Stress is an unfortunate fact of life, and one that affects everything from blood pressure to diabetes. While most of us can’t do anything to prevent stressful situations from cropping up, we can take steps to calm our minds and bodies. Offering powerful stress relief coupled with vitamins and minerals the body needs to thrive, our Stress-Relieving Lavender Smoothie is a tasty vacation from the everyday. With blueberries for sweetness and a heaping portion of almond butter to keep you going, this creamy lavender smoothie makes for a hearty breakfast or a delicious late-afternoon snack. Plus, the calming lavender will send stress levels plummeting and have you feeling ready to take on the day.
Ready In: 5 to 10 minutes
3 tablespoons almond butter
1 cup frozen cauliflower
1 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 almond milk
1/2 teaspoon culinary lavender
2 tablespoons chia seeds
Add 3 tablespoons of your favorite almond butter to a blender or food processor.
Add 1 cup frozen cauliflower.
Add 1 cup frozen blueberries.
Add 1/2 cup almond milk.
Add 1/4 of an avocado.
Add 1/2 teaspoon culinary lavender. You can find this at Trader Joe’s or buy online from Amazon and other suppliers.
Add 2 tablespoons chia seeds.
Blend ingredients together until you achieve the desired consistency. If smoothie is too thick, add filtered water and reblend.
Pour blender contents into a tall glass and top with as much shredded coconut, chopped almonds, and lavender flowers as wanted.
Drink and destress.
Lavender: helps reduce anxiety and stress with its sedative, calming nature. It’s also a potent antioxidant and antimicrobial for all around body benefits.
Almond Butter and Milk: High in protein, healthy fats, and fiber, almond butter and milk heal with top nutrients biotin, vitamin E, and manganese.
Blueberries: these sweet and scrumptious berries help boost brain health by enhancing memory and cognition.