Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Sweet Basil Smoothie Recipe



Prep Time: 2 min
Inactive Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Level: Easy
Serves: 1 1/2 cups

Ingredients

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

Directions

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

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

Lemon Simple Syrup:

  • 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.

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