Limoncello & Basil – A Smoothie Surprise

All too often when the sun shines you hear people (everyone’s mother) roll out the phrase ‘sure with weather like that you wouldn’t want to go away’.  Well as glorious as Ireland is in the sunshine I might still be tempted to jump on a plane to Italy and sip Limoncello by the sea. As luck would have it, I work with a lovely Italian lady who brought me in a bottle. I cobbled together a few healthy ingredients which I then completed doused in liqueur and came up with a refreshing Italian inspired summer smoothie.Ingredients


245g of thick vanilla yogurt – chose Glenisk Greek Style

60ml of Limoncello

2 large basil leaves

Lemon zest


It’s ridiculously easy.

  1. Place all the ingredients (except lemon zest) in a blender and blend.
  2. Pour into a chilled glass and garnish with lemon zest and basil leaf.
  3. Plonk yourself down on a deck chair in the sun, turn on some Andrea Bocelli and pretend you are in Italy.IMG_1030 IMG_1034 IMG_1032


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