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