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Tomato and Basil Smoothie

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Categories: Smoothies
Type: Beverages

The flavors of your favorite Italian dishes come alive in a luscious smoothie.

Serves: 2 (15-ounce) servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup chilled tomato juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
  • 3 large frozen cored, seeded, and diced ripe tomatoes
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste

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Directions:

  1. Combine tomato juice, lemon juice, and basil in a blender. Blend on high speed until basil is puréed and mixture is smooth.
  2. Add tomatoes and blend on high speed again until smooth. Season mixture with salt and black pepper and serve immediately.
Tips:
  • Substitute 1/2 cup fresh oregano leaves for basil leaves.

excerpted from:

Excerpted from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Smoothies �é 2005 by Ellen Brown. All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. Used by arrangement with Alpha Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

To order this book visit the Idiot's Guide web site or call 1-800-253-6476.

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