Strawberry, basil and black pepper smoothie

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This quick strawberry basil smoothie with a touch of black pepper is a perfect snack, a refreshing dessert or a pre-work out drink packed with protein and healthy ingredients. A fresh twist on a smoothie!

Strawberry Basil Smoothie

As you may remember from my Strawberry parfait post, we’ve had a lot of strawberries this year. So many that at one point I did not know how to handle them. I mean, there’s only so much one could eat. We’ve used our strawberries in so many recipes, I think I’m all set for a whole year, I don’t need any more strawberries in my diet!

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One of the great ways we consumed our strawberries was through smoothies and I particularly loved the strawberry basil smoothie recipe with black pepper. I love spicy food and I’m a sucker for refreshing, cooling beverages, things this smoothie delivered in just a few minutes.

Strawberry Basil Smoothie

Basil brings a fresh flavor and adds up to the spiciness just a bit and the sweetness from strawberries matches the peppery taste of basil perfectly, an unexpected but delightful combination. The whole smoothies is packed of healthy nutrients and a great source of protein.

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Strawberry Basil Smoothie with Black Pepper

This quick strawberry basil smoothie with a touch of black pepper is a perfect snack, a refreshing dessert or a pre-work out drink packed with protein and healthy ingredients. A fresh twist on a smoothie!
Prep Time5 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Petro

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries
  • 3 leaves fresh basil 2 if leaves are large
  • Generous pinch of freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Place all of the ingredients together in blender.
  • Mix well
  • Pour into serving glasses and garnish with small basil leaves.
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  1. Hm, never had it with basil before…must try. Thanks for sharing this recipe with Thursday Favorite Things!

  2. I really love how playful these three flavors are together…I’ve had them in salads and bruschetta…but I’m very pleasantly surprised with this new twist! Can’t wait to give it a try!

  3. I’ve had a cocktail with this flavor combination that was really good! I love this healthier, every day version!

    Found you at #FoodieFriDIY :)

  4. I use a pinch of pepper in a lot of my fruity recipes, too. I learned how to do it from a woman who runs an Indian recipe blog. It works!

    1. Thanks Lydia. When it comes to adding flavor and giving a tasty twist to food, Indians know better :)