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Pear and Kiwi Smoothie

Fall is pear season and there are so many delicious varieties to choose from!  Each pear has a different taste and texture but they all are super healthy!

Smoothie pear kiwi
Pear Kiwi Smoothie

Pears have tons of fiber and just one medium pear can provide 6 grams of fiber.  Pears help prevent belly bloat from constipation and reduce your risk of colon cancer.  High fiber helps keep your cholesterol levels lower and is good for your heart.  Fiber from fruit helps lower your risk of breast cancer, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Pears also have Vitamins K, C, B2, B3 and B6.  They also contain copper, calcium, magnesium, potassium and manganese. Vitamin C and copper (antioxidants).  Pears help keep your immune system strong and help prevent different kinds of cancer .  Another antioxidant called quercetin. This found in the skin of pears and can help lower blood pressure.

So now that you know how healthy eating pears is for you, check out this amazing smoothie recipe!  This recipe is perfect for the Bartlett pear!  When the Bartlett pear’s skin changes from bright green to a golden yellow.  This is when the pear is ripe and most sweet for your smoothie.

What You Need:

1 ripe Bartlett pear

2 peeled kiwi

2 cups of fresh or frozen strawberries

1 cup coconut water

2 tbsp chia seeds

Place all ingredients into your blender or Vitamix and blend til smooth and Enjoy!