Sometimes, you purchase too much fresh fruit and you don’t know how to enjoy it before it goes bad. Summer is an easier time to snack on fruit because it cools you down when the heat is intense. Colder weather may not inspire the same desire to snack on fruit, though. When you realize that you may not eat your fruit before it spoils, it’s time to do one thing and one thing only: make some smoothies.
A smoothie may not sound super appealing when the weather gets colder, but it’s not quite winter yet. Even if the weather is cold, you can still enjoy a warming smoothie, which includes spices that help naturally warm the body. In the case of this recipe, the cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg can help keep you warm while sipping the cold smoothie. These spices epitomize fall, as they are in many fall drinks, desserts, and savory dishes. That makes this green smoothie the perfect ode to fall, especially since it utilizes pears, which are in season from August to October.
Even if the weather gets cold, you can still enjoy a nutrient-dense smoothie. It’s like eating ice cream when it’s cold outside! There’s nothing wrong with smoothies in the winter, especially when you consider that most people gain most of their weight during the colder months. Heavier meals, parties, excess snacking, days out at the mall, and eating out at night can rack up the calories. Supply the body with fiber, protein, antioxidants, and healthy fats by drinking this seasonal treat!
- Prep Time:5m
- Total Time:5m
- 1 1/2 c green pear, cored and cubed
- 1 c homemade almond milk
- 1 c spinach
- 1 tbsp. raw almond butter
- 1 tbsp. chia seeds
- 1 tbsp. raw agave nectar
- 1/2 tsp. ginger powder
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
- 3/4 c ice
- Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. You can add more or less almond milk or ice depending on your desired consistency.
- Also, you can start with less spices and add more if you need more flavor. You do not want to spice up your smoothie too much at first!
- Pour into a large cup and enjoy.