Strawberry and basil is a winning combination! This is a smaller green smoothie, but it’s still filling. I wanted to keep it simple to really highlight the basil flavor.
I added chia seeds as they are a great source of omega-3’s and protein. I soak them before adding them to my smoothies so they don’t swell up and make the smoothie thicker after I blend it.
I like to make my own almond milk as my family goes through it very quickly. You can find a link to my recipe in the ingredients list below.
Strawberry Basil Smoothie
- 6 medium strawberries
- 6 fresh basil leaves
- 2 tablespoon chia seeds, soaked for 5 minutes
- 1 banana, peeled
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 8 ounces homemade almond milk
Start by adding the liquid to your blender (see my blender recommendations), followed by the remaining ingredients. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is creamy.
Protein: 7 grams
Fiber: 11 grams
Calcium: 15% DV
This smoothie is also a rich source of vitamins B1 through B6, vitamin K, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and potassium.
Serving Size: One.
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Tracy Russell is the creator of RESET 28: A 28-Day Program For Energy, Weight Loss & A Healthy Glow, and founder of Incredible Smoothies. She has been helping people take control of their health and well being with green smoothies, a whole foods diet, and fitness since 2009.