Breakfasts

Basil & Pear Smoothie Bowl

Basil is best known as a culinary herb with it’s unique kind-of-sweet flavour. Apart from being really delicious, basil is also a rich source of vitamin K and contains small amounts of other vitamins and minerals.

Basil can also be used as a herbal medicine for a range of conditions:

  • expel intestinal worms
  • relieve stomach cramps & intestinal gas
  • stimulate the appetite
  • to treat insect bites and snake bites
  • stimulate the production of breastmilk
  • for head colds

As with any herbal medicine advice on Vie De La Vegan – this is GENERAL ADVICE only, to be used at your own risk. Please discuss with your doctor or herbalist/naturopath before taking medicinal herbs.

Basil & Pear Smoothie Bowl

A refreshing smoothie bowl with the cooling flavour of basil. Vegan.
Serves: 500ml
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup water or plant milk
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 1 large ripe pear, cored
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 tbs chia seeds
  • Ice, as desired

Instructions
 

  • Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth.
  • Serve immediately.
  • Optionally garnish with more chia seeds, edible flowers, fresh basil and coconut yoghurt.