Category Archives: Mommy Snacks

30 Minutes for Mommy: Basil Banana Smoothie

It’s really good, I promise!  The basil plants in the garden are looking slim and I am already missing this new Summer favorite.  Give it a try before the season is over.  My recipe is inspired by Giada De Laurentiis‘ Sweet Basil Smoothie.  I prefer my smoothies to be a little thicker, so I modified a few things and like it very much.  Try either recipe, but you have to try at least one.

  • 1 C fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 12ish ice cubes (give or take depending on the desired consistency)
  • zest of 1/2 a lime
  • juice of one lime
  • 4 T sugar (start with 2T and go up from there)
  • 1/2 C plain yogurt
  • enough water to make your blender work (just a couple tablespoons should do it)

Throw everything in a blender and frappe it!  Find your prettiest glass (because things are just more fun when they’re in pretty containers), and add a little whip on top to make everything happy.

There you have it, the taste of Summer in a pretty glass with happiness on top.  You could also sub the lime for lemon or orange and the banana for strawberries.

Now that you have your snack taken care of, check out my most recent update for our 30 Minutes for Mommy Bible Study.


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