Spicy Ginger, Smooth Pear

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As the cold weather falls upon us and the daylight hours are short, cold smoothies are probably the last thing that comes to mind as a comforting food. Don’t overlook them as a source of nutrition–when you’re on the go for the holidays, sometimes what you need is a satisfying source of nutrients you can enjoy while driving or running errands. This pear smoothie is the perfect segue from summer to fall. Packed with protein-rick yogurt, spicy ginger and ripe pear bring an autumnal taste to this fast and easy dish that will fill you up.

Ginger Pear Smoothie

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If you’re bored with your morning smoothie routine, this recipe might just be the twist you’re looking for. Fresh ginger packs a powerful flavor punch.

Servings: 1 (616 G)

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: None

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain, nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 small ripe pear, cored
  • 1/2 large banana
  • 1/2 cup uncooked oatmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed
  • 4 ice cubes

Directions

  1. Blend all ingredients until mix reaches desired texture.