For this recipe there is not a lot of foreplay *cough* I mean before prep necessary. It is quick and easy, which is exactly what I am looking for when I drag my semi-awake body to the kitchen Mondays at 7 in the morning. I don’t want to be awake yet, much less be cooking at this hour. Which is why this smoothie recipe is great to start your week.
Now if you want to freeze your own fruit, milk your own cows, or press your own almonds (for almond milk, get it?) be my guest. However this recipe is about convenience and speediness. About the constant struggle of mankind against the clock, against society’s preconceptions of what adult life must be like, against the cruelty perpetuated upon the individuals that are made to wake up at an ungodly hour after having a sleepless night thanks to their toddlers deciding to practice bed karate in their sleep…
But I digress.
For this recipe all you need is the following:
-1 cup frozen strawberries
-1/2 cup frozen blueberries
-1 sprig of basil (about 2-3 leaves)
-1 cup of milk (cow, soy, almond, whatever you prefer)
-2 Tbsp of honey
Put all of these in the blender and mix until you reach a consistency you are happy with. Note that you can buy the fruits frozen in the frozen section of any supermarket, or you can buy them fresh and freeze them ahead. Also since the fruits are frozen you don’t need any ice which would just water the smoothie down, but if you don’t have any frozen fruit do not despair, add 1/2 a cup of ice and 1 extra tablespoon of honey to compensate.
Serve in a nice to-go cup and enjoy after you have chugged down enough coffee to be able to drive to work… Or is that just me?