Lavender Berry Smoothie

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Have you ever had a lavender milkshake? I’ve had two in my life so far. And they were pretty life changing.

Lavender. Such a wonderful botanical herb. And yet so underrated. Within the past few years, lavender seems to have at least started making a name for itself out on the food scene. From lavender ice cream, sugar syrups, creme brûlées, chocolate truffles, jams, shortbread cookies and cakes, it sure has gotten around.

It’s such a great herb to experiment with. Add it to grilled pork chops? Pasta? Pancakes? I’ll take all of the above, please.

But yeah, back to those milkshakes. I was kind of craving one of those today post-workout at the gym. I was planning on juicing some fruits and veggies when I got home but the idea of a smooth, creamy workout treat of purple goodness struck my fancy.

And the results were awesome. I can guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

Lavender Berry Smoothie

Makes 1 serving in a 8 to 10 oz. glass

  • 1 medium sized frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen mixed berry blend (I like cherry, raspberry, blackberry, and strawberry)
  • 1/2 cup lowfat vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup almond or coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons raw cashews
  • 1 teaspoon dried lavender buds
  • 1-2 ice cubes (optional)

Blend everything together at once in your blender! Pour into your favorite glass, stick a straw in it, and fall in love. Muah!

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