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5 from 2 votes

Balsamic Strawberry and Basil Smoothie

This balsamic strawberry and basil smoothie is tangy, sweet, herbaceous, vegan, and low waste. It is made using frozen fruits, raw foods, and sustainable ingredients.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Drinks, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: basil, smoothies, strawberries, strawberry smoothies
Servings: 1 16-ounce

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Measuring Cup and Spoons

Ingredients

  • 1 med banana, frozen (about 3/4 cup)
  • 3-5 large strawberries, frozen (about 1 cup)
  • 3/4 cup loosely packed fresh basil
  • 1 whole medjool date
  • 3 tbsp. hemp seeds
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice (about half a lime)
  • 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 - 1 cup filtered water

Instructions

  • Place the basil, date, hemp seeds, lime, and balsamic vinegar in the blender first.
  • Add the strawberries and banana.
  • Pour in 1/2 cup of water and set the rest aside.
  • Turn on blender at the lowest setting and let it run until everything is starting to blend together. Add more liquid if needed to reach desired thickness.
  • Slowly turn the setting to high. After everything is blended and there are no more obvious chunks, use the variable setting (if availible). Once you get the vortex, turn the blender off.
  • Serve immediately.