Start your morning off right with a nutritious and delicious strawberry basil smoothie! Made with 6 simple ingredients, you’ll love how easy it is to make!
Are you a smoothie lover? Honestly, I’ve tried some that I reallllllly didn’t like. One thing I DO really like though, is almond milk! I always have a half gallon of either almond or cashew milk in my fridge. I don’t have any dietary restrictions, but I know some folks do, so I love that this smoothie is dairy-free, not to mention uses only 6 simple ingredients.
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While this smoothie is great for breakfast, I like it as a mid-afternoon snack or even a nutritious dessert!
Basil is one of my favorite herbs, and thankfully one of the few I’ve been able to successfully grow. I have whatever the opposite of a green thumb would be, (purple thumb? Red thumb?) and tend to inadvertently kill off just about any plant in my house. Sigh. Maybe one day I’ll be able to handle it lol.
The sweetness of the fresh strawberries combined with the slightly peppery and anise-like flavor of the fresh basil just pair so wonderfully together!
I didn’t add too many basil leaves to the smoothie, as I wanted to keep the pretty pink color, but feel free to add as much as you’d like.
This smoothie uses Silk Almond Milk, which is my favorite of all the many almond milk varieties out there. It’s a delicious non-dairy milk, with 50% more calcium than dairy milk, and absolutely no cholesterol and no saturated fat.
I also utilized a new Silk product, a non-dairy yogurt. Packed with 6 grams of soy protein, no artificial flavors or colors, and a smooth creamy taste… I know you’ll love it! It’s great by itself, but I really like the creaminess it adds to the smoothie.
Making this smoothie is as easy as chopping up the strawberries and basil, adding everything to your blender and blending until smooth! Easy peasy! Perfect for those mornings you’re in a hurry, or for a quick breakfast on the way to school.
This recipe makes enough for 2 16oz servings, so feel free to double it if you’re making it for your whole family.
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- 2 cups Silk unsweetened original almond milk
- 2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries
- 5-10 leaves fresh basil
- 12 ice cubes especially if using fresh strawberries
- Drizzle of honey
- 1/2 cup Silk non-dairy strawberry yogurt
- Slice off tops of strawberries (if using fresh) and roughly chop basil leaves.
- Place all ingredients in blender and blend for about 30 seconds, until smooth.
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The Chunky Chef is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.