Recipe

Ginger makes this spinach and pear smoothie bowl pop!

Spinach Ginger Pear and Banana Smoothie Bowl

I’ve loved ginger since I was a kid. The smell, the taste and how it made my tummy feel good. I still feel that way about it, including using the word tummy! So, today I thought what better way to spruce up a spinach smoothie than by adding ginger and some pear (the two go together amazingly). I am pleased with the results, and if you try it, I hope you are too!

Just one of the ingredients in this bowl helps to support healthy skin, hair and bones, as well as healthy digestion and a reduced risk of heart disease.

Listed below the recipe are the full health benefits and nutritional value for the ingredients.

Have a wonderful day!

Spinach pear and banana super smoothie bowl

Ingredients:

spinach

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup of almond milk
  • 1 cup of spinach
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 pear
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, I use Vega Sport
  • 1/4 tablespoon hemp or flax seeds
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, chopped
  • Ice

Optional toppings:

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  • 1/2 banana
  • Handful of blueberries
  • Tablespoon shaved coconut
  • Tablespoon of gluten-free granola
  • 1 kiwi

Directions
Combine all ingredients in a blender and purée until smooth. Add the toppings and serve immediately.

Nutritional value for 1 serving (based on brands and quantities used in the recipe)

  • Calories: 492 (without toppings: 244)
  • Fat:  8g (without toppings: 2.5g)
  • Carbohydrates: 68g (without toppings: 35g)
  • Protein: 38g (without toppings: 33g)

Some health benefits

Pears

  • Spinach: Supports healthy skin, hair and bones, as well as healthy digestion and a reduced risk of heart disease.
  • Pears: Improve heart health, digestion and immunity and help with managing diabetes.
  • Bananas: Support digestion, weight loss and heart health, they are also good for hangovers because of the potassium to help dehydration.
  • Coconut: Supports skin and hair health, weight loss, and helps fight infections.
  • Kiwi: Aids in digestion, boosts immunity, helps lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of blood clots.
  • Protein, carbs and fat:  As mentioned in The basics for a proper diet, these two, along with fats, are key building blocks for your body’s functioning.

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  1. For the first time since you have been posting the smoothies, I have all the ingredients to make it just the way you describe it. I’m feeling very tempted to do so but need to go to the gym in an hour. I never knew where to put ginger besides in a hot tea . Thanks so much for sharing

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    • Haha!! I got one in finally 🙂 . The gym is more important, this can be done any time. I use ginger in rice and chicken as well…Oh maybe one day I’ll post one of those recipes (but I’m getting lazy to write out recipes that I haven’t gotten to yet, so maybe a few weeks!)

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