I went to the Farmer’s Market in 12 South on Tuesday and was so surprised to run into my good friend Brian and his wife at their booth from their farm – No. 9 Farms. I tasted some of their fresh herbs and pretty much fell in love with the cinnamon basil. I had never seen it or tasted it before, and it was incredible! Imagine basil with a hint of cinnamon and THAT is exactly what it tastes like. Who knew?!
I knew from the moment I tasted this little thing that it would be pretty perfect in a smoothie! So, today I decided to throw some stuff in the ol’ Ninja and whip up a cinnamon basil smoothie, and it was deeeeeeeeelish!!
I really can’t wait to see what other concoctions can be made with this amazing, beautiful herb! Make sure to check out No. 9 Farms! As soon as I’m back from travels coming up, I’m going out to the farm to pick some fresh veggies, fruit and herbs. The difference in taste from home grown foods is just heads above store bought food. Even organic store bought food is good, but home grown – ain’t nothin’ like it!!
Note: When making this – I made a small smoothie for more of a snack, but you could easily double it and have a full meal!
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 peach
- 1/2 scoop of Vega vanilla protein
- 1 date pitted
- 1/2 cup of Califia Coconut Almond Milk
- 4-6 ice cubes
- 4-6 leaves of cinnamon basil
- Slice fruit, pit the date, throw it all in and BOOM! Blend until smooth and serve!
- Garnish with a sprig of cinnamon basil!