This drink has been my morning jam recently. As some of my friends can attest to, I am currently obsessed with lavender. It’s surprisingly delicious! At one point, I thought only crazy fancy, posh foodie people put lavender in their food.
Long story long, I went to one of my favorite local coffee shops one day and saw “lavender latte” written on a sign walking in. I went out on a limb and ordered it. I took a sip and was won over. Thus began my obsessive lavender recipe pinning on Pinterest. I went to the farmer’s market and bought two little lavender plants. I found dried lavender flowers at the grocery and bought them in bulk. I made lavender syrup. I even made lavender syrup for the little coffee shop I manage and served lavender lattes.
Needless to say, it was true love. Well, true obsession maybe. This is not a problem with me. But enough about lavender; let’s talk about this smoothie!
You just make some honey lavender syrup, and then blend up all the ingredients in your blender!
I mean, if you’re comparing this to a Starbucks frappuccino, this has WAY fewer calories and WAY less sugar. And this is natural sugar. As far as coffee drink indulgences go, this is HEALTHY.
I don’t know what it is, but berries and lavender were just made for one another! They complement one another perfectly! This drink is the most refreshing and surprisingly delicious coffee drink. And so perfectly summery!! Ah, I love it!
^ It's me and my frappuccino!!! :)
Triple Berry Lavender Coffee Frappuccino
- 1/2 cup strongly brewed coffee
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 12-14 large ice cubes (about 1 cup)
- 2 T honey lavender syrup (1/2 cup honey + 1/4 cup water + 1 T dried lavender flowers)
- 3/4 cup frozen mixed berries
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Honey Lavender Syrup:
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 T dried lavender flowers
For the syrup, place honey, water, and dried lavender flowers in a small saucepan and simmer for 5-7 minutes. Strain out the dried lavender flowers in a sieve. Store syrup in the refrigerator.
For the smoothie, combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.