Wednesday, 06 January 2016 12:34

Warming Spiced Pear Smoothie

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Sip on this smoothie for a sweet, healthy power-up! This smoothie also includes one of my favorite milk alternatives, Brazil nut milk. Brazil nuts contain healthy fats and selenium, a trace mineral essential to immune and thyroid function. Healthy and delicious!

Ingredients:

For the Brazil Nut Milk (or you can use almond milk or coconut milk)

1 cup Brazil nuts

5 cups water

For the Smoothie

2 cups chopped pears (freeze before blending - already frozen is ideal, but not necessary)

1 teaspoon of alcohol-free vanilla extract

1 teaspoon of fresh ginger

1 rounded tablespoon pumpkin pie spice mix

*For a sweeter option, add 1-2 dates.

Step 1: First make the Brazil nut milk by soaking the Brazil nuts in 2 cups of water overnight or for a minimum of 8 hours. Drain the water, rinse the nuts well.

Step 2: Place the Brazil nuts in a blender and add 3 cups of fresh water. Blend for 45 seconds and then strain the liquid through a fine mesh strainer. Place in the fridge to cool.

Step 3: In a blender, combine the milk, chilled pears, vanilla, spice mix, and dates (if using). Blend on high speed for 45 seconds, until smooth and creamy.

Step 4: Serve immediately.

Adapted from Dr. Mark Hyman new book - Eat Fat, Get Thin: Why the Fat We Eat Is the Key to Sustained Weight Loss and Vibrant Health

Last modified on Wednesday, 06 January 2016 12:43
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