As a chef, I always loved the pairing of berries and basil in desserts. There is something so vibrant and fresh about this partnership that I decided to bring it back, albeit in my Thrive Smoothie! This is yet another decadently delicious thrive smoothie containing the 5 to thrive that has made the grade. When I release a new version of an approved Thrive Smoothie using my formation that helps to balance out your blood sugar, curb cravings, keep you full for hours and feed your good gut buddies – It’s got to taste exceptional! This one definitely makes the cut.
With summer on the way, this is the perfect smoothie. The subtle fresh notes of basil (also phytonutrient loaded greens) mixed with the citrus berries (loaded with polyphenols and antioxidants) are a match made in heaven. I have used cashew butter as my healthy fat because it is super rich and creamy plus it pairs really well with the berries and basil. If you don’t have this on hand you can switch it out for whatever nut or seed butter, or coconut butter you prefer (I would not recommend peanut butter with this one folks! 😉
Looking for other varieties that are Thrive Smoothie approved? I have 7 VERY different and absolutely delicious Thrive Smoothies that have been formulated using the science to help balance your blood sugar, increase insulin sensitivity, regulate your hunger hormone, feed your good gut-buddies in your microbiota, curb sugary cravings and keep you feeling full for hours. Here are the 7: Thrive Smoothie OG, Resort-Refresh Thrive Smoothie (fruit-free), Masala-Chai Thrive Smoothie (fruit-free), Choc-PB-Nana Thrive Smoothie, Mocha-Mousse Thrive Smoothie, Matcha-Mint Thrive Smoothie (fruit-free) and this one! Don’t forget to tag me if you make this recipe on my Instagram at @thrivewithpriscilla – I love seeing your creations! Happy thriving.