Spiced Pear Smoothie is a warming and refreshing way to start your day. The pear and baby kale are lovely in combination with ginger, cardamom and a splash of maple syrup. I like to add collagen to this green smoothie because it adds protein and helps strengthen hair, skin and nails.
Are you in a smoothie rut making the same old smoothie every morning?
It is easy to throw the same thing into the blender every morning on autopilot, but it can get really boring really fast!
You are also missing out on a variety of vitamins and minerals that come with changing up your ingredients every day.
Holistic In The City 21 Day Smoothie Guide will pull you out of your smoothie rut and jump start your smoothie habit. It contains 21 delicious smoothie recipes so you can enjoy a new smoothie every day for 3 weeks!
Health Benefits of Collagen
Did you know that collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in humans? It is derived from the Greek word meaning glue. This is fitting because it is the glue that holds our bodies together. Collagen provides structural support for skin, bones, connective tissues and organs. The health benefits of collagen include:
- Improves all-around health
- Relieves arthritis pain
- Great for hair, skin, and nails
Spiced Pear Smoothie Recipe
Prep time: 5 minutes | Serves 1
- 1.5 cup nut milk
- ½ cup ice* optional
- 1 pear
- 1 cup baby kale
- ½ tbsp coconut oil
- ½ tbsp fresh ginger, roughly chopped
- 1 scoop collagen powder
- ½ tbsp maple syrup
- ¼ tsp cardamom
- Place the pear smoothie ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
PER SERVING: CALORIES: 373, FAT: 19 g, SAT. FAT: 9 g, CARBS: 41 g, FIBER: 9 g, SUGARS: 20 g, PROTEIN: 17 g, SODIUM: 51 mg, CHOLESTEROL: 2 mg