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by Sue W (subscribe)
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Published May 9th 2020
For lovers of all things minty
If you love mint, then you love everything minty. If you're anything like me, you can't go past mint ice cream or mint chocolate - however hard you try! I love mint so much that I bought a mint plant and I have been experimenting with various mint recipes to enjoy with the family.

These 5 recipes below, are the ones that I use regularly because they are delicious and easy to make. I have a glass of Lime & Mint Detox Water each morning when I get up, while my daughter requests a Healthy Choc Mint Shake. For lunch, the Quinoa Tabbouleh is perfect in a wrap with BBQ chicken and the Mint Salad Dressing is ideal over a steamed fish or garden salad with dinner. Instead of going out to a cafe on the weekends, we make the Smashed Avo with Fetta and Mint and sit outside with a hot coffee. Why don't you try one this weekend?

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Healthy Mint Choc Shake


1/ Healthy Choc Mint Shake

Ingredients: 1 frozen banana (broken up into pieces), 1/2 tablespoon cocoa powder, 1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves (finely chopped), 1 cup light milk.

Combine in a blender until smooth. Makes one large glass, above.

2/ Smashed Avo with Fetta and Mint

Ingredients: 1 - 2 large ripe avocados (depending on how many people you are serving), 80g Reduced Fat Danish-Style Fetta Cheese (chopped) 1/2 a lime (juiced), 2 spring onions (sliced), 1/4 cup fresh mint (chopped).

Combine the avocado(s), chopped fetta, lime juice, mint and spring onions in a bowl. Mash roughly with fork. Spread onto your favourite toast. For protein, sprinkle with toasted pine nuts and a poached egg on top.

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Smashed Avo with Fetta and Mint


3/ Mint Salad Dressing

Ingredients: 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, 1/2 cup real lemon juice, 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves (finely diced), 3 Tablespoons honey, 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard, 2 cloves garlic (finely diced), black pepper to taste.

Blend all the ingredients in a food processor. Serve drizzled over a salad or grilled fish.

4/ Lime & Mint Detox Water

Ingredients: 1/2 a lime (sliced), small handful fresh mint leaves (torn) and 2 litres cold water.

Combine all the ingredients together in a jug and leave overnight to infuse.

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Lime & Mint Detox Water


5/ Quinoa Tabbouleh

Ingredients: 1/2 cup quinoa (placed in a mesh sieve and rinsed under the water), 2 tomatoes (de-seeded and finely chopped), 2 shallots (finely chopped), 4 Tablespoons parsley (chopped), 4 Tablespoons mint (chopped), 3 Tablespoons lemon juice and 2 Tablespoons olive oil.

In a small saucepan, add the drained quinoa with 1 and 1/2 cups of water and boil for 15 minutes, stirring often. When the water has evaporated and the quinoa looks open and fluffy, remove from heat and cool down. In a bowl, combine the tomatoes, shallots, parsley, mint, lemon juice and olive oil. Stir in the quinoa and serve. Store in the fridge.

Mint has such a wide variety of uses. Which recipe will you try this weekend?

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Quinoa Tabbouleh
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