Thursday, March 21, 2013

Recipe Redux Post # 11- Triple B Snack Smoothie




The Recipe ReDux Theme for March just happened to be “Green with Herb Envy” and we were encouraged to “use fresh green herbs in a non-traditional way”. One of my favorite green herbs is basil and I have been curious about how it would taste in a smoothie. This recipe challenge was the perfect opportunity to try it.  Basil actually worked quite well in the smoothie and gave it a snappy and fresh taste I have use blueberries and strawberries in smoothies before, but never blackberries so I decided to throw them in the mix as well. Add a banana and milk base and voila!!.... behold the triple B smoothie- blackberries, banana and basil (plus milk), a clean, simple and delicious combination.  Hope you try it and also enjoy checking out the other interesting and fun use of green herbs by the rest of the Recipe ReDux group.

Ingredients:

½ frozen banana
½ cup fresh blackberries
1-2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil
½ cup fat free or low fat milk (I used and suggest  unsweetened almond milk)

Directions:

Add all the ingredients to a blender and mix on high for 30 seconds to a minute, until well blended. Serve and enjoy.  Note: if the blackberries used are not super sweet, add a tiny bit of your favorite sweetener.

Makes 1 serving

Serving size: the whole recipe,1 smoothie Calories100 Protein 2 g Carb 21 g Fiber 6 g  Sugars 11 g Fat 2 g Saturated fat 0 g Sodium 90 mg

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2 comments:

Curry March 23, 2013 at 6:02 PM  

Love this triple B flavor combo. So creative!

Deanna - Teaspoon of Spice March 24, 2013 at 7:04 PM  

Basil + berries sure sounds like a winner with fellow ReDuxers - looking forward to throwing in a handful into my next smoothie!

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