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.
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.
Today’s inspiration ♥ Recipe For Calming Goji Berry Smoothie ♥ can be found on Lavender and Lime Click To Tweet
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
- 225 mls coconut milk
- 20 g goji berries
- 1 frozen banana, peeled and sliced into 4
- 75 g frozen cherries
- 10 g dessicated coconut
- 1.25 mls crushed dried lavender flowers
- Place the coconut milk and goji berries in a blender
- Leave to stand for 30 minutes
- Add the banana, cherries and coconut
- Blend until smooth and pour into a glass
- 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.
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.
What I blogged September 12:
- three years ago – Kiwi Fruit Salsa
- four years ago – Miss Melicious Cupcakes
- five years ago – Saul’s, Strand
- six years ago – Friday’s Food Quiz Number 36