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.
Strawberries as so good for you! They are also low in calories, high in fiber and have anti-inflammatory properties. They are perfect as a snack or in smoothies.
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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