Sweet pear in this smoothie with banana and cinnamon for a rich and creamy meal replacement!
Getting my smoothie fix this week with pears! Sweet and delicious pears, a low calorie, high-fiber fruit is now the star of the season! Lots of healthy nutrients are in these guys; antioxidants, fiber, minerals and vitamins, and even if that doesn’t excite you, pears are just juicy and DELISH!
I added half of a frozen banana to my smoothie for the creamy texture. I forgot to freeze a pear, so I cored and diced a fresh one. I recommend keeping the skin on. I learned that is where most of the fiber comes from.
For this recipe I used vanilla protein powder and even with over 20 grams of protein, the carbs were a little higher than I prefer. It’s that darn banana that bumps up the count! 1/2 banana has about 15 carbs, which doesn’t sound like much, but it adds up when you add multiple pieces of fruit. I used the smallest pear (23 carbohydrates), and really wouldn’t cut either of those ingredients. The combination is rich and sweet and the dash of cinnamon completes this smoothie.
Put all ingredients in blender and pulse until smooth. Add ice if you would like.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 768 Total Fat: 29g Saturated Fat: 26g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 25mg Sodium: 422mg Carbohydrates: 96g Fiber: 17g Sugar: 53g Protein: 37g
Put all ingredients in blender and pulse until smooth.
Add ice if you would like.