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Pear Ginger Green Smoothie

Kellie Hemmerly | Drinks, Breakfast, Smoothies, Pears | American

There's nothing better than starting the day feeling fueled up and energized! This Pear Ginger Green Smoothie is full of nutrients and delicious flavors, like our Royal Riviera Pears.

Start your day with a natural energy boost. This Pear Ginger Green Smoothie with chia seeds is a refreshing way to fuel up in the morning. Sweetened with a bit of honey, this smoothie recipe can easily pass as dessert. Fresh, juicy Harry & David Royal Riviera Pears add a natural sweetness to this smoothie. This is our favorite way to lighten up a morning breakfast routine without refined sugar or artificial sweeteners. Plain low-fat Greek yogurt creates a creamy consistency and chia seeds help you feel fuller longer. The ginger adds a pleasant, pepper bite that's simply fantastic with the other ingredients. Whole pears (no need to even peel it--extra vitamins!) are blended until smooth with fresh baby spinach, ginger, banana, Greek yogurt, chia seeds, honey and a bit of milk to create a delicious breakfast on-the-go. Ready in just a few minutes, this is one smoothie you'll be adding to the breakfast rotation for sure!

Pear Ginger Green Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 0 minutes | Total Time: 5 minutes |
Vegetarian
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Ingredients

  • 1 Harry & David Royal Riviera Pear, stem removed, cut in half and cored
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 1/2 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup low-fat milk
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons honey, if desired

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and puree until smooth
  2. For a thicker consistency, add 1 cup of ice (or more), if desired
  3. Pour the smoothie into an 8 ounce glass and serve immediately
Makes: 4 8-ounce smoothies
Serves: 4 servings