A Delicious Green Smoothie

I love adding basil to any smoothie or juice not only for it’s wonderful flavor but also it’s amazing medicinal powers. Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is revered for its anti-aging compounds – researchers have found basil protects against damage to key organs such as the heart, liver and brain! Basil is also an anti-inflammatory and has anti-bacterial benefits. So, be sure to use more of this amazing herb.

If you’re already a basil fan take a look at these recipes!


  • 1 cup (250 ml) coconut water
  • 1 lime
  • 1 thick slice of pineapple
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 1 handful of sweet basil leaves
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 1 handful of ice
  • 1 stevia leaf (see below for alternate sweeteners)


  1. Wash all produce well.
  2.  Peel the lime then juice it with a citrus juicer or throw in whole.
  3.  Add all the other ingredients into the blender for 45 – 60 seconds until smooth and enjoy!

Serving Size: 16 - 18 oz (500 ml)


  • Lime – lemon, grapefruit
Pineapple – apple, pear
  • Spinach – lettuce, kale, broccoli
  • Sweet basil – coriander, mint
  • Cucumber – celery, celery root
Stevia leaf – pinch of stevia, honey, rice malt, date