Dairy Free Strawberry Basil Smoothie


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!

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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.  Speaking of which, have you guys tried the Silk Chocolate Cashew Milk?  Ohhhhh man, you totally should!  Beware though, you’ll be completely hooked 😉  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.

The Chunky Chef | Strawberry Basil Smoothie | 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

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I think when people think of a smoothie, they think of a breakfast drink, or the insufferable workout dudes at the gym who are always hanging out at the “smoothie bar”.  While this smoothie is great for breakfast, I like it as a mid-afternoon snack or even a nutritious dessert!

You might be wondering why I would put an herb in my smoothie… well if you know me, you know I try to add fresh herbs to just about as much as I possibly can lol.  Remember this iced tea?

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I also have a muffin recipe that has herbs in it coming up next week!  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 Chunky Chef | Strawberry Basil Smoothie | 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

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.


The Chunky Chef | Strawberry Basil Smoothie | 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

Here’s an odd kitchen gripe for you… you know when you buy fresh strawberries from the grocery store, and they look SO perfect… then you get them home and by later that night they’re mushy and starting to mold?  Isn’t that one of the most frustrating things?!  I found a trick on pinterest, and maybe you’ve heard of it, but in case you haven’t, I’ll share!  Those strawberries in the picture above, are 5 days old, but you’d never know it!

It involves soaking the strawberries in a vinegar solution… I know, vinegar?  But don’t worry, it doesn’t make the berries taste like vinegar at all, I promise.  The vinegar kills any mold spores that are on the fruit, which allows them to last longer in your fridge!  Here’s a great post with the step by step info.

The Chunky Chef | Strawberry Basil Smoothie | 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

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. That’s what we call the power of plant-based nutrition!  Silk has delicious covered.  There are 7 varieties of Silk almond milk, all with 100 calories or less per serving, and have no cholesterol or saturated fat!  Awe-some.

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.

The Chunky Chef | Strawberry Basil Smoothie | 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

This recipe makes enough for 2  16oz servings, so feel free to double it if you’re making it for your whole family.

The Chunky Chef | Strawberry Basil Smoothie | 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

I hope you guys try this one out, it’s realllllly delicious!  If the little flecks of green in there scare you, don’t let them lol.  If you have a powerful blender, you can probably blend the smoothie enough that they won’t even be there.  My blender is a little on the old side lol.

The Chunky Chef | Strawberry Basil Smoothie | 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


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32 oz
Dairy Free Strawberry Basil Smoothie
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
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!
Author: The Chunky Chef
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Slice off tops of strawberries (if using fresh) and roughly chop basil leaves.
  2. Place all ingredients in blender and blend for about 30 seconds, until smooth.

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24 comments on “Dairy Free Strawberry Basil Smoothie”

  1. Great minds think alike!!! I LOVE making smoothies with Silk, I have a recipe coming on Monday!!! Yeeeeaaahh!! I recently got a nutri-bullet so I’m smoothie obsessed! I love that you just gave me another great idea on using all that basil we have too! SA-WEET!

  2. I think the basil is awesome and would never question it!! I must try some non-dairy yogurt. I’ll admit to being skeptical about that one 😉 I’m so old fashioned.

  3. I used to be really good at making breakfast smoothies but have gotten laaazzzyyyy! I love the idea of strawberry and basil together!

  4. I’ve never tried almond milk before but it sounds great! Your smoothie looks so yummy! I love that strawberry-basil combo 😀

  5. Yum! I love this idea. I’ve added basil to strawberry lemonade before, so I’m sure these flavors work well. And, this smoothie is perfect for the heat wave we were in this week in Boston.

    Thank you so much for bringing these to the fiesta this week! Happy FF, and have a wonderful weekend!! 🙂

  6. Looks delicious!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can’t wait to see you next week!

  7. Neat idea! Will have to try–I have a nice basil bush myself!

  8. Sounds so yummy! And I had no idea about the vinegar solution for strawberries. Thanks for the tip! 🙂

  9. Your Strawberry Smoothie looks delicious. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. Mmmm – love the combination of strawberry & basil and I bet with the almond milk….would be fab! Thanks for stopping by #TryaBiteTuesday – hope to see you back this week, pinning & sharing!

  11. Killing plants – I think it’s called having a ‘black thumb’ (I remember reading it somewhere), I have one too… I don’t know how I manage to do it! Lol… 😀 And although I have never tried non-dairy milk or yogurt, you make it sound delicious…And strawberries and basil…such a great combination!

  12. I have lactose free folks in my family!! Definitely need to make this for them 🙂
    Because of them I have a love for almond milk too! It’s so yummy… I have to try this smoothie now!