Urban Acres has a great surprise for its members this weekend. The produce bins will be full with the fragrant smelling mint. Urban Acres provides new recipes in its produce finder on a weekly basis, but for today’s blog Barbara Bailey, our marketing coordinator, will share her thoughts. Barbara begged for days to be able to write this blog and we are curious to hear her information.
As soon as I saw the produce list for this weekend, I immediately volunteered my recipes for the Urban Roost. Of course, I was inspired by the lovely herb ~ mint. I started to write my prize winning recipe for the best Mojito on the planet when I realized, that …(ahem) I do work for a health conscious company. And since I haven’t found any organic rum, I had to slightly alter my Mojito recipe to be acceptable by the standards of Urban Acres.
The best way to create the fizzy taste of a virgin Mojito is to use the ~ oh so delicious ~ kombucha. Kombucha not only will make this drink refreshing but also will calm your gut.
Kombucha Mojito (serving size for one)
- 11 mint leaves
- 1/4 lime, halved
- 1 tsp raw sugar
- 2 oz HOLY green apple ginger kombucha *
- 1 cup ice, crushed
- mint leaves, for decoration
* You can buy this and many other flavors by the growler at the Farmstead.
Muddle the mint leaves, lime, and sugar until the mint flavor releases. Add the ice and pour the kombucha over it. Stir with your muddler, decorate, and enjoy.
After drinking a glass of this tasty drink, you might start to think what else you could use the rest of your mint leaves for. Well, if you like to pamper yourself after a long day of work, you have to try my homemade body scrub. I love the smell of mint and coconut, so I came up with a recipe to keep the fragrance lingering with me all night.
Coconut Mint Body Scrub
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup mint leaves, chopped
Mix all ingredients together and keep it in an air-tight container for up to a month.
Use in the shower by gently rubbing the sugar scrub over your body. You will love the smoothness and smell of your skin after using this natural body scrub.
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Well friends, we promised Barbara that if she gets enough requests on our blog, she can share with you her prize winning Mojito recipe.