Sweet basil smoothie

  • Preparation Time2 mins
  • Cooking Time5 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy

For the smoothie

300ml plain yoghurt
1 handful fresh basil leaves
350ml lemon simple syrup, recipe follows
1 handful ice

For the lemon simple syrup

250ml water
200g caster sugar
1 1/2 tsp lemon zest
For the smoothie:
In a food processor, combine the yoghurt, basil, lemon simple syrup and ice. Process until smooth and frothy. Pour into chilled glasses and serve immediately.

For the lemon simple syrup:
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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