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Recipe: Chamomile, Strawberry & Quinoa Smoothie

photo credit: Apron and Sneakers

Chamomile tea in a smoothie, we LOVE this idea from Apron and Sneakers! Enjoy the calming effects of chamomile with quinoa for added protein and strawberries for a sweet delicious flavor. Great for a relaxing start to the morning or to wind down after a long day.

We recommend using:
Stash Chamomile Herbal Tea
Stash Organic Chamomile Herbal Tea

Chamomile, Strawberry & Quinoa Smoothie
Makes 1 glass

1/2 cup chamomile tea
1 tablespoon dried chamomile flowers (or 1 teabag) + extra flowers for garnishing
1 cup almond milk (or regular milk)
1/4 cup cooked quinoa (You can replace this with old fashioned oats.)
honey (if almond milk is unsweetened)
1/2 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)

Steep chamomile tea in hot water for about 5 minutes. Strain flowers if you don’t want to include them in the smoothie. If you want to include them for a more intense flavor, just leave them. Remove teabag if using one.

Refrigerate until tea cools down.

Put the almond milk, cold chamomile tea (with flowers), cooked quinoa & strawberries in a blender and blend until smooth.

Sweeten with honey if needed.

Garnish with dried chamomile flowers if desired.

Note: If using oats instead of quinoa, grind them to an almost powdery consistency in the blender before adding the other ingredients.

Read our recent feature about chamomile to learn about its history, production and flavor.
More about chamomile >

Recipe: Lemon Honey Chamomile Cookies

photo credit: Snixy Kitchen

If you love chamomile, you simply must try this cookie recipe from Snixy Kitchen! Chamomile, lemon and honey make an amazing flavor combination for a fresh and light springtime cookie. Be warned though…these cookies are GOOD and won’t last long!

We recommend Stash Chamomile Herbal Tea or Stash Organic Chamomile Herbal Tea for this recipe.

Lemon Honey Chamomile Cookies
Makes about 50 cookies

2¾ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
5 chamomile tea bags or 4 tablespoons loose leaf tea
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Zest of 2 large lemons
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
6 tablespoons honey
½ cup sugar for rolling cookies

Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

If using loose leaf tea bags, food process the chamomile tea until it is fine. I also sifted it through a strainer to get rid of any larger pieces that wouldn’t grind.

Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, finely ground tea, and salt in a medium bowl.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Beat in egg, vanilla, lemon zest, lemon juice, and honey.

Slowly add the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined.

Drop teaspoon-sized balls of dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet about an inch apart.

Bake 10-12 minutes, until lightly browned.