Lavender Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

July 1st and summertime weather is here! Luxuriate in your morning with this delicious lavender flavored smoothie. Get your greens hidden in a delicious vegan bowl! This recipe serves one, so double the portions if you've got a loved one to eat with! 

Ingredients:

  • 4-7 pieces of fresh lavender buds
  • 1 banana {fresh or frozen}
  • 1/3 avocado
  • 1 pear
  • 1/2 cup of kale or greens
  • 1/2 cup of blueberries {fresh or frozen)
  • 1/3 cup of water (no need to use store bought nut mylks)
  • tsp of either hemp seeds, cashews, coconut flakes (this replaces the nut milk consistency)
  • pinch of cinnamon

Blend all ingredients and serve in your favorite bowl! 

Toppings:

  • banana
  • fresh berries
  • buckwheat groats
  • coconut flakes
  • flax seeds, nuts, bee pollen, cocoa nibs, lavender

Serve with dandelion tea or as pictured here, cold-brew coffee with coconut milk. Have a happy 4th of July everyone! Be thankful for all the stuff and people in your life. Love ya!

Fig & Blueberry Smoothie

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I've always been a big fan of dried figs, but only recently did I discover how versatile fresh figs can be. Ever since, I've been incorporating figs into my morning noshes, and I played around until I found this really yummy smoothie. Figs are loaded with nutrients including vitamin K, potassium, manganese, calcium, copper, B6 and fiber. For this recipe, I used Kadota Figs, they have green skin and purplish flesh, but you can use any type of fig that you find at your local farmer's market. Other varieties include: Black Mission, Calimyrna, Brown Turkey, or Adriatic. Figs are in season during summer months and early fall, and they spoil quickly, so be sure to stock-up and freeze them to use over the winter months! Otherwise, Trader Joe's sells organic frozen figs as well. This recipe is thick, creamy and delicious! Let me know how you like it!

 

1 Serving:

  • 1 frozen ripe banana (You can substitute with 1/2 avocado if you're out of bananas)
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 3-4 large figs, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup spinach or kale
  • 1 cup home-made almond milk (un-sweetened)
  • Optional: tps flax or hemp seeds
  • Dash of vanilla extract & cinnamon
  • Dash maple syrup, sweetened to your liking