If you are reading this post on Tuesday morning, there is a very good chance that at this same moment, I am in downtown Seattle speaking at a conference about HR/compensation (my life outside of this blog) and just trying to keep. it. together.
I am currently practicing deep breathing, trying to speak slowly and not trip over my own words, and just hoping to keep this green smoothie down. 😉 Just keep it together, Sonnet.
Assuming that I survive presenting to the largest group I’ve ever publicly spoken to in-person, you can find a new blog post here on Thursday all about, yep, you guessed… PUMPKIN!!! (If you can’t wait until then, you might want to check out these awesome pumpkin recipes from last year, and if you’re not already on the list, you’ll definitely want to sign up for my free newsletter so you can get new recipes as soon as they come out!)
Until then, let’s just keep it together and drink this pear detox green smoothie, shall we?
Green smoothies? Yeah, I know, we’ve been there and done that.
My green smoothies have changed a lot over the years. Ranging from the full-fledged Green Smoothie 2.0 with every supplement you can think of to green smoothies without fruit to a PUMPKIN green smoothie to finally, this pear detox green smoothie!
What makes this one different? Well, we’re on the cusp of fall so I’ve got the very first pears of the season, healthy fats from avocado, fresh green spinach, AND… (drumroll please)… celery! I love the light flavor a bit of celery adds to this smoothie and there are a ton of different ways to “dress this up:”
- Want a fancy smoothie? Add some hemp seeds for a dose of Omega-3 fatty acids!
- Want a sugar-free/fruit-free smoothie? Leave out the pear, add more avocado or a handful of cashews (to bulk up the smoothie), and maybe a touch of liquid stevia if desired.
- Want to balance blood sugar? Add a ¼ teaspoon (or more to taste) ground cinnamon.
The possibilities are endless!
- 4 heaping cups raw spinach
- 1 pear, cored
- 2 stalks celery
- ½ avocado
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup ice
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Enjoy immediately.