This concoction happened quite by accident actually. The mint that was to be used as garnish ended up in the blender. Gave it a whir and there it was, lassi and bits of green. Ohhhkaay, I said to myself, no worries. How bad can it be? OMG, it was so so good!
- Menthol, the main ingredient in peppermint has a calming affect on the gastrointestinal tract.
- contains trace amounts of iron, fiber, potassium and vitamin A.
- 1 cup yoghurt (greek will make it creamier)
- 2 cups whole milk
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 cup ice
- 2-3 sprigs mint
- Put all the ingredients in a high speed blender.
- Top with mint leaf
- Mint calms the stomach and aids the bile in the stomach to flow more efficiently. This in turn helps in digesting fats.
- Peppermint is a decongestant and helps in loosening up phlegm to improve cough.
- A four week study concluded that peppermint oil benefits patients with IBS (Irritable Bowl Syndrome) by improving abdominal symptoms.
- Peppermint helps with bloating and flatulence by releasing painful gas.
- Research shows that mint can play an important role in healing cancer.
There are so many reasons to grab some mint today, or better yet, grow some in your own backyard!