This smoothie was created because I had a surplus of basil growing in my garden and some coconut water in my fridge that I did not have a use for. After working in my garden on a very hot summer day I wanted to have a cool refreshing drink. I threw a few ingredients into my blender and I loved the result. If you love basil you will enjoy this too.
I love coffee and I love to add it to a lot of recipies. I recently purched a cold brew bodum and so I have started experimenting. When brewing typically hot beverages in a cold form you will need to steep more of the coffee or tea and for a longer period of time. For 1L of cold brew I use about 1/2 c of coffee and let it steep in my refrigerator for 24 hours.
There is something very warming about chai spices, even in a smoothie you are able to get a warm sense of this special blend. This is a alternative verison to a hot chai tea on days you feel like a frozen drink.
There is nothing quite like the combination of bananas and coconut, so I thought why not make them into a smoothie. I really love smoothie bowls because you get the convience of a smoothie yet you can eat it like a meal.
I love making this smoothie on the weekend, a Saturday or Sunday morning to get some protein and I have a bit more time to make and enjoy it. I like to add some granola and coconut to give it a little bit more that adds so much to the flavour and texture. You can add nuts, seeds, fruit or whatever you like ontop, make it your own!