10 way to use fresh mint

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10 way to use fresh mint

1. Add it to Greek yogurt with berries Berries and mint pair beautifully. Mix plain unsweetened Greek yogurt with strawberries (or mixed berries) and sprinkle with chopped fresh mint. De-lish.

2. Make your own mint tea to aid digestion Use 5-10 big leaves or more depending on how strong you want it. Tear the leaves and place in mug, then muddle the leaves for a few seconds with the back of a wood spoon. Pour very hot (not boiling) water over the leaves and let steep 5-10 minutes. You can remove the leaves or leave them in (punny!) – I leave them in and eat them as I sip.

3. Change up your protein smoothie Add 3-4 fresh mint leaves to your chocolate protein smoothie for delicious variety. I love ice, water, USANA Chocolate Nutrimeal, flax seeds and mint whipped up in the blender.

 4. Try strawberry, mint & basil with balsamic This combo is DELICIOUS alone as a side or on top of mixed greens as a salad, or use it as a bruschetta topper with a whole grain baguette and goat cheese. Your friends will be impressed. The measurements are fluid, I’d say about 2 cups halved or quartered strawberries mixed with 10-20 leaves each of chopped mint and basil. 3-4 tablespoons of a high-quality aged balsamic will finish it perfectly.

 5. Make a minty lime fizzler Muddle 5-8 mint leaves in the bottom of a glass. Add ice, a healthy squeeze of lime and club soda with a few drops of stevia to sweeten. (Is it 5 o’clock somewhere? Turn this into a low-sugar mojito by adding an ounce of white rum if you so please.)

6. Try watermelon, basil, mint salad with feta Just four ingredients and this salad will wow you. Add a sprinkle of sea salt to round out the flavors. Again, the measurements are fluid, use the same measurements as the strawberry salad above.

 7. Make my Watermelon Mint Pops Homemade popsicles are an easy, healthy, and delicious treat. These pops require only 4 ingredients and you will love them. Grab my Watermelon Mint Pops recipe here. You can also try one of these great salads: 8. Quinoa Tabouli With Parsley & Mint (here)

9. Chopped Summer Kale Salad Recipe (here)

 10. Mediterranean Herb Quinoa Salad Recipe (here) *most affordable when you grow your own herbs