• With all that’s going on in the world, I think we all need a little stress relief right about now!  I love simple smoothie recipes that can be thrown together with things we usually have at home.  The only thing a little out of the ordinary here is the lavender.
  • Lavender has a calming effect that helps us sleep.  It is used a lot in baby washes and lotions for that exact reason!  A few sprigs of this sleep loving herb makes this smoothie an extra special nutritious and calming treat!
  • This recipe not only calms but it contains a boost of those good fats that help our skin and hair, antioxidants (blueberries), a high dose of fiber and a healthy serving of protein!
  • Replacing carbs and fat with protein, you reduce the hunger hormone and boost several satiety hormones. This leads to a major reduction in hunger and is the main reason protein helps you lose weight. It can make you eat fewer calories automatically.  [source:  healthline.com]
  • Daily Calorie Composition: 55% from carbs, 38% from fat and 7% from protein.

Calming Lavender Smoothie

A delicious mix of blueberries, avocado, honey and lavender make this a calming smoothie you'll want to try!
Course Drinks
Servings 2 servings
Calories 352 kcal

Equipment

  • blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (15 kcal) subs: whole milk, oat, cashew
  • 1/4 cup ice (n/a)
  • 1/2 cup honey vanilla yogurt (frozen) (145 kcal) subs: greek, vanilla, honey
  • 1 cup blueberries (frozen) (82 kcal)
  • 1/4 avocado (peeled and pitted) (80 kcal)
  • 1/2 tbsp honey (30 kcal) locally sourced preferred
  • 1 sprig fresh lavender (n/a)

Instructions
 

  • Add ingredients in the order listed, blend and enjoy!

Notes

 
Keyword blueberry, calming, healthy, lavender, smoothie, weightloss

  • Lavender works as an anxiolytic (an anxiety reliever) and as a sedative, to increase relaxation and calm, and help bring about sleep.
  • Lavender interacts with the neurotransmitter GABA to help quiet the brain and nervous system activity, reducing agitation, anger, aggression, and restlessness.   [source:  thesleepdoctor.com]

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12 Comments

  1. Honestly speaking I have never heard about lavender smoothie. Seems something great!!!

    1. Thank you!

  2. 5 stars
    Yummy! This sounds fantastic. I am a HUGE fan of anything lavender.

    1. Thank you! Me too!!!

  3. This sounds tasty. It may sound silly but I’ve never thought of eating lavender.

    1. Honestly, until I started making these smoothies, I hadn’t either!

  4. Sounds delicious. I love lavender ice cream so i think i will love this too.

    1. Oh my goodness, that sounds amazing!!

  5. This seems wonderful! I will definitely be trying it. We have lavendar growing in our garden and I haven’t done anything with it!

    1. What a great idea!!

  6. This sounds so good. How many teaspoons would that be for the lavender?

    1. You can substitute 1/2 tsp of dried lavender for the sprig of fresh!

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