Ginger-Pear “Pump up the Power” Smoothie
What could be better than starting the day loaded with anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory flavonoids good for keeping chronic inflammation-loving illness at bay? How about adding lots of protein and energy-enhancing goodness, plus plenty of Vitamins A, C, and K thanks to a heaping portion of spinach and parsley? All in the form of a delicious ginger-pear, sort of chai-spiced gorgeous green smoothie. Well…gooooood morning! This smoothie delivers big!
And be sure not to peel that pear! According to the World’s Healthiest Foods, that’s where you’ll find 3-4 times the phenolic phytonutrients of the flesh alone!
- 1 pear, cored and chopped. Leave skin on for maximum nutrition!
- 1 1/2 tsp. minced fresh ginger
- 2 C spinach
- handful of fresh parsley
- 1 C fresh-made almond milk
- 1 T goji berries
- 1/2 tsp cardamom
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 T hemp hearts
- 1 tsp maca
- 1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
- 1 C ice cubes
- 1 tsp raw honey or maple syrup
Place all ingredients in blender, and blend until smooth.