Wednesday, July 20, 2011

blueberry lavender


have we talked a lot about green smoothies?
you know, the ones with spinach that don't taste like spinach?
I feel like it's come up some on here.

the idea is to make a fruity smoothie filled with good things, and especially with raw spinach.
it sounds intimidating, and it looks...like pond sludge.
but the taste is not influenced by the green-ness, promise!

there's an off and on relationship I've got going with these things. sure, bright green drinks are great. but sometimes I forget to buy more baby spinach, and it falls off my to-do list.
my skin always seems to notice first, though.
and then my energy levels try to remember a time when they didn't need coffee four times a day.

so I go back to my spinach smoothies, and I feel a million times better.

there's a post about green smoothies on the violet blog that inspired me to get back into it.
these days I'm experimenting with interesting flavors, too. bananas get old to me.

my recent favorite?


oh yes.
two handfuls of raw spinach.
one little handful of lavender.
one big handful of blueberries.
water.
ice.
stevia.
vanilla extract, if you want.

blend it all up together and drink with a smile.
I hope you love it.

13 comments:

jozen said...

this sounds SO yummy!! i am going to try this for sure :)

oh, and yes, dessert tofu! it's tofu but sweet and very smooth :)

megan lane said...

i haven't yet tried a green smoothie.. it does intimidate me a bit & i know my hubby would never try it. but now that i hear it makes such a huge difference in your energy levels.. and your skin? i definitely need to try this.

Betsy from three20 said...

oh man, that sounds amazing. I love coming to your blog and reading about odd/healthy food experiments. Where can I find lavender?

Caroline said...

WOW!

Celeste said...

i LOVE lavender in baked things but have never thought to put it in a green monster! genius!

tamara said...

mm i definitely need to try this. i think if it's got blueberries in it, the spinach taste will take a backseat. right?

Bad Joan said...

The blueberry and lavender part sounds delicious but the spinach is the questionable part... but definitely going to give it a try!

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amanda jane said...

i love anything with blueberries.

whitney johnson said...

not much of a smoothie person but this sounds yummy! and that first photo is beautiful :)

little t said...

Cool, Im trying it.

Kate said...

wow, that sounds so good, and super healthy, too. i've been looking for dried lavender lately and haven't been able to find it anywhere! at work, we steep it with hot water, and use the lavender water in our fresh lavender lemonade. it's pretty incredible.

Camilla Leila said...

LOVE green smoothies. In fact, i'm going to go make one right now!

Camilla Leila said...

PS thanks for linking The Violet! :)