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Lemon Basil Smoothie Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

This sweet lemon basil smoothie recipe is vibrant and fresh, and is loaded with a sweet hint of lemon basil. This fruity tropical smoothie will let you rise and SHINE!  This 5 minute blender breakfast recipe is a great on-the-go breakfast option, and can be made high protein with an extra scoop of protein powder.

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OK, our lemon basil plant is taking over our Aerogarden at the moment!  We have a 7 pod Aerogarden and we have: lemon basil, Genovese basil, parsley, and sage. Our lemon basil is starting to creep into parsley territory, so I’ve been pruning and making these delicious lemon basil smoothies in the morning for my husband and I.  Lemon basil (or lemon balm) is a fantastic citrucy addition to your daily smoothie. It has a very sweet subtle flavor that pairs so nicely with fresh fruit – this is one fun smoothie you HAVE to try!

This Lemon Basil SMoothie Recipe is:

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Vibrant
  • Refreshing
  • Sweet
  • Citrusy
  • Tropical
  • Ready in 5 Minutes
  • Versatile

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Grow Fresh Lemon Basil in Your Kitchen All Year Long

We got this great 6-Pod Aerogarden which is fantastic for growing herbs in the winter.  We actually got it when we lived in a smaller apartment, but even now that we own an acreage we still use it year-round!  I love growing herbs on my countertop like fresh basil, dill, mint, sage, thyme, parsley, and lemon balm. It uses LED lights and water, so no messy soil needed – you can have fresh herbs at your fingertips any time. I love picking a few springs of parsley to chop on pastas, adding basil leaves to soups, and tossing some dill in with my pasta salads. This Aerogarden is a great gift for anyone who would like fresh herbs… no big kitchen or green thumb required!

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What’s In This Lemon Balm Smoothie Recipe?

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The Best Blender for the Job

I’ve owned a lot of blenders, but my high-speed Vitamix blender is definitely the best one I’ve owned. This appliance will blend even the toughest of ingredients (frozen fruit, anyone?) into pulp.  I prefer using my blender to my food processor for sauces or homemade hummus, as it’s much easier to clean out the Vitamix. This is definitely one kitchen appliance we use on a daily basis, if not twice a day!

Frozen Fruit Recipes For the Win!

I used frozen fruit for this recipe instead of making them from scratch. By using freezer ingredients, I can stock up when they are on sale, and use them in all kinds of great dishes. It saves me a trip to the store, and I can have frozen fruit to use in smoothies in no time. Check out all my recipes that use Freezer Ingredients on The Herbeevore – great for those days when you want a meal ready fast! And check out my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples for long-lasting staples that I always keep on hand.

If you grow lemon basil or lemon balm in your garden, you can cut the leaves, wash them, and put them in an airtight bag to freeze. That way you can enjoy frozen lemon basil in your recipes and smoothies all year long!

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How Do I Make This Lemon Balm Smoothie Recipe?

  1. Add all ingredients to a high speed blender.
  2. Blend on low, and increase speed until all fruit/ice chunks are blended and the smoothie is a creamy consistency.
  3. Pour into your favorite glass, sit back, and enjoy!

Dietary Modifications

This recipe is raw vegan and gluten free – if you are adding a protein powder, make sure it keeps with any dietary modifications you require.

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Lemon Basil Smoothie

Kelly Jensen
This sweet lemon basil smoothie recipe is vibrant and fresh, and is loaded with a sweet hint of lemon basil. This fruity tropical smoothie will let you rise and SHINE!  This 5 minute blender breakfast recipe is a great on-the-go breakfast option, and can be made high protein with an extra scoop of protein powder.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 smoothies

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon basil leaves also called lemon balm
  • 1/2 cup pineapple
  • 1/2 cup mango
  • 1 banana or 1/4 cup banana powder
  • 2 tablespoons papaya powder
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 scoop protein powder optional

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to a high speed blender.
  • Blend on low, and increase speed until all fruit/ice chunks are blended and the smoothie is a creamy consistency.
  • Pour into your favorite glass, sit back, and enjoy!
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