Blueberry- Lavender “Muffin” Smoothie
As a yoga teacher I use Lavender essential oil constantly for aromatherapy. Who doesn't love getting spritzed at the end of class with a little extra love? But, when I first started using oils I never thought about putting lavender in foods! Here's why: most essential oils that you buy from a natural food market are diluted heavily and broken down so they really are only good for aromatherapy. They still smell like lavender, but it doesn't have the same quality or content.
When friends have gotten lavender from me and realized it's amazing ingredients they realize they are smelling REAL lavender for the first time and notice a huge difference. It's not broken down, so it's 100% therapeutic grade which makes the quality ready for food and intake. This is why throughout the #essentialpaleo challenge we are ONLY recommending you use Young Living essential oils since they farm all of their products in-house and have a "seed to seal" guarantee. It's kind of like saying you are 100% paleo and then sneaking in that cup of milk. It has a dramatic impact on the process and content of the whole intake.
Here's a recipe for a morning or afternoon snack that is easy enough to chop up for any mixer, blender, or Vitamix!
1 handful of spinach
1 1/2 cups blueberries
1 peach (optional)
1 cup almond or coconut milk
1/4 cup coconut flakes
1 T chia seeds
1-2 drops of Young Living Lavender essential oil
Place all of the ingredients in a blender and enjoy! My son and husband loved this one, so I know it's a hit!!!
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