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Hi. I'm Sara!

Welcome to Mercer + Green.
I am a born and bred New Yorker, mom of two little girls who loves
all things New York and is passionate about healthy living.

Sweet Basil Smoothie

Sweet Basil Smoothie

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I am ready for summer. It's my favorite season and I cannot wait for it's arrival. I am so ready that this past not-so-warm Sunday I went out to brunch in my light floral jeans, light sweater, light jacket and ballet flats. Not exactly the kind of outfit for 45-50 degrees in NYC. I was cold. My sister gently mocked me. You see, this was something I would do as a child. I hated sweaters and would always want to wear my bright floral sun dresses in the chill of fall and winter. Old habits die hard. But this weekend, for the few minutes I was getting dressed in the warmth of my closet, it felt like summer.

Apart from seasonally inappropriate clothing, the smell and taste of basil always transports me to the heart of my favorite season.

Inspired by the Scottsdale Green smoothie  I had while in AZ the summer craving, basil lover in me was thrilled to come up with my own version. The combination of sweet cucumber and pineapple with basil is unexpected yet works so so well. I can see myself drinking a lot of these in the future.

Sweet Basil Smoothie

  • 1 cup coconut water ( I use Harmless Harvest 100% Raw)
  • 1/2 of an organic cucumber peeled
  • 1/4 of an avocado
  • big handful of spinach
  • handful of fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • liquid stevia to taste
  1. Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender or Vitamix
  2. Adjust sweetness to taste
  3. Enjoy immediately
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