By Amy Gorin, MS, RDN
This blueberry lavender smoothie recipe is a delicious anti anxiety smoothie! After all, lavender is one of the top foods that reduce anxiety.
Looking for a delicious lavender blueberry smoothie? There's nothing more satisfying (and calming!) than this lavender blueberry smoothie. You'll really enjoy this easy-to-make wild blueberry smoothie.
Let's hear it for soothing floral herbs like lavender in our smoothies! This wild blueberry and lavender delight is bound to help you de-stress and power up for your
combo of antioxidant-rich wild blueberries and lavender makes a delicious post-workout smoothie. You also get a dose of calming effects to help manage anxiety or just to help keep you feeling chilled out.
Thanks to the folks at Wild Blueberries of North America for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own!
Smoothie Ingredients to Love
My inner foodie gets so excited thinking about all the new food trends to embrace next year. I'm going to clue you in on a few of my favorites:
You can expect to see both fresh and dried herbs in everything from smoothies to lattes to pancake syrup. Lavender, rose, and hibiscus will be highlighted flowers this year.
My personal favorite is lavender because it's so calming! A mixture of dried edible flowers can make a beautiful topping for this wild blueberry smoothie.
If you want to add extra protein to a recipe, powdered eggs and powdered egg whites are good options because they're less processed than many other protein powders. The protein helps keep your blood sugar levels stable and helps to keep you feeling fuller for longer.
I don't usually suggest protein powders, but egg powder is a one-ingredient, food-based product I can actually get behind. Want to try egg powder yourself? Here are a few good picks:
- Judee's Whole Egg Powder
- Augason Farms Dried Whole Egg Product
- Now Sports Nutrition Egg White Protein
- It's Just Egg White Powder
Wild blueberries, for example, offer twice the antioxidants of cultivated blueberries—and eating an antioxidant-rich diet may help decrease the risk of cancer and heart disease.
How to Make a Lavender Smoothie
Now let's get to smoothie making! I decided to combine these three food trends into one delicious lavender blueberry smoothie, so I blended together frozen wild blueberries with dried lavender and powdered eggs.
I sipped this smoothie first thing in the morning, and it presented such a calming start to my day!
And here's a bonus: The wild blueberry smoothie recipe is made with a few protein-offering ingredients, including milk, plain Greek yogurt, and powdered eggs. That blueberry Greek yogurt combo is delish!
Because of this, it offers an excellent amount of protein, 28 grams, which would also make it a great choice to sip post workout to help build and repair muscles.
I hope you'll love this smoothie as much as I do! It takes just a few minutes to blend up!
Let me know if you make this calming smoothie to reduce stress! I can't wait until you experience its positive effects for your nervous system, stress and anxiety, and even generalized anxiety disorder.
What are your favorite ways to eat or cook with floral ingredients?
Wild Blueberry Lavender Smoothie
- ¾ cup low-fat milk
- ½ cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup frozen wild blueberries
- 1 banana, frozen
- ¼ navel orange, juiced
- 2 teaspoons navel orange zest
- 1 teaspoon dried lavender
- 2 Tablespoons whole egg powder
- Blend ingredients together, and enjoy!
Sat. Fat (grams)5
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