Strawberry Basil (Anti–cold) Smoothie)

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Basil is used as preventative medicine against infection. Strawberries are antiviral and a good source of vitamin C and the culture in yogurt promotes healthy intestinal flora. The addition of pumpkin seeds provides the essential mineral zinc, which helps support the immune system.

Seeing how strawberries are a summer fruit, this is a great summer time smoothie for the occasional summer time cold. But do try it in the winter with frozen organic strawberries.

Without making this a long speech, go ahead and try it. You’ll like it…maybe surprisingly, but I  believe you will.

1 cup organic plain yogurt

1 overfull cup frozen organic strawberries

1/3 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves

Up to ¼ cup nut or seed milk for ease of blending

Pumpkin seeds, for eating and as garnish

Put yogurt, strawberries, and basil in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve with a straw and garnish with pumpkin seeds and a basil leaf, if desired.

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I now more than ever dedicate all that I do to the Lord and His purposes. As a trainer and natural foods consultant, mother of 3 and wife to an anointed husband, My blog reflects my walk with God and what He gave us, and how to prepare foods the best way possible, and my desire to get others in shape.
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