Ginger-Pear “Pump up the Power” Smoothie 

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!

(Serves 1-2)

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

Place all ingredients in blender, and blend until smooth.