Smoothies are fun to make! You can really throw almost anything into a blender and make a delicious smoothie. This week, my friend Carrie, from Frugal Foodie Mama, is hosting a Green Smoothie Week. To celebrate, we’re making it easy for you AND a friend to whip up perfect smoothies, with a chance to win not one, but TWO Stainless Steel 12-Piece Rocket Blenders. One to keep and one to share!
My smoothie is not a green smoothie but it DOES have something green in it – basil! I decided to try this flavor combination because last summer, I had basil ice cream at one of my favorite local restaurants. I was a bit skeptical, at first, but it was so refreshing and fabulous!
This smoothie is not sweet at all; with plain Greek yogurt and coconut milk, combined with fresh pineapple, basil and a bit of honey, it is tangy, tart and a bit earthy. I’m going to try this one again and back off a little bit on the basil. A sprinkle of fresh coconut on top gives it a little texture.
Pineapple Coconut Basil Smoothie
Makes 5 ½ cups
- 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup coconut milk (I used So Delicious Dairy Free Organic Coconut Milk)
- 1 whole, fresh pineapple, peeled and cubed (I used fresh pineapple already peeled!)
- 7-8 large leaves of fresh basil, cut into strips
- 2-3 tablespoons of honey
- 2-3 ice cubes
- Grated fresh coconut and a wedge of pineapple, for garnish
Cut fresh pineapple into cubes and basil into strips (chiffonade.)
Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
Pour into glasses, top with a sprinkle of fresh coconut and garnish with a thick wedge of fresh pineapple.
My daughter loves smoothies, so I’m ready to experiment with more flavor combinations! Visit Frugal Food Mama all week for great, green smoothie ideas. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway and share some smoothie love with a friend! Good luck!
What’s your favorite smoothie flavor?
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