Berry Cucumber Basil Smoothie

This refreshing smoothie is easy to make thanks to cool cucumber  fresh basil.

Ingredients:

8 fresh basil leaves

1 large cucumber, peeled and chopped (no need to de-seed)

1 lb. fresh berries, cut and frozen OR 16 oz package of frozen berries (mixed, strawberry or blueberries)

1 frozen banana cut into pieces

8-10 oz  no sugar added fruit juice (apple, pear, white grape or mixed)

Juice from 1/2 lemon (remove seeds)

2 Tsp. agave nectar or honey to sweeten (if using Stevia, follow package instructions)

 

Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until desired consistency. Serve with a sprig of basil and additional fruit as garnish.