First of all I wanted to say that I know there was a little bit of resistance to the blood type diet post that I posted yesterday. Let me just say that this was information that I thought was interesting and worth taking a look at, not necessarily a diet that I personally endorse or know to be 100% effective. I don't think it could hurt to try cutting some foods out to see how you feel, but it's also important to listen to your body and do your research. Now that that's out of the way, I'm super excited to share with you these little babies.

The other day I was shopping at Whole Foods and came across someone demoing the Vitamix and I always like to see what they make. This gem of a man made me really happy. He was making Lime Basil smoothies and as soon as I got home I made my own version. Something that I've been craving in a big way is a margarita, so this lime concoction really gets me where I want to go. We had leftovers so I poured them into our rocket pops and Matilda said it was"delicious." They are not overly sweet and are incredibly refreshing.

Basil Lime Smoothie/ Popsicles

  • Handful of green grapes
  • 2 handfuls of spinach or a bunch of lucinato kale
  • 1 naval orange
  • 1/2 a frozen banana
  • 1/2 of a fuji apple
  • 4 pitted dates
  • 1/4" slice of lime
  • 3-4 basil leaves
  • a cup of ice


    Add ingredients into blender in order listed. Blend until smooth. Garnish with zest from lime or freeze to make popsicles. Will make enough for a smoothie for 2 plus 6 pops! Enjoy!

    Hope you all have a very fun Memorial day. See you next week!


    1. holy yum! will be making this for sure.

    2. Those look amazing. Coincidentally I ordered popcycle molds from Amazon yesterday (they arrive tomorrow - thanks, Amazon prime). Sorry you got some harsh responses for the blood-type diet. It's an interesting concept. My mom has done it before. I've read about it out of curiosity when a dietitian friend was talking about it (like you, just a conversation). I ended up reading more into eating more local foods (grown within a 100-mile radius). Great info and can't wait to try this recipe this weekend!

      1. i love that you are truly eating local. that is a goal of mine, but not quite there yet! thanks so much for the encouragement. hope you enjoy those popsicles girl!

    3. Oh, those vitamix-ers! We have a few at work and it makes me want one so badly at home since it can grind up everything! Thanks for the reminder that lime is just as happy with basil as it is with mint - although I'll probably be enjoying mine in a cocktail {sorry!}.

      For the record I thought yesterdays post was great - informative without preaching. And look, the name of your Space is Lesley Graham, not Nutritionist, its your space to share your opinion.

      1. cocktail. yum. thanks so much meghan! i really do appreciate hearing people's opinions, but i also needed to clear the air on that one. just thought it was cool! have a great weekend!

    4. LOVE the sound of this Lesley! Can't wait to give it a try :)

    5. okay, really need to get myself those rocket pops. too perfect for those hot summer days ;)
      xo TJ

    6. If it got Matilda's seal of approval than they have to by yummy! I'll put these on my summer to do list for the boys.

    7. They sound interesting! Definitely want to give them a try!

    8. A keeper, and the idea that you turned them into Popsicle is just brilliant! a healthy and nutritious way to feed the kids. where can i get this vitamix?

    9. Wow, now THAT is a flavorful smoothie. PERFECT way to use up the mass amounts of basil coming out of the garden. There are only so many ways one can eat pesto and/or caprese salads. LOVE it and my boys are sure to love the popsicles.


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