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blueberry basil power smoothie



One of the things I love best about farming and working outside is my complete awareness of any and all changes in the weather. If the temperature drops 1 degree Taylor and I can feel it. If it rains for 2 minutes we get drenched. As of today, we are officially starting our mornings off in long sleeves. Fall is in the air at Tumbleweed Farm.


Taylor could not be more thrilled. Look at that smile!


Long sleeves picking cherry tomatoes. That’s a first this season!

I must admit, I am not quite as enthusiastic as Taylor is about the shorter days and the cooler air.  I am looking forward to the workload lightening up and our fall harvest, but I am still not ready to say goodbye to all of my favorite summertime fare. The first thing that comes to my mind is “eat everything you cannot get in its freshest form a few months from now.” And that my friends is how this lovely blueberry basil smoothie came to me.


When we were farming at Hutchins Farm one of my favorite snacks when I was out in the fields was a few blueberries wrapped up in a basil leaf. The combination is a match made in heaven. I’m not quite sure why it has taken me so long to figure out that I should make a smoothie using this same flavor combination. It’s genius.

If you are skeptical you are not alone. Taylor thought the idea of basil and blueberries together sounded totally weird. We have now made this smoothie 3 mornings in a row. He is hooked and I think you all will be too. Trust me! Grab a straw and drink up!

Blueberry Basil Power Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 mins.    Cook Time: 0 mins    Serves: 2

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • a small handful of fresh basil leaves (about 10 leaves?)
  • 2 TBS nut or seed butter (we used sunflower butter, but almond, peanut, cashew ect. would work as well)
  • 1 TBS pure maple syrup
  • 2 TBS ground flax seeds
  • 2 + cups unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)


  1. Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and process until smooth. Add more liquid as necessary.


Use this recipe as a guide. Adjust measurements and ingredients as necessary.

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15 thoughts on “blueberry basil power smoothie

  1. Simply Life says:

    I’m excited tod heard about how farming goes for you this fall!

    1. Andrea says:

      Thanks! Stay tuned!

  2. Jean says:

    I am going to try this in about an hour. Sounds like a great whodathunkit combination.

    On another front, I did your zucchini fritters (again) last night and added the kernels from 2 ears of corn. Try it –I think you will like the texture. Just topped them with some lime juice, tomatillo salsa and sour cream.

    Oh, yes, your Self spread is spread all over Hutchins bulletin board!

    1. Andrea says:

      I’m definitely going to try your version of the fritters with the addition of corn! Sounds fantastic! I’m so happy to hear the Self spread is up at Hutchins. There would be no blog with out that place. I love it there!

  3. This sounds delicious! I have been freezing blueberries this season and my basil plant is going gangbusters. It’s time to make this 🙂

    1. Andrea says:

      Let me know how you like it!

  4. I’ll definitely be trying this! I love how you add fresh herbs into smoothies (I have been making your mint cacao smoothie ever since you posted it), which for some reason I rarely think to do on my own. it really adds some freshness!

    1. Andrea says:

      I love that you have been enjoying the mint cacao smoothie! This one is right up there as one of my favorites!

  5. What a fantastic smoothie. I love to mix berries and fresh herbs – just this summer I made my first batch of blackberry sage freezer jam. so. good. – This smoothie looks like a perfect way to start the day! Or rev up in the afternoon….

    1. Andrea says:

      Your blackberry sage jam sounds fantastic!!!

  6. Julia says:

    I LOVE blueberries and basil together! I make blueberry basil Kombucha but have never put basil in a smoothie. Sounds soooo delicious! herb me, baby!

  7. kelli says:

    you’ve inspired me to make a smoothie! so happy to have found your blog, searching for an eggplant and bok choy recipe.=)

  8. Kels says:

    Made this for my post workout breakfast this am. Verdict is in…it’s freakin awesome! Thanks! Will def be checking out your blog more often.

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  9. Lynne T says:

    Love love love this smoothie. The blueberry basil combo is excellent. The basil was a subtle delightful surprise. A new favorite!

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