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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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36 comments

  1. Ahhh I love ginger too!! (Of course right?! I guess our tastebuds are telepathic too!) I especially love drinking ginger tea or even the ginger that comes on the side of my sushi. Thanks for sharing Samantha!

  2. 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

    1. 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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