Ginger Mint Smoothie


2 bananas, either very cold or frozen
1 Granny Smith apple, chopped up for blending
1/4 cup Handful of peppermint or spearmint leaves, about loosely packed
2 teaspoons crushed ginger root (I used the frozen cubes)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Throw everything into a blender and swirl until desired consistency is reached. I like mine really smooth and creamy.




I have a lovely crop of fresh peppermint growing in my backyard, and another of fresh spearmint. I've been throwing mint into everything - salads, smoothies, brownies, you name it. It's so delicious and it adds a great bevy of health benefits, such as the following:

+ Peppermint soothes the tummy. Peppermint oil has been shown to relieve the symptoms of irritable bowl syndrome, indigestion, and lots more.

+ Peppermint has been shown in preliminary studies to be a potential anti-cancer agent.

+ Peppermint is high in antioxidants. Take that, free radicals!

+ Peppermint acts as an anti-microbial. Eat and drink when you're sick, or to help ward off illness.

+ Inhibits fungal growth. I had horrible bout of pneumonia last year, followed by blazing systemic yeast overgrowth... Yeah, peppermint helped a lot (along with tons of acidophilus).

+ Excellent source of Manganese, Vitamin C, and Vitamin A. Vitamin C has been shown to help reduce the incidence of colon tumors.

+ It just plain tastes awesome!


8.0 ounce cups


Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 8:50pm

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