Sep 222013
 

Low in calories and high in fruit nutrition. This Banana Pear smoothie is both tasty and works really well in any smoothie diet!

Include a full day’s worth of nutrition in this smoothie treat 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.

In your favorite blender mix:

– 1 banana cut in chunks or 3/4 cup frozen banana
– 1 pear cored/seeded and cut in chunks or 3/4 cup of frozen or canned pears
– 2 cups fresh spinach (or other leafy green)
– 1 carton low-fat plain yogurt
– 1 Tbsp. Chia seed

You might need to add a handful of ice cubes to blend your smoothie, but it will depend on the ripeness of the fruit or if you are using frozen fruit. After mixing the basic ingredients, add one or two ice cubes as needed.


Banana Pear Smoothie

Fun Blender Recipes: Butternut Squash – Pear Smoothie

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Sep 162013
 

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


Blender Recipes

Orange Pear Smoothie – Delicious and Satisfying

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Sep 042013
 
orange pear smoothie

A Orange Pear smoothie that you will find yourself making time and again. Easy to make, it won’t take a lot of time during a crazy morning. With a refreshing and sweet taste, this recipe is also a very good choice as an afternoon treat.

Its also easy to turn this delicious smoothie treat into a nutrition powerhouse 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 just by clicking on the link in the recipe.

In your favorite blender mix:


-2 pears, cored and cut into chunks
-2 oranges, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks
-1 frozen banana, peeled and sliced (TIP: Peel and slice BEFORE FREEZING!)
-1 cup Dole’s Banana Orange Juice
-1 Tbsp. Chia seed


Orange Pear Smoothie

Smoothie Recipes With Frozen Fruit: Strawberry and Pear Nectar

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Aug 222013
 

There is sometimes the thought that smoothie recipes with frozen fruit can’t be as good as smoothies made with fresh. While there might be some truth to that, nutritionists will tell you frozen fruit is the next best thing to fresh. If fresh isn’t in season, or not available frozen fruit is just fine.

This is a simple healthy smoothie with frozen fruit that combines frozen strawberries with Pear Nectar that can’t be beat.

Its also easy to turn this delicious smoothie treat into a nutrition powerhouse 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 directly from Amazon by clicking on the link in the recipe.

In your favorite blender mix:

  • 1 pear cored and cut in chunks
  • 1 cup of frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup of cold pear nectar
  • 1 tbsp.Chia seed


Smoothie Recipes with Frozen Fruit