This is one of those happy accident recipes, where I just threw together what I had in the fridge and it turned out to be too delicious to not share. It’s creamy and sweet with the perfect little tang and spice. If Asian Pears are unavailable, try using another type of pear or sweet apple. This is a great morning smoothie with a nourishing dose or protein, healthy fats, vitamins and anti-oxidants. Apple cider vinegar, ginger and lemon are all energizing and give your digestive system a nice little kickstart. It’s an especially satisfying smoothie for those who, for whatever reason, are avoiding bananas or want something a little out of the ordinary. Enjoy! xJacq
Ingredients: 1-2 servings 1 Orange 1/2 Asian pear 3/4 inch chunk of Ginger, peeled 1/2 Avocado 1/4 cup Cashew Nuts, soaked* 3 medium Kale Leaves 2 Romaine Lettuce leaves 1/2 cup Orange Juice 1/2 cup Almond Milk 1 teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar 1 large Lemon wedge, juice only
Peel and break the orange up into wedges. If you are using an orange that has seeds, remove the seeds first. Remove the core from the pear. If you are not using a high-speed blender, mince the ginger. Add everything to a blender and blend until smooth, then add 4 ice cubes and blend again until smooth.
*Soaking nuts makes them easier for your body to digest and absorb nutrients from. Cover cashews in warm water and soak for 2-4 hours. Drain and rinse. Alternatively you can boil them for 5-10 minutes which does not have the same nutritional benefits, but will make them easier to blend, especially if not using a high-speed blender.