Did you know that Peppermint is an aromatic herb in the mint family that is a cross between watermint and spearmint? Native to Europe and Asia, it has been used for thousands of years for its pleasant, minty taste and health benefits.

Here are some of the amazing benefits of using dōTERRA peppermint oil: it has been shown to relax muscles in your digestive system and improve various digestive symptoms, reduces tension headaches and migraines. It improves energy levels and reduce daytime fatigue, it also helps with the intensity and length of menstrual cramps since peppermint helps prevent muscle contractions. Studies confirm that peppermint effectively fights several types of bacteria, including those that cause food-borne illnesses and contagious illnesses. It helps satisfy your sweet tooth and reduce your appetite, it increases alertness and memory, which may improve concentration.

Essential oils are much purer and potent than the actual herb/leaves (1 cup of peppermint tea is = to 28 cups of peppermint tea), so 1-2 drops will be enough.

If you don’t have time to make this smoothie, take a drop of dōTERRA peppermint oil under your tongue to experience all the above benefits. Instead of having another coffee at 15h00 to get me through the day, I take a drop of peppermint oil, it instantly uplifts my mood and energy levels.

• 1 Avocado
• 2 cups almond milk
• 2 drop dōTERRA peppermint essential oil
• ¼ cup cashew nuts/2 tablespoons cashew butter
• ½ cup plain yogurt
• 4 pitted dates
• 1 cup ice
• ½ cup water