Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Strawberry Basil Lime Smoothie



Sometimes a side dish for dinner is beyond me.  The thought of throwing together a batch of biscuits or a decent salad sounds lousy, so smoothies have become a regular at dinner (and at breakfast and lunch).  

I often freeze fresh some fruit a few days in advance, and just throw in a little bit every time with a piece or two of fresh fruit.  It adds a nice sweet element to a meal while still providing lots of nutrients.   

This delicious vegan smoothie is a recent favorite!  It feels fresh and summery!  It will be perfect for your last minute dinner prep or even an upcoming brunch!  



Ingredients

  • 10 fresh basil leaves*
  • 1 can coconut milk*
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups frozen strawberries* (you can freeze fresh ones yourself with this tutorial)
  • 2 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tbs maple syrup
*Creative Green Living recommends purchasing these ingredients as organic where available to avoid GMOs, pervasive pesticides and/or questionable farming practices.


Nutrition information is approximate and may vary based on the freshness and brand of your ingredients. Nutrition information calculated at: Calorie Count.

Directions

STEP 1 

Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender.

STEP 2

Blend until smooth. Serve immediately!

Enjoy!




About the Author:

Landen runs Measure and Whisk, a cooking blog with a focus on real food. She is a firm believer that quality is superior to quantity, and prefers small amounts of good food over large quantities of cheap food. Deeply disappointed in cheap bacon, she prefers to buy $6 bacon less frequently. Because of this, she typically cooks vegetarian meals for her family.    

Her blog also features photos of her baby, Fox, and suggestions on how to live an eco-friendly and minimalist life, both in and out of the kitchen. Follow her on Pinterest and Instagram for beautiful food photos and pictures of baby Fox.
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