth sharing (it took a couple tries), I started to see the idea all over social media. So, I guess it’s not as creative as I thought! Ha! Oh, well. It’s still pretty tasty, and a fun, healthy way to eat green food in the month of March. This smoothie would be a great after-school snack for the kids on St. Patrick’s Day!
We have a chocolate mint plant in a container in our yard, and I eat some a few times a week. If you’re not familiar with this kind of mint, it has a bit of brown around the edges and smells like minty chocolate. I love it! By the way, if you grow mint in your yard, make sure to contain it, or it’ll take over your yard!!!
I do recommend that you grow mint in your yard or on a patio if at all possible. It’s health benefits are many! Mint aids and soothes digestion, relieves headaches, and relieves respiratory irritation. It is super easy to grow, but can be bought at any grocery store if you prefer not to. If you do plant your mint in a container, make sure to feed it every couple of months. For more information about the health benefits of mint, check out this article.
Before we get to the recipe for the Leprechaun’s Mint Chip Smoothie, I want to invite you to join with others who are making healthy changes. I’d love to walk alongside you in your journey towards wholeness and health! Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full!” Freedom from food addictions is part of having a truly full life.