Creamy Lavender Earl Grey Smoothie

Serves 1

5 Minute Prep Time

By Erin Ireland on July 22, 2014 , categorized in Smoothies

Creamy Lavender Earl Grey Smoothie

By Vega recipe contributor: Erin Ireland

Erin Ireland shares her Creamy Lavender Earl Grey Smoothie that makes for a taste bud satisfying breakfast or afternoon tea inspired snack.

Ingredients

  • 6 Earl Grey tea ice cubes
  • 1 frozen banana
  • ½ cup light coconut milk or coconut beverage
  • 1 cup cold Earl Grey tea
  • 1 Tbsp hemp hearts
  • 1 serving French Vanilla Vega One™ Nutritional Shake
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp lavender buds
  • ½ tsp Himalayan rock salt
  • Handful of coconut ribbons (garnish)
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil (if you're feeling sinful! Totally optional)

Preparation

  1. Boil water and make a big pot of Earl Grey tea.

  2. Set aside one cup of Earl Grey tea and let cool.

  3. Pour remaining Earl Grey tea in ice cube trays and freeze (you’ll need at least six cubes).

  4. Combine all ingredients in blender until smooth.

  5. Top with coconut ribbons and enjoy!

Erin Ireland

Erin Ireland is a passionate food reporter for The Peak Radio, The Rush on Shaw, CTV Morning Live, and her website, itstodiefor.ca, which serves to connect Vancouverites with the best food in the city. She is also a freelance recipe developer who contributes to Vega’s Recipe Center. Two years ago Erin made the switch to a mainly plant-based diet and has never looked back. She’s found it shockingly easy to dine out on a regular basis and enjoy vegetarian and vegan options. To Die For Fine Foods, an artisan baking company specializing in gourmet banana bread and lemon loaf, is the other half of Erin’s career that began four years ago in her home kitchen. In a past life, she lived in South Carolina and played four years of NCAA volleyball while earning a degree in Mass Communication.

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