Rants, Rules & Recipes

An Effort to End Nutritional Ignorance

RECIPE: Banana and Basil Smoothie

My husband, who receives my smoothie experiments each morning on our way out to work, actually stopped in his tracks and said “Mmmm, what’s in this one? That is delicious!”
Which surprised me because I had really just thrown in the produce that was 1 day away from rotting in out fridge! But that’s the beauty of juicing and smoothie mash-ups! Most of the time they are tasty, but sometimes they are down right delicious!
Measurements are elastic, just do what feels right–so don’t dirty a measuring cup, just dump approximate portions in to your blender!banana basil smoothie
1 cup plain greek yogurt (I prefer the regular NOT low or non-fat)
1 banana
1 celery stick (it’s not just for Blood Mary’s!)
5 large fresh basil leaves (your could probably get away with several shakes of the dried version)
1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks (non sweetened of course)
1/2 lemon squeezed
1/2 cup water
1 Tbsp or 1 “squeeze” of honey (preferably farmer’s market bought—watch Queen of the Sun and you’ll learn why)
The Greek yogurt packs in your Protein and Calcium and if you use regular (instead of non fat) you’ll stay full until lunch, or longer!
The Honey and the Banana naturally sweeten without adding refined sugar grams (plus honey has serious anti-inflammatory and healing properties) and…
The Basil, Celery and Lemon crank up the Detoxing power of this tasty, tart and tempting smoothie
(photo used from demangotree.com)

2 comments on “RECIPE: Banana and Basil Smoothie

  1. jane
    July 12, 2013

    You have such positive power over me – have just purchased a Vitamix (on sale at Costco) and am having a blast doing your smoothies. I am a veteran snacker and
    these really cut out the hunger. Husband refuses greens but no longer…
    Thank you!

    • rantsrulesandrecipes
      July 13, 2013

      Jane! Yay thanks for reading and trying the recipes!
      I love my vitamix and use it almost daily!
      I’ll keep the smoothie recipes coming!

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