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Doctor in the Kitchen: Creamy Green Basil Smoothie

Jun 30, 2023 12:00AM ● By Natural Awakenings Milwaukee
This creamy green basil smoothie is bursting with a sweet herby flavor of summer. Strawberries are a relatively low sugar fruit and are packed with antioxidants and fiber. While many smoothies are full of higher-sugar fruits such as bananas, mango and pineapple, this smoothie is full of fat, fiber and protein. This helps to stabilize blood sugar levels and keep oneself feeling full for hours.

2 cups spinach
4-5 frozen strawberries
4 large fresh basil leaves
ΒΌ avocado or a few chunks of frozen avocado
2 tsp lemon juice
1 scoop vanilla plant-based protein powder
12-16 oz unsweetened almond milk

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend at high speed until smooth and creamy. Add more liquid if desired.

Sarah Axtell is a naturopathic doctor who helps people facing chronic health conditions such as hormonal imbalances, autoimmune diseases, gastrointestinal disorders and weight-loss resistance. Her passion is using Food as Medicine with her patients. She has a private practice, Lakeside Natural Medicine, in Shorewood.