Blueberry Smoothie with Basil

Serves 4

5 Minute Prep Time

By Emma Andrews on August 11, 2014 , categorized in Smoothies

Blueberry Smoothie

Fresh blueberries from the farmer’s market pair perfectly with in-season fresh basil. Let this smoothie be the starting point for more herb-y smoothie experiments!

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 ripe pear
  • Juice from ¼ fresh lime
  • 3-5 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 serving Natural Vega® Protein & Greens

Preparation

  1. Prepare a hemp milk base for the smoothie by blending 2 tablespoons hemp seeds with 1 cup water first in the blender, on high power for 1 minute, until completely blended, and the water has turned white. Voila: hemp milk!

  2. Add remaining smoothie ingredients: frozen blueberries, pear, lime, basil. Note: Use 3 basil leaves for a subtle taste (great if you are not adding the optional Vega One). Use 5 basil leaves if you want a stronger savory taste (or if you are using the optional Vega One)

  3. Add a serving of Vega Protein Smoothie or Vega One in Natural Flavor: This will add additional protein and greens to the shake, creating a more filling smoothie.

Emma Andrews

Emma Andrews is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, certified in Plant-based Cooking. An endurance runner and cross-training addict, Emma believes the kitchen is your playground. She loves exploring new and innovative ingredients, recipes and food trends almost as much as she loves beating a personal best in trail and road races all around North America. Her motto? “Live a life that’s anything but average!” Learn more about her work as a public speaker and wellness educator at emmamazing.com or join her on social @emmamazing_life

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