Reduce Inflammation with this Strawberry and Basil Protein Smoothie

Strawberry Smoothie

Basil isn’t just for pasta sauce, pizza or curry. Thai basil is bolder, with a slightly more anise flavor than traditional sweet Italian basil you may already have growing in your windowsill. Pick some up at a local farmer’s market or speciality market (the more purple leaves are a dead giveaway), and blend into your smoothie.


Serves 1

  • 1 serving Vega One French Vanilla or Vega Protein & Greens Vanilla
  • ½ cup frozen strawberries ((if using fresh strawberries, add in a ½ cup of ice)
  • 3 Thai basil leaves
  • ¼ avocado
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup water


  1. Blend all ingredients together and enjoy.

Sarah Skalzub

Sarah is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Personal Trainer and Educator at Vega. Sarah educates from experience! Drawing on her retail leadership in the natural health industry, her own nutrition consulting, and a personal passion, she equips audiences with tools and inspiration to feel their absolute best from the inside, out. Specializing in sports and fitness recommendations, Sarah is active as a runner, playing soccer or enjoying the Rocky Mountains on her snowboard.

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