The combination of pears and yogurt make a rich, creamy and delicious smoothie that makes a wholesome and healthy breakfast on the go. Crunchy and juicy pears make a perfect smoothie base for all fruit and vegetable smoothies. Dietary fiber present in pears makes it a filling smoothie and keeps you satiated for a prolonged period of time and aids weight loss by reducing total calorie intake throughout the day.
Dietary fiber also aids digestion and relieves constipation. The addition of ginger to this smoothie adds a refreshing flavor and also improves digestion. Ginger is especially effective for reducing inflammation of relieving upset stomach and nausea. Yogurt and milk used in this smoothie add a rich and creamy texture and provide a wholesome amount of protein. Honey adds a mellow sweet taste to the smoothie and provides an instant burst of energy.
Pears are one of the healthiest of fruits that contain a high level of dietary fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that support optimum health. Most of the dietary fiber found in pears is non-soluble polysaccharides that add bulk to stool and act as a laxative that regularizes bowel movement and help to remove cancer-causing toxins and chemicals from the colon. Pears are extremely low in calories which also aid weight loss.
Pears contain an abundant amount of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that protects the body against harmful free radicals and reduces the risk of chronic diseases. Pears are one of the least allergenic of fruits, which makes this smoothie suitable for people who are allergic to mangoes and pineapples.
Yogurt and milk used in this smoothie help to provide a rich and creamy consistency. Milk and yogurt provide a wholesome amount of protein to the smoothie that makes it all the more satiating and aids weight loss by boosting the growth of lean muscle mass. Calcium present in milk and yogurt also aids weight loss by speeding up the fat burning process in the body.
Calcium and vitamin D found in milk and yogurt supports strong and healthy bones and teeth and reduces the risk of osteoporosis. Yogurt is a fermented food that contains an abundant amount of probiotic bacteria that supports digestion, helps to relieve diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and boost the immune system.
Ginger is one of the most popular spices that are especially effective for relieving digestive disorders. Volatile oils and pungent chemicals such as gingerols and shogaols present in ginger help to relieve digestive disorders by boosting the production of bile and enzymes in the stomach. Anti-inflammatory properties of these compounds help to reduce inflammation and relieve the pain and discomfort associated with arthritis and rheumatism.
Here is the recipe…
- Pear pieces – 1 cup
- Ginger – ½ teaspoon (peeled and chopped)
- Honey – 1 tablespoon
- Yogurt – ½ cup
- Milk – ½ cup
- Toss pear. yogurt and ginger in the blender.
- Add raw honey and milk to this blender and blend it well till it becomes smooth.
- Drink this smoothie regularly to cleanse your body, remove toxins and thereby to get rid of excess weight.
This is a delicious and healthy fruit smoothie that contains the goodness of pears. The recipe of this smoothie can be modified to suit a vegan diet by substituting yogurt and whole milk with coconut or almond milk and leaving out the honey.