The latest herb to find its way into my blender is the lovely rosemary. Most people have cooked with rosemary, but have you tried it in a smoothie?
In case you’re new here, I’m a huge proponent of improving the taste and increasing the nutrition of smoothies by incorporating various spices and herbs.
Rosemary is quite easy to grow at home if you’re into that. I actually got a small bundle of sprigs from my CSA (community sponsored agriculture) last week.
Rosemary is no slouch when it comes to nutrition and health promoting properties. Here’s a quick hit list of this awesome herbs top health benefits:
- Improves memory and concentration
- Aids digestive health
- Increases circulation
- Relieves muscle pain
- Boosts the immune system
- Helps with migraines
- Good for the liver
Pretty impressive list of health benefits for something so cheap and easy to add to your smoothies. I chopped up the leaves from a sprig of fresh rosemary – the dried herb will work just as good.
I encourage you to experiment with other herbs such as sage, basil, cilantro, and mint. See the list of Herbs and Spices on my Smoothie Recipes by Ingredients page for more ideas.
Rosemary Green Smoothie Recipe
- 1 cup water
- 1 fresh medium banana
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1 sprig fresh rosemary, leaves removed and finely chopped
- A dash of high quality salt
- A little honey, maple syrup, or stevia to sweeten (optional)
- 1 tablespoon flax seeds or chia seeds
- 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
- 1 additional cup spinach
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 1 serving of your preferred green superfood powder
Put all of these lovely ingredients into your high speed blender and blend for around 30-45 seconds or until your desired consistency is reached.
- Calories: 199
- Fat: 1g
- Protein: 3g
- Carbohydrates: 50g
- Fiber: 8g
- Sugar: 29g
- Vitamin A: 10% RDA
- Vitamin C: 56% RDA
- Vitamin K: 218% RDA
- Calcium: 6% RDA
- Iron: 14% RDA
I’d love to know if you tried and enjoyed this rosemary green smoothie – please do tell in the comments below. Happy Blending!
For more information on remarkable rosemary, see this excellent article.