This pear smoothie is flavored with banana and cinnamon. It’s a healthy, high in protein snack or breakfast you can make in minutes.
Am I the only one that was surprised yesterday to realize that we turn the clocks back this weekend?
I can’t even begin to understand how the heck we’re already to the point of 5pm darkness around here.
I hate this time of year.
Really, I do. I get in a funk. I’m pretty sure there’s a name for that feeling.
Oh yeah, seasonal depression.
I seriously think I might have it.
As if that wasn’t a rude enough awakening guess what else I discovered?
3 grey hairs. In the same spot. On the right side of my head.
I’ve always secretly laughed at those people with the awkwardly placed grey patches on their head wondering why the heck they don’t do something about it. Hair dye is cheap enough, you know?
I fear I may be becoming one of them and will soon elicit weird stares of my own.
What does any of this have to do with a pear smoothie?
Except that I needed something to cheer me up after those two incidents and my grilled cheese + pickle sandwich (no, I’m not pregnant) wasn’t as photogenic.
How To Make This Simple Pear Smoothie
You know all those healthy smoothies out there with a laundry list of ingredients, half of which you’ve never even heard of?
This isn’t one of them. The ingredients are as basic as it gets for this pear smoothie.
- frozen banana (or not frozen, just add more ice in that case)
- milk (I used almond milk but any kind will work)
- vanilla protein powder
The vanilla protein powder can be any kind you like. If you want to keep things dairy free, use a plant based one.
I have used and love SFH vanilla whey for years now. It’s 100% grass fed, tastes delicious and doesn’t result in a weird chalky texture when you bake with it or use it in oatmeal like many other protein powders do. They also have a churro flavor and it’s outrageous. Just sayin’.
If you didn’t want to use a protein powder at all, try an ultra-filtered milk like Fairlife. The protein content is higher since the milk is ultra-filtered. It won’t be quite as much protein as protein powder but still pretty good for a small glass/snack in this pear smoothie.
Check out my tutorial for more tips and tricks on how to make a healthy smoothie – it teaches you all about each layer of the perfect healthy smoothie in 3 easy steps.
The only thing left for this pear smoothie recipe is some ice and a high-speed blender (going on 6+ years with my Vitamix and love it!).
Blend it up and enjoy all that cinnamon spiced pear flavor!
I’ll be outside enjoying the last “long” day of the year trying to build up my vitamin D stores for the winter.
Grey patches…weird or cool & quirky?
Does anyone else get the winter time blues? What are your coping mechanisms?