Blueberry Citrus Lilac Fairy Smoothie Bowls.
Can a fairy smoothie bowl have only two colors? It can when lilacs are involved – the prettiest, most aromatic flavor in my opinion. I love when lilac season rolls around, it’s brief but it supplies us with such an abundance of aromatherapy. I fill our kitchen table with the blooms and we all swear the delightful scent of these purple beauties makes everything taste better. Especially purple smoothies! This particular recipe is a frosty bowl of blueberries, citrus, maqui berry, baobab and white chia seeds.
So while we are busy being happy with our lilac-induced aromatherapy, we are also getting an abundance of antioxidants!
But if you want to actually add lilacs to the smoothie, lilacs are edible and considered anti-inflammatories, so make a simple tea: Pour a cup of hot water over a 1/4 cup of lilac florets, let steep 10 minutes, strain off petals and the tea is ready. It will be floral in scent but taste bitter, so I suggest you have coconut sugar ready and sweeten to taste before either drinking or adding to the smoothie.
Happy Lilac season!
Oh, and here is some information on the superfoods in this recipe:
1. Maqui berry powder, a Chilean berry that is one of the most antioxidant-rich foods, as well as known for powerful levels of vitamin C, calcium, iron and potassium, and rich in anti-aging anthocyanins, and anti-inflammatory compounds.
2. Organic blueberries, our favorite berry, is considered to have one of the highest levels of antioxidants, as well as Vitamin K, C and Manganese. This powerful berry combats aging, boosts brain power, fights cancer, supports digestion, promotes heart health, clears skin, and supports weight loss by controlling appetite. Try to buy organic, however. Blueberries are 20th on the EWG list of fruits that contain insecticides so it is best to buy berries, all berries in fact, organic or local.
3. Baobab is quite amazing: The Baobab fruit is super high in vitamin C, but also in calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin A, thiamin, B6 and bioflavonoids, and is a good probiotic and high in fiber.
makes about 3 cups
- 3 cups frozen blueberries
- 2 cups water
- 1 tbsp maqui berry powder (I use this brand)
- 1 tbsp baobab powder (I use this brand) or Organic Burst when I can get it!
- 1/4 cup white chia seeds (I use this brand)
- 1/4 cup Lilac tea (See my post for method) [optional, Lilacs on the table are awesome too!]