At Whole Foods, they have a pineapple-basil gelato that is amazing and I thought a smoothie version would be super refreshing. This recipe is a keeper — and just a bit healthier. 😉
At Whole Foods, they have a pineapple-basil gelato that is amazing. Almost as amazing as their orange-fig gelato. Or maybe those flavors are sorbets. I don’t know. It doesn’t matter. They’re freaking delicious.
Well, I happened to have an excess of pineapple and basil on hand yesterday. Enter the pineapple-basil smoothie. It tastes like the pineapple-basil gelato/sorbet/whatever had melted and poured itself into my glass. And it was good. (Yes, I have white Christmas lights on the deck. It’s so fun in the summer. Except for the fact that I never go outside from June – August because it’s a billion degrees and there are billion and one mosquitoes that target me and only me.)
Pineapple Basil Smoothie
- 2 cups spinach
- 1 scoop vanilla protein
- 1/2 c milk + extra as needed
- 1 T flax meal
- 1.5 cups fresh pineapple
- 10 basil leaves
- 5-10 ice cubes
Combine everything in a blender and process until smooth. The basil flavor is much more pronounced than the pineapple so adjust the amounts as your heart and tongue desire.
Note: this was pretty sweet. And this is coming from the girl who is currently eating a sleeve of Oreos, even though I’m fully aware they are made with all sorts of chemicals and likely carcinogens.
Point is, I like me some sweetness, but not so much in the morning and not that much. So I’d probably add some plain greek yogurt next time to balance some of the sweetness.
- Are you a basil fan? I don’t think I’ve ever met someone who doesn’t like basil.