Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sweet Basil Smoothie

Cook Time: 5 min
Yield: 1 1/2 cup


1 1/4 cups plain yogurt
1 cup packed fresh basil leaves
1 1/2 cups Lemon Simple Syrup, recipe follows
1 cup ice


In a blender, combine the yogurt, basil, Lemon Simple Syrup, and ice. Blend until smooth and frothy. Pour into frosted glasses and serve immediately.

Lemon Simple Syrup:

Yield: 4 (6-ounce) servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest

In a small saucepan, combine the water, sugar, and lemon zest over medium heat. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved. Take the pan off the heat and allow the syrup to cool, about 20 minutes. Strain before using.


1 comment:

Ann said...

I love the health benefit of green smoothies. This is a really fantastic one with basil-genius!