HOLY BASIL ELIXIR
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This is a simple and delicious blend of fresh herbs and apples that is the perfect daily afternoon smoothie for its medicinal support of weight loss.
1/2 cup unfiltered apple juice
1/4 frozen banana
1/4 cup fresh holy basil leaves (available at ethnic grocers)
1 Tbs. chia seed
Combine all ingredients in a high-power blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Drink immediately.
per serving: 139 cal; 2 g pro; 3 g fat (0 g sat fat); 26 g carb; 5 g sod; 4.5 gm fiber; 18 g sugars
Daniella Chace, MSc, CN, is a Seattle-based nutritionist and the author of 20 books, including 365 Skinny Smoothies.