Ingredients: 1 tablespoon fresh mint, 1 sweet red apple, 1/2 teaspoon raw honey, 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon butter/ghee, 4 pork chops, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, pinch nutmeg, salt, and pepper.
- Finely chop 1 tablespoon of fresh mint leaves.
- Core one sweet red apple. Grind or finely grate to reach an applesauce texture.
- Add the chopped mint, ½ teaspoon raw honey, ½ teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon melted butter or ghee, ½ teaspoon of cinnamon, and a pinch of nutmeg. Mix and set aside.
- Place 4 pork chops in a large pan with 1 tablespoon butter or ghee on medium heat.
- Add a pinch of sea salt and ground black pepper to taste to each. After about 5 minutes, flip the pork chop and cook for approximately 5 more minutes or until fully cooked.
- Plate the pork chops and top each with about ¼ cup of the apple puree.
Mint and apple cider vinegar combine to make a powerful detoxification aid for your body. Mint also aids in the beak down of crude fibers and fats in the meat, allowing for easier digestion of the pork. The ease of digestion makes for more absorption of the nutrients, allowing your body to get the most benefit from the foods. Additionally, mint is known to soothe lining and aid in dispelling of gas in the intestinal tract. Because of this, it is a very beneficial herb for those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), a condition that is estimated to affect nearly one in four people, and Dyspepsia. However, for individuals with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), or heartburn, mint ingestion should be limited as it may exacerbate the problem, so you can alter the recipe to remove the mint and replace it with ginger. Also, even with its high acidity content, apple cider vinegar has also been shown to help with GERD, though the research is not as strictly conclusive. Another tip for GERD: Look for the leanest cuts of meat, as fats can exacerbate symptoms as well.