Lavender-Berry Smoothie.

Lavender-Berry Smoothie | The Fig's Heart.

I shared this photo on Instagram yesterday and so many of you were curious about using lavender so I thought I would share the recipe with you! Depending on where you live, you should be able to find edible lavender buds at health food stores, holistic/herb dispensaries, or specialty tea shops. Just like you would steep the flowers in your tea, you can also put the whole buds into any recipe (cookies, smoothies, breads, ice cream). They add a very subtle and sweet flavour that pairs nicely with a variety of other flavours. I find raspberries and blackberries go nicely with lavender, which is what I’ve used for my smoothie. Honey, rosemary, black current, lemon, plum, and ricotta are also very popular pairings.

Lavender-Berry Smoothie:

1/2 banana (can be frozen)
3/4 cup frozen raspberries
1/4 avocado
greens of choice: kale, spinach, sprouts, etc.
3/4 tsp dried lavender buds
1 cup almond milk or coconut water

Blend together until smooth.

For mornings that take longer than normal to wake up, I like to make little adjustments to this recipe for some extra energy! I’ll add almond butter, hemp hearts, or a plant-based protein powder. I also like to switch the almond milk for pure cranberry juice sometimes to make a really tart/sour smoothie. Or swap the lavender buds for mint leaves to really wake myself up! Play around until you find something that works best for you.

Do you cook with lavender?

  • Kyriam |effervescent life by K

    Lavender is perfect for so many things! I don’t cook with it, but i do use a lavender shampoo which helps me relax! And i also put lavender oil on my temples if i have a headache or trouble sleeping!

  • Oh, how interesting! I think I’d like this one in the mornings too. Once the lavender grows here, I’ll try it out.

  • This looks so refreshing and yummy! I’ve never worked with lavender in a beverage before, but how good it sounds (hopefully I can find it.) And since I’ve been in a minor cranberry craze lately adding cranberry juice sounded too delicious and like a great energizer in the morning. :)

    • Aww yay, you will lovvvvve this! I hope you can find some lavender buds, I’m sure you will come up with some amazing combinations to use it with. xo