A Green Smoothie with a Unique Twist

By: Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND

You might look at this recipe and think these ingredients make an unlikely pairing but oh, it’s a delicious one! Step out of your comfort and try this combination the next time you’re making a green smoothie.

I love adding herbs into any smoothie or juice for not only the wonderful flavors they offer but also for their amazing medicinal powers. Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is revered for its anti-aging compounds — researchers found that basil was effective at actively searching for and eliminating harmful molecules and protecting against damage caused by some free radicals in key organs such as the heart, liver and brain! Basil is also known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial benefits. So take the time to enjoy the wonders of this amazing herb, and of course all of the other delicious ingredients.

If you’re a basil fan, then you’ll also love all of these amazing recipes that include that beautiful herb!

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  • 1 cup (250 ml) coconut water
  • 1 lime
  • 1 thick slice of pineapple
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 1 handful of sweet basil leaves
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 1 handful of ice
  • 1 stevia leaf (see below for alternate sweeteners)


  1. Wash all produce well.
  2.  Peel the lime then juice it with a citrus juicer or throw in whole.
  3.  Add all the other ingredients into the blender for 45 – 60 seconds until smooth and enjoy!


  • Lime – lemon, grapefruit
Pineapple – apple, pear
  • Spinach – lettuce, kale, broccoli
  • Sweet basil – coriander, mint
  • Cucumber – celery, celery root
Stevia leaf – pinch of stevia, honey, rice malt, date
  • Nutrition per serving:

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

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Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND

Claire Georgiou is an Australian Naturopath, Nutritionist and Herbalist who has completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Compl. Medicine) and an Advanced Diploma of Nutrition, Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine. She has more than 14 years of clinical experience specializing in liver disease, autoimmune disease, thyroid conditions, diabetes, insulin resistance, digestive disorders, chronic infections, children’s health, fertility and pregnancy care. Claire consults in private practice in Sydney and also offers consults out of area and is an accredited member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society. Claire has worked closely for many years with Dr. Sandra Cabot, who is known as the “Liver Cleansing Doctor” and has written more than 25 health related books. Claire writes health related articles, creates healthy recipes and is one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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