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Sunday, February 8, 2015

SPINACH AND PEAR BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE



Spinach and Pear Breakfast Smoothie is the perfect way to start the day packed full of great vitamins and nutrients, including maca powder and coconut water
SPINACH AND PEAR BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE
Normally I love a hot breakfast. Nothing beats some soft boiled or fried eggs served with thinly sliced cucumbers, avocados, smoked salmon and pesto.
Now that is always my breakfast of choice. And really what I need to get the day off to a good start.
When you all of a sudden have your bottom two wisdom teeth remove, that is no longer an option.
Sadly there are no more eggs for breakfast. It’s an all liquid diet and you’ve just got to make the best of it.
This is where the spinach and pear breakfast smoothie comes in. Normally I don’t make smoothies. Not that I’m opposed to them, it’s just I prefer to have my meals in chew-able form, as opposed to straight liquid.
For nine days after I got my wisdom teeth out last month, I was on a straight liquid diet though. Talk about the ultimate form of torture for a food blogger. No delicious solid food for nine full days.
Not quite sure how I made it out alive at all. Luckily there are plenty of options out there for delicious soups, smoothies and juices so between the three of those I kept myself mildly fed and preventing full of starvation from setting in.
This smoothie though. This became my go to breakfast for days. Once I got a winning combination down, I didn’t even need any variety.
Spinach + bananas + pears + maca powder + coconut water.
That is all you need in this thick and creamy refreshingly vibrant smoothie. Just look at that color. So bright and green right?
And delicious and insanely healthy. I mean once you’re starting your day off with an enormous handful of spinach you’re just off to a great start and bound to feel good about yourself. The maca powder I found in my moms pantry and its one of those fairly new superfood which is quickly sweeping the shelves.
It’s loaded with vitamins, minerals and is particularly good for increasing energy levels and regulating hormone functions while helping with your mood balance.
Umm with an all liquid diet for days I needed both an energy and mood pick me up. So then we’ve got the banana, pear and coconut water. All packed full of vitamins and nutrients as well.
If I can’t have my standard hot egg breakfast, this spinach and pear smoothie might not be such a bad alternative after all.
And to top it off, it can easily be taken on the good. Just pour into a cup and sip slowly on your way to work.
SPINACH AND PEAR BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE
SPINACH AND PEAR BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE


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Spinach and Pear Breakfast Smoothie is the perfect way to start the day packed full of great vitamins and nutrients, including maca powder and coconut water
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Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 1
INGREDIENTS
  • 5 oz spinach
  • 1 pear
  • 1 banana
  • ½ -3/4 cup coconut milk or coconut water
  • 1 tablespoon maca powder
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add more coconut water or coconut milk until desired consistency is reached.









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