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Sweet Basil Smoothie

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 27 min
  • Prep: 2 min
  • Inactive: 20 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups
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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


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

Lemon Simple Syrup:

  1. 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.