‘Pear-icious’ Breakfast Smoothie

I saw some beautiful red pears at the market yesterday and I obviously had to have them – they looked SO good!  And thus, I present you with a ‘Pear-icious’ Breafast Smoothie today!

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Ingredients

  • 2 ripe red pears (Red Anjou or Red Bartlett are great!)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions

  • Cut fruit into pieces (leaving skin on pears)
  • Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth
  • Garnish with a touch of cinnamon
  • Serve cool

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Consuming the skin of the pear will not only provide you with LOADS of dietary fibre, but, here is a fun fact:  the skin of the pear contains 3 to 4 times  the phenolic phytonutrients as comparing to its flesh, including antioxidants, anti-inflammatory flavonoids, and potentially anti-cancer phytonutrients like cinnamic acids (The World’s Healthiest Foods).

Red pears in particular have a high concentration of the phytonutrient anthocyanin which has anti-aging properties and promotes heart health!

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Overall, this ‘Pear-icious’ Breafast Smoothie will provide you with Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, potassium, fibre, manganese, magnesium, folate and protein.

Delicious and nutritious, you’ll LOVE this smoothie, and not just for breakfast!

Cheers to YOUR health!

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A Sweet Potato Banana Smoothie will give you the flavour of grandma’s homemade pie, and the health benefits of a nutritious meal!  Yes, you can have this smoothie as a dessert OR breakfast!

Ingredients

 

  • 1 medium size sweet potato
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
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Ingredients

    • 2 ruby red grapefruits
    • 1 tsp organic ground turmeric
    • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper (for optimal turmeric absorption!)
    • 1/2 cup coconut water

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Let us incorporate this miracle tea into a beautiful and delicious morning smoothie!

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