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Strawberry Basil Smoothies

Welcome to the Improv Cooking Challenge for June:  Strawberries and Basil.  There is so much flavor in this combination and you can see by the list below that there are delicious recipes for you to explore.  This Strawberry Basil Smoothie is a delicious alternative to a cooked breakfast.  It's also cold which is nice when the days start out warm.

Strawberries and basil is a traditional flavor combination.  They are also companion plants, plants that help each other survive.  Basil is excellent for keeping away certain insects and strawberries attract helpful insects to the plants.  Add a little special balsamic vinegar, and this can be savory or sweet!

What I particularly love about this smoothie is that it isn't too sweet.  The fruit does the talking and that is the way that it should be.  Because of this, make sure the strawberries are ripe all the way through.

Check out what the other bloggers have made!

Improv Cooking Challenge: June 2020

Ingredients: Strawberries and Basil

  • Strawberry Basil Lemonade by Making Miracles
  • Grilled Chicken Breasts with Balsamic Strawberry Basil Topping by A Day in the Life on the Farm
  • Strawberry Basil Crumb Bars by Veggies First Then Dessert
  • Strawberry Lemon Basil Pasta Salad by Sneha's Recipe
  • Strawberry Basil Avocado Toast by Palatable Pastime
  • Strawberry Basil Smoothies by Our Good Life
  • Grilled Strawberry & Blue Basil Granita by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
  • Strawberry Basil Bourbon Smash by Cookaholic Wife

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    Strawberry Basil Smoothie

    Strawberry Basil Smoothie

    Delicious and not-too-sweet but so good for you!
    Prep time: 5 MCook time: Total time: 5 M


    • 6-8 fully ripened strawberries
    • 1 ripe banana
    • 1 c unsweetened vanilla almond milk
    • 1/2 c ice
    • 1 t vanilla
    • 8 medium sized basil leaves


    1. Toss all ingredients into the blender.
    2. Blend until all ingredients are fully incorporated.
    3. Add a little more almond milk if needed to thin out.
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Would you like to comment?

  1. Great idea to do smoothies with this flavor combo.

  2. What a lovely, refreshing treat!! Such a great summery smoothie idea.

  3. Smoothies are my go to breakfast most days. This version sounds so refreshing, perfect for hot summer days.


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