Basil Pesto Smoothie

Basil Pesto Smoothie Recipe
Basil Pesto Smoothie Recipe
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Our basil pesto smoothie recipe proves that you can combine flavors that you know are good together and come out with a delicious smoothie every time. It is fun to savor each sip of this smoothie and notice all the nuances of flavor. Try giving it to someone who does not know what is in it and ask them to try to name each ingredient. One sip might have a little more garlic flavor or a little more tartness, but all-in-all, this is a recipe bursting with flavor. If you like pesto, you know how it can make you eat more pasta than you should. With this healthy smoothie, you get all the flavor without all the calories.

Ingredients: 
2 oz basil
4 cups spinach
2 tbsp wheat germ
1 tbsp pine nuts
2 tbsp shredded parmesan
1 tbsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves
1 1/2 cups plain fat free yogurt
1 cup ice cubes
Instructions: 
  1. Add all ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.
Tips: 
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Rating: 

Average: 3.8 (6 votes)

Preparation Overview
Prep Time: 4 mins.
Blend Time: 2 mins.
Total Time: 6 mins.
Yield: This recipe makes 2 servings, equal to 2 pints (24 ounces).
Nutrition Summary
Serving Size: 12 oz
Calories: 247
Protein: 16.3 grams
Fat: 11.5 grams
Carbs: 21.5 grams
*data is for 1 serving
Detailed Nutrition Data
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1 serving (398.9 g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories
247
Calories from Fat
104
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.5g
18%
Saturated Fat
2.6g
13%
Cholesterol
8mg
3%
Sodium
265mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
21.5g
7%
Dietary Fiber
3.4g
14%
Sugars
13.9g
Protein
16.3g
Vitamin A 143% • Vitamin C 39%
Calcium 21% • Iron 19%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet
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