Autumn Pear and Almond Smoothie

The Veggie Shake Team

This simple autumn smoothie features two flavors that perfectly play off each other: pear and almond. Apples may be the fall fruit people think of first, but soft, juicy, buttery pears deserve a moment in the spotlight. For this pear and almond smoothie, any variety will lead to a delicious end result, so pick your favorite—Bartlett, Bosc, Anjou, whichever calls to you! And since we included four(!) different kinds of almonds, you’re sure to get a satisfying hit of the light, delicate taste of the nut.

The elegant flavor of this fall smoothie pairs wonderfully with the health benefits its ingredients promise, which include better bone health, brain function, and a reduced risk of chronic disease.

Our Autumn Pear and Almond Smoothie is subtle, refreshing, and sure to please.

  •  Servings: 1
  •  Ready In: 5 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 pear, sliced

  • 1 banana, frozen

  • 1/2 cup yogurt-covered almonds

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/2 cup almond milk

  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds

  • Splash of almond extract

Instructions
  1. Core and slice 1 pear, and then add to your blender or food processor.

  2. Add one frozen banana.

  3. Measure out 1/4 cup of yogurt-covered almonds; then add to the rest of the ingredients.

  4. Add a 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.

  5. Finish with a 1/2 cup of almond milk and a splash of almond extract.

  6. Blend until beautifully combined. Top with 1/2 cup of sliced almonds and an additional 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon.

Health Benefits
  1. Pear: when we talk about the nutrients our bodies need for strong bones, calcium gets most of the attention. But in order to retain calcium, we need an adequate supply of a mineral called boron. Luckily for you, pears are a rich source of this vital mineral. Pears are also a hypoallergenic fruit, making them a great choice for people with food sensitivities.

  2. Banana: depending on the size, a single banana can provide close to half your daily recommended dose of vitamin B6, which research indicates can help prevent cognitive decline as well as mitigate mood swings related to PMS.

  3. Almonds and almond milk: according to a Penn State study, eating just 1 1/2 ounces of almonds daily can reduce your belly fat and waist circumference. Having more belly fat has been associated with an elevated risk of chronic disease.

  4. Cinnamon: promotes heart health by lowering blood pressure and also acts as an anti-inflammatory and warming spice for all seasons.

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