Looking for a healthy smoothie that tastes delicious! You're going to love this Ginger Pear Smoothie! It is vegan, gluten free and dairy free!
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The only hard part is trying to decide what smoothie to make next! Smoothies are really so easy, you can toss anything into them and they come out fantastic, but you know me, I like a little guidance, a blueprint to follow at least until I am a smoothie master.
Ginger Pear Smoothie
After my Vitamix, my next smoothie purchase was Superfood Smoothies: 100 Delicious, Energizing & Nutrient-dense Recipes - which I'll be reviewing later. This book is loaded with ideas, most of them are simple and made more nutritious by the additions of certain superfoods.
Like this recipe for the Ginger Pear Smoothie. It's superfood ingredient besides ginger are dried white mulberries you can also add hemp seeds for more healthy fats and proteins. I had absolutely no idea that mulberries were such superfood powerhouses! They are one of the best natural sources of resveratrol - a powerful antioxidant that helps prevent aging, enhance cardiovascular health and promote circulation!
This smoothie tastes wonderfully fresh and the pear, ginger, spinach combination is delightful!
Ginger Pear Smoothie
- 2 cups diced ripe pear
- 1/3 cup dried white mulberries
- 2 teaspoons freshly minced ginger ( I just threw a knob of ginger in)
- 2 cups chopped frozen spinach (again, just tossed in some whole frozen spinach leaves)
- 1 3/4 cups unsweetened almond milk (could sub your favorite kind of milk here)
- sweetener to taste
- Place the ingredients in the order recommended by your blender - I put liquids in first. Then blend until it reaches the desired consistency.
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