Ginger Pear Smoothie Recipe

July 6, 2015 Updated: July 6, 2015

I know you know that I think smoothies are the greatest thing since sliced bread (gluten-free of course!). Usually my smoothies do not contain fruit, I prefer adding greens like kale and our Phyto Greens powder instead. However, from time to time, I love to make this Ginger Pear Smoothie, it’s got a great kick from the ginger which is balanced by the sweetness of the pear. It’s rich and creamy and every sip tastes like a treat!

I like to use Be Well’s Whey Protein Powder, especially since I make my smoothie after working out. It’s a great post-workout recovery drink and it’s also a satisfying and filling breakfast. You can make this with Sustain too if you prefer a vegetarian protein instead.

Here’s what I do:

  • 1 scoop Be Well Whey Protein powder
  • 8 – 10 oz water (or half water, half almond or coconut milk)
  • 1 fresh pear, peeled and diced (I use Barlett pears)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated or 1/8 tsp ground ginger powder
  • 1/5 of an avocado
  • 4 cubes of ice

Blend in a blender till smooth and creamy. Makes one serving.

Other optional ingredients I like to add:

  • 1 tbs chia seeds – great source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids
  • 1 scoop Be Well Fiber – keeps things moving smoothly
  • 1 tbs Maca powder if I want an additional boost
  • 1 tbs Phyto Greens or a handful kale – because you can never have enough veggies!

Dr. Frank Lipman is the founder and director of the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in New York City. This article was originally published on DrFrankLipman.com.