Avocado-Basil Smoothie:
Makes 1 1/2 cups
1 cup plain unsweetened almond milk
1 slightly ripe avocado
1/3 cup cubed frozen pineapple
3 Tbsp fresh orange juice
2 Tbsp agave nectar
8 fresh basil leaves
1/4 tsp salt
Place all ingredients in high speed blender. Blend until smooth, about 30 seconds.

This dairy free smoothie makes for a healthy refreshing and flavorful snack.
As the last hot days are upon us, you may be looking to indulge in a tropical drink that captures that lazy, poolside vibe – without the associated calories. This avocado – basil smoothie does just that. It has just The right amount of orange juice and frozen pineapple. The buttery avocado in fragrant basil means this isn’t your typical green drink.
This dairy free concoction packs an impressive nutritional punch. Avocado provides nearly 20 essential nutrients including fiber, potassium, vitamins B and E. The surprise? Basil, which contains vitamin K in flavonoids , known for their antioxidant and anti-– inflammatory health benefits.
Play around with this recipe. Feel free to use frozen mango, peaches or apricots instead of pineapple. Whatever your taste…
An awesome way to enjoy a post – workout cool – down treat. Goodness in a glass. Pour the mixture into ice pop molds to make a healthy frozen dessert! Enjoy!