During my travels through France, I visited Aix en Provence where you can find lavender everything! From lavender scones to lavender coffee, I indulged in my fair share of this beautiful delicious flower.
After playing around a bit, I came up with this delicious lavender smoothie that takes me right back to Aix with just one gulp! So, press play on the video above and learn how to make your own lavender smoothie. If you prefer to read, I’ve included the recipe below:
Ingredients (makes one large smoothie)
- 1 1/2 Cups of Almond Milk (or Coconut Milk)
- 5 Tablespoons of Plain Yogurt
- 2 Tablespoons of Honey
- 2 Tablespoons of Chia Seeds
- 1/2 Cup of Frozen Blueberries
- 1 Frozen Banana
- 1/2 Tablespoon of Culinary Lavender
Put all ingredients into a blender. Blend ingredients until you get a smooth consistency. This will take about 2-3 minutes. Once everything is all blended together, put your smoothie into your favourite glass or mug. If you want a much more French experience while drinking your smoothie, check out my France video series.
What are the health benefits of lavender?
Lavender isn’t just a pretty flower, it’s also an edible herb. On top of being a natural relaxer, there are other benefits to eating lavender, including putting more vitamins and minerals into your body. Those vitamins and minerals include:
- Vitamin A: Good for you eyes
- Calcium: Good for strong bones
- Iron: Helps make hemoglobin and myoglobin in your blood
Tip: Depending on how floral you want your smoothie to taste, add more or less culinary lavender.
Which country should I turn into a smoothie next?
Be sure to check out some of my other Country in a Smoothie recipes and turn your favourite countries into a smoothie.
Kristen Sarah is a full-time traveller, tiny home owner and adventure junkie. She has one of the leading YouTube travel channels and is the head honcha of award-winning travel and lifestyle website, Hopscotch the Globe.