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Reboot and relax with a herbal smoothie

Chloe is in the kitchen making mini pancakes. It's taking 900 years and using up every last drop of my parenting patience. She also has a blueberry compote bubbling away which is pretty delicious and very posh.

But I am at the end of my summer holiday reserves and considering making myself a cocktail ... at 8.37am. Hmm, this is not good.

Meanwhile, Belle is scooting around the house trying to find a way to earn $40 so she can buy a gorgeous stuffed lion from the Bermuda Museum, Aquarium & Zoo. It would be easier to buy her the lion but I am fully aware this is a life lesson.

So, she is tidying and polishing and generally making more mess, but with good intentions.

When I say scooting though, I do mean that literally. I've been taken out by a low-flying six-year-old several times in a morning. At least she's wearing a helmet now. This is after landing face down a little earlier, narrowly missing the cat food.

As you can see, it's all completely out of control here. But instead of the cocktail, I'm about to rustle up a herbal smoothie to reboot my morning.

Using herbal tea as a mixer popped into my brain in a random moment of inspiration and has totally made my week!

There's no sugar, no weird additives and if you brew the tea well, the flavour is delicious.

This recipe uses chamomile tea as a base. I actually used something called Chamomile Nights, which sounds a little like the herbs have been up to no good in the factory. That aside, it tastes delicious. It's by Stash at Supermart.

Make it the night before and then chill in the fridge for the morning. All you have to do is blend, sip, sit back and relax!

Blueberry Hemp Chamomile Smoothie

Ingredients, per person

• 1 cup chamomile tea, well brewed and then chilled

• 1 small or ½ large banana, cut into chunks and frozen

• two-thirds cup frozen peaches (or pear)

• two-thirds cup frozen blueberries

•1 tsp nut butter (eg cashew)

• 1 tbsp hemp seeds

The advice given in this article is not intended to replace medical advice, but to complement it. Always consult your GP if you have any health concerns. Catherine Burns BA Hons, Dip ION is the Managing Director of Natural Ltd and a fully qualified Nutritional Therapist trained by the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in the U.K. Please note that she is not a Registered Dietitian. For details, please go to www.natural.bm or call 236-7511. Join Catherine on Facebook: www.facebook.com/nutrifitandnaturalnutritionbermuda

Tasty and healthy: our columnist adds chamomile tea to her blueberry smoothie

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Published August 26, 2016 at 9:00 am (Updated August 25, 2016 at 8:26 pm)

Reboot and relax with a herbal smoothie

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