Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Basil Smoothie By Giada!

Try this amazing Basil Smoothie...we know Bree would!

It's made by the beloved Giada de Laurentiis from Food Network!


* 1 1/4 cups plain yogurt
* 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves
* 1 1/2 cups Lemon Simple Syrup, recipe follows
* 1 cup ice


In a blender, combine the yogurt, basil, Lemon Simple Syrup, and ice. Blend until smooth and frothy. Pour into frosted glasses and serve immediately.

Yield: 4 (6-ounce) servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Difficulty: Easy
Lemon Simple Syrup:

* 1 cup water
* 1 cup sugar
* 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest

In a small saucepan, combine the water, sugar, and lemon zest over medium heat. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved. Take the pan off the heat and allow the syrup to cool, about 20 minutes. Strain before using.

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