by Grace Van Berkum, R.H.N.
As featured on Sunwarrior.com
Minty mango basil deliciousness awaits you in this tasty smoothie. Don’t pass this one up!
This smoothie is filled with abundant nutrition and protein to increase cell health, metabolism, sustained energy, detoxification, and elimination. The combination of chosen fruits (and celery stick) with basil, mint, and cashew milk makes this smoothie super healthy and creamy without any dairy or refined sugar. Guaranteed to fill you up and stabilize your blood sugar levels so your energy stays high for hours. And a double dose of Sunwarrior goodness nourishes your body.
Smoothie Herb Spotlight: BASIL
Basil is a fragrant plant whose leaves are used as a seasoning herb for many different types of foods. It has become one of the most popular herbs in pesto, but it is actually really delicious in salads and smoothies, too. Basil is typically green in color, although some varieties have hints of red or purple. This herb belongs to the mint family and does indeed resemble peppermint. There are more than 60 varieties of basil, all of which differ somewhat in appearance and taste, according to WH Foods.
Basil has anti-inflammatory effects important for optimal health and muscle recovery. The unique array of active constituents called flavonoids found in basil help protect the body’s cells. Basil has also been shown to provide protection against unwanted bacterial growth. It’s an excellent source of vitamin K and manganese, a very good source of copper, vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids such as beta-carotene), vitamin C, and a good source of calcium, iron, folate, magnesium, and omega-3 fatty acids.
Gracious Living Minty Mango Basil Bliss Smoothie
1 scoop Warrior Blend vanilla protein
½ to 1 teaspoon Sunwarrior Ormus Supergreens
1 mango, cut into chunks
1 red apple, cored and cut into chunks
1 whole lemon, peeled
1 celery stick
1 handful fresh mint
1 handful fresh basil
1/3 teaspoon bee pollen sprinkles
2 cups unsweetened cashew (or almond, or coconut) milk
Handful of ice if desired
Top with a mint or basil leaf. Or top with bee pollen sprinkles. Enjoy the Sunwarrior goodness!
Optional Superfood Addition: 1 packet of shiitake medicinal mushrooms from Four Sigma Foods to aid in liver cleansing and glowing skin. Easily make your own almond or cashew milk!
Get creative with your smoothies! Read 9 Gracious Living Tips To Make The Best Smoothies In The World https://www.graciouslivingoasis.com/