Strawberry Balsamic Salad Smoothie: Delicious Green Smoothie of the Week (Green Thickie)

Basic Green Thickie Recipe


Strawberry Balsamic Salad: Green Smoothie of the Week

Strawberry Balsamic Basil Green Smoothie: Green ThickieAfter the great feedback on my last series of recipes, the dessert thickie smoothies, (which I am still continuing for a few more weeks) I am starting a new green thickie series called Green Smoothie of the week.  I will be scouring the web for green smoothie recipes that catch my eye, try them out, turn them into a green thickie (add oats and nuts/seeds) to make them into a complete meal and make any other tweaks I fancy, then present them to you to give you a bigger range of unique green thickie recipes to try.

This smoothie caught my eye immediately.  There is something about the taste of strawberries with balsamic vinegar that really works.  I was intrigued as to how this would work in a smoothie.  I’m always up for trying out weird and wonderful combinations of ingredients and this one definitely fits the bill.  It’s strangely addictive.  I thought it might be a bit too strange for my husband but surprisingly he really loved it too.

This Strawberry Balsamic Salad Smoothie recipe was inspired by Floptimism.  At first I was wondering if the addition of basil and balsamic vinegar might be a bit too much, but once I started adding the basil, I just couldn’t stop.  It just tasted fresher and fresher with each basil leaf I added, so I included loads more basil than in the original recipe.  When I had counted 48 basil leaves, I decided just to call it one cup of tightly packed basil leaves.  Feel free to add less basil, but this is a green thickie after all, so we’ve got to get our greens somewhere, and it might as well be with the basil.

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Strawberry Balsamic Salad Smoothie: Delicious Green Smoothie of the Week (Green Thickie)

Strawberry Balsamic Basil Green Smoothie: Green Thickie

There is something about the taste of strawberries with balsamic vinegar that really works.

  • Author: Katherine Kyle
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Total Time: 5 Minutes
  • Yield: 2 Servings 1x
  • Category: Green Thickie
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Drink
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Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Non Dairy Milk (oat, rice, soya, almond, hemp, coconut drink or raw nut or seed milk)
  • 1 Cup Basil, tightly packed or 2 cups loosely packed.
  • 2 Cups strawberries
  • 2 Bananas
  • 1 Cup Oats (use raw oat groats if following a raw food diet or oatmeal if you don’t have a powerful blender)
  • 2 Tablespoons Linseeds (or ground flaxseeds if you don’t have a powerful blender.
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • Juice of Half a Lemon

Instructions

  1. Blend the ingredients in the order listed.
  2. Blend the ingredients a few at a time so that your blender can cope with the work, unless you’ve got a high powered blender, then you might be able to add them all in at once.
  3. If it gets too thick, add more water as necessary.
  4. If your blender has made the smoothie too warm, you can either cool it down in the fridge or freezer, or add some ice cubes or frozen fruit to it (You may need to add more water as this will thicken it further).

Notes

  • The quantity produced varies slightly from recipe to recipe depending on the consistency of the ingredients used and may be a different colour to the photo.
  • Half of this recipe should serve one person for breakfast and keep you going until lunch (or any other meal) You can always save the other smoothie for your next meal or the next day, or share it and give someone else an energy boost.

Allergens

  • If you want to ensure this recipe is gluten free or wheat free, either use gluten free oats or substitute the oats for another healthy gluten free grain such as brown rice or quinoa.
  • If you want to ensure this recipe is raw, ensure all your ingredients are raw. Include raw oat groats or raw buckwheat. Include raw nut or seed milk or water instead of the oat milk.
  • All the Green Thickie recipes on this website are suitable for vegetarians and vegans and are dairy free.
  • They do not include any animal products at all.
  • If you are avoiding soya, use a soya free milk.
  • Feel free to add a healthy sweetener that fits in with your diet or avoid extra sweeteners altogether. Feel free to substitute sweeteners with whole fruits such as date to increase the sweetness.
  • All the recipes are sugar free.
  • No green thickie recipes contain salt.
  • All recipes are suitable for babies as they contain no salt or sugar.
  • Substitute seeds for nuts to make these recipes nut free if you are avoiding potential allergens.
  • If you want to check if you can drink green thickies on your special diet, please read this first.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 500 ml/16 oz/ 1 pint
  • Calories: 360
  • Sugar: 23
  • Fat: 9
  • Saturated Fat: 1
  • Unsaturated Fat: 8
  • Carbohydrates: 64
  • Fiber: 12
  • Protein: 10

Please rate this recipe and leave a comment.  Help to spread the word about Green Thickies and share this recipe.  Many thanks and blessings to you.

Katherine Kyle @ Green Thickies

Founder at Green Thickies
Katherine lost 56 pounds and recovered from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with Green Thickies.
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Comments

  1. I’m so glad you liked this smoothie! I love the idea of turning smoothies into meals, so I definitely like what you’ve done with it.

    • Thanks you for your lovely comment Jess. I’m so glad you like the meal idea. I didn’t want to change it too much as it was so lovely, but fortunately oats have a very neutral taste so it didn’t change the taste too much.

  2. This recipe (and Jess’s – I’ve had both!) is delicious! I had to wait until my basil plant had enough leaves so I wouldn’t completely strip it :D Completely worth it, thank you :)

  3. The link to Jess’s recipe is out of date. If you’d like to compare the recipes, it’s now found at http://www.floptimism.com/strawberry-basil-balsamic-smoothie/

    That said, I do like my smoothies thick. Thanks for the ‘thickie’ version, Katherine.

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