Charging into the kitchen for a yummy ginger pear smoothie! We are crushing on another fall fruit today in the form of the pear. I am sure this is on your shopping list as you are cruising the aisles for your seasonal faves! Fall season- you totally get me! And I know you are going to be head over heels for this sweet and flavorful pear smoothie. Paleo, gluten-free, nutrient-dense, and above all – delicious!
Delicious Ginger Pear Smoothie
Eat Your Way Fit
I love pears! Fruit is just the best – am I right? And I enjoy that I get to bring certain things back into rotation when the expected weather changes occur. However, my mom informed me recently that not everyone crushes on pears like I do. So I guess apparently I am out of touch? Well, either way I think you may come around and see them for the stellar fruit that they are once you give this protein packed smoothie a go!
We always want to make sure we continue to try new things and even re-visit some old ones once in a while. I used to hate mushrooms, and now I really enjoy them! What do mushrooms have to do with pears? Absolutely nothing, but it’s all about the second chance opportunity we should give all the healthy foods.
Post Workout Protein Shake
Smoothies are my go-to selection after a workout. I find they are quick and always quench the thirst I seem to feel after I’ve been outside or had a sweat session at the gym. However, I usually only have one a day so that’s when I go for it. But a smoothie is a great choice as a meal when you are pushed to make it fast and get out the door.
Eating your way fit is all about fueling up for fitness so we get the results we want to see. Whole foods and healthy selections get us where we want to go! Vroom, vroom…
Adding spice to your food is a great way to enjoy new flavors. You can almost make something new to you if you choose a new way to enhance it. I’m going pear flavor with this smoothie but added ginger as that little something extra that perks up our taste buds.
Your Protein Needs
Most of my recipes call for vegan protein powders. A rice-based protein powder is usually in my online cart when I do my stock up from Amazon. And I believe it’s still the best for any baked goods! This smoothie can be customized to what you prefer.
You can really choose any vanilla protein powder here, and it will totally work for this pear smoothie. I used Grass-Fed beef protein, and it really worked to create a frothy texture in this recipe. Scott loves it!
Protein is absolutely essential after a workout! You really want to soak up the protein to help aid in any muscle breakdown that occurred during your fitness routine. Post training time always requires some protein! A shake or smoothie is a delicious and portable way to do it too.
Ginger Pear Smoothie
Yield 1 Serving
- 1 Cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- 1 Smal Green Pear
- 1 Scoop Vanilla Flavored Protein Powder
- 1 Scoop Collagen Protein Powder
- 1 Teaspoon MCT Oil
- 1/8 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
- 1-2 Cubes of Ice
- Measure the almond milk into a blender or blending cup.
- Wash, chop and add the green pear.
- Add the powders, seasoning and ice.
- Blend and serve!
Health Benefits of Pears
I love how there are unique benefits in eating all different types of fruit. This is why I encourage you to always give a 2nd chance even if you hated it as a kid or didn’t like it on the first go. There’s always a chance you might chance your mind!
There are so many! Check it out.
- Pear fruit is packed with health benefiting nutrients such as dietary fiber, anti-oxidants, minerals and vitamins.
- Good source of dietary fiber. 100 g fruit provides 3.1 g or 8% of fiber per 100 g.
- In addition, pear fruit is one of the very low calorie fruits; provides just 58 calories per 100g. A low calorie but high fiber diet may help bring significant reduction in body weight, and blood LDL cholesterol levels.
- They contain good quantities of vitamin C. Fresh fruits provide about 7% of RDA per 100 g.
- Moderate sources of antioxidant flavonoids phyto-nutrients such as beta-carotene, lutein and zea-xanthin. These compounds, along with vitamin C and A, help the body protected from harmful free radicals.
- The fruit is a good source of minerals such as copper, iron, potassium, manganese and magnesium as well as B-complex vitamins such as folates, riboflavin and pyridoxine (vitamin B-6).
Macronutrients are simply the way we categorize foods – carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Food quality is a very important part of the puzzle when it comes to nutrition. But the macros we digest are a big part of how we look and feel as well. This recipe is a balance of protein and carbohydrates.
Calories 318 // Carbohydrates 29g // Protein 37g // Fat 9.1g
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I say let’s keep enjoying all things Fall, and keep on celebrating the season with all these tasty flavors! Cheers to this indulgent feeling pear smoothie.
Below are the food brands I used in the ginger pear smoothie from my Amazon Store:
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