A bright lavender lemon smoothie fresh and easy to make. It is creamy and citrus-y, has turmeric, and can lower your anxiety, boost your immunity as well as help you feel full, aiding in weight-loss.
This lavender lemon smoothie is powerful in flavor and nutrition. Lemon and lavender together can cleanse, energize and reduce your stress. Add in turmeric to add immunity boosting to the list of this smoothie's credentials.
In addition, lemons also provide vitamin C which improves your skin, supports weight loss, assists digestion, and even prevents kidney stones.
Why You'll Love This
The taste is bright and delicious. This smoothie isn't all about health. It tastes bright and citrusy as well. To up the citrus flavor, increase the amount of lemon juice you add.
Lavender is incredibly healthy. Lavender is known to lower heart rate and reduce blood pressure, essentially helping you feel calm.
Citrus adds vitamin C. It's common knowledge that lemon is high in vitamin C and that is an immunity-booster for sure! But did you know also how essential vitamin C is for the function of the brain? An NIH study explains how much vitamin C supports the brain, especially repairing it, including during healing after a concussion. Specifically, vitamin C is essential in the body's production of Glutathione, an antioxidant essential to helping repair the brain.
Step by Step Instructions
For more detail, visit the complete and printable recipe at the bottom of this post, but here are general steps.
Step 1: Make a cup of lavender tea and allow it to cool.
Step 2: Add it and other ingredients to a blender and process.
To intensify the yellow color, add a ¼ teaspoon of turmeric. Optionally, add the zest of both lemons and whole culinary lavender buds to the top.
Make without yogurt. Yes, I don't include yogurt because I use zucchini to thicken instead. If you need to sweeten it, add some green grapes, they won't change the color. You can also add lime juice. Lime tends to give you the illusion that something is sweeter than it is.
Leafy greens to add. Add leafy greens if you wish, but the color will change to green or darken, but if you use a high-speed blender and toss in baby spinach or even baby kale to increase potassium. The flavor won't change at all.
As are all my smoothies, this lemon smoothie recipe is vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free, and gluten-free.
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Lavender Lemon Smoothie
- ¼ cup green grapes (for added sweetness)
- ½ teaspoon ginger root (fresh, peeled, crushed)
- ½ teaspoon culinary lavender buds (to sprinkle on top)
- 2 tablespoon zest off organic lemons (to sprinkle on top)
- Peel the zucchini. Chop and freeze the prior night.
- Make lavender tea and set aside to cool.
Make Lemon Smoothie
- Blend all, serve chilled with lemon zest and lavender buds on top for a strong scent as you spoon!
- Drink your smoothie right away, or store in a mason jar in the refrigerator for one night. Or freeze in ice cube trays to be blended again another day.