Are you a fan of mint? How about this ice cream cake? Yum! It had my mouth watering the moment I saw this decadent piece of heaven. I would love to take credit for this wonderful dessert, but if you knew me, you’d know better.
I’m linking up with Patti for Visible Monday and Kristin for Monday Mingle, and
Since we’re in the mood for mint, here are some medical facts on these unassuming but beneficial leaves.
According to helpwithcooking.com:
Health Benefits of Mint
- Relieve symptoms of indigestion, heartburn and irritable bowel syndrome by relaxing the muscles in and around the intestine.
- Act as a powerful antioxidant, protecting the body against the formation of cancerous cells.
- Inhibit the growth of many different types of bacteria and fungus.
- Ease and unblock the breathing and respiratory passages and airways.
- Relieves the symptoms of colds and flu.
- Mint can help with nasal allergies.
- It can relieve congestion, head colds and headaches.
- Act as a mild sedative and has calming properties.
- Relieve minor aches and pains such as muscle cramps and sprains.
- Combat bad breath.
- Provides a cooling sensation to the skin and can help to treat minor burns, itching and skin irritations.
- Mint is a very good cleanser for the blood.
- Mint tea can help clear up skin disorders such as acne.
Here’s to our health!
Jeans: AG Blouse: Ann Taylor Shoes: Marc Jacobs Bag: Chanel
The dessert looks fabulous and so does your outfit!
Love the mint jeans on you – look fantastic!! Yet another ultra-chic outfit from you Jeannie!! And that ice-cream cake looks so decadently delicious… *mouth watering* 🙂 xoxo
I love green, and pale green is no exception. I recently purchased a mint/pistacio green denim jacket that I’ve been wearing everywhere. I had no idea it was so versatile.
Love your pale green jeans worn with black blouse. Very chic!
Thank you Heather!
I saw your jacket…love it!!
Love your top and pants. 🙂 Lovely!
Thank you Catherine!
I love the pop of mint in this look! So fresh and the contrast against the black is just gorgeous on you! Xox ❤ hautepinkpretty.com
Thank you sweetie!! 🙂
Hello again! Popping on over from EBEW. Gorgeous, as ever… you and the ensemble! Both are timeless!
Thanks for stopping by, and thank you!
These mint trousers are awesome ! And I love the taste of mint + chocolate together !!!
Me, too! Give me chocolate and you’ve made me a happy old gal! 🙂
You look so beautiful! Love how you styled the mint jeans. Oh so exciting you did P90X! I did it a few years ago and hope to do it again soon after Insanity. You look just fab! Seriously, so not even CLOSE to 50 lady! What is your youth secret?? I think happiness, b/c you look happy!
Thank you Peggy! You’re very sweet.
P90X is a tough workout, and I think I’m too old now to keep up. 😦 I believe hubby has the P90X2?…I’ll pass.
I’ve gotten into kettlebell workouts recently, and I like it.
No secret, but I am very blessed and happy! 🙂
Love the new blog layout! And the mint! Xo Megan
Thank you Megan! 🙂
love the mint jeans on you….and mint cakes look so yummy!!
I’d like a piece of that ice cream cake right about now….not an ounce of self control here. 😉
Love those jeans and how you styled them. Very cute outfit!
Thank you for visiting!
You’ve done it again! You’ve made the trendy colored jean look a classic. You look great!
It’s a balancing act for someone my age. Thanks for the thumbs up! 🙂
Jeannie! I love your new blog layout! It’s as fresh and crisp as the mint color of your pants. A great look!
Happend by mistake but I think I’ll keep it for a little while….needed a change.
I really like how you can see little tidbits from past posts right on the main page. So many great posts get lost in blogs. Looks like you’ll be able to have some fun with it!
You’ve inspired me to go out and find some jeans with color. The mint look spectacular on you! And your blog looks as good as you do.
Thank you so much! 🙂
Hi Jeannie!! It’s not fair! I’m sitting here craving ice cream (mint chocolate chip being one of my favorites) but then you look so good in those jeans, I have to think twice. Do I really need to be eating ice cream at this time of night? Great outfit, yummy colors.
I’m actually craving some, too. Too bad our fridge is so empty…really gotta get to the store.
We’ll just have to meet for lunch & dessert before you take me to your favorite shops! 🙂
Oh, how I want some mint jeans. Even more since this post 🙂
Does that not sound funny? Who would have thought we’d be wanting/wearing “mint jeans?” Especially at my age…
Oh wow, my mouth is watering!
Doesn’t it look delish? I so want something sweet right about NOW! 🙂
loooove mint! perfect jeans and i really want that cake;)!
I adore your mint jeans, so pretty!
Thank you, Debbi! 🙂
I like your new blog Jeannie! Very nice! ~Patricia
Thank you! It was time for a little change. 🙂
Oh wow, i need to get Richard to take more mints!!
Thanks for the beneficial insights to mint, and for that we award you with the Very Inspiring Blogger and One Lovely Blog Award 😉
Why, thank you Jeannie!! 🙂
Yes, make sure he gets plenty….good for his health!!
Mint tea is one of my favorites. I have some planted in an herb pot right now for recipes this summer. You look crisp in your minty pants. I love how you carry them off. Beautiful!
I knew you were a serious cook…you grow your own herbs? I doubt I could even name five herbs. Oh, well…that’s what restaurants are for, right? I’m gonna send hubby to a cooking school when we retire. I’ll have my own personal chef! 🙂
I like the way you’re thinking Jeannie! You’ve got a better long-term plan than I do.
I know, right? I just have to convince him! 🙂
thanks for all the facts about mint1 This is a very popular color for 2012.
Yes, it is a very popular color this season…pretty & loud, too! 🙂
Cool blog layout! It looks like a magazine.
I just saw that Gap is carrying mint skinnies but they only come in regular 😦 I will have to stalk the website to see if they get in any talls.
My husband’s favorite ice cream flavor is mint chip – I like to surprise him with a pint every once in a while.
I hope you’ll be able to get a pair…. you look so good in skinny color jeans!
Now, you can tell Bill that eating mint chip ice cream is good for his health! 😉
What an awesome post! I love how you mix your style and the food and the health benefits of the mint together! And the outfit looks beautiful, I love the mint and black combo! The Chanel bag is like the chocolate sauce on top! 🙂
Ah, so you noticed!!
The photo of the ice cream pie was my inspiration…very observant! 🙂
Love the outfit!! It’s pastel sweetness without the sickening part–I think the black does the trick!
I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect mint top–I thrifted a pair of never worn mint green Croft&Barrow sandals ($3) and now I need something to go with them! What??? Like no one reading this blog has EVER made an outfit around a pair of shoes!! LOLOL
Thank you Tamera!
Haha, I confess!!!! It’s my secret to building a nice outfit, don’t ya know??
You do look minty! The color of those pants is so pretty and pairing it with black makes it look simple but classy. I like too how you left the back of blouse un-tucked. This is a very nice look on you.
Merci, Lady Bliss!
I would just like a piece of that mint ice cream pie….well, maybe a glass of mojito or mint julep would be good, too! 🙂
Ah, heck….I’ll settle for a cup of tea at this point! 🙂
LOVE mint! (Thinking abot summery mojitos right now mmm) You are ROCKING those trousers! And the modern outfit looks amazing combined with the classic Chanel. LOVE!
Mint Julep, Mojitos…sounds good to me!
Thank you Edita! I love a classic bag with any outfit!! 😉
Pants very beautiful, a wonderful color. A perfect outfit combining mint and black. The hair, very pretty.
Thanks Josep! Glad you approve! 🙂
What a wonderful post Jeannie! I love mint ice cream and I also enjoy having it growing in my garden for iced tea or a cocktail (oops .. I guess that would cancel out the health benefits) An interesting list of the medicinal qualities of this wonderful herb.
The mint looks fabulous on you!
Enjoy the start to your week.
Haha! How about a glass or two of mint julep? A little bourbon never hurt anyone, especially if one’s on vacation? 🙂
Mmmmm… i need ice cream and a mint julep!
That’s my first choice the ice cream mint. Haven’t tried ice cream cake mint but would love to…^_^ Love your mint pants too. It really goes well with the black top, awesome!
Oh, you need to try the ice cream cake! So good!
I had not known about the medical benefits of mint, although I plucked a leaf in our garden the other day. These jeans are a great color.
I wasn’t aware of all the medical benefits either. Now, all the more reasons to eat mint ice cream?! 🙂
Love those mint pants. A bold move — you look great in them!
Yes, it is quite bold for someone my age! 🙂
I agree with Pam – love the re-do of your blog layout! And I learned a lot about mint : > You look gorgeous.
Thanks Patti! 🙂
Your blog looks great!! I love the way you linked the mint and mint green pants together…and I even fixed ice cream pie this past weekend for my boys…but it was pecan praline/chocolate!! Your blog and outfit really look wonderful!
Thank you, Pam!
Pecan praline & chocolate? Oh, yum!!!