strawberry basil smoothie

5-Ingredient Basil Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

15 mins
Vadim Rachok
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This is a tasty, flavorful, and super refreshing smoothie with strawberries and basil. You will get a creamy, cold, and delicious summer drink. Make it for breakfast or a quick lunch. All you need are 5 simple ingredients and 15 minutes of your free time. Follow my basil and strawberry smoothie recipe and make this delicious drink that just tastes like the summer in a glass.

What is a Basil and Strawberry Smoothie?

A Smoothie with Basil and Strawberry is a fresh and unique blend of ripe strawberries and fresh basil for a delightful and refreshing drink. This blend combines the natural sweetness of fresh ripe strawberries with the slight peppermint flavor of fresh green basil leaves. The result is a delightful twist on the traditional strawberry smoothie, a vibrant drink that is both fruity and herbal.

Strawberries are awesome. They help with your brain function and protect against high blood pressure, arthritis, gout, cardiovascular disease, and more because they are loaded with vitamin C, folate, potassium, fiber, magnesium, and a ton of other good stuff. This smoothie is no exception, as I’ve always loved the mix of strawberries and basil. The basil gives it a high note that will start your day off right. (And don’t forget, herbs like basil are also packed with anti-inflammatory and disease-fighting antioxidants.)

Basil and Strawberry Smoothie Ingredientsrecipe for strawberry basil smoothie

  • Strawberries: With a naturally sweet and slightly tart flavor, strawberries are the main fruit in this smoothie. 
  • Strawberries make this smoothie visually appealing and refreshing with their bright red color and juicy texture.
  • Powdered Sugar: Powdered sugar is used to help bring out the sweetness of the smoothie. It dissolves quickly. It provides a smooth texture without any grains. 
  • Basil: Basil adds a unique and aromatic taste to the smoothie. Its slightly peppery and mint notes complement the sweetness of the strawberry for a fresh and unexpected twist. 
  • Lime + Zest: The juice and zest of the lime add a tangy, citrusy flavor that brightens the overall flavor of the smoothie. The zest adds an extra layer of citrus aroma and flavor, while the acidity of the lime balances the sweetness of the strawberries and powdered sugar. 
  • Water: Water is used to help control the consistency of your smoothie. It helps to ensure that the smoothie is not too thick and helps to blend the ingredients together smoothly.
  • Ice: Ice is added to the smoothie to cool it down, making it refreshing and perfect for warm weather.

Strawberry Basil Smoothie Recipe

  1. First, wash and peel the strawberries. 
  2. Place strawberries, powdered sugar, lime zest, lime juice, water, and ice in a blender bowl. 
  3. Then, blend until smooth. 
  4. Next, pour through a strainer. 
  5. Serve over ice and garnish with a basil sprig. Enjoy!

Chef Recipe Tips:

  • Basil can be replaced with mint. 
  • If the strawberries are sweet, do not add powdered sugar.

Why I Like This Strawberry Basil Smoothie Reciperecipe for smoothie with basil and strawberry

We think this smoothie has a bright, smooth taste. It’s a unique twist on the average smoothie. The strawberry and basil add a nice balance to the freshness.

  • Hydrating – This smoothie is hydrating and perfect for a summer day because it is full of the best ingredients.
  • Nourishing – I love healthy recipes. Strawberry and Basil Smoothie contains healthy ingredients.
  • Mixed Drink Potential! – Are you looking for a fresh and fun idea for a mixed drink to serve at parties or with friends? Mix this smoothie with a shot of tequila and salt the rim of a glass. 

The Origin of the Basil and Strawberry Smoothie

The growing popularity of incorporating fresh herbs into culinary dishes and beverages is the origin of the Basil and Strawberry Smoothie. Both strawberries and basil have a rich history in a wide variety of cuisines around the world. Native to both Europe and the Americas, strawberries have been enjoyed since Roman times. Basil, on the other hand, is a staple in many cuisines, particularly Italian, Thai, and Indian, and is native to tropical regions from Central Africa to Southeast Asia.

It is likely that the modern trend of experimenting with new flavor combinations and using fresh, seasonal ingredients led to the fusion of strawberries and basil in a smoothie. This innovative blend, which combines traditional fruits with herbs and other unusual ingredients to create new, exciting flavors, is an example of the modern approach to smoothies.

how to make smoothie with basil and strawberryStoring Strawberries

Strawberries tend to get spotted quickly and also tend to get moldy very quickly. If you want to keep them a little longer, here are some ways to do it. In all cases, leave the top on and do not cut them into pieces. (This will help them last longer.) On the other hand, if you want to save the strawberries for your next strawberry smoothie, you can do so in the following ways:

  • Cool place: You can store strawberries in a cool place for up to 1 day.
  • Refrigerator: Keep up to 3 days of strawberries in the refrigerator.
  • Freezing: You can keep strawberries frozen for up to 12 months. Wash and hull the strawberries. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the strawberries on the paper. Freeze the strawberries. After a day or so, you can remove the baking sheet from the freezer and you can transfer the frozen strawberries to a bag and place it in the freezer until you are ready to use it.

5-Ingredient Basil Strawberry Smoothie Recipe
Author:Vadim Rachok
This smoothie makes for a great not too sweet cool summer beverage.
strawberry basil smoothie
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
The ingredients you need:
10,6 ounces (0,3 kg) strawberries
0,7 ounces (0,02 kg) powdered sugar
2-3 branches basil
0,5 pc lime + zest
3,4 fluid ounces (0,1 l) water
Let’s start !

Wash and peel the strawberries.


Place strawberries, powdered sugar, lime zest, lime juice, water, and ice in a blender bowl. 


Blend until smooth.


Pour through a strainer. 


Serve over ice and garnish with a basil sprig.

Nutrition Information
Servings Per Recipe: 2 Calories: 183
% Daily Value *
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g1%
Saturated Fat 0g1%
Sodium 13mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 85g31%
Dietary Fiber 5g17%
Total Sugars 79g0%
Protein 2g3%
Vitamin C 99mg110%
Calcium 44mg3%
Iron 1mg4%
Potassium 405mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data. (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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