Strawberry and basil is a winning combination – especially when both are growing together in my herb garden!
Strawberries as so good for you!
Why Strawberries Give This Green Smoothie A Boost
Strawberries are high in vitamin C, antioxidants and manganese.
They are also good sources of potassium, folate, riboflavin, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, vitamin K, omega-3 fatty acid, magnesium and copper.
The nutrients in strawberries help protect against rheumatoid arthritis and have anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties.
Strawberries are also good for your eyes as they help prevent age-related vision problems.
I added chia seeds as they are a great source of omega-3’s and protein. I soak them before adding them to my smoothies so they don’t swell up and make the smoothie thicker after I blend it.
Strawberry Basil Smoothie
- 6 medium strawberries
- 6 fresh basil leaves
- 2 tablespoon chia seeds, soaked for 5 minutes
- 1 banana, peeled
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 8 ounces homemade almond milk
Directions: Start by adding the liquid to your blender (see my blender recommendations), followed by the remaining ingredients. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is creamy.
Nutrition Information: Calories: 249 | Protein: 7 grams | Fiber: 11 grams |
Calcium: 15% DV | Iron: 4.7mg
This smoothie is also a rich source of vitamins B1 through B6, vitamin K, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and potassium.
Serving Size: One.