Sweet ‘n Tart Healthy Smoothie

Are you craving something a little sweet and a little tart? We’ve got you covered with a dairy-free tart smoothie that won’t have you making a sour face. Our Sweet ‘n Tart Smoothie combines the sweetness of pears and apple juice with the tartness of cranberries and lemon.

The addition of the almonds and MCT oil boosts the health benefits of this sweet but tart shake. They add protein and a ton of healthy fats that can help you burn fat, lose weight, and lower inflammation in the body. Enjoy this sweet smoothie with a touch of tartness when you’re looking for some energizing calm to soothe inflammation and perk you up with healthfulness.

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

  • 1/2 cup cranberries, frozen

  • 1/2 cup almonds, roughly chopped

  • 1/2 cup apple juice

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • 1 tablespoon MCT oil

Instructions
  1. Place the sliced pear in the bottom of the blender’s canister.

  2. Pour in the frozen cranberries.

  3. Add the almonds.

  4. Pour in the apple juice.

  5. Drizzle the MCT oil on top.

  6. Secure the lid and process until smooth.

  7. Add the juice of a lemon and then blend again.

  8. If your blender struggles with breaking down the almonds, try adding a couple of ice cubes to increase friction.

  9. Enjoy this sweet and tart smoothie for breakfast or post-workout to help you rehydrate quickly.

Health Benefits
  1. Pears: are a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, and vitamin K. In this dairy-free smoothie, they also provide a touch of creaminess, especially when very ripe pears are used. If you don’t peel the pear, you boost the nutrients in this tart smoothie, as the skin contains antioxidant properties including phenolic acids, flavonoids, and polyphenols.

  2. Cranberries: have a wide range of health benefits. These tart little berries are packed with antioxidants such as vitamin C, quercetin, anthocyanins, benzoic acid, and epicatechins. Cranberry juice is often recommended for urinary tract infections as the phytonutrients in the cranberry can decrease inflammation.

  3. Almonds: are an excellent source of dietary fiber, protein, and healthy fats. Almonds are also shown to help reduce inflammation and regulate blood glucose levels. They may even lower breast cancer risk according to a study published in the journal Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation. In this clinical study, researchers found that high consumption of walnuts, almonds, or peanuts reduced the risk of breast cancer two to three fold.

  4. Apple juice: is sweet and subtly sweet in taste, making it perfect for a sweet and tart smoothie. Apple juice is high in sugar, so enjoy this sweet dairy-free smoothie when you need a boost of energy.

  5. Lemon juice: like other citrus juices is an excellent source of vitamin C. In fact, the juice of just one lemon contains 36% of your DV for vitamin C. Lemon provides a nice balance to the sweet apple juice and pear.

  6. MCT oil: is a concentrated form of easily digested medium-chain triglycerides that can help boost brain function and physical performance. These healthy fats can increase fat burning during exercise, promote weight loss, and lower cholesterol levels.

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