Banana-Pear Smoothie with Cinnamon and Honey

I never ate many pears growing up but after enjoying a beautiful pear from the incomparable Harry and David, I finally understood why they were referred to in Ancient Greece as the food of the gods. Sweet, juicy, and more tender than apples, pears blend perfectly into this sweet and creamy smoothie. This smoothie has all the benefits of a healthy breakfast with all the flavor of a cool, refreshing beverage. Enjoy in the morning to get several servings of fruit before the day even starts or make it whenever you need a mid-afternoon pick-me-up. Bananas add potassium and pears provide a healthy dose of Vitamin C. This smoothie is also incredibly versatile- add a large handful of spinach for an extra serving of green leafy vegetables or add ¼ some oats or flax seeds to give your smoothie a bit more heft. 

Banana-Pear Smoothie with Cinnamon and Honey

Serves: 2

Ingredients:

  • 3 ripe Bartlett pears, cored
  • 2 frozen, peeled bananas
  • 6 ice cubs
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • Optional: large handful spinach, ¼ cup oats, 2 teaspoons ground flax seeds

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a Vitamix or high-powered blender and blend for two minutes until creamy and frothy. Enjoy!

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