I have been reading a lot about green monster smoothies lately, and I’m get quite sick of it. All a green monster smoothie is, is a smoothie with spinach added to it. You can’t even taste the spinach. This smoothie beats a green monster any day in my opinion. It is different, very sweet, and the lime makes it tart all at the same time. Plus, it is green! I love the color green. 🙂 It also gives me something to make with all the basil that is growing in my garden.Print
Sweet Basil Mango Smoothie
- 1 1/4 cups plain yogurt
- 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves
- 1 1/2 cups Lime Simple Syrup, recipe follows
- 1 cup frozen mango
Lime Simple Syrup
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons lime zest
- juice of half of lime
In a blender, combine the yogurt, basil, Lime Simple Syrup, and mango . Blend until smooth and frothy. Pour into frosted glasses and serve immediately.
In a small saucepan, combine the water, sugar, and lime 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.
12 smart points, Makes 4 servings (Divide equally into 4 cups)