I have been experimenting with mint a lot lately and I just can't believe I've gone my whole life without trying real mint leaves. The flavor is so refreshing and sweet! I've been making these berry smoothies for awhile and one day I just decided to add mint to one to see how it would taste. Wow, it made the smoothie addicting! I randomly find myself craving the smoothie as I would normally crave chocolate.
So here's the recipe (with very approximate/adjustable measurements):
A cup or two of plain yogurt
1/2 cup to a cup of orange juice (or water)
1/2 cup of mixed berries, frozen
A bunch of mint leaves
A little maple syrup to sweeten
A few drops of vanilla extract
A few drops of almond extract
1. Put first the liquid ingredients into a blender.
2. Blend the ingredients.
3. Add the non-liquid ingredients.
5. Voila, you have your smoothie!
This Vanilla Mint Ice Cream recipe is from the Nourished Kitchen blog. I love this so much! It is what ice cream should be, light texture and intense flavor (due to the mint!). Now that it's summer, definitely try this recipe with your ice cream maker!