In today’s post we’ll be focusing entirely on mint.
What is Mint?
5 Ways to Add Mint into Your Diet
Mint is so versatile in its uses. Commonly found in Mediterranean cuisines, you can use it in many cuisines and recipes to help soothe the body and relieve an upset stomach. Here are some of our favorite ways to eat and drink with mint:
1. Mint Water and Tea
Making mint tea or mint water is an easy and refreshing way to start your day. It can help soothe the stomach, and aid in digestion pre- and post-meals. For iced mint water, simply rinse a few sprigs of mint and add it to a pitcher of water, then leave it in the fridge overnight (or at least 45 minutes). For mint tea, rinse a few sprigs of mint and add to a reusable tea bag. Steep for about 10 minutes, no more than 20. Alternatively, you can steep the whole leaves, and then strain before drinking. This is a great coffee alternative in the morning or afternoon!
2. Salad and Sandwich Garnish
The easiest way to add another dimension to any salad or sandwich is with a generous sprinkle of chopped mint. It goes especially well with Mediterranean flavors, summer salads, and even with fruit, like watermelon. It’s a refreshing way to brighten any dish, and is loved for the added digestive support, too.
3. Mint Condition Tonic
We may be biased, but Mint Condition is a delicious and healthy way to incorporate mint into your daily life. The tonic itself was inspired by the cool, crisp and refreshing plants home to the Greek Islands. Full of antioxidants and phytonutrients, this tonic helps to improve and support overall vibrant health and longevity. Enjoy Mint Condition as an afternoon pick-me-up, or after a workout to support recovery.
Steaming organic mint essential oil in a diffuser is a great way to liven up a room or home. As a roll-on or balm, mint is a great pain reliever for ailments such as headaches, nausea, muscle aches and joint pain, and more. Even having fresh mint in the kitchen or garden can be reviving from the scent alone.
5. Mint Rice