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06-19-2011, 10:08 AM
I found a spindly little chocolate mint herb plant at my local grocery store, planted it and now it has blossomed into a healthy plant. What are your favorite ways of using in raw recipes? How do I use it, do I use the leaves as is or dry them first, etc? Can you make tea with it?
I'm trying to insert picture of my chocolate mint, don't know if it will work.
The store also had apple mint, might have to go back and get one of those. But not sure what to do with it either.
06-19-2011, 10:15 AM
I use this mint a LOT when I'm fasting. Adding it to sweet juices is amazing...
cantaloupe and choc mint = the taste of a peppermint patty
watermelon and choc mint = amazing yummy goodness!!!
try it with everything sweet... it enhances the flavours so beautifully.
i also use orange mint, apple mint, pineapple mint...and more traditional ones as well.
06-19-2011, 12:44 PM
Your ideas sound wonderful. Will give it a try. Thanks.
06-19-2011, 02:08 PM
I was hungry for chocolate mint banana icecream. I cut two stems of my chocolate mint herb and pulled off all the leaves. Placed the leaves in my magic bullet with maybe 1/4 cup water and blended. Then I put two frozen banana pieces in my food processor along with the blended mint leaf. Whipped it up and OMG..........it is delicious! The mint is not overpowering but just right. Luv, luv, luv it. Just thought I'd share.
06-23-2011, 10:53 AM
I have a big patch of the stuff and use it in all kinds of things. I recently made a dip with it. I have been making raw cauliflower-based dips (hummus like) with different herbs. I recently made one with my chocolate mint. I used about a cup of leaves (I like it minty), 2 cups (or more?) of raw cauliflower, 2 tbsp of almond butter (you can use tahini or whatever you like), I added half an avocado for creaminess, juice of one lemon, salt and pepper. Blend in my vitamix until smooth and creamy! YUM
I have made some tahini-based cauliflower dips using fresh parsley, fresh cilantro or whatever I have. It's great for dipping cucumbers, celery or raw crackers.
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