Refreshing, healthy, delicious and relaxing, this Blueberry Lavender Smoothie is plant-based and completely stress-free.
There is something about lavender that just makes me happy. The fragrance reminds me of simpler times as a young girl visiting my grandmother. She had these lavender soaps in her bathroom and I always loved the smell. It just smelled clean and fresh.
I recently visited my local Savory Spice Shop and I felt like a kid in a candy store. I stumbled on culinary lavender and knew I had to:
1. Smell it all day long.
2. Make lots of things with it.
It might sound strange to put lavender in a smoothie but it was just enough to make it fragrant and not over-powering. In foods such as this smoothie, lavender is slightly sweet but still floral. I loved it.
This gorgeous smoothie (if I do say so myself) is packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and protein. I just had to add some protein to this beauty. Oh and I added spinach because, well, it’s spinach!
I was excited to try Bob’s Red Mill new Vanilla Protein Powder and was fortunate enough for them to send me some sample to try. Loved it. Plant based pea protein with chia and probiotics, what’s not to love?
Blueberry Lavender Smoothie
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 teaspoon dried culinary lavender
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1/3 cup Bob's Red Mill Vanilla Protein Powder
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup optional
- 1 cup ice
Place all of the ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
Here are some more lovely lavender recipes for you to try:
Lemon Glazed Shortbread with Lavender Buds by Boulder Locavore
Honey Lavender Plum Gratin from Eating Well
Lavender Dark Chocolate Chip Ice Cream from A Spicy Perspective
Vegan Lemon Lavender Cookies from Elana’s Pantry
Lavender Lemonade from Eat Yourself Skinny