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Chamomile with Lavender Blueberry Smoothie

When the summer sun is shining at its peak, a piping hot cup of tea isn’t the most appealing remedy. But, that doesn’t mean we don’t still need herbs for everyday wellness. That’s why our herbalists dreamt up a cool and calming summer smoothie to enjoy any time you’re feeling stressed, frazzled, or fried from the blazing heat.

Our herbal smoothie features chamomile and lavender, both of which soothe digestion and calm nerves.* These aromatic medicines contain active essential oils that contain compounds like azulene and terpenes, which aid in their therapeutic benefits and contribute to their uplifting scent. In order to contain these essential oils, we suggest steeping your herbs with a saucer or Tea Buddy on top. This process helps you to achieve the perfect cup of herbal tea to make your smoothie.

In addition to featuring nervous system-supporting herbs, our recipe includes magnesium powder to restore healthy mineral levels. Many people have low levels of magnesium, which makes it difficult for the body to carry out simple everyday functions.

Our Chamomile with Lavender Blueberry Smoothie is the perfect summer soother, naturally sweet and supercharged with plant power. Try our recipe and share your creations with us on Instagram, @TraditionalMedicinals.

Chamomile with Lavender Blueberry Smoothie

Beat the summer heat with our relaxing herbal smoothie.

Servings: 2 cups

Time: 15 minutes

Materials:

  • Blender
  • 1 tea cup
  • 1 Tea Buddy or saucer
  • 2 cups to serve

Ingredients:

  • 2 bags Chamomile with Lavender tea
  • 1/4 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1.5 Tbsp Coconut Mana by Nutiva
  • 2 dried dates
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 3/4 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 tsp Natural Calm magnesium powder
  • Fresh lavender and chamomile flowers, optional garnish
  • Ice, to taste

Instructions:

  1. Boil water, and prepare two bags of Chamomile with Lavender tea in one cup of water. Cover with a Tea Buddy or saucer, so all the herbal medicine infuses into the cup. Steep the tea for 10 minutes, squeeze the bag of excess tea, and compost the bags.
  2. Once cooled, add your tea and all ingredients into the blender.
  3. Blend, pour, serve, and relax!
Posted in DIY on August 22, 2017