Chocolate and mint is always one of the best combinations when it comes to sweets. Besides giving the guilty pleasure, it also gives us the cooling effect of the mint which perfectly contrasts with the sweetness of the chocolate. It’s a totally satisfying blend.
Mint possesses more health benefits than you could ever imagine. It can help prevent cancer, clears up congestion of the nose, throat and lungs, improves oral health and can provide you with higher memory retention and alertness.
However, the best property of mint is how it affects our digestive tract. The menthol and methyl salicylate in mint can sooth stomach spasms, helping to settle the gastrointestinal tract and get rid of issues like gas, bloating, irritable bowel syndrome and cramps.
The awesome thing about this chocolate mint smoothie is that it is like drinking a healthy dessert. Plus, you can drink it in the morning for breakfast. That’s right. Breakfast morning dessert that’s good for you.
Ingredients: (serves 1)
- 1 cup packed spinach leaves
- 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
- 2 medjool dates
- 2 ripe bananas
- 2 tbsp. cocoa, cacao, or carob powder
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
Method: Run all of the above ingredients through a blender and enjoy!
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Source: Live Love Fruit