The most fun aspect of blender recipes like this one is that it allows, and even encourages, the mixing of fruits and vegetables you wouldn’t otherwise think of.
There are over 300 varieties of pears, each is lower in cholesterol, and are a great source of fiber and Vitamin C (which is an important antioxidant for the body). And, butternut squash, which offers Vitamin A, is a fall-winter squash is starting to pop up in the stores is low in calories, fat an Vitamin A.
Put even more nutrition into this smoothie treat just by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia is a natural seed that adds a large measure of nutrition including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Even better, unlike Flax, Chia doesn’t have a noticeable taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results. You can order Chia seed directly from Amazon by clicking on the link in the recipe below.
In your favorite blender mix:
-1 cup of cooked butternut squash
-1 ripe pear, peeled, cored and cut in chunks
-1 cup of low-fat vanilla yogurt
-1 tablespoon of honey
-1 Tbsp. Chia seed