Get some greens in your body today with this healthy, refreshing smoothie! Bright and citrusy, this blend is big on flavor and packed with nutrients.
What makes this smoothie so healthy? To start, it’s made with ginger and pears which are booth anti-inflammatory foods that fight free radicals and support your immune system (1).
Ginger can reduce cholesterol levels, helping to decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes (2). It can also help improve brain function which is especially important as you age (3). Pears are a great source of soluble and insoluble fiber, which are essential for digestive health (4). Pears also contain antioxidants that can boost heart health by improving blood pressure and cholesterol (5,6)
Plus this smoothie is a great way to add in extra greens, and that means more powerful health-supporting nutrients into your diet. Packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber, this smoothie is the perfect addition to your morning routine for a tasty start to the day!
Ginger Pear Smoothie
Yield: 1 serving
You will need: blender, cutting board, knife, measuring cups and spoons
Key: T=Tablespoon; tsp=teaspoon
- 1 cup/handful dark leafy greens (spinach, kale, chard etc.)
- 1/2 lemon, juice of
- 1-1 1/2 cups water
- 1 pear
- 1 chunk fresh ginger
- 1 serving (30 grams) I ❤️ Vanilla Protein powder
1. Blend the greens and liquid together very well.
2. Add the pear and ginger and blend well again.
3. Finally, add in the protein powder and blend until smooth.
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- Bode AM, Dong Z. “The Amazing and Mighty Ginger.” Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects. 2011.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK92775/
- Azam, Faizul et al. “Ginger components as new leads for the design and development of novel multi-targeted anti-Alzheimer’s drugs: a computational investigation.” Drug design, development and therapy. Oct 2014. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4211852/
- Slavin, Joanne. “Fiber and prebiotics: mechanisms and health benefits.” Nutrients. Apr 2013. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3705355/
- Li X, Zhang JY, et al. “Chemical composition and anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities of eight pear cultivars.” J Agric Food Chem. 2012. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22880800/
- Patel RV, et al. “Therapeutic potential of quercetin as a cardiovascular agent.” Eur J Med Chem. 2018. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29966915/