Peppermint is a pretty cool plant. It will grow just about anywhere without a lot of help, Peppermint is so aggressive it is considered an invasive plant in several parts of the word including Australia, New Zealand, and even parts of the United States. It is also wonderful in a peppermint smoothie recipe!
Most often we use peppermint to flavor toothpaste, gum, and tea. It is even used as an aid to digestion and to treat headaches and even anxiety.
But most of all it tastes great! Here is a peppermint smoothie recipe that is just perfect for a summer treat.
Its also easy to turn this peppermint smoothie recipe into a nutrition powerhouse just by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia is a natural seed that adds a large measure of nutrition including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Even better, unlike Flax, Chia doesn’t have a noticeable taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results.
In your favorite blender mix:
- 1/4 cup peppermint pinwheel candies
- 2 tbsp. chocolate syrup
- 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream
- 12 cup milk
- 2 tsp.sugar