This summer I grew peppermint in a large pot on my patio. It needs its own pot because it spreads. The vase on the left holds some peppermint sprigs that already have flowered and can be used as garnish in dishes. (See my earlier posting last month on “Eat Your Flowers.”)
Since I love mangoes and berries in my smoothies, I decided to add some mint for an extra “kick” in my morning smoothie or snack. Mint is also good for digestion. You willÂ note that the organic in mango is in ( ), while the organic in strawberries is not. That’s because strawberries are high on the “Dirty Dozen” list from the Environmental Working Group, while Mangoes are on theirÂ Clean 15 list, that is, low in pesticides. Also,mangoes can be peeled; berries cannot be peeled.
Utensils: Blender, cutting board & knife
Prep. Time: 5 – 10 minutes
Cooking Time: None
Categories: Vegan, GF, No added sugar
1 1/2 cups of water, juice, or non-dairy beverage (ex. almond milk)*
1/2 (organic) mango, peeled and cut into chunks
4-5 organic strawberries, washed, stems removed, and cut into halves
2-3 mint leaves
Place liquid in blender. Add all the ingredients and buzz until smooth. Enjoy!
*Juices & non-dairy milks will add calories to the drink, so for the lowest calorie load, use pure water.