Market Monday: Spiced Pear Smoothie Print Recipe Print Recipe

 

When I find something I like, it’s balls to the walls, no turning back. and yes, I said it. Even after my husband told me not to. BALLS. TO. THE. WALLS. Okay, I’m done.

Mr. nutrient police, my husband thinks its borderline unhealthy.

Ben: “you need to practice moderation”, “you need more variety”, “you’re going to become allergic if don’t stop”

Oh hello there nutrient police.

Yeah, I will eat or drink it until . . .  1. I find something else. 2. I find something else/better

This brings me to my new obsession favorite smoothie. For this month, at least. I have to credit the Guilty Kitchen for introducing me to her smoothie which then inspired this one below.

 

I’ll have this mid-morning or later afternoon. It’s been a daily ritual this past week.

I’d be going strong, but I’m heading out of town tomorrow. Already looking forward to it when I return, unless there’s a new one.

Let me just tell you, this is one delicious way to get in your daily greens.

 

 

I almost feel just as healthy looking at it as I do drinking it.

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HAPPY MARKET MONDAY!

 

Spiced Pear Smoothie

PRINT Recipe

Ingredients

  • 5-6 ice cubes
  • 1 cup almond milk, or milk of preference
  • 1 pear, peeled and diced – about 1 cup
  • 1/2 cup Kale, stems removed and cut or torn into pieces
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • drop of vanilla extract
  • pinch of stevia for added sweetness – or honey or agave

Directions

Add ice cubes and milk to your blender and pulse a few times or choose option “crush ice”. Then add in the rest of your ingredients and blend until completely smooth.

Pour yourself a big tall glass and enjoy!

Tip: Peel and chop pear(s), put them in a ziplock or airtight container and freeze. This will help make your smoothies extra cold.

Serves 1

*gluten-free *dairy-free

[Inspired by the Guilty Kitchen]

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  • http://www.loveveggiesandyoga.com/ Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)

    Perfect way to enjoy a green smoothie is with lots of pear…yum!

  • http://www.heathersdish.com/ Heather (Heather’s Dish)

    i feel healthy just LOOKING at this…what a beautiful green smoothie!

    and don’t worry, i totally get the balls to the walls thing.  i’m the same way and don’t care who knows it!

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    Mmm pure deliciousness! 

  • http://www.bevcooks.com/ Bev Weidner

    I need this in a MA-JAH WAY.

  • http://twitter.com/katrinaskitchen In Katrina’s Kitchen

    Holla! I want this! I’m all in too!

  • http://denimandink.com/ Erin O’Leary

    I’m so going to try this- I have a green smoothie every am for breakfast- but this recipe sounds divine! I never think to add spices to jazz up the flavor

  • Mgoldman53

    Why peel the pear? More fiber abd your blender will puree it.Wash it well a d you are golden.

  • Mgoldman53

    Do you ever add protein powder of your choice? Dana uses pea powder..I think because it has most protein/fiber.I have tried organic hemp powder also.

  • http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/ Maria

    Trying this green smoothie next! LOVE IT!

  • Anonymous

    It’s just a preference. I like the texture and consistency of it peeled and then get my fiber eating whole fruits & vegetables throughout the day.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve been using a brown rice protein, but not in this shake. Never had pea protein, but tempted to give it a try now.

  • http://www.aliciadoll.blogspot.com/ Alicia

    this smoothie looks amazing!

  • http://thenovicechefblog.com/ Jessica

    Love that vibrant green color! Yum!

  • Liz the Chef

    A few drops of stevia really removed the bitter after-taste my green smoothies used to have.

  • http://howsweeteats.com/ Jessica @ How Sweet

    i think this might be my pre-yoga snack tonight!! 

  • Heather

    Looks delicious and may push me into actually making a green smoothie instead of just talking about doing it. Thanks!

  • CHW

    I will have to try this – Mom just got a Vitamixer and we love our morning shakes.

  • http://www.athoughtforfood.net/ Brian @ A Thought For Food

    Yes! Love the inclusion of kale in here. I’m making this right away!

  • Barbara

    This looks good, I like all the ingredients I’m going to try this.

  • Anonymous

    Yum! I love the sounds of the pear/kale/ginger combo and haven’t tried those ingredients together in a green smoothie before. I’ll have to try it out sometime soon!

  • http://twitter.com/FoodFash Kristin

    W-O-W!  How I have yet to toss a pair in a green smoothie concoction is beyond me.  Sounds amazing!

  • http://twitter.com/alyssarimmer Alyssa Rimmer

    Looks delicious. I’ve been having the same green smoothie every day for the past few weeks and I still can’t get enough. Instead of pear, I use an avocado and a few blueberries / blackberries. I find the avocado gives a rich creamy texture (kind of like bananas do) without the added sugar. Delish!

  • Elizabeth

    I love that you added kale to my smoothie. I think I will be having this tomorrow morning! 

    I have been making a chocolate/blueberry/kale smoothie every morning, but I need to go back to the pear! I loved this smoothie.

  • Christina smyre

    I’ve been doing these now for the last month of loooove them!!! Thank you !!

  • http://www.bakerita.com Rachel Conners

    This sounds incredible! I wish I had a blender in my dorm so I could make this. It seems so delicious.

  • http://twitter.com/urdirtylaundry Jeanee Duval

    Your recipe went in my Vitamix Tuesday and it was… mmm, mmmmm, GOOD!

  • Bren

    I tried this with low-fat milk and I didn’t include sweetener.  I loved it!  Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe.  My mom also tried it but she said she’d prefer it with a sweeter taste.  

  • Anonymous

    I’m so happy you liked it! I can relate to your mom – I’m a sweetener kinda girl :)

  • Holly Kvinge

    Do you think this would work with vanilla almond milk?  

  • Anonymous

    absolutely! I use the unsweetened vanilla almond milk all the time, it’s great!

  • Holly Kvinge

     Thanks!  I’m going to make this today and post it on my blog with a shout out to you and your recipe! :)   http://www.GoesLightly.com

  • heather woodward

    This was a great smoothie! Thanks for posting this recipe!