Don’t be fooled by the name this is actually one of my best creations yet. It’s hard to find something that truly brings out the sweetness of Sriracha, while enhancing its audacious spice. It turns out that a delicate little flower known as lavender enhances all of the pungent flavors encompassed in a little drop of Sriracha. Who would have thought?
I wanted to create something sweet with Sriracha. Something that could perhaps be a breakfast food or dessert, and could give Sriracha lovers yet another reason to smile. Thus the Sriracha Lavender bowl was born. This bowl is a perfect way to start the day as it contains energy boosting berries filled with antioxidants, heart healthy hemp seeds, and fiber filled granola. Before I tell you how to make it, let me quickly explain to you why lavender is beneficial.
As many of you know, lavender is a plant and is often used in perfumes or as an essential oil, but did you know that you can eat it too? Lavender, while it may be good for the nervous system as it acts as a relaxant, is actually beneficial for the skin too. Lavender acts as a disinfectant, and inhibit the bacteria that cause the initial formation of acne. It can be used as a natural pain reliever and can also help alleviate scars from previous acne. It essentially has the same effects when it is ingested. You can purchase lavender from any store that sells essential oils. I purchased the “spice” form, which is actually just semi-dried flowers in a small jar. You can cook with either the spice form or the essential oil form. I purchased my spice from Marshalls, but I know for a fact you can also find it in Whole Foods Market or online from Amazon.
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
- 1 package frozen acai (or 1 tbsp acai powder or fresh acai berries with 1 cup ice)
- 1/4 tsp Sriracha
- 1 tsp organic blue agave
- a pinch of lavender or 2-3 drops lavender essential oil
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup coconut milk
- blueberries, hemp seeds, gogi berries, chocolate granola (or granola of choice) for topping.
- Combine raspberries, acai, Sriracha, agave, lavender and coconut milk in a blender. Pulse, or if you have a Vitamix, set it on the dessert setting. If you do not have a Vitamix with the dessert setting, simply being on low speed and gradually increase to the highest speed. Should mix for about 50 seconds.
- Pour mixture into a bowl
- Garnish with suggested ingredients, or garnish as desired. Enjoy 🙂