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Pear, Lemongrass, and Ginger Smoothie Recipe

Pear, Lemongrass, and Ginger Smoothie Recipe


Pears are a significant source of dietary fiber and vitamin C, and since much of the fiber in the fiber in the pear is insoluble it makes an effective laxative, and nothing slows you down like a sluggish digestive system full of toxins.

Coconut milk is loaded with vitamins B, C, and E which boost the immune system and provide energy to cells. It’s also a good source of minerals magnesium, potassium, phosphorous and iron, all of which regulate and support various systems including the heart, the nerves, and red blood cells that carry oxygen to the brain. It’s also rich in antioxidants which help repair the body, eliminate toxins, and keep your energy soaring.

And as a note of interest, lemongrass oil has antifungal properties, and, amazingly, it is used to preserve manuscript collections at several institutions in India. If it can keep ancient manuscripts going, maybe it will keep you going too.

Servings1

Calories Per Serving1153

Folate equivalent (total)123µg31%

Riboflavin (B2)0.2mg10.4%


Healthy Pear Ginger Chia Smoothie

Yay! It&rsquos the start of pear harvest season, so I picked up a dozen Bartlett pears from the store where I impulse buy the most (okay&hellip that&rsquos tied with Ikea). It&rsquos a huge warehouse, sells a wide variety of products, and has a hot dog and drink special. Take a guess in the comments and I&rsquoll tell you if you&rsquore right. Ha ha.

Bartlett (or Williams) pears are available year-round, but are in peak season during the end of summer through winter. That also means the prices go down since they are in abundance, which is great for the food budget.

These pears have the classic pear shape and taste and, when ripe, they are sweet and juicy. Pears are also full of vitamin C and fiber.

All the ingredient to make this smoothie. Amounts listed in the &ldquoIngredients&rdquo list below.

Ginger adds it&rsquos unique flavour and zing to this smoothie! I prefer to add a little bit of ginger to start with and adjust after blending everything together.

When experimenting with this recipe, I originally added a half-inch knob of ginger (about 1 tsp) and ginger was all I could taste! I like the bold taste of ginger so this wasn&rsquot a big problem for me, but toning down the amount allows the other flavours, especially the sweet pear, to shine. You can also add more after initially tasting it if you like.

Ingredients are prepared and ready to be blended up in the blender.

Blend for a few minutes and you&rsquove got a tasty green smoothie!

The baby spinach provides the green colour to the smoothie and adds bulk. Spinach is ridiculously healthy too it&rsquos packed with nutrients such as vitamin K, A, iron, and magnesium.

Then there&rsquos the almond milk. It adds a little hint of nutty flavour and creaminess while the chia seeds, which are a rich source of nutrients and antioxidants including Omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and proteins, help thicken the smoothie.

When I asked Scott to taste test this smoothie, he loved the texture, saying that the thickness provided by the chia seeds really makes the smoothie feel substantial. That&rsquos a pretty good compliment coming from Scott who is a known princess when it comes to texture.

Overall, this smoothie is not too sweet and has a wonderful creamy texture. The trick is to let it blend for a good 2-3 minutes so that the ingredients are blended down and everything is well-combined.

It&rsquos also vegan, gluten-free, and paleo!

So when do you like drinking smoothies the most? After a workout? For breakfast? Mid-afternoon pick-me-up? Regardless of your preferred time of day, this smoothie is a healthy and refreshing drink.


How To Make Pear Ginger Smoothie

It is so easy to make pear and ginger smoothie, the ingredients are simple, just almond milk, pear, banana, spinach, and ginger.

This smoothie is basically an easy green smoothie recipe that tastes great. If you are scared to drink spinach in your smoothie then this smoothie is a beginner-friendly recipe and it is simply the best

Using a blender, add almond milk and spinach and process until smooth. Add chopped frozen banana, pear and ginger and process until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately.

I love to using ginger root in my recipes instead of powdered ginger, I find the taste to be more vibrant. So I freeze my ginger.

I basically wash my ginger root and place in an airtight container and stick it in my freezer. When I’m ready to use it I just grate the frozen ginger.

If you make this pear smoothie with ginger, snap a photo and hashtag #healthiersteps — we love to see your recipes on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter!


Other Ingredients You’ll Need:

To make the lemony deliciousness shine through in this smoothie, I decided not to use banana, a common smoothie fruit as it can overpower in flavour and instead I used the following complimentary ingredients:

  • Frozen Peach
  • Frozen Pineapple
  • Frozen Mango
  • Coconut Milk(from the carton, not canned)
  • Raw Honey(you can also use coconut nectar for vegan)
  • Collagen Peptides(optional, substitute for vanilla plant-based protein for vegan) – collagen adds a nice dose of gut-healthy proteins for blood sugar stabilization and to balance out the natural sugars in the smoothie from the fruits! I always make sure to add a protein source to my smoothies so either collagen or plant-based protein powder is a great option!

Last week I shared a delicious Banana Almond Butter & Date Smoothie and this week this Lemon Ginger Detoxifying Smoothie is the contender! I’m definitely on the smoothie train right now and it’s been nice adding in different flavours into the mix. I’m not sure if you are on the smoothie train already but if you are you definitely need to give this simple, healthy, super detoxifying smoothie a try and give yourself just another tasty reason to enjoy a perfect, fresh start to the New Year!

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Green Pear Smoothie

Enjoy the vibrant fresh taste of a homemade pear smoothie. Our quick and easy recipe is filled with delicious flavors that complement both the sweet and tart pear and the earthy kale. It's a great introduction to green smoothies, as creamy bananas and ginger along with ground cinnamon balance out the fruit and vegetable flavors of the beverage. Get ready for a lovely, luscious drink that's filling and packed with healthy nutrition.

Smoothies are a great way to start your day, especially if you don't have much time in the mornings and don't want to skimp on a proper breakfast. A classic on-the-go choice, smoothies are a great alternative for everyone in the family and fun way of introducing small kids to new flavors. Our smoothie is a dairy-free alternative because the liquid base is almond milk, but you can alter the type of milk to suit your taste and what you have at hand.

We recommend using D'Anjou pears because they're sweet and juicy. Either green or red pears will do, and the smoothie will remain green no matter what you choose, as the kale ensures its greenness regardless of the rest of the ingredients. If you can't find D'Anjou, use ripe pears that are in season. Any leftovers should be kept in the refrigerator and consumed within a day alternatively, use them to make green ice pops.


Pear Ginger Smoothie

Creamy and delicious, detoxifying Pear Ginger Smoothie made with FRESH WHOLE ingredients, refined and added sugar-free is highly nutritious meal rich in fibers and proteins. Perfect breakfast or snack between meals.

As you might have noticed, pears are now in season, and you should eat, eat and eat this sweet, soft textured fruit as much as you can. But know that pears are more than a just sweet fruity afternoon snack. Pears are like mini vitamin C bomblets. I'm saying this because flu season has started - dripping noses and coughing. Yack!

It's sooo important to load our bodies with that vitamin C to help fighting nasty germs. And fresh juicy pears are our best allies in that fight. That's why I decided to share this pear ginger smoothie with you today. It's already on my favorite smoothie list this fall. Of course, I enriched this smoothie with healing spices and other nutrients, and I made it absolutely sugar-free. So it's not only super healthy, flu fighting smoothie, but also super nutritious. A real deal meal.

For making this smoothie, as a base, I used unsweetened almond milk. You've probably noticed I use almond milk a lot in my smoothie recipes. I just love its creamy, and nutty flavor. But also almond milk is loaded with nutrients, like plant-based proteins and fibers. And it contains no lactose. Besides, almond milk is an excellent source of calcium, iron and magnesium, and super healthy omega fatty acids. That's a lot of reasons to use this super healthy nut milk. Don't you agree? The rich, creamy texture and nutty flavor of almond milk blended beautifully with fresh sweet pear and creamy ripe banana. So this smoothie turned into a real creamy heaven! Yummy!

Sweet and juicy pear and soft ripe banana naturally sweeten the smoothie, but also enriched the smoothie with healthy benefits and nutrients. Quick note. When you choose pears for making this smoothie choose softer, a bit ripe pears that taste sweeter. You don't have to peel the pear. Just give the pears a good wash.

I upgrade this smoothie even more by adding oats, full of fibers, proteins, and minerals. Also, I added and Greek yogurt, which enriched this pear ginger smoothie with more proteins. Warm healing spices - cinnamon and allspice gave the smoothie irresistible fragrance, while fresh ginger gave the distinctive spicy taste but also made this smoothie a real buddy in fighting the seasonal flu.

So, apart from being a heavenly creamy and aromatic, this pear ginger smoothie is packed with nutrients. It has everything the body needs - natural sugars, a bunch of high-quality fibers and proteins. Perfect quick and healthy breakfast or snack between meals. In addition, it's rich in potassium, vitamin C, calcium, and iron.

Pear Ginger Smoothie is .

  • made with fresh fruits and rich in nutrients,
  • full of high-quality dietary fibers that promote good digestion, weight loss, and healthy digestive system,
  • rich in proteins,
  • naturally sweetened with pear and banana,
  • contains no added sugars,
  • enriched with healing spices – fresh ginger and cinnamon,
  • rich in calcium, vitamin C, calcium, and iron,
  • good for heart health,
  • perfect breakfast or a healthy snack between meals..

Pears will be available to us until the beginning of February, so hurry up and grab them and make the most of this beautiful, healthy fruit while they are still in season. Make smoothies, desserts, eat them fresh and enjoy!


Ginger & Greens Smoothie

Slurp on a Ginger and Greens Smoothie made with fresh ginger, frozen fruit and 2 cups of greens!! It’s super refreshing and cleansing! This post is sponsored by the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA), all opinions are my own.

Happy March! How is it already March? As much as I enjoy the Christmas season, Easter is up there as one of my favorites. Maybe it’s because I’m obsessed with birds and nests and bunnies and spring colors and decor, but to me it also symbolizes a fresh start and spring cleaning. This time of year just makes me cheerful.

March is also National Frozen Foods Month, so I’m excited to highlight some of my favorite ways to incorporate foods that are simply frozen for convenience, however rest assured these foods are REAL and made with high quality ingredients. Freezing is the best method for preserving food and locking in nutrients because it’s picked and harvested at the peak of ripeness, and flash frozen!

So when it comes to spring cleaning, it’s also time to spring clean the diet by finding ways to incorporate more fruits and vegetables to eat well and balanced. I like to start my day off with a spring green smoothie like this Ginger & Greens Smoothie, it’s incredibly refreshing and cleansing and made with two cups of greens and Dole frozen fruit. YUM!!

One of my breakfast go-to’s whether I’m eating an omelet or a smoothie is Udi’s Gluten Free bread, and I’m obsessed with their new Millet-Chia bread because it has a nutty crutch and it’s higher fiber and protein. I just keep them in the freezer, and pop a slice in the toaster in the morning and spread the warm toast with a smear of almond butter. Convenient and healthy! Double win!

Convenient and easy-to-make recipes are top priorities for me– and that’s why I shop the freezer aisle for Real Food. Frozen.

This Ginger & Greens smoothie paired with Almond Butter Toast makes a great grab and go breakfast too. Stick a straw in your smoothie, and be out the door with breakfast in hand. Perfect for a busy morning.


Ginger Pear Smoothie

Get some greens in your body today with this healthy, refreshing smoothie! Bright and citrusy, this blend is big on flavor and packed with nutrients.

What makes this smoothie so healthy? To start, it’s made with ginger and pears which are booth anti-inflammatory foods that fight free radicals and support your immune system (1).

Ginger can reduce cholesterol levels, helping to decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes (2). It can also help improve brain function which is especially important as you age (3). Pears are a great source of soluble and insoluble fiber, which are essential for digestive health (4). Pears also contain antioxidants that can boost heart health by improving blood pressure and cholesterol (5,6)

Plus this smoothie is a great way to add in extra greens, and that means more powerful health-supporting nutrients into your diet. Packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber, this smoothie is the perfect addition to your morning routine for a tasty start to the day!

Ginger Pear Smoothie

Yield: 1 serving
You will need: blender, cutting board, knife, measuring cups and spoons
Key: T=Tablespoon tsp=teaspoon

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup/handful dark leafy greens (spinach, kale, chard etc.)
  • 1/2 lemon, juice of
  • 1-1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 pear
  • 1 chunk fresh ginger
  • 1 serving (30 grams) I ❤️ Vanilla Protein powder

Directions:
1. Blend the greens and liquid together very well.
2. Add the pear and ginger and blend well again.
3. Finally, add in the protein powder and blend until smooth.


This is Day 10 of my daily smoothies drink, here are days 1-9

  • Day 1Green Smoothie Detox
  • Day 2 Orange Creamsicle Smoothie
  • Day 3 Apple Pie Smoothie
  • Day 4 Peach Mango Smoothie
  • Day 5 Pina Colada Smoothie
  • Day 6 Blueberry Banana Smoothie
  • Day 7 Peanut Butter And Jelly Smoothie
  • Day 8 Maca Peanut Butter Smoothie
  • Day 9Pear Ginger Smoothie

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