Pear Ginger Smoothie

Pear Ginger Smoothie is a creamy Greek yogurt smoothie with juicy pear and a kick of ginger to help get your day going right!

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It has been insufferably hot around here with weather up to 100 degrees, then things took a wild turn.  This week it rained.  Doesn’t Mother Nature know that this is California and it doesn’t rain here anymore?   Maybe she doesn’t like the whole “brown is the new green” thing going on here and wants to change things up.  I’m all for that…and so is my lawn…or what used to be my lawn. 🙁

The rain caught many off guard — including me — but my was it nice.  Fall is in the air, albeit the temperatures are supposed to go up again.  And you know what?  Even though colder weather is coming, I still like things that are cold for breakfast like my overnight oats and smoothies.  Smoothies in lovely fall flavors, to be exact!

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Fall flaves like pumpkin, apple, and pears…sweet, juicy pears.  And not just pears…pears with a ginger kick!  That ginger kick will give you the kick in the pants to help jumpstart your day…just in case your coffee doesn’t. 🙂

This was the first time I’d ever used pear in a smoothie and I loved it.  The flavor was mild, but it was there all the same.  I thought the smoothie needed a little oomph since it was so mild, and the ginger was the perfect thing.

Smoothies aren’t just for summer or for the new year when we’re all detoxing after holiday food!  They’re here to help us eat (or drink) healthier all year round and make us feel like we’re having a treat at the same time.  I left the peel on this pear for extra fiber, and used non-fat milk and 0% Greek yogurt to make it nice and low fat.  The Greek yogurt gives this Pear Ginger Smoothie protein that we need to start our day or fuel us after a workout.

This smoothie will stick to your ribs. 🙂

Pear Ginger Smoothie | flavorthemoments.com

I used just enough agave syrup to make it mildly sweet.  My kids said it could be sweeter, but don’t kids always say that?  The best part about making your own smoothies is that you get to control the sweetener…not the kids. 🙂

This smoothie satisfies, it’s good for you, and it will leave you feeling good.  Let’s hear it for fall smoothies!  They’re definitely a thing. 🙂

Pear Ginger Smoothie | flavorthemoments.com

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Pear Ginger Smoothie is a creamy Greek yogurt smoothie with juicy pear and a kick of ginger to help get your day going right!
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Serves: 2 large or 4 small smoothies
Ingredients
  • 2 cups fresh pear, unpeeled, cored, and cut into chunks (1 large or 2 smaller)
  • 1 cup non fat milk or the milk of your choice
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt (I used Chobani 0%)
  • 4 tablespoons agave syrup or sweetener of your choice
  • 2 teaspoons or 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger*
  • 1 cup ice
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into a blender and mix until smooth. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Notes
If you don't use fresh ginger often, store it in the freezer! It lasts for months wrapped in plastic wrap, and no peeling is required -- just grate with a microplane grater.
*If you want a bigger ginger "zing", use 1 tablespoon.
Recipe by Flavor the Moments.