Strawberry, Vanilla, and Lavender Froth

All of a sudden temperatures rose from low forties to the mid-eighties, and so out came frosty things I only enjoy when hit with a heatwave.  When it is blistering hot, I want nothing more.

I was mid-chapter on a writing project, and needed to feel refreshed fast. Inspired by a recent conversation about lavender, and having just witnessed a squirrel eat my strawberry starts, I made a quick frozen froth incorporating the two. Adding one scoop of Aloha vanilla protein powder delicately sweetened the blend, and a dribble of lemon juice and pinch of sea salt really brightened the flavor.

Makes: one 12-ounce froth


3/4 cup ice cold water

6-8 frozen strawberries

3-4 large ice cubes

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

1 scoop Aloha vanilla protein powder

1/2 teaspoon lavender blossoms

Pinch sea salt

1 tablespoon local bee pollen


In a high-speed blender combine water, strawberries, ice, lemon juice, protein powder, lavender, and sea salt. Blend on high for only twenty seconds to keep the blend in a frosty state. Transfer to a glass, and top with bee pollen. Enjoy!

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