Lemon Lime Lavender Smoothie.
Did you know that lemon and lavender together can cleanse, energize and reduce your stress? Great way to begin the day, I’d say! Specifically lemon juice provides vitamin C which improves your skin, supports weight loss, assists digestion, and even prevents kidney stones. Lavender is known to lower heart rate and reduce blood pressure, essentially helping you feel calm. And the lime? I like to add it to any citrus recipe because its sweetness tempers the lemon sour flavor. I also add a bit of turmeric to turn it yellow and provide its own healthy additions. Let’s see how you like this one..
makes about 2-cup smoothie mixture
- 2 cups plant yogurt
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- 1 drop of lavender extract, culinary (I use this extract brand) OR 1/2 tsp culinary lavender buds (I use these lavender buds)
- 1/4 cup ice cubes
- 1/2 tsp turmeric (or more to achieve desired color)
Blend all, serve chilled! The lavender extract drop can be replaced with 1/2 tsp culinary lavender buds but the lavender influence will be less then if you were to use the extract. Want to make it a meal replacement? Add in 1 tbsp chia seeds and 1/2 cup cashews, preferably soaked 1/2 hour or more for added creaminess.Or 1/2 cup rolled oats. I hope this smoothie brings a relaxing moment to your day!