April 11, 2010
Creamy Sweet Basil Smoothie
You can definitely tailor the amounts and ingredients of this to your taste. Smoothies are flexible and the flavor of basil is strong enough to come through the fruit. You can even add a little spinach for more green power!
1/2 cup non-fat greek yogurt or skyr [I used Siggi's Orange Ginger skyr]
1/2 cup light coconut milk
1 large bunch fresh basil (about 15-20 leaves)
1/2 a frozen banana
4 chunks of frozen honeydew or mango [this time I used honeydew]
1/4 of an avocado [I actually have avocado chunks, which I've frozen, so I used those, but I realize that not everyone does this...]
3 ice cubes
juice of half an orange or lemon (optional)
extra basil to garnish (optional)
Toss all ingredients into your blender and blend on high until the mixture is uniform. If you're blender isn't top-notch (and mine definitely isn't) you'll probably have to stop and take the top off a few times to mix around the ingredients yourself and scrape the sides. If it still doesn't blend up nicely try adding extra liquid (either more coconut milk or water, your choice) a tablespoon at a time.