Basil Berry Bliss

fresh, cooling, stimulating

  • Prep Time:
    10 mins

  • Cook Time:
    0

  • Difficulty:
    Easy

  • Serves:
    makes 4-5 cups

Botanical Benefits*: Basil - digestive aid, anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, fiber, vitamin and mineral rich, cooling, refreshing, tastes fabulous with both savory and sweet dishes.

Diet Style: Plant-based, gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, grain-free, nut-free, clean, paleo, Mediterranean.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups raspberries – fresh or frozen OR mixed berries

  • 1 orange, peeled and cut into quarters

  • 3/4 cup fresh basil leaves – sweet basil, purple basil, or holy basil (tulsi)

  • 2 tbsp chia seeds

  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds

  • 3 tbsp raw pumpkin seeds – makes it nice and creamy

  • 2-3 cups water

  • 1 cup of ice if you would like it really cold

Method

In a blender, Vitamix, Ninja, Nutri-bullet or whatever blending smoothie-making machine you may have, add all ingredients and blend until smooth. If your machine is single-serve, blend in batches.  

Taste and adjust texture by adding more water if too thick, and adding sweetness if needed to taste.

Serve with a sprig of basil.

Botanical Boosts: you can also add plant-based protein powder, açai berry powder, marshmallow root powder, or maca (gelatinized is easier to digest).  

Recipe Karina Hines.