Sunday, December 16, 2012

Meatless on Monday #18

My recipe is short and sweet today.  But before we get to the recipe, enjoy a beautiful quote.

“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.”
Robert Fulghum,
All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

Green Thickies!!  Check it out!
Blackberry Basil Smoothie
from Green Thickies 

2 Cups Water (If you are drinking this straight away substitute one cup of water for ice)
1 Cup Basil, loosely packed (Or any other mild green if you really can’t face basil but it really is delicious with the basil)
¼ Cup Almonds (or any plain seeds if you don’t eat nuts, or leave out for less calories).
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract (Pure or ground vanilla has a better flavour)
½ Cup Raisins (or any other dried fruit which can also be pre-soaked for a smoother blend)
1 Cup link Oats Or one cup of Quinoa 
4 Cups Blackberries (I used one punnet of frozen blackberries)
1 Banana
  • Blend the ingredients in the order listed. Blend the greens and liquid first and then blend the rest of the ingredients. This creates more space in your blender. Add more water if required to thin it out. Substitute any of the ingredients for whatever you already have. If your smoothie is too warm, you can cool it down in the fridge or freeze some of your ingredients before blending. 

Head over to Green Thickies and check out the amazing recipes! 


  1. yummy my friend!!!hopping over from Aloha Friday to say aloha Sunday! Hugs

  2. Hi! I am glad to have found your blog! I am your newest follower and was kinda maybe sorta hopin' that you would hop on by and follow me back!

    Happy holidays,


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