If truth be told, this mint lassi happened quite by accident. The mint that was to be used as garnish some how ended up in the blender. I blended it and there it was, lassi and bits of green. Okay, I said to myself, no worries. How bad can it be? OMG, it was so so good! Although I post mostly dairy free recipes, this lassi needed to be shared. So, if you can tolerate dairy, you must try it! I am sharing some substitutes in the notes below. But first,
Let’s talk about the benefits of mint
Mint contains the compound Menthol, the main ingredient in peppermint and other mint plants, has a calming affect on the gastrointestinal tract and it also contains trace amounts of iron, fiber, potassium and vitamin A.
- 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, it’s super easy!
If you like mint infused drinks, try my Lemon Mint recipe as well!
- 1 cup greek yogurt
- 2 cups whole milk
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 cup ice
- 2-3 sprigs mint
- Put all the ingredients in a high speed blender.
- Top with mint leaf
- If you have intolerance to dairy, try using A2 milk or Lactose free milk.
- Always read labels and use milk that comes from grass fed cows.