Sweet Basil Smoothie
- 1 1/4 cups plain yogurt
- 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves
- 1 1/2 cups Lemon Simple Syrup, recipe follows
- 1 cup ice
- Lemon Simple Syrup:
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest
Yield: 4 (6-ounce) servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: EasyLemon Simple Syrup:
In a small saucepan, combine the water, sugar, and lemon zest over medium heat. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved. Take the pan off the heat and allow the syrup to cool, about 20 minutes. Strain before using.
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