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.
Pineapple Basil SmoothiePrint
A sweet, sorbet-flavored smoothie! The best summer treat with no crap!
- 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 carcinogen.
Keywords: smoothie, pineapple, basil, breakfast, snack
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.
Enjoy and let me know what you think!!