Refreshing Blueberry Basil Smoothie

Refreshing Blueberry Basil Smoothie- Made with just 5 ingredients, this blueberry basil smoothie is the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day! (plant-based)

Refreshing Blueberry Basil Smoothie- Made with just 5 ingredients, this blueberry basil smoothie is the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day! (plant-based)

I know what you’re thinking. Basil in a smoothie? Sounds weird.

I get it. It sounds strange. But it’s one of those things that surprises you in the best way possible. I promise it’s incredibly refreshing and perfect for summer. Plus you only need 5-ingredients to make it!

Refreshing Blueberry Basil Smoothie- Made with just 5 ingredients, this blueberry basil smoothie is the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day! (plant-based)

Blueberry Basil Smoothie Ingredients

  • Frozen Blueberries- If you find yourself with a plethora of fresh blueberries, this would be a wonderful way to use them up! Just make sure they are frozen beforehand. Frozen wild blueberries are also a great option as they are higher in antioxidants than traditional blueberries.
  • Frozen Pineapple (or Banana)- So many people have issues digesting bananas so to keep it belly friendly I went with pineapple. That said, if you can tolerate bananas feel free to use equal amounts frozen banana which would likely be about 1 large banana.
  • Yogurt- Any kind of yogurt will work here. My favorites are vanilla or plain coconut yogurt. Whatever kind you choose just make sure it isn’t loaded with added sugar.
  • Orange Juice- I personally love the pop of citrus that orange juice gives this smoothie but if it’s not your thing simply substitute with your go-to milk instead.
  • Fresh Basil- Just 2 leaves off the ol’ basil plant is all you need for some summery wow-factor. I promise you it’s so good!
  • Optional Add-Ins- If you want to turn this smoothie into a satiating meal, try adding a scoop of your favorite unflavored protein (you may need to add a little extra orange juice) or a tablespoon of hemp seeds.

Refreshing Blueberry Basil Smoothie- Made with just 5 ingredients, this blueberry basil smoothie is the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day! (plant-based)

Refreshing Blueberry Basil Smoothie- Made with just 5 ingredients, this blueberry basil smoothie is the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day! (plant-based)

Refreshing Blueberry Basil Smoothie- Made with just 5 ingredients, this blueberry basil smoothie is the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day! (plant-based)

Looking for more ways to use up fresh basil?

Refreshing Blueberry Basil Smoothie- Made with just 5 ingredients, this blueberry basil smoothie is the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day! (plant-based)

Refreshing Blueberry Basil Smoothie

Made with just 5 ingredients, this blueberry basil smoothie is the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple, could also use banana
  • 2 basil leaves
  • ½ cup yogurt, I like dairy-free coconut yogurt
  • 1 cup orange juice

Instructions

  • In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth.

Nutrition

Calories: 354kcal, Carbohydrates: 80g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 20mg, Potassium: 792mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 48g, Vitamin A: 714IU, Vitamin C: 232mg, Calcium: 209mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
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