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Summer smoothie recipe

Strawberry Basil Smoothie

This refreshing and creamy vegan smoothie is the perfect summer drink!  Loaded with frozen fruit, fresh herbs, and chia seeds for extra nutrition... YUM!

Course Drinks
Cuisine Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 148 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut milk see recipe note below
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 3-4 large basil leaves

Instructions

  1. Mix the chia seeds with 1/3 cup of coconut milk and soak for about 5 minutes.  They should have a gel-like consistency.

  2. Put the frozen strawberries, basil leaves, chia seed mixture, and remaining coconut milk into a blender.  Blend until smooth.  Enjoy cold!

Recipe Notes

The unsweetened coconut milk I used comes in a carton (like this one here, which only has 45 calories per serving).  I don't recommend using canned coconut milk because it's too thick and higher in fat/calories.  You can also use almond milk, regular milk, or whatever other type of milk you prefer! 

If the smoothie is too thick, feel free to add more coconut milk until it has the right consistency.

I recommend Spectrum Essentials Organic Chia Seeds.  They have the cleanest taste and work great in smoothies.  I also like this brand here.

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Basil Smoothie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 148 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Sodium 409mg18%
Potassium 269mg8%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 65IU1%
Vitamin C 84.6mg103%
Calcium 474mg47%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.