Try Mint Milk
Want a happy, simple, quick, healthy, soothing bedtime beverage? Mint comes to mind because it’s been one of those days…
Can you feel the night-time happy calm? After a long day and disappointing behavior of some pretty awesome children, I stand in the kitchen by myself wanting just..”a little something”. Everyone’s asleep and I would like a nice bit to end the day.
In our fridge we have mint leaves from our garden bed. Peppermint and spearmint work well. Looking for milk and…we have Coconut Almond Milk by Califas. Not perfect, but pretty close. So Score! Looks like this.
Because nutrition is important to know; here are some of the common, primary, beneficial, uses of Peppermint:
- Asthma reduction
- Autism recovery
- Bacterial Infection elimination
- Crohn’s Disease recovery
- Headache relief
- Mood enhancement
- Myelin Sheath restoration
- Nausea abatement
- Varicose Veins eradication
Source: Gobel et al., 1994, Cappello et al., 2007, Freise et al, 1999, Koo et al., 2001
The benefits of herbs and plants offer great natural options. It reminds and beckons us to eat and drink what nourishes us…and that changes every day. So this is my nourishment tonight.
- Mint (Peppermint) leaves
Get a fine strainer, mug, and small pot.
Wash the mint leaves well. Hold them over the pot, squeeze, twist, and break them a bit to release the phenolic alcohols, menthol, and ketones. If you do not have fresh mint leaves, on occasion we use essential oils, but it takes only one drop so be careful, it’s potent!
Gently warm the milk in the pot, but don’t boil over (like I sometimes do!). This gives an undesirable chalky flavor to the milk.
Drink and enjoy a “cup full of calm” knowing that you have done no harm, but have added a soothing real food to nourish your body.