Often times friends ask me how I can drink a smoothie for breakfast during the winter. The secret, I believe, lies in spices. This is the time of year that I enjoy warming spices such as cinnamon and ginger. Cinnamon adds a wonderful sweetness to smoothies and acts as an invigorating, immune-boosting tonic (a perfect aid in your fight against winter colds and flu). Spicy ginger root is also a well-known cold fighter. It also supports healthy digestion and provides a detoxifying boost. Often, with the focus on just these two ingredients, I find that I’m able to enjoy some of the best smoothies, like this one. I hope you all have a healthy and happy week!
Serving Size: 1 (160 calories)
1 medium pear, cored, quartered
1 cup almond milk
1″ piece of fresh ginger, peeled, minced
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2-3 ice cubes
Place ingredients into a good powerful blender until smooth and creamy. Thin with water or thicken with ice if desired. Enjoy!
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