Strawberry Basil Smoothie

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Monique Nelson

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Monique Nelson is the founder, chief organizer and editor at Choose To Cook, and is highly motivated to help people of the world take charge of their health through simple and delicious nutritional changes.
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I make a smoothie most days of the week. I have what I consider to be my basic smoothie where I just throw in a banana and whatever fruit appeals to me out of my freezer. I always have a considerable selection waiting. As much as I love my smoothies, they never feel particularly “new”, if you know what I mean. They are always a basic smoothie.

Today, for some reason that I cannot explain, I browsed the back of the package of my frozen organic strawberries as I was preparing my oatmeal (which I also make most days of the week, as you can see here: Every Day Oatmeal). I have used these strawberries for quite some time now, without ever noticing what the recipe on the back was, but today, I took note for some reason.

There was a smoothie recipe. I’m writing this while away from my strawberries, so I don’t remember the exact recipe now, but it included Basil. Basil! Whoever thought of putting Basil in their smoothie!? Not I! But I’ve had Basil with Strawberries in a salad before, so I know I like the flavour combination, I’ve just never thought of adding that particular leafy green to my smoothie before!

So today I tried it. And I was pleased. Very, very pleased.

I encourage you to also give it a try! Here’s the concoction I created:

Strawberry Basil Smoothie

Strawberry Basil Smoothie

Prep time: 

Total time: 

Serves: 2 servings

Calories: 299

Fat: 18 g

A beautiful, fresh and creamy smoothie that will wake up even the drowsiest of tastebuds!
Ingredients
  • 1 medium banana
  • ½ cup frozen strawberries
  • 2 large fresh Basil leaves
  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • 2 tbsp ground flax
  • 1 cup green tea
  • ¼ cup soy milk
Instructions
  1. Add to a blender - I used the largest cup from my Nutri Bullet set - and blend!
Notes
Please use all organic ingredients, it really does make a difference in flavour as well as health!

Also, I say it's two servings, but I drank it all to myself. Just sayin'.
 

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Monique Nelson is the founder, chief organizer and editor at Choose To Cook, and is highly motivated to help people of the world take charge of their health through simple and delicious nutritional changes.

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