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.
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