We love fall and the wild mix of hot sunny days and cold nights. Although getting dressed this time of year can cause a girl’s head to spin (especially here in Colorado where it could be 70° one moment and then snowing the next), there’s nothing quite like dusting off last year’s leather boots and bundling up in a cozy sweater.
Fall also marks nature’s last bountiful harvest and that means it’s time to start enjoying apples and pears! When shopping for apples and pears, it’s best to buy organic since both are on the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen list.
Today we’re celebrating Fall with a Pear Party Smoothie!
At first glance you might be skeptical wondering about the cinnamon in this recipe, but I promise you that it won’t disappoint. Cinnamon gives this green smoothie a nice warm kick and it’s full of health-promoting properties. Did you know that cinnamon is one of the best ways to ward off stomach bugs and the flu? Cinnamon is a powerful anti-bacterial and anti-fungal so it will destroy all the bad bacteria in your gut if you’ve been exposed. It’s also a great way to help strengthen your immune system and stabilize blood sugar. Cinnamon is also a warming agent, which can help build digestive fire and keep you warm in the cooler months.
Enjoy this fall green smoothie recipe and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section below.
Yields: 1 quart
In a high-speed blender, blend pear, banana, avocado, spinach, romaine lettuce, cinnamon, water, and stevia until creamy.
With love and cinnamon-spiced pears,
Jo & Jules
Julie Peláez and Jo Schaalman
Jo Schaalman and Julie Peláez are co-authors of the book The Conscious Cleanse: Lose Weight, Heal Your Body, and Transform Your Life in 14 Days, a best-selling, step-by-step guide to help you live your most vibrant life. Together they've lead thousands of people through their online supported cleanse through their accessible and light-hearted approach. They've been dubbed “the real deal” by founder and chief creative director Bobbi Brown, of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, beauty editor of the TODAY show.
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