Admittedly, I am not the hugest smoothie fan. It’s probably because my Ninja blender is an absolute hunk of junk, but that is beside the point. If I’m gonna make a smoothie, I’m gonna make it fancy. This pineapple ginger and basil seed parfait is fancy alright.
I developed a ginger turmeric juice recipe a few weeks ago and froze the excess, but of course you can use store bought if you’d like. I know Wegmans carries it. If you’re an over achiever, here’s my homemade recipe:
In order to give this smoothie a little more texture and keep my fuller longer I made basil seed coconut pudding. It only has 3 ingredients, fills me up for hours and is a good source of calcium which I love. I believe ZenBasil sent me a bag of basil seeds to use last year, and I haven’t gone back to chia seeds since. They taste exactly the same, but they’re better for you.
Once the pudding is done, blend up the smoothie, pour it over and top with extra chopped pineapple and coconut flakes. I love a sweet breakfast that is actually good for me, this definitely checked those boxes.
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Pineapple Ginger and Basil Seed Parfaits
These pineapple ginger and basil seed parfaits are an immune boosting, elevated version of your classic breakfast smoothie
- 2 Tbs basil seeds
- 1 C water
- 1/2 C coconut milk
- 1 ice cube tray ginger turmeric juice
- 2 frozen bananas
- 3 cups fresh chopped pineapple
- remaining coconut juice from can
- additional chopped pineapple and shredded coconut for garnish
- Step 1 First, combine the water and basil seeds and let rest for 5 minutes. THEN stir in the coconut milk.
- Step 2 Place 1 frozen ice cube tray or ginger turmeric juice, 2 frozen bananas and 3 cups fresh chopped pineapple in a blender with the remaining coconut milk. Blend until smooth.
- Step 3 To serve, divide the basil seed pudding into 4 glasses and then top with the smoothie. Top with additional chopped pineapple and shredded coconut, if desired.
- Step 4 CHEFS TIP: Mixing the coconut milk in with the water in step one first will not work. The basil seeds will get coated with fat and not absorb any water.