Sweet Basil Smoothie

Total Time:
27 min
Prep:
2 min
Inactive:
20 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
1 1/2 cups
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 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
Directions

In a blender, combine the yogurt, basil, Lemon Simple Syrup, and ice. Blend until smooth and frothy. Pour into frosted glasses and serve immediately.

Yield: 4 (6-ounce) servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Lemon 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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