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.
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
- 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
- Blend all ingredients until mix reaches desired texture.