Spiced Ginger Pear Smoothie

October 19, 2014

Spiced Ginger Pear Smoothie

Here’s what may surprise you about this Spiced Ginger Pear Smoothie.  You can actually serve it warm if you want to.  I mean, why the heck not?

Now, pears are not always in season so you could do one of two things here:  swap the pear for an apple and if you have a high powered blender, it should do the drink.  BUT, to make it smoother and richer, take a cup of organic apple sauce, and you’ll be in good shape.

ingredients

2 ripe pears, peeled (or use apples or apple sauce as suggested above)
1 1/2 cups of almond milk
3 tablespoons of nut butter ideally sunflower seed or almond butter
1 tablespoon of ground flax seed (optional)
1 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 pinch of nutmeg
1 tablespoon of molasses or maple syrup (extra if you like it sweeter)
1 banana (optional: but I find it adds a thicker consistency)

directions

Blend & serve

Warm: if you would like it warm, blend everything and add to a sauce pot and heat until warm.