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Calming Banana Chamomile Smoothie

December 6, 2011

I discovered the following Banana Calm Chamomile Smoothie recipe via the Vega team.  (Sadly, it appears I mistakenly deleted the picture of my own rendition, so I cannot take credit for the lovely Vega photo above).

Chamomile is known for its natural calming and nutritional properties, and is classified as an anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, and anti-bacterial herb.  The recipe also calls for a Vega supplement powder, called the Complete Whole Food Health Optimizer (available at WF).  Described as a “synergistic collection of plant-based superfoods,” the supplement is filled with protein, fiber, omega 3s, vitamins, and probiotics.  All together the smoothie has a refreshing, earthy-like texture that was delicious as it was soothing!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup chamomile tea, deeply steeped
  • 1 cup almond milk*
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp raw cashews
  • 1 ripe banana, 1/2 sliced and frozen
  • 1 packet Vega Whole Food Health Optimizer (Natural flavor)
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

*I made my own almond milk, but you can also use store-bought. If you’d like to make your own, you can follow this recipe:

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup sweetener

Blend together, and then strain if desired for a smoother texture.

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Smoothie steps:

1.  Make the chamomile tea first.  After steeping 5-10 minutes, place in the fridge to cool for at least 10 minutes.

2.  Combine all the ingredients in a blender, serve, enjoy, and relax!

PS…  Let me know what you think of the new header image! (Did you notice?)

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