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03 May 2013

Strawberry, Basil & Almond Smoothie


I'm not a pink person but when I see pink and pastels together, I feel relaxed.  It's true that colors affect our moods and when they are light and soothing to the eyes, they traverse through our bodies and give us tranquility.  Exactly what I need when the house quiets down after the initial morning chaos of the kids' preparation for school.  A refreshing, healthy and fruity breakfast in a glass is one of the best ways to start the day.


Now that the orange season is almost over, my daily freshly-squeezed orange juice is coming to a halt.  Strawberries are in season and they are one of my favorite fruits in making smoothies.   I actually have a couple in the blog which underlines this preference.  There is the relaxing Chamomile, Strawberry & Quinoa Smoothie and the Avocado, Pistachio & Strawberry Smoothie with the interesting blend.  

If you want a super-healthy drink, you can use Ensure drink in replacement of the regular milk that you are using for the smoothies.  It is a complete balanced nutritional drink which is suitable for adults and children.  Check out their drinks at Ensure.

Enjoy your weekend!
 
 

Strawberry, Basil & Almond Smoothie


Ingredients:
Makes 1 glass
  • 1 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 3 - 4 fresh basil leaves (amount depends on the size of the leaves)
  • 1 cup almond milk (or regular milk)
  • 1 tablespoon almond flour (or finely ground almonds)
  • honey or sugar  (if almond milk is unsweetened)
  • ice (if strawberries are fresh) 
Directions:
    1. Put the strawberries, almond milk, almonds, basil & ice (if using) in a blender and blend until smooth.  Sweeten with honey if needed.