Creamy Green Pear Smoothie

by | Updated: December 4th, 2016 | Read time: 1 minute

Dabbling with detox this January? If so, a green smoothie may be on your list of things to try. While leafy, nutrient-dense vegetables are a great addition to your drink, don’t skip out on fiber- and antioxidant-rich fruit! Since berries aren’t in season yet, although you can get them frozen year round, grab a juicy, ripe pear and toss it in your blender along with a bunch of your favorite greens and some nutritious seeds. This smoothie is brimming with 17 grams of fiber, 14 grams of protein and 33% of the recommended daily amount of calcium. You’ll feel clean, fueled and energized all morning long!

Creamy Green Pear Smoothie

Creamy Green Pear Smoothie

Makes 1

Ingredients

½ ripe green pear
1 cup water
½ tsp. maca powder
2 Tbsp. chia seeds
2 Tbsp. hemp seeds
2 cups organic leafy greens
3 drops vanilla liquid stevia or 1 pitted date

Directions

  1. Cut pear in half, remove seeds.
  2. Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Sweeten to taste with stevia or a pitted date.

Nutritional info (smoothie with stevia): 300 calories; 13 grams fat; 32 grams carbs; 17 grams fiber; 10 grams sugar; 14 grams protein