Posted on: October 2, 2015 at 4:50 am
Last updated: December 23, 2016 at 1:21 pm

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Basil isn’t just for pasta sauce, pizza or curry. Thai basil is bolder, with a slightly more anise flavor than traditional sweet Italian basil you may already have growing in your windowsill.

Pick some up at a local farmer’s market or specialty market (the more purple leaves are a dead giveaway), and blend into your smoothie.


Basil Strawberry Smoothie

Strawberry Smoothie


Serves: 1

  • 1 serving Vega One French Vanilla or Vega Protein & Greens Vanilla
  • ½ cup frozen strawberries (if using fresh strawberries, add in a ½ cup of ice)
  • 3 Thai basil leaves
  • ¼ avocado
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ½ cup water


  1. Blend all ingredients together and enjoy.

Here are a few more delicious smoothies to try!

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