Start your day with a natural energy boost. This Pear Ginger Green Smoothie with chia seeds is a refreshing way to fuel up in the morning. Sweetened with a bit of honey, this smoothie recipe can easily pass as dessert.
Disclaimer: This post is created in partnership with Harry & David. All opinions and statements are my own, as always.
Happy Monday! Who watched the Super Bowl last night? Wow! What a game! And that’s coming from a non-football fan. I, seriously, was biting my nails the whole time….well, I was also stuffing my face with all kinds of gut busting food like wings, meatball sliders and guac. And then watching Lady Gaga during the halftime show made me realize I needed to pull it together, drink a ton of water and look forward to a new week to flush all that stuff out. Know what I mean? She killed it! And, unknowingly, motivated me to kill it this week in the gym.
So, today…..I’m starting the week right with this Pear Ginger Green Smoothie! Fresh, juicy Harry & David Royal Riviera Pears add a natural sweetness to an otherwise bland green smoothie. This is my favorite way to lighten up my morning breakfast routine without refined sugar or artificial sweeteners. Plain low-fat Greek yogurt creates a creamy consistency and chia seeds help you feel fuller longer. They, literally, plump up when you eat them which helps keep portion control in check! The ginger adds a pleasant, pepper bite that’s simply fantastic with the other ingredients. It’s the perfect way to get back to your healthy living after the big game.
And this Pear Ginger Green Smoothie couldn’t be easier to make. Whole pears (no need to even peel it…extra vitamins!) are blended until smooth with fresh baby spinach, ginger, banana, Greek yogurt, chia seeds, honey and a bit of milk to create a delicious breakfast on-the-go. Ready in just a few minutes, this is one smoothie you’ll be adding to the breakfast rotation for sure! And if you’re looking for more amazing smoothies to round out the week…check out this Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie…..my favorite Pumpkin Spice Smoothie or THIS Pina Colada Smoothie!
- 1 Harry & David Royal Riviera Pear, stem removed, cut in half and cored
- 1 cup fresh baby spinach
- 1 banana, peeled
- 1/2 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt
- For the full recipe, visit the Harry & David blog!