This magnolia tea is easy to brew, effective at soothing stress and anxiety, and deliciously floral and refreshing served in a stress-reducing smoothie.
Why You'll Love this
Magnolia tea reduces stress. Magnolia flowers make a wonderful tea. They are an ancient flour, appearing on Earth before bees. They have long been used by ancient civilizations for medicinal purposes, primarily for depression and respiratory ailments.
Magnolia petals are edible. Magnolia petals can be eaten whole (be careful the trees weren't sprayed with insecticide or fertilizer) and are known for clearing sinuses and having a rapid effect on soothing anxiety. You should take care however to only make tea off petals found on a tree that is free of fertilizer.
Make Magnolia Petal Tea
1. Gather 2 cups of Magnolia petals off a tree you know was not exposed to fertilizer or insecticide. Hand wash the petals.
2. Boil 3 cups of water in a pot, turn off the stove, and add the 2 cups of the Magnolia petals to the water.
3. Put the pot in the refrigerator covered overnight and let the petals steep further.
4. The next day, strain off the leaves, and store your concentrated tea in the refrigerator.
You can stop there, and enjoy your tea or you can continue on and make a smoothie. Here's how:
Ingredients for Smoothie
Magnolia Petal Tea, homemade
White or black chia seeds
I also add baobab powder to mine to boost the nutrition, but that's optional. Baobab heightens the vitamin C in the tea and makes it a powerful immunity booster.
How to Make Smoothie
1. Blend all ingredients until smooth.
2. To prepare the smoothies as shown, fill half your smoothie container with yogurt, pour on the Magnolia smoothie, and make swirls by carefully dipping in your spoon and dragging up and around.
3. Enjoy the boost of calm that should come after a first few sips!
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Magnolia Tea Smoothie (Sooth Stress)
- 1 cup homemade Magnolia tea (See instructions on how to make Magnolia Tea)
- 3 cups frozen raspberries
- 2 tablespoon white chia seeds
- 4 tbs baobab powder
- ½ cup lemon juice
- 1 cup yogurt To layer with the tea in a smoothie
To prepare Magnolia petal tea
- Gather 2 cups of Magnolia petals off a tree you know was not exposed to fertilizer or insecticide. Hand wash the petals.
- Boil 3 cups of water in a pot, turn off the stove, and add the 2 cups of the Magnolia petals to the water.
- Put the pot in the refrigerator covered, and let the petals steep overnight.
- The next day, strain off the leaves, and capture the liquid as your concentrated tea. Store it in the refrigerator.
To prepare the Magnolia smoothie
- Blend all ingredients until smooth.1 cup homemade Magnolia tea, 3 cups frozen raspberries, 2 tablespoon white chia seeds, 4 tbs baobab powder, ½ cup lemon juice
- To prepare the smoothies as shown, fill half your smoothie container with yogurt, pour on the Magnolia smoothie, and make swirls by carefully dipping in your spoon and dragging up and around.1 cup yogurt
- Drink immediately.
Nisha / @rainbowplantlife
Mangolia flower petal sounds so elegant! What a creative and fun idea.
Nisha! Thank you lovely!
Izzy | Pinch of delight
Wow this is so pretty!
Thank you Izzy!!
Keri Lisé Wykoff
Hello, Why is it so important not to eat flowers from trees treated with fertilizer or insecticide? I thought flowers and fruits don't carry those from the roots? Thanks in advance.
Hi Keri, I am referring to powdered fertilizer one puts directly on leaves and buds. You don't want to be consuming petals dusted with pesticides.