Looking for the perfect container plants? Both mint and strawberries are ideal for containers — mint especially since it can be such a rampant grower in the garden.

Clustered containers of the two offer a lush display with the added benefit of edible leaves and berries that are delicious on their own or when paired in a recipe such as this mint strawberry smoothie.


Strawberry Mint Smoothie


  • 1 tbsp. agave nectar
  • 2 ice cubes
  • 1 tbsp. mint
  • cup strawberries


Place all ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth.

Use a few mint sprigs for garnish.


For a creamier smoothie, add 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt.

Two tbsp. mini chocolate chips will make a chocolate dipped strawberry smoothie.

Add 1 cup orange juice and half a banana for a fruitier flavor.

Don't forget spices — try mixing in a dash of cinnamon or other spice you enjoy.


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