This amazing smoothie may be enjoyed in a glass through a thick straw or in a bowl as a thick and creamy wild berry basil smoothie in a soft-serve texture. Either way, it is deliciously sweet and slightly tangy from the uniquely sweet and tart wild blueberries, vegan Beauty Elixir addition and of course, the fresh ginger and basil.
Why wild blueberries instead of their cheaper blueberry competitors, you ask? Well, as the are genetically diverse, they have unique super bold flavors and more skin and less water than their cultivated counterparts (thus a richer antioxidant content as well as a more vibrant hue) 1.
This trophy-worthy concoction has the optional one scoop addition of Amazing Grass's Beauty Elixir, which I highly recommend, as it adds tons of essential nutrients for healthy skin, hair and nails. The sweet wild berry basil layers compliment the creamy blueberries and cream layers quite nicely, and it makes for a very nutritious and satisfying snack or light meal.
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Wild Berry Basil Layered Smoothie
Wild Berry Basil Layer:
3/4 cup frozen wild blueberries
1/2 cup frozen mango
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk or water
2 tablespoons fresh basil, loosely packed
1 tablespoon ripe avocado
1 tablespoon fresh ginger root, grated
Blueberries and Cream Layer:
1-2 frozen bananas
2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut milk
2 tablespoons frozen wild blueberries
1 scoop Amazing Grass Beauty Elixir
2 tablespoons vegan vanilla protein powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. In a food processor or high-powered blender, mix all the Wild Berry Basil layer ingredients together. Set mixture aside in a glass in the fridge while you make the next layer.
2. Mix all the Blueberries and Cream ingredients together. (Add the protein powder for a creamier texture, or more banana). Add as much coconut milk or water as needed to achieve your desired thickness.
3. Alternate layers in a tall glass or jar, or in a bowl. Top with a few extra frozen wild blueberries and fresh basil! Enjoy with a spoon or straw.
Still curious about wild blueberries? They truly are wild; they are not planted and occur naturally in barrens and fields in Maine and Eastern Canada that have been there for 10,000 years. Learn more at the link below:
1. The Better Blueberry. http://www.wildblueberries.com/the-better-blueberry/