Berry-Basil Thrive Smoothie

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.

Berry-Basil Thrive Smoothie mise en place / Foor prep

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! 😉

Berry-Basil Thrive Smoothie

Looking for other varieties that are Thrive Smoothie approved? I now have 10 VERY different and absolutely delicious Thrive Smoothies! Each of them has 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 10: Thrive Smoothie OG, Resort-Refresh Thrive Smoothie (fruit-free), Masala-Chai Thrive Smoothie (fruit-free), Mocha-Mousse Thrive Smoothie, Choc-PB-Nana Thrive Smoothie, Matcha-Mint Thrive Smoothie, (fruit-free) Golden-Creamsicle Thrive Smoothie, Piña Colada Thrive Smoothie, Snickerdoodle-Holiday 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.

Berry-Basil Thrive Smoothie

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Recipe by Priscilla Soligo Course: Thrive SmoothiesDifficulty: Easy
Servings

1

servings
Prep time

5

minutes

Ingredients

  • 300g 1¼ Cups Unsweetened Almond Milk (or more for a thinner smoothie)

  • 90g ½ Cup Frozen Mixed Berries

  • 45g 1½ Cups Dark Leafy Greens (we use spinach and/ or kale)

  • 20g Protein powder (20g is not the weighted measurement it is the amount of protein)

  • 30g 1-2 Tbsps Cashew Butter (best in this recipe), or your favourite nut or seed, or coconut butter

  • 2 Tbsps Fibers to choose from: Chia (thicker smoothie), or ground flax, or acacia (thinner smoothie & most gentle), or psyllium husk or powder (no more than 1 Tbsp, as it’s super thick – mix with 1 Tbsp of another fiber here), or use a combination. Start with 2 Tbsps and if you’re still hungry add an extra Tbsp next time. Drink plenty of water when increasing fiber intake and go slow.

  • 5g 10 Medium Basil Leaves

  • Optional ½ Cup Ice

Directions

  • In a high speed blender, add in the liquids.
  • Add in remaining ingredients.
  • Blend all ingredients until well integrated and creamy smooth.

Notes

  • Storage: Smoothies are best consumed immediately after blending to prevent oxidation and for best taste, nutrient density and flavour. I recommend having your ingredients prepped ahead of time and quickly blending before you head out the door if you are taking this on your way to work, or out with you. Thrive smoothies are potable too!

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