Here are some interesting ways to add more mint or pudina to your daily diet.
1. Mint Tea
Move over milk tea and green tea and opt for mint tea instead. This tea is not only good for your physical health but also gives a boost to your mental health. It is said that the aroma of this herbs helps reduce many symptoms of depression, resulting in a relaxed and calm mind. Just a cuppa will help elevate your mood. All you need to do is to boil some water and add a few mint leaves in it. Let the water soak up all the goodness from the leaves. Now strain the tea and add a teaspoon of honey and lemon for taste. Enjoy the lovely concoction!
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Move over milk tea and green tea and opt for mint tea instead2. Make Your Everyday Detox Water
Skip drinking normal water and instead choose to infuse some mint in it. Fresh and aromatic water will not only be beneficial for you, but also quite refreshing at the same time. All you need to do is to add a few leaves in a water bottle and let it be. Sip this water through the day and never feel tired or gloomy.
3. Mint Soup
Soups are a great way to soothe yourself and what better than adding some mint to make it even better? Just add a few mint leaves to your soup while it cooks and let it soak up all the goodness. Not only will it make your soup flavourful but also healthful. Try this Peas and Mint Soup Recipe.
Just add a few mint leaves to your soup while it cooks
4. Mint Salad
Salads are super-healthy; adding a tad-bit of pudina can bring your salad to life. You can add it to cucumber and pomegranate salad or other fruit salads only to enhance the flavour. Try this Cucumber, Black Olive and Mint Salad Recipe at home!
5. Mint Chutney
Chutney makes for a best accompaniment to a plateful of dal-chawal and the likes. You can whip up fresh mint chutney to have with snacks or sandwiches and other dishes as well. It can be prepared using some mint leaves, coriander leaves, chilies, ginger and garlic.
Chutney makes for a best accompaniment to a plateful of dal-chawal and the likes
6. Mint Lassi
Bring yogurt and mint to use by making an amazing lassi. Blend the curd with fresh mint leaves, black salt, sugar and cumin seeds. This tangy and refreshing drink will make you fall in love with its flavours. Try this Yummy Mint Lassi At Home!
Go ahead and make mint your best friend from the kitchen shelf and enjoy its goodness as and when you can with these simple ways!
When your kitchen buzzes of heavenly aroma, you know it is mint, also popularly known as pudina in India. The tiny green leaves that can be grown easily, have more than just the aroma and strong flavour to offer. Pudina is known to have plethora of benefits, some of which include boosting digestion and immunity, keeping your breath fresher for long, helping regulate mood swings and lending a glow to your skin among others. Mint is generally used in adding flavours to mocktails, cocktails and chutneys; however, there is more to it. You can use this green delight in various ways and enjoy all the benefits it provides.