It’s autumn time and pears are everywhere. I absolutely love them because they are sweet and make any drink taste amazing and this recipe is not exception. Packed with very healthy ingredients — like kale, pear, banana and ginger — it’s sweet and refreshing.
I used nutrient-rich kale as the base of this smoothie but you can use spinach or chard if you wish. One cup of kale contains vitamins K, A, C, B6, E, plus minerals such as manganese, copper, calcium, potassium, iron, and magnesium.
Pear, with its delicious taste, makes this smoothie sweet. Pears are rich in important antioxidants, flavonoids and dietary fibre. Eating one medium pear would provide 12% of daily vitamin C needs, as well as 10% of vitamin K, 6% of potassium and smaller amounts of calcium, iron, magnesium, riboflavin, vitamin B-6 and folate.
Ginger has been used for thousands of years for the treatment of numerous ailments, such as colds, nausea, arthritis, migraines, and hypertension.
I like my smoothie creamy, so I usually tend to add banana in most of my smoothies. One banana contains 467 mg of potassium, which is important for controlling your heart rate and blood pressure. The vitamin B6 in bananas helps to prevent anaemia and cardiovascular disease. Fibre in bananas helps to regulate your digestive system. Magnesium helps to keep your bones strong and also protects your heart. Manganese is needed to activate antioxidant enzyme. One banana supplies an adequate amount of copper to keep up the production of red blood cells.
Finally, you can always add some “superfood” such as flax seeds, chia seeds, bee pollen, hemp seeds, some coconut oil or almond butter…whatever you have at home. Their benefits for your health are endless that’s why they are called “superfoods”.
- 2 pears
- 1 large or 2 small bananas
- 1-1.5 cup of kale
- 2 cups of water/coconut water/coconut milk/almond milk or any other nut milk of your choice
- 1 tsp of ginger, cut into small pieces or grated.
- Put all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!