Get your Calm on. The hypnotizing romantic scent of vanilla and dainty chamomile blossoms. Tangy sweet vanilla soy yogurt, a splash of organic whole-blossom chamomile tea, creamy blended raw cashews, a pile of sweet delicate bananas, a spoonful of pure maple syrup and a warming dash of cinnamon. Sounds delicately deliciously fabulous right? You're calmer just reading about it, so why not try tasting my amazing recipe for Calm Chamomile Banana Smoothie. It put me in a super zen mood, let it do the same for you...
Calming Effects. This smoothie has a plethora of calming ingredients including: chamomile tea and flower garnish, bananas, vanilla, yogurt, coconut water ice cubes, cinnamon, and soy milk. The chamomile really infuses this entire smoothie with a sweet soothing aroma, accented by warm cinnamon and luscious vanilla undertones. The key ingredient in this smoothie is the pile of bananas you will be using. Gentle on the tummy and sweet to your taste buds. Be sure and use ripe bananas. Organic ingredients always preferred. Here's the recipe....
Calm Chamomile Banana Smoothie
vegan, serves two
1/4 cup deeply steeped whole-blossom chamomile tea
1/4 cup soy milk
1/4 cup raw cashews
2 frozen sliced organic bananas (small-medium sized)
1 raw ripe banana (small-medium sized)
6 ounces Vanilla Soy Yogurt
*I used the Whole Soy and Co. brand
1 cup ice (coconut water ice cubes preferred)
1 dash cinnamon
1 tsp maple syrup
Garnish: dried Chamomile flowers
1. Steep chamomile tea for at least 2-5 minutes. Stick in the fridge to cool for ten minutes.
2. Add all ingredients to blender.
3. Blend until smooth.
4. Garnish with whole dried chamomile flowers from a cut open tea bag, or loose tea.
Inhale the sweet smell of chamomile, drink, sip, zen out.
Tip: When freezing bananas, always slice thin so that they blend easily.
Posted by Kathy on 9/22/2009