You having one of those days where you need to chill out and eat or drink something to take away the stress? This healthy lavender smoothie will definitely help reduce your stress and anxiety. I've taste-tested this multiple times, and my stomach is the ever-vigilant guide—it has basically filled the position as my life coach (#foodismylovelanguage).
How to Make a Healthy Lavender Smoothie
This smoothie is what I like to call an aromatherapy massage for the taste buds, stomach, and mind. Truly! Have you ever added lavender to your beverages? It's like drinking a bottle of tranquility. I highly recommend it. In the form of this lavender blueberry smoothie, obviously.
Here are the things you need this smoothie:
- Frozen banana
- Chia Seeds
- Coconut oil and water
- Lemon juice
- High-powered blender. This is the one I use and love.
Is lavender safe to eat?
A question you might be wondering...
"Is it safe to eat lavender?"
Yes! Research suggests that it can actually help calm and reduce anxiety, in addition to helping with depression. Making this a great breakfast or afternoon treat, especially on a hot, swampy day when you're feeling BLEGH.
Other lavender uses and benefits
Lavender is an amazing herb that is great in the kitchen to give your dishes distinguished flavors, as well as being used for other purposes.
- Lavender contains calcium, iron, and vitamin A, making it a good supplement in smoothies like this
- Can stabilize your mood
- Improve sleep
- Reduce anxiety
- Help heal wounds
- Can clear up acne on skin when applied topically
- Works as an anti fungal
Are you convinced you need this healthy lavender smoothie in your life? Are we feeling the anxiety melt from our bodies and enter into a zen-like state?
But seriously. This recipe is incredible. It is light and fruity, aromatic, gluten-free and vegan, even (swapping out the honey for agave)!
It's like the superwoman of the smoothies—it contains all the superfoods and antioxidants. I'll take 20 lavender smoothies, thanks. They are blueverry delicious! (I discovered that pun from a typo.)
Grab the recipe below, and enjoy this tasty, healing treat!
Healthy Lavender Smoothie to Reduce Stress
- ½ cup coconut water
- 1 teaspoon dried lavender buds
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon honey or agave nectar for vegan option
- 1 frozen banana
- ½ apple
- 2 cups blueberries
- Put all of the ingredients into a large blender. Blend until thoroughly mixed.
- Pour into glasses, drizzle some honey on top, and enjoy!