Chai-Spiced Pear Cranberry Shake
Healthy nutrients meet delicious seasonal flavors in this refreshing smoothie.
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Chai-spiced Pear Cranberry Shake
Makes 1 serving
8 ounces light cranberry juice
1 Bosc pear, peeled, seeded and chopped
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
1. Place all ingredients (except ice) into a blender and blend until smooth. Adjust seasonings as desired.
2. Add ice to achieve desired thickness.
Nutrition facts (per serving): 228 calories, 1.5 g total fats, 19 g protein, 35 g carbohydrates, 4 g fiber
A Little Spice: Cinnamon is a sweet, aromatic spice that can help reduce the rise in blood sugar after eating by slowing down the rate at which the stomach empties after meals.
Belly Buddy: Ginger is a great digestive aid and can help out your tummy when you’re feeling nauseous.
Nutrition in a Pear Tree: Pears are a good source of boron, a trace mineral. Boron helps the body retain calcium, thus preventing osteoporosis.
Natural Remedy: Reduce inflammation by drinking cranberry juice, which contains salicylic acid. The U.S. National Library of Medicine states that drinking cranberry juice regularly increases the level of salicylic acid in the body, thus reducing inflammation in the body.