This rich chocolate smoothie contains honey and lavender giving it a delicious and unique flavor and making it super nourishing.
I’ve been making green smoothies for breakfast lately, but I decided to change things up and make a rich chocolate smoothie. I wanted to change it up, so I added lavender essential oil and a bit of honey.
The result was a super rich and delicious smoothie with the subtly sweet and floral flavor of lavender.
Lavender has a gorgeous calming aroma that’s great for diffusing into the air at night or adding to a bath for a spa-like atmosphere.
But lavender also has a sweet, floral flavor that’s great in teas, lemonade, jam, or in desserts.
When using essential oils in recipes, it’s super important to use oils that are not made with synthetics, contaminants, or fillers. I only use Young Living oils because of their seed to seal standards. Young Living uses rigorous quality control standards, sources plants from carefully vetted farms, tests those farms extensively, uses third party testing, and uses sustainably sourced plants.
Young Living has a line of essential oils called Vitality oils that are specifically for using in recipes. You can find Lavender Vitality here.
I love this smoothie because it tastes really rich and decadent, but it’s full of really nourishing ingredients like cinnamon, raw honey, cocoa powder and plant protein. There’s nothing better than satisfying your chocolate cravings and getting in tons of antioxidants.
Chocolate Lavender Honey Smoothie
1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1 frozen banana
1 scoop chocolate plant protein powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp. raw honey
3-4 ice cubes
2 drops Young Living Lavender Vitality Oil
Combine all ingredients except lavender into a blender. Blend until combined. Add lavender essential oil. Blend to combine.
Want to know more about essential oils and the oils that I recommend? Keep reading!
Essential oils are the most powerful part of a plant distilled from shrubs, flowers, bushes, roots, trees, fruit, herbs and more. They can provide support for our physical health as well as our emotional and spiritual health. Essential oils have been used to support the body systems for thousands of years.
I use Young Living because they’re 100% pure therapeutic grade oils made from organic plants that are distilled slowly and at low temperatures.
Young Living is also a pioneer in the essential oil industry, and invests in agricultural, distillation, and sustainability research at their farms.
Other oils that you purchase on Amazon or off the shelf can be food grade and may contain pesticides, fertilizers, synthetics or carrier oils, or perfume oils and can contain solvents, which are carcinogenic.
Because Young Living oils are high quality, you don’t need much for them to be effective. An application is just 1-3 drops, so a bottle lasts a long time.
Essential oils can be diffused in the air or applied topically (some require dilution). Young Living’s dietary oils can be ingested. I, personally, would only take essential oils internally if they were from Young Living.
Read the labels for instructions on how to use each oil.
The most cost effective way to get started with essential oils is to order an essential oil starter kit. You’ll receive 12 essential oils, a diffuser, samples and other goodies. The starter kit also gives you a lifetime membership of wholesale prices (24% off retail), which you can use to order additional oils and products.
In addition to your kit and wholesale membership, you’ll get access to a private membership group where you’ll receive tons of support and resources.
Essential oils included in your starter kit: Lemon, Peace & Calming, Valor, PanAway, Lavender, Peppermint, Stress Away, Frankincense, Thieves, Citrus Fresh, Raven, and Digize.
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Always do your own research and collaborate with your health care provider when making decisions about your health.