Ingredient Spotlight: Peppermint

Variety is the spice of life… or is it peppermint? This bright green herb is diverse in its uses and forms, as it can be eaten alone or added to recipes, made in to an oil for topical use, or even made in to a soothing tea! Did you know that peppermint contains antioxidants to fight inflammation, like with headaches and allergies? What about its ability to soothe respiratory infections and clear your sinuses? Or how about taking peppermint next time your stomach is upset, or if you suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome or gastric ulcers? Peppermint is also known for its ability to not only refresh your breath, but also your energy levels! 

It was simply “mint to be” to have this herb as the highlight of one of our Dark Chocolate Munch flavors, Peppermint Munch!  

Addie Dulaney Majnaric is a recent graduate of West Virginia University, where she received her dual Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology and Human Nutrition and Foods and minor in Strength & Conditioning. Addie recently finished her supervised practice rotations, and will be sitting for the RDN licensure exam this summer. She is very excited to begin helping people reach their happiest and healthier selves through a vegan diet!

Addie has been vegan for 5 years, and promotes her recipes, love for animals, and nutrition journey on her blog: In her free time, Addie enjoys running, creating vegan meals and baking, spending time with her husband Nathan and her best friend and sidekick, Kimba the rescue German Shepherd! 

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