This weekend of late March early April has been full of magic: A Celestial Event (Blue Full Moon), the wrapping up of our third 2018’s month and the start of a new one, and finally Easter celebrations. So many empowering and releasing energies all round us, making our dreams and intentions more powerful than ever. I hope that you shared some amazing moments with your loved ones – and that even though you’re reading that later in the year, you are still spreading the love and sharing great times with those round you.
I am one of those who do not wait for Spring or Summer to sip on deliciously creamy and satisfying smoothies and actually use it as a base for each and every single one of my breakfasts. There is nothing like a smoothie – or even better, a Smoothie Bowl topped with loads of goodness – to make me feel happy, grateful and full for the entire morning. I am especially in love with this one since it incorporates a little basil quirkiness that I just adore. Assembling unexpected flavours is my favourite thing to play round with in the kitchen and what’s best than a smoothie to try this mix out?! If not a fan of basil, you may totally replace it by mint or any other herb/scent you like – lavender or rose oil? Finally, this liquid gold is enriched with plant proteins, which makes it perfect for a post-workout snack!
Creamy Raspberry & Basil Smoothie
Portions: 1 serving
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Freezing time: Overnight (if needed)
- 125g of fresh or frozen raspberries
- 1 frozen banana
- 5 basil leaves
- 1 tbsp of almond butter
- 1 tbsp of bee pollen
- 1 tbsp of hemp seeds/hearts (or chia seeds alternatively)
- 125 – 250ml of plantbased milk or water
(1) Put all the ingredients together in a blender or food processor and blend on high speed until smooth and creamy. Enjoy directly!
(1) How to freeze bananas? Slice several in small chunks and place on a plate or parchment paper and straight into the freezer overnight. Then, place all the chunks in a zip bag, so that you have frozen pieces of banana ready whenever you want a fresh smoothie.
(2) If you would like a creamy almost frozen smoothie (which is at the base of a “Smoothie Bowl” for instance), only use frozen fruits and a little liquid. If you would prefer a runnier smoothie, use frozen fruits but more liquid and add slowly until you obtain the desired consistency. If you do not have any frozen fruits, no worries, you may use some ice cubes to make it a bit creamier.