Blueberry Basil Smoothie

Blueberry Basil Smoothie is one of my favorite summer smoothies. It contains basil picked fresh from the garden. Here I used lovely purple basil but feel free to use whatever basil you have. Green and purple basil are very similar tasting.



Basil is a major anti-inflammatory. It contains powerful essential oils like eugenol that fight inflammation. In fact, a friend started serving this recipe to her family and it helped her husband's chronic pain! 

Basil also helps freshen breath and restores the body's proper PH. Basil improves digestion and aids gut flora. It is also a powerful antibacterial and antiviral. Plus, it's vibrantly tasty. In addition with the blueberries, it makes this smoothie very refreshing.



NOTE: You do need to use fresh basil as dried doesn't have the same flavor.

Blueberry Basil Smoothie

2 cups frozen blueberries

1 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk or coconut water (which helps replenish electrolytes) *

2 large handfuls baby kale or other greens

Several sprigs basil 

1 cup grapes (optional but adds an additional sweetness)

Optional:

Almond Butter (adds protein and a richness) and/or Scoop Collagen

Blend everything together and enjoy!

Makes 2 large servings or 4 smaller servings.

* I use Elmhurst 1925 milked almonds available here. It contains only water and almonds so no icky, digestive-aggravating gums like other almond milks. 






Enjoy!

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