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*Guest Post* Recipe: Pear Cacao Green Smoothie

September 17th, 2014 | 182 comments

Hi everyone, Elanna here! I am absolutely thrilled to be guest posting here at Create Your Great Life! It’s even more of an honor because I was a fan before I was a friend! I stumbled across DeAnna’s site while working for The Institute for Integrative Nutrition after she wrote in with a question and I immediately started following her posts. It wasn’t until a serendipitous meeting at her Clean Eating Support Group 2 years later that we started to become friends. And because I share in DeAnna’s love for smoothies, I chose to share one of my all time favorite recipes!

 

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This decadent seasonal smoothie is perfect for a quick breakfast or healthy dessert! The pear chocolate combo is so delicious and provides a ton of nutrition. Raw cacao is chock full of magnesium which is great because 80% of Americans are deficient in it. This mineral supports hundreds of chemical functions in our body including; regulating blood pressure, cardiac and brain health, even the strength of our muscles and bones. Magnesium is also awesome for boosting mood and calming nerves – no wonder we crave chocolate during that time of the month!

 

When I cut all sweeteners out of my diet, this recipe was a go-to when I needed something to satisfy my sweet tooth. I hope this inspires you to pick up some pears at the farmers market and swap this in place of your favorite dessert!

 

Pear Cacao Green Smoothie 
Ingredients:
- 1 very ripe pear
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 2 Tbsp. raw cacao powder
- 1 cup (large handful) baby spinach
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Tiny pinch sea salt
- Ice to taste!

 

Directions: 
Wash and cut pear; if it’s organic leave the skin on for more fiber + antioxidants! Place all ingredients in blender and whip it up! Add ice to make it cold, add thickness, and make it more like a milkshake!
 

*Vegan *Vegetarian *Gluten-Free *Dairy-Free

 

Pear Cacao Green Smoothie
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Ingredients
  1. - 1 very ripe pear
  2. - 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  3. - 2 Tbsp. raw cacao powder
  4. - 1 cup (large handful) baby spinach
  5. - 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  6. - Tiny pinch sea salt
  7. - Ice to taste!
Instructions
  1. Wash and cut pear - If it’s organic leave the skin on for more fiber + antioxidants!
  2. Place all ingredients in blender and whip it up!
  3. Add ice to make it cold, add thickness, and make it more like a milkshake!
DeAnna Lynn Englezos, Certified Life Coach, Wellness Expert, Speaker http://createyourgreatlife.com/
00headshotElanna Edwards is an AADP certified Health Coach and wellness blogger based in Brooklyn, NY. She works with clients one-one-one or in group programs virtually by educating and cheering them on while they make simple healthy shifts towards higher health. She believes health can be easy, cheap, and fun for anyone and is on a mission to prove it. Check her out at www.ThatLushLife.com and follow her on Instagram and Twitter!
 

 

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