blueberry basil smoothie

Here is another smoothie for you all.

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Lately, I’ve been really into making this one.

Because I love basil… and grow way too many varieties of it.  

Because I love blueberries… and buy way too many frozen bags of them.

And because there is just something so easy about blending things up.

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This drink is inspired by a recipe that takes tahini and hemp seeds. But, I throw in sesame seeds and ground flaxseeds to hit the same flavors and nutritional kick.

Switch up your routine and try this one.

Blueberry Basil Smoothie

  • 1 cup blueberries, frozen (or fresh)
  • 1/2 - 1 frozen banana
  • 5-7 large basil leaves
  • 1 Tbsp. tahini or sesame seeds (any other nut works too)
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
  • 1 handful fresh spinach leaves
  • ½ cup skim milk (use as much as needed. I also like using greek nonfat yogurt)

Directions:

- Blend up all of the ingredients in a blender until smooth. 

- Enjoy right away or chill in the refrigerator until ready to eat.

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This recipe will make about 1 serving. 

So I usually double it … to fill more mason jars.