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Blueberry, Basil and Almond Milk Smoothie

(recipe, Bon Appétit Management Company)

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Almond milk substitutes for cow's milk because cow's milk is a high-carbon product — cows produce methane, a greenhouse gas that is accelerating climate change even faster than CO2 — and the Midwest drought has also driven up the price of grains needed to feed cows. California almonds used for almond milk are one of the few perennial crops that are likely to experience slight yield increases as a result of climate change’s rising temperatures. Berries flash-frozen at the peak of ripeness replace fresh ones when local fruit isn’t available, retaining all of their flavor and nutrients.


  1. ½ cup frozen blueberries
  2. 2 medium basil leaves
  3. ¾ cup almond milk
  4. ¼ cup ice
  5. 1 tsp. honey (optional)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Top with blueberry basil leaf garnish.