Strawberry and Basil Smoothie Recipe

Recipe Classifications

Cuisine:

American

Meal:

Smoothie / Shake

Diet:

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free

Rainbow:

Green, Red

Freezes well:

Yes

Prep Time  (total time):

Under 15 Minutes  (Under 15 Minutes)

strawberry and basil smoothie recipe

Got some basil sitting on the fridge? Here’s another way to make use of them!

Oh, this Strawberry and Basil Smoothie Recipe just makes the perfect refreshing treat! They can be enjoyed at any time of the day, whether to wake your sleepy head up in the morning, a light lunch meal replacement, an afternoon “pick-me-up, please” reinforcement, or a healthy dinner reward for everything that you’ve done throughout the day. 

Plus, they’re so bright and fresh that you can’t just simply resist. Wait… What’s there to resist anyway? They provide 23 grams of protein in each serving, along with a good amount of vitamins A and C, fiber, potassium, and calcium, among the others. 

Strawberry And Basil Smoothie Recipe

Ahh, looks can be deceiving!

By the way, you can freeze fresh strawberries during the summer so that you’ll have plenty through the remaining seasons.  

Without further ado, here’s the recipe that y’all will surely love.

Strawberry and Basil Smoothie [Protein Shake Recipe for Weight Loss]

A great recipe to make use of that basil! Combining herbs with fruits seems to be unpleasant but mixing basil with fresh strawberries is just surprisingly good! Its sweet and herby flavor just complement the rich and creamy texture of Greek yogurt and almond milk. Did we mention that it’s rich in protein too? Brace yourselves, folks. This is simply delectable!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 223kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup loosely packed basil leaves
  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 scoops strawberry or vanilla protein powder

Instructions

  • Wash and pat dry the basil leaves.
  • Combine all the ingredients in a blender. Gently swirl the mixture until the protein powder is covered in liquid.
  • Blend until smooth and creamy. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • You may add a tablespoon of chia or flaxseeds to amp up some fiber.
  • If your fruits aren’t frozen, simply add ice to thicken up your smoothie. Otherwise, if it’s too thick, you may add up some water or a little bit more milk.
  • For the vegan/vegetarian version, replace protein powder with a vegan one, and replace the Greek yogurt with an equal amount of unsweetened almond milk.

Nutrition

Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 210mg | Potassium: 396mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 317IU | Vitamin C: 86mg | Calcium: 328mg | Iron: 1mg

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Hi! I’m Mike. I’m happily married and have a young daughter. I’ve lived all over the world and have learned a lot from seeing others’ perspectives. I’ve also had many life altering health challenges. Fortunately, my lovely and brilliant wife helped save me by finding a new and better way for us to live. We started The Healthy Treehouse to share what we’ve learned and to learn from others, too.