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Sweet basil smoothie

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4 Servings


About the Recipe


  • For the smoothie

  • 300ml plain yoghurt

  • 1 handful fresh basil leaves

  • 350ml lemon simple syrup, recipe follows

  • 1 handful ice

  • For the lemon simple syrup

  • 250ml water

  • 200g caster sugar

  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon zest


Step 1

For the smoothie:

In a food processor, combine the yoghurt, basil, lemon simple syrup and ice. Process until smooth and frothy. Pour into chilled glasses and serve immediately.

Step 2

For the 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.

Step 3

Take the pan off the heat and allow the syrup to cool, about 20 minutes. Strain before using.


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