Sunday, July 10, 2016

Thin Mint Smoothie







Mint is a questionable addition to any garden. It's extremely invasive and most people really don't know what to do with it except use it as a garnish in drinks.

I've made mint jelly many years ago and it came out great. I added it to cut up watermelon and also add a few leaves to a glass of ice water. This recipe is so good I know I'll be using lots of mint!

It's from Popsugar - something perfect for a hot summer day.

Ingredients:

3/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup fresh mint,  washed and dried-tightly packed
1 cup almond milk
1/4 cup Andes Cream De Menthe Chips OR dark chocolate chips
1 cup baby spinach
1 tablespoon honey
2 cups ice

Directions:

Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

Garnish with mint and a few chips.

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54 comments:

  1. You sure do find the most interesting recipes. I know some people who have a garden full of mint. Will pass this one on.

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    1. Myra, Myra, Myra- you know me. I hate wasting anything. I have so much mint and I can't grow anything else around here.

      The mint isn't going to last long with this recipe.

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  2. What a great recipe. I would of never thought of this. I would love to have you link up with us at Family Joy Blog Link UP Party. Check it out http://thinking-outside-the-pot.com/?p=2727

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  3. I love mint and it's one of the only things I can grown and not kill! Love this idea. Totally pin worthy

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    1. Melissa- we live in the woods and the deer eat everything but they will not touch mint.

      Thanks for the pin and hope you come back and check out some other recipes.

      Have a great week.

      Linda

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  4. YUM! I love mint and chocolate paired together :)

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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    1. So do I Edye!

      Thanks for stopping by.

      BTW- I'm a old tree hugger, I used cloth bags before they became the thing to do and always recycle. GOOD for you for caring. YOU can make a difference.

      Would love it if you followed me.

      Linda

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  5. Just got a Blendtec so I'm on a major smoothie binge lol - Loved that I found this on Marilyn's "Over the Moon" link-up party! Pinning it now :)

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    1. Thanks for the pin!

      How do you like the Blendtec?

      I never miss one of Marilyn's Parties. Hope you come back and visit again

      Linda

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  6. I also love Mint and Chocolate together.I will be trying this one.

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    1. See Dottie, I'm keeping my promise and adding healthy recipes for all to enjoy!

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  7. I started a mint plant in my garden and moved it after the first year-good thing I did or it would have spread like wild fire. It's doing its thing where it is now and doubled its size. This looks so pretty and refreshing. Believe it or not, I've only used mint as a garnish (it was BOB that wanted the plant for that reason and that reason only-he doesn't even like mint!) but I do like it....

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    1. Most people do the same thing Carol but you know me, I gotta use anything up that taste good!

      Mine is all over, I don't care in this yard, it's the only thing the deer won't eat.

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  8. Mint is a container-only plant for me... Mine started getting so out of control, but luckily(?) the cats made a bed of it and smothered it to death. I'm starting more in baskets because I love having it for tea, but I've never used it in smoothies. I'm excited to give this recipe a try!

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    1. Bet the cats were comfortable! LOL

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Linda

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  9. I could and SOOOO would eat this every single day of my life!

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    1. Gigi- glad I have lots of mint cause this is so good!

      Hope you like it.

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  10. Oh my, I want one right now! Thanks for sharing, it sounds great!

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  11. This is the best smoothie I have seen in a long time. I LOVE LOVE mint! Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. I look forward to seeing you at more of my parties soon! Have a relaxing week.

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    1. Marilyn- I have TONS of mint, it's the only thing the deer won't eat in my yard.
      I saw another recipe today that had LOTS of mint that I'll be making soon. If it passes the Linda taste test and the photo comes out I'll be adding that soon.

      See you at the next party :-)

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  12. yum! I love mint so I will def. try this! thanks for sharing ♥

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  13. These sound amazing!! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, and tips:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  14. Yum! I'm making this tonight! #thisishowweroll

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    1. Hi, Thanks for stopping by.

      Hope you liked it.

      Linda

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  15. This sounds delicious for breakfast or dessert! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  16. I have mint in my yard too but don't use it that often - thanks for giving me a reason to.

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    1. Have you made mint extract? It's easy. I can tell how I make it. You know what's good? Adding a tab to brownies, hot chocolate or ice cream!!!!

      I found another recipe that uses mint. Hope you follow me or come back. I'll make it but have to see if it passes the Linda test. If I like it I put it on the blog.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Linda

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  17. Sounds wonderfully tasty..and healthy too! Thanks for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck.

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  18. What a delicious drink! I love that it has so many wholesome ingredients but is a nice treat as well. Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop.

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    1. Hi again, Linda! Just to let you know that this post is featured at this week's Hearth and Soul Hop. Thank you again for sharing it!

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    2. I was just at the party and saw it! Thank you so very much!!!!

      Hugs,
      Linda

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  19. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at the #RecipeSharingParty! I hope to see you next week. Pinned and Yummed. Please visit #OverTheMoon on Sunday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings for more sharing fun! Don't forget to Comment your link #'s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured!

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  20. Looks like winner to me!! Yum!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Pinned!

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  21. So true - mint is mega invasive! And then it crossbreeds with whatever other mint species plant happens to be around and ends up tasting funky after a few years. In spite of all that, I really love mint so thank you for sharing this recipe. =) Visiting from The Pin Junkie!

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    1. We live in the woods and don't have a fenced in yard and the mint "WAS" the only thing the deer didn't eat. I noticed this morning that the deer decided that I didn't need to make anymore smoothies- they ate almost all of the mint!

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  22. My mint is taking over my planter! Thanks for the delicious recipe to help me use some of it!

    You've been chosen to be featured on the next Peace, Love, Link Up! Grab a button and I'll see you Friday at 6 for more sharing fun! : )

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    1. Belated birthday and anniversary wishes!

      Thanks for the feature.

      Linda

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  23. This sounds yummy! I have a container of mint sitting out on my deck that I use for tea. I am going to have to try this recipe.

    I just wanted to let you know that this recipe has been featured in this week's Friday Favorites. http://aheartfulloflove.com/friday-favorites/ I hope you will come back and party with us again this week. Have a good weekend!

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    1. Thanks so much Jen!

      See you again at Friday Favorites.

      Linda

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  24. This sounds so refreshing! It's perfect for these super hot days coming up.

    Congrats on your feature in the #ThisIsHowWeRoll link party on Organized 31!

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    1. Thanks for the feature!

      See you again at This is How We Roll.

      Linda

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  25. As soon as I saw the picture, I knew what my next smoothie will be ... Love mint shakes, and have been making some healthy smoothies from time to time lately. This looks amazing - can't wait to try one!

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    1. Hi Fred,

      Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you like it and stop by again and check out some of my other recipes.

      Linda

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  26. Do you know I just drank the most boring vanilla oatmeal smoothie for lunch before I sat down to the computer and now I see this??? why me?? Thanks always for your great recipes at country fair blog party! Can't wait to see what you share tomorrow!
    Jan

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    1. And now you won't be bored anymore, LOL!

      See me at the party? I brought a few goodies I hope you like.

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