504 Main by Holly Lefevre: Strawberry Basil (Green) Smoothie with Driscoll's Berries
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Monday, July 1, 2013

Strawberry Basil (Green) Smoothie with Driscoll's Berries

I love - seriously love berries - strawberries, raspberries, blue berries and blackberries - and I jumped at this opportunity from Collective Bias® to shop for Driscoll's berries at Lucky Supermarket and create a fresh summer recipe! 

Herbs add great taste to your smoothies.

In this house we anxiously await berry season - sweet magical goodness! As much as we love good ole berries just as they are, we also love cooking and baking...and now drinking berries! 

#FreshFinds Strawberry Basil Green Smoothie

We have been drinking green smoothies for a long time now...and recently began experimenting with adding savory flavors to the fruit. To me the combination of strawberries and basil seemed fresh and perfect for summer....and a special treat to share with my girlfriends or MY KIDDOS!   

#FreshFinds Strawberry Basil Green Smoothie

I headed to Lucky Supermarket to shop for Driscoll's berries and was so happy to find a gorgeous display of berries as soon as I entered the store. I happen to know a very knowledgeable "berry person"- he told me the key to keeping berries fresh  is dependent on how quickly they get from the vine to refrigeration. Most of the time I see berries on a regular produce shelf.
#FreshFinds Strawberry Basil Green Smoothie

At this Lucky Supermarket, I got "lucky" the berries were refrigerated..and you know what... the berries lasted for over a week in my refrigerator. Why were there still berries after a week, you may ask? I bought so many berries...like seriously stocked up on this shopping trip. Read more about my shopping trip on google+.

Now here is how to make a deliciously sweet with a hint of savory green smoothie! 
 Strawberry Basil (Green) Smoothie 
You cannot beat fresh strawberries!

Ingredients
NOTE: You can adjust the ratio of berries to basil to greens to suit your tastes. I happen to like this combination.
 
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 Cups of berries. You can use all one type or a combination of berries. I used strawberries.
  • 1/2 cup to 1 cup (per your taste) fresh basil leaves
  • 1 - 1 1/2 cups fresh greens (kale, spinach, or a combination of greens). I like Power Greens or Baby Kale
  • Juice of one lime
  • Ice (optional)
  • Optional: 1/4 to 1/2 avocado
  • Tools: Blender. I have a high power blender...depending on your blender it may take longer to blend the ingredients.
#FreshFinds Strawberry Basil Green Smoothie


Make It
  • Place the water and greens in the blender and run until thoroughly combined.
  • Add the basil, blend.
  • Squeeze the lime in
  • (optional) add avocado
  • Add the strawberries, and blend until smooth.
You have created a delicious and healthy treat
to share with your friends at the end of a long day.
#FreshFinds Strawberry Basil Green Smoothie

So do you love berries?
What do you like to make with berries? 
One last berry tip...only wash them as you use and need them! 

#FreshFinds Strawberry Basil Green Smoothie
   
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3 comments:

  1. ummm...looks sooo good.

    can't find TP today...on break? :)
    xo bj

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  2. Mmmm, I love berries. The combo with basil looks amazing!

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  3. mmm...sounds like a wonderful smoothie! Love the photo of the boy, especially! Such a sweetheart!

    Jenn

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