Mother’s Day isn’t until May 8th. But lets face it “the toughest job on earth” should really be celebrated everyday! And I have the perfect recipe for all the busy moms out there, craving a little zen time. My Calm Chamomile Banana Smoothie has all the zen-inducing properties of a warm cup of chamomile tea – only blended into a frosty sip. Just call it your “Calm Mom” smoothie. Try this recipe and celebrate Mother’s Day (any day of the week!)
Get your “Calm Mom” 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, sweet delicate bananas, a spoonful of pure maple syrup and a warming dash of cinnamon. Sounds deliciously fabulous right? You’re calmer just reading about it, so why not try tasting it!
My recipe for a Calm Chamomile Banana Smoothie 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, cinnamon, and soy milk. The bananas and yogurt are easy to digest and gentle on the tummy. For those crazy-busy-stressed-out days, this is the sip for moms. Happy Mother’s Day! (everyday)..
Calm Chamomile Banana (aka, Calm Mom) Smoothie
vegan, serves two
1/4 cup deeply steeped whole-blossom chamomile tea
1/4 cup soy milk
1/4 cup raw cashews (opt’l – add texture)
2 frozen sliced organic bananas
1 raw ripe banana
6 ounces vanilla soy yogurt
1 cup ice
1 dash cinnamon
1 tsp maple syrup (I like grade B maple syrup)
Garnish: dried Chamomile flowers (from loose tea)
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. Tip: When freezing bananas, always slice thin so that they blend easily.
3. Blend until smooth.
4. Garnish: chamomile flowers from loose tea.
Drinking Instructions for mom: Inhale the sweet smell of chamomile, drink, sip, zen out.