Its leaves are particularly known for the cooling sensation they impart. They can be added to foods as such or even in dried/powdered form. While consuming the plant has benefits of its own. Research points out that many of mint’s health benefits are achieved by applying it to the skin, inhaling its aroma or taking it in the form of a capsule.
Some of the ways you could use mint are listed below:
Chopping up some leaves and adding them to any salad along with some freshly grated ginger and lemon juice can lift up the taste. The flavour combo is amazing and adds a summery flavour to your favourite salads.
Flavour plain water or top up your lemonade with some fresh mint leaves.
Adding chopped mint leaves or even mint tea to your ice cube tray is another amazing idea and makes any drink look fancy for summer sipping. Pop these ice cubes into your guests’ drinks at a party or into your blender for a minty smoothie.
Dry mint leaves in your dehydrator or oven at the lowest temperature or under the sun if you live in warmer areas. Once dried, chop slightly and put into a little sachet or a thin cloth. Secure with a ribbon and hang on your door knobs or tuck inside your drawers for freshness 24×7.
I think most of us who’ve had mint-chocolate have loved it at the first go. Take your choco-loving to a whole new level by adding a few mint leaves into recipes. Or even better, freeze your chocolates in an ice tray with mint leaves already in it. We doubt there could be a nicer arrangement than that.
Take fresh mint leaves, one by one, and dip them in your favourite homemade or melted chocolate chips or even Nutella! Let it sit and chill in the freezer until the chocolate has hardened. Enjoy!
Mint adds an amazing feel of freshness to any juice. Try it with some apple, cucumber and lemon. You might always want to swap the apple for watermelon if you want a lighter consistency and a sweeter taste.
Fresh mint, chopped or even just ground up a bit and added to hot water makes a delicious digestive soothing tea. The longer you steep it, the mintier it gets!