Recipe For Calming Goji Berry Smoothie

Lavender is not just a fragrant flower, it is also an edible herb that can help with  restlessness, insomnia, nervousness and depression. The flowers can also be crushed and added to muffins, biscuits or drinks such as tea or juices. Here is has been used to make a calming goji berry smoothie with bananas, lavender and coconut.

calming goji berry & banana with lavender - – Extracted from 500 Green and Detox Juices by Carol Beckerman Struik Lifestyle
calming goji berry & banana with lavender – – Extracted from 500 Green and Detox Juices by Carol Beckerman (Struik Lifestyle)
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A month ago I was sitting at my desk when Dave sent something to the printer. It had run out of paper and so I topped it up and hit the resume button. Before handing him what had printed I glanced at it and noticed it was an invoice. I decided to check out the website of the service provider and noticed they had claimed work done at Dave’s workshop as their own. My blood started boiling and my heart rate increased. I was so cross on Dave’s behalf. I can state without a doubt that this person will not feature on my Christmas card list. In my mind that behaviour is dishonest. He is trying to get clients based on work he was employed to do and not concepts he came up with himself. I consider what he has done as theft! Dave was so calm about the issue.

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He has this ability to remain cool, calm and collected at all times. I however am more prone to feeling my emotions on all levels. To this end I always have Rescue Remedy close on hand. On this particular day, the calming goji berry smoothie would have done the job quite nicely. I would have sipped on it slowly, enjoying the flavours and letting the lavender do its work for me.

Calming Goji Berry Smoothie with banana and lavender
calming goji berry and banana with lavender


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Calming Goji Berry Smoothie
 
Perfectly tasty as well as calming this smoothie is highly enjoyable
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Ingredients
  • 225mls coconut milk
  • 20g goji berries
  • 1 frozen banana, sliced into 4
  • 75g frozen cherries
  • 10g dessicated coconut
  • 1.25mls crushed dried lavender flowers
Method
  1. Place the coconut milk and goji berries in a blender
  2. Leave to stand for 30 minutes
  3. Add the banana, cherries and coconut
  4. Blend until smooth and pour into a glass
  5. Scatter the lavender flowers over the top

 

Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Penguin Random House South Africa and this recipe formed part of the review and is published with permission. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

500 Green & Detox Juices
500 Green & Detox Juices

Dave and I are overseas in Europe. We will be back at work on the 19th of September. I will start replying to comments then. I won’t be able to read any blogs while we are away so please forgive my lack of visiting back. You can follow our trip by taking a look at our holiday blog.

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16 thoughts on “Recipe For Calming Goji Berry Smoothie

  1. I love smoothies, and goji berry is great for the skin health!
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    1. That is good to know Agness 🙂

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  2. Hehe Dave sounds like Mr NQN. He is always cool and calm and telling me to relax. What good timing. I just picked some lavender!
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    1. I love freshly picked lavender!

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  3. I have tried Rescue Remedy and it did nothing. But I do beleive in lavender and enjoy using it in cooking. This is a really original and relaxing smoothie and goji berry is a great addition.

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    1. I use lavender essential oil a lot for helping me sleep while away.

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  4. I’m also married to a Dave who is always cool, calm and collected. Wish I was more like that. I probably need to drink one of these delicious calming smoothies every day!

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    1. Must be something in the name 🙂

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  5. Lucky you had this goji berry smoothie to calm your nerves!

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    1. For sure!

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  6. I bet this is such a nice combination. I love using flowers in cooking.
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    1. Me too!

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  7. Hi Tandy! I always appreciate people like Dave who remain calm, cool and collected through the storm. That is NOT my husband. I consider him to be a bit of a drama queen. Anyhow, I love your use of lavender here and agree on the multitude of benefits. Lavender is awesome!!

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    1. I think so too!

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  8. A calming smoothie is certainly something that I could use, too 🙂 Definitely trying this! Enjoy your vacation 🙂

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    1. Thanks Sues, back already!

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