Poached Pear Smoothie

Smoothies are a quick and easy breakfast filled with fiber and nutrients, but when it’s cold outside, you may crave something warm in the morning. Enter the warm smoothie. It’s a great way to enjoy a variety of fruits and vegetables while the weather is cool. You can easily simmer ingredients on the stove and then transfer to a blender. This recipe combines pears and warm almond milk with cinnamon, nutmeg and sweet dates for a deliciously thick smoothie.

Ingredients

  • 1 pear
  • 1 ½ cup of almond milk
  • ¼ tsp of ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 1-2 dates (pitted)
  • 1 scoop natural or vanilla protein powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp of chia seeds (optional)

Directions

  1. Wash and chop pear into bite-sized pieces.
  2. In a saucepan add chopped pear, almond milk, cinnamon and nutmeg, simmer over medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes or until pear chunks are soft.
  3. Add the pear mixture and remaining ingredients into a blender (slightly cooled for a glass blender) and blend.
  4. Add a little pinch of nutmeg and cinnamon. Serve in a large mug or a heat-safe glass.
Prep Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 1-2

Serving Size: 16oz (500mls)

Substitutions

Pears – Apple

Almond milk – coconut milk, rice milk or any other preferred non-dairy milk

Dates – 1 tsp of honey, maple syrup, stevia