This smoothie screams summertime. With a classic flavor combination – strawberry and basil – it’s perfect for hot days when you need something tasty to cool you down.
Now, you might see the ingredients of this smoothie and think “Um, spinach AND basil in a smoothie? No thanks.” But I promise that even the least adventurous eaters will think that this smoothie is surprisingly delicious!
You’ll also notice that this smoothie has the addition of Greek yogurt. If you use traditional dairy milk-based yogurt, this takes it out of the “paleo” category. But if you can’t tolerate dairy, you could definitely use a coconut based yogurt. Some people who can’t do cow’s dairy can actually tolerate sheep and goat-based dairy.
So…if you’ve been around the site for a while, you know how nutrition goes. Figure out what works for you and roll with that.
But if you just like to eat healthy food, then just call it a smoothie and enjoy the heck out of it 🙂
This recipe calls for frozen strawberries but you could swap in fresh if they are in season where you are. If you do that, I’d recommend throwing a handful of ice cubes into the blender so you add some frothy, cold goodness.
You can also add honey to the recipe if you like your smoothies on the sweeter side – but it’s definitely not required. If you want to keep things on the low carb side, I’d recommend omitting it. But if you don’t care, a bit of raw honey will definitely make this a treat.
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Strawberry Basil Smoothie
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 banana
- 4 basil leaves
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 1 cup water
- honey to taste
Put all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy, adding extra liquid if necessary. Serve immediately.
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