STRAWBERRY BASIL SMOOTHIE

STRAWBERRY BASIL SMOOTHIE

As soon as the temperatures go up and the sun rises earlier week by week, I crave fresh fruity food!

In the past ( the time before the blender) it was always either a fruit salad or fresh pressed orange juice. Nothing else came to my mind neither was I capable of doing something different. But this changed when smoothies came to all our heads and got into our vocabulary – suddenly a whole new world of possibilities opened up! Forget about the old boring fruit salad because from now on there are no boundaries when it comes to combinations or colors. 
After my trip to new york in 2010 I was so curious and just could not stand one more day without a blender. A number of experiments with waaay too green or flaky smoothies followed. Yet step by step I managed to rule the art of making creamy & perfectly balanced smoothies! 
I like to combine seasonal fruits with a few hidden greens. According to the time of year you can create that certain something with added ice cubes or spices. This smoothie matches the beginning of the strawberry-season, it’s delightful creamy with a special taste thanks to the basil!
Enjoy the upcoming summer with a big glas of healthy freshness & pretty berries!

You can read the german version here!

STRAWBERRY BASIL SMOOTHIE 
serves 1 
Sometimes
I blend up an extra batch and fill it into a popsicle mold ( smoothies
based on nutmilk turn into wonderful ice cream) 

1 cup strawberries, fresh/frozen
1 ripe banana, frozen
1 cup almond milk
1 tbsp lime juice
8 basil leaves
1 tbsp almond butter
2 tbsp hemp seeds
1 handfull spinach, fresh

Directions
Put all ingredients into your blender, start with the banana and almond milk. Blend on high power for 2-3 minutes until well combined. Enjoy immediately!

Love,
Gina