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The Green Parent

By The Green Parent

13th May 2022

Mint is such a versatile herb. Pour boiling water onto a handful of leaves to make mint tea, or try this tasty and super nutritious green smoothie recipe from David Hamilton.

The Green Parent

By The Green Parent

13th May 2022

The Green Parent

By The Green Parent

13th May 2022

Nettle and Mint Smoothie

This makes enough for two really yummy green smoothies.

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ avocado
  • 75 g cucumber
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 300 ml of your favourite milk*
  • 50 g nettles or spinach, stalks removed (wear gloves when removing stalks)
  • 3 tablespoons mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup or birch syrup (optional)
  • juice of 1½ limes

*This works well with cow’s milk, but you can also use cashew nut milk, almond milk or any other plant-based milk.

  1. Put the avocado, cucumber and banana into the jug of a blender. Add the milk, turn on the blender and whizz for a count of 5.
  2. Add the nettles or spinach, the mint and the maple or birch syrup, if using, and whizz for another count of 5.
  3. Squeeze in the lime juice and whizz for the count of 2.

MINT ICE CUBES Carefully place one or two mint leaves into each section of an ice-cube tray and top with water. Put the tray in the freezer and wait for six hours. Goes well with lemonade.

MORE INSPIRATION

READ Family Foraging by David Hamilton, photography by Jason Ingram (White Lion Publishing)

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