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Basil Avocado Smoothie Packs

Makes 4 smoothies.

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    Basil Avocado Smoothie Packs

    These ready-to-go frozen smoothie packs are the perfect way to keep your cool and flood your body with a bounty of nutrients. Many people overlook the punchy flavour that fresh herbs such as basil can add to frosty smoothies. This deliciously thick drink is also a good way to help your muscles recover after a spirited workout. If the frozen contents freeze together, be sure to break up the bundle before adding to blender to allow for easier blending.

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    If you want to boost protein numbers, you can also blend in a protein powder such as organic hemp or whey.

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    Basil Avocado Smoothie Packs

    Ingredients

    • 2 small avocados, peeled and cubed
    • 4 cups (1 L) baby greens, such as spinach or kale
    • 1 cup (250 mL) packed fresh basil
    • 1 medium cucumber, chopped
    • 2 in (5 cm) piece fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
    • 2 bananas, peeled and roughly chopped
    • 4 cups (1 L) plain almond milk or other milk of choice
    • 2 cups (500 mL) plain yogurt
    • 1/4 cup (60 mL) hemp hearts
    • 4 tsp (20 mL) honey

    Nutrition

    Per serving:

    • calories390
    • protein15g
    • fat21g
      • saturated fat3g
      • trans fat0g
    • carbohydrates42g
      • sugars24g
      • fibre10g
    • sodium301mg

    Directions

    01

    Divide avocado, greens, basil, cucumber, ginger, and bananas evenly among 4 reusable containers or bags and freeze until solid.

    02

    When ready for a smoothie, place 1 cup (250 mL) milk, 1/2 cup (125 mL) plain yogurt, 1 Tbsp (15 mL) hemp hearts, 1 tsp (5 mL) honey, and contents of 1 smoothie pack in blender and blend until smooth. Blend in additional milk if mixture is too thick.

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