Green Smoothies With Pears

Green SmoothiesLately, I’ve had a running obsession with pears. I love their delicate flavor, and they mix easily with many different kinds of fruits and vegetables. Pears offer a lot of nutritional benefits. For example, one pear contains about 6 grams of fiber. Including pears in your green smoothies is a great way to get the amount of fiber that your body requires on a daily basis. A diet that is high in fiber is also going to be beneficial in keeping your cholesterol levels low.

As an additional benefit, pears are also a great source of vitamins A, C, K, B2, B3, and B6. They also contain folate, which is great for expectant moms. Because of the vitamins and nutrients they contain, eating pears is beneficial for your immune system, and it can help your body protect itself from certain types of cancer.

These green smoothies combine the delicious flavors of pear, mint, and ginger. Even though the color is a vibrant green, I guarantee that you won’t be able to taste the flavor of the leafy green vegetables. The recipe makes two servings, but the ingredients can easily be doubled if you need to make more. It’ll take less than 10 minutes of your time to prepare.

Here are the ingredients that you’ll need to have:

  • 2 handfuls of green leafy veggies, such as spinach or kale (stalks removed)
  • filtered water, enough to make a consistency you like*
  • optional extras: 1 tsp. of whole flax seeds (or flax seed oil) and 1 tsp lecithin granules
  • 1 pear, cut into 2, frozen and seeds removed
  • 1 piece of fresh ginger ot to taste
  • a few leaves of fresh mint or to taste

Start off my blending the greens and the water in your blender, on high speed, until the greens have liquefied. Next, add the flax seeds and lecithin and blend. Finally, add in the pear, ginger, and mint and give it one more whirl in the blender. Enjoy!

On a side note, if you think your smoothie is too thick, add a little water until it reaches the right consistency for you. On the other hand, if you want your smoothie to have a thick, creamy consistence (like a milkshake) try adding a whole banana. Either way, it’s guaranteed to be delicious!

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