August 9, 2013 20

Blueberry Lemon Basil {Green} Smoothie

Green smoothies, I just LOVE ’em. I especially love them when they’re so freaking tasty you forget that they’re even good for you. I could literally drink this smoothie every single day. I don’t think it would ever get old.

When I picked up my CSA box this week I peaked inside and staring back at me was this vibrant bunch of lemon basil. It’s scent was so pleasantly overpowering it practically knocked me off my feet. Whoa, hey now, have you ever worked with lemon basil before? It’s kinda like my new favorite thing.

Now depending on where you live and what season it is, lemon basil could be hard to get your hands on. Keep your eyes out for this yummy goodness at your local farmers’ markets and roadside produce stands. If you can’t seem to get your hands on this magical herb, you can make this recipe with traditional, Italian basil and lemon zest, it’s equally as fantastic! Try subbing in a small handful of basil leaves + lemon zest {about 1 teaspoon should do}.

Now sip up!


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Blueberry Lemon Basil {Green} Smoothie

{1 large smoothie, or two smaller portions}

Ingredients:

  • 2 handfuls baby spinach
  • approximately 10 lemon basil leaves {or a handful of traditional basil + 1 tsp. lemon zest}
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries
  • 1 banana, frozen is best
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • small handful of ice cubes

Place all of the ingredients in a blender; blend until smooth.

Sip, relax + enjoy!

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20 Responses to "Blueberry Lemon Basil {Green} Smoothie"

  1. Reply

    Chefcathy

    August 11, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    Lemon basil is easy to grow in a container garden or pot. It also makes excellent pesto! Great smoothie recipe. I making it right now for lunch.

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    Emily

    August 15, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    Hi Sherrie! I was recently nominated for the Liebster Award, a fun little blogging community award. I have nominated you to keep the trend going! You can read all about it over at my blog. P.S. this is just a fun little blogging community award, but I promise it’s not spam! No need to repost if you don’t want : )

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    A

    August 15, 2013 at 11:36 PM

    It sounds pretty good, but I’ll be honest when I first saw the photograph I thought it looked a bit like a can of paint :)

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      August 16, 2013 at 10:20 AM

      Haha! Definitely not paint, but I’ll take that as a compliment. I’d drink and eat anything that is as vibrant as this delicious color of purple – does a body good :)

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    Sara

    August 16, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Yummy! Great recipe.
    I will give you a site in USA where I got real fruit on powder form, I mix it with milk and ice cream to go healthy. they have berries, mango, soursop, apple, pineapple, etc. A lot of fruits & veggies. Enjoy guys! http://www.freshlydried.com

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    Amanda

    August 16, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    Oh man, this looks awesome! This one’s going in to rotation ASAP!

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      August 22, 2013 at 4:01 PM

      Hope you like it :)

      XO Sherrie

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

    August 29, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    Blueberries and lemon basil sounds perfect together!

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      Sherrie

      September 10, 2013 at 10:15 AM

      Mmm lemon basil! It’s so delicious <3

  7. Reply

    Beth @ Tasty Yummies

    August 29, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    This sounds like perfection Sherrie!! Great flavor combo.

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    Colleen Elisabeth Chao

    September 28, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    I absolutely loved this smoothie (as did my two-year-old)!! It’s divine! I’m allergic to spinach (arrgh) so I used red kale as a replacement, and wow! This is a keeper! I’d never tried using basil in a smoothie, but I knew it was super healthy, so I Googled “basil green smoothie,” and your recipe was at the top. :) I’ve pinned this and will return to this recipe often. Thank you for the wonderful treat!

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    Karine

    March 28, 2014 at 1:50 PM

    Made this today…YUM, Sher! Loved it.

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      March 29, 2014 at 6:17 PM

      This is my fave, go to smoothie recipe of all time. I’m really glad you liked it Karine :)

      XO SHER

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  13. Reply

    Theo

    May 3, 2014 at 1:33 PM

    Will frozen blueberries suffice?

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      May 3, 2014 at 3:23 PM

      Sure will Theo! Enjoy :)

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