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


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

Yield: 4 (6-ounce) servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Lime Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lime zest
  • juice of half of lime

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.


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.

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  1. says

    Thanks for that. My son has a total aversion to eating fruit for some reason, so I made the fruit into smoothies for him and then he can’t get enough of it! I also found some great smoothie recipes here and thought I’d share – lots of other great ideas there.

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