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Basil in a Smoothie? Judge Me, Please!

Okay kids!  I said I would occasionally share updates about my attempts at losing weight and here it is - 20 pounds since May and fifteen of it since June!  I have been really watching what I have been eating, logging it in FatSecret, and moving more.

I never thought I would say this but smoothies have become a breakfast necessity!  I have been experimenting with different fruits and flavors but my absolute favorite so far is Basil and Blueberry Green Tea Smoothie.  I love this so much I actually submitted it to be judged in Juggling Real Food and Real Life's Smoothie Competition!  I don't even think there is a prize - just bragging rights but I am pretty confident I have the best {wink, wink} and will win.

Fresh basil, spinach, blueberries, greek yogurt, bananas, green tea, and honey - what's not to love!

Basil and Blueberry Green Tea Smoothie
  • 6-8 Basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup Spinach
  • 1/2 cup frozen chopped banana
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup green tea
  • 2 tablespoons honey
Simple, easy, and fresh!  I freeze my fruit.  I found that everybody who makes smoothies does this trick.  The fruit lasts longer but I like my smoothies really cold and I don’t like adding ice so this was a big bonus for me.  Plus, I discovered I like frozen bananas. When my bananas were ripping faster than we could eat them, I peeled and cut them before throwing them into the freezer. 

If you would like to read the story on how I came up with it plus find the recipe go here and leave a comment if you like it, please.  The smoothie with the most comments wins so...  comment!
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