Spinach Pear Smoothie

Spinach Pear Smoothie 2

I have to admit I was never much of a fan of these really healthy-looking green veggie smoothies! I mean, a spinach drink…really? Nutritious, yes, I had no doubt, but at what cost, I thought (not for this French foodie here). Well, I was wrong! This spinach pear smoothie is so refreshing and satisfying, just slightly sweet and surprisingly, not overly “spinachy” (!) I love it-It’s just perfect after my favorite Zumba workout!

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

1 cup loose-leaf fresh baby spinach (rinsed)

1 cup water

1 ripe pear (unpeeled, rinsed and quartered)

1 cup of ice

Instructions:

Place the spinach and water in a blender and mix for 10-15 seconds.

Add the remaining ingredients and continue to blend until thoroughly smooth.

This post originally appeared on Cuisinicity.com.

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Catherine is the founder of Cuisinicity- Love the Food That Loves You Back, a website where good food and good health come together in a way that is feasible for today’s busy families, as it has been for hers (Catherine and her husband, Nutrition expert Dr. David L. Katz, have 5 children!). Catherine’s recipes have been widely featured in national media, including ABC News, O Magazine, Eating Well, Prevention Magazine, Woman’s World, Fitness, Shape, and many others. She is the co-creator of the Nutrition Detectives™ food label literacy program, now in use by thousands of schools all over the world and has collaborated in the production of other health promotion programming, including the Unjunk Yourself® music video program.