Strawberry-Basil Smoothies

Strawberry-Basil Smoothies Recipe
Photo: Greg Dupree; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

 

Carolyn says: "Basil gives these smoothies a jolt of garden-fresh flavor. Use whatever kind of milk is in your fridge. We call for almond milk, which is lower in fat and calories than cow's milk, but both contain essential nutrients."

Yield:

Makes 4 servings

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 5 Minutes
Total: 5 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 73
Fat 1.1 g
Protein 1 g
Carbohydrate 16.2 g
Fiber 2.1 g

Ingredients

2 cups frozen whole, hulled strawberries, slightly thawed
1 1/4 cups almond milk
1 cup firmly packed fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons honey
Pinch of salt

Preparation

Process strawberries, almond milk, basil, honey, and a pinch of salt in a blender 30 seconds to 1 minute or until smooth.

Note:

Carolyn O'Neil,

The Slim Down South Cookbook, Oxmoor House, 2013

January 2014
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