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Smoothies With Essential Oils – Five Recipes

Smoothies have long been on everyone’s lips – in the truest sense of the word. No wonder, because they not only taste good but are also extremely healthy! If you now combine power drinks with essential oils, you can even increase the health value of the smoothies. Essential oils promise a variety of positive effects on the body, mind, and soul. Essential oils from herbs and edible plants are used in particular for the smoothie. Today we present five delicious recipes for essential oil smoothies.

Essential oils in smoothies

Smoothies provide us with daily extra vitamins, antioxidants, trace elements, minerals, phytochemicals, fiber, and enzymes. We need all of them to stay healthy and fit. Combining smoothies with essential oils and thereby benefiting even more from healthy drinking food seems only logical. Because essential oils give each smoothie specific healing effects and a deliciously unique taste.

Essential oils can have very different effects depending on the oil. They can have mood-enhancing, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antitumor, and much more. In this way, they have an extremely positive effect on our health and emotional life. With the help of essential oils, you can almost make a remedy out of a smoothie and choose those essential oils whose effect you need at the moment.

Which essential oils go in the smoothie?

It almost goes without saying that, of course, only essential oils from edible plants are used in a smoothie. Citrus oils such as lemon, orange, and grapefruit oil are particularly popular. These taste refreshing and also have pronounced immune-stimulating effects. They also have a mood-enhancing, antibacterial, antitumor, and antiviral effect and at the same time help with detoxification.

But other essential oils, such as herbal or spice oils, can also be used in the smoothie. For example, essential basil, marjoram, peppermint, or clove oil are ideal. These usually also have a strong antibacterial and antiviral effect, but they also help on a mental level by making it easier to live in the here and now. The peppermint oil additionally refreshes and invigorates the body and mind.

Essential oils from edible flowers also taste very good in the smoothie and give the drink an exquisite touch. Above all, rose oil or lavender oil are used here, both of which have a strong balancing effect and bring us into close contact with our feelings.

Last but not least, essential oils derived from edible resins can also be added to the smoothie, such as copaiba essential oil or frankincense essential oil, both of which have excellent anti-inflammatory, antitumor, and wound-healing properties. Copaiba oil comes from the resin of the South American copal tree and is used in the folk medicine of the Indians due to its strong effect on many ailments – from respiratory diseases and digestive problems including gastritis to joint and circulatory disorders.

Naturally, the essential oils can also be applied to the skin – mixed into a base oil. They then work both through their scent and through the skin, which allows essential oil components to pass through very well.

Essential oils in smoothies – the dosage

Since essential oils provide the essence of the plants in a highly concentrated form, care should be taken when using essential oils in the aroma kitchen: the taste of the plant is also highly concentrated in the essential oil. One drop more can be too much and adversely affect the taste of the smoothie. So better dose carefully! You can always add more seasoning if needed.

Smoothies with essential oils – The recipes

Whether chocolaty, berry, or lemony-spicy – with our following recipes you will find the right essential oil combination for every smoothie taste. We wish you a lot of fun and a good appetite.

Activating Chocolate Mint Smoothie

For 2 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 2 teaspoons almond butter
  • 3 tsp cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 2 teaspoons Moringa powder
  • 2 teaspoons agave syrup
  • 1 drop of peppermint essential oil, organic
  • 400ml of water

Preparation:

Mix all ingredients together and process in a high-performance blender to a creamy mass.

Tempting orange and raspberry smoothie

For 2 servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 oranges
  • 1 banana
  • 2 handfuls of raspberries, frozen or fresh
  • 2 drops of orange essential oil, organic
  • 1-2 tbsp cashew nuts
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • water

Preparation:

Peel the oranges and cut them into pieces like the banana. Now mix all the ingredients and fill up with water in the mixer to approx. 500 ml. Blend everything into a creamy smoothie.

Refreshing Lemon Ginger Smoothie

For 2 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 lemon
  • 2 drops of lemon essential oil, organic
  • 2 cm ginger, peeled
  • 1 banana
  • 1 handful of spinach leaves
  • 2 tsp linseed oil
  • 400 ml apple juice (freshly pressed would be ideal, alternatively: naturally cloudy direct juice in organic quality)

Preparation:

Peel the lemon and cut it into small pieces with the banana and ginger. Mix all the ingredients together and blend them into a delicious smoothie.

Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Copaiba Smoothie

For 2 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 banana
  • 1 kiwi
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp vanilla powder
  • 2 drops of Copaiba essential oil, organic
  • 2 handfuls of cashew nuts
  • 400 ml orange juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 1 pinch of pepper

Preparation:

Cut the bananas into small pieces and mix them with the other ingredients in the high-performance blender until you have a creamy smoothie.

Omega3 citrus craze

For 2 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 lemon
  • 4 oranges
  • ½ grapefruit
  • 1 drop of orange essential oil, organic
  • 1 drop of grapefruit essential oil, organic
  • ½ beetroot, peeled (raw or cooked)
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • 1 tsp linseed oil
  • 1 tbsp hemp seed puree or peeled hemp seeds
  • 300ml of water

Preparation:

Peel the lemon, grapefruit, and beetroot and cut them into pieces. Squeeze oranges. Now process all the ingredients in the blender into a delicious smoothie.

Essential oils for every smoothie

Of course, you can put the essential oils in any other healthy one. Experiment with the essential oils – but always remember that they should be dosed very carefully. Also, make sure you’re using high-quality, 100 percent pure, food-grade oils. In any case, you will soon be so enthusiastic about the aroma of the essential oils that you will no longer want to drink your smoothie without it.

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Written by Bella Adams

I'm a professionally-trained, executive chef with over ten years in Restaurant Culinary and hospitality management. Experienced in specialized diets, including Vegetarian, Vegan, Raw foods, whole food, plant-based, allergy-friendly, farm-to-table, and more. Outside of the kitchen, I write about lifestyle factors that impact well-being.

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