Use Fresh Basil in a Smoothie

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This is the first post about “food” here, but I am excited to add an “Eat it” category to the blog! Food we grow is a plant…am I right?

Recently, on PlantMomWannabe, Monday Enlightenment brought a post about how basil is beneficial to your health. Now I’d like to show you a great way to use it in a yummy, breakfast smoothie.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Almond Milk (can substitute coconut milk, cows milk, etc.)
  • 1 cup chopped pineapple (fresh or canned)
  • 1 cup (or a handful) or spinach
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 5-6 fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup crushed ice.

The picture does not show the banana because I didn’t intend on adding it. My daughter decided not to finish eating hers, so I thought, well…here ya go smoothie, and tossed it in last minute! I’m glad I did.

Just add ingredients to blender, I use this one, and blend until smooth and creamy. YUM!

For this particular smoothie fresh pineapple was used. I cut it up the old fashioned way using a knife, but there are cook peelers you can use too. (Like this one).

If using canned, about a tablespoon of juice from the can adds some great flavor too.

My two oldest kids did not like it much, but the two that are three & under, loved it! In fact, they drank so much of it, I hardly enjoyed any myself.

Top the smoothie with a pineapple chunk and basil leaf for a professional feel, and enjoy!

Have you ever used basil in a smoothie before?

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