I have two little bushes of Lavender growing in the garden. I’ve made cookies with them before and I always harvest them and dry them in the basement so that I can make Homemade lavender bath Salts but never a smoothie.
Lavender is an antidepressant and antispasmodic. It is effective against headaches (particularly stress headaches) and depression. As a herb lavender is also beneficial at enhancing the nervous system and aiding to prevent exhaustion. It’s a fantastic edition!
I tossed in a few sprigs and I have not turned back. I love adding a handful of Lemon Balm to the smoothie with is as well since it is incredibly beneficial for digestion and also aids in balancing stress as well as anxiety.
If you have some lavender in your garden and its there for decoration, take a few sprigs it won’t hurt aesthetically and it will do your body a whole lot of good!!!
Floral Lavender and Pineapple Smoothie
- 1 cup black currants
- 3 pieces of pineapple- around 1 1/2 cup to 2 cups
- lemon balm handful
- 1 orange juiced
- 1 lemon juiced
- 2 cups coconut water
- 1/4 cup bee pollen
- 2 sprigs lavender
- Cut the pineapple into smaller pieces
- Juice the lemon or orange
- Throw all the ingredients into a blender. Pulse until smooth. Enjoy!
Amanda Filipowicz is a certified nutritional practitioner (CNP) with a bachelor in environmental studies (BES) from York University. She also has certification in clinical detoxification, prenatal and postnatal care as well as nutrition for mental health. She has been working as a nutritionist since 2013 and is a lifelong proponent of eating healthy.