Blueberry Basil Smoothie

Blueberry Basil Smoothie

Serves 4 5 minute prep time

Fresh blueberries from the farmer’s market pair perfectly with in-season fresh basil. Let this smoothie be the starting point for more herb-y smoothie experiments!


  • 2 Tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 ripe pear
  • Juice from ¼ fresh lime
  • 3-5 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 serving Natural Vega® Protein & Greens


  • Prepare a hemp milk base for the smoothie by blending 2 tablespoons hemp seeds with 1 cup water first in the blender, on high power for 1 minute, until completely blended, and the water has turned white. Voila: hemp milk!

  • Add remaining smoothie ingredients: frozen blueberries, pear, lime, basil. Note: Use 3 basil leaves for a subtle taste (great if you are not adding the optional Vega One). Use 5 basil leaves if you want a stronger savory taste (or if you are using the optional Vega One)

  • Add a serving of Vega® Protein Smoothie or Vega One® Organic All-in-One Shake in Natural Flavor or Plain Unsweetened. This will add additional protein and greens to the shake, creating a more filling and well rounded smoothie.