Sunday, December 16, 2007

Pearberry Smoothie

I'm not going to lie: this smoothie was inspired by a lotion fragrance several years ago. It's still one of my favorites though; pears are the real underdog of the smoothie world. They rival frozen bananas for their addition of interesting textural elements and their delicate flavor works well with a wide range of other ingredients: berries and vanilla are great, but chocolate non-dairy milks, ginger, apple juice, almond butter and strawberries all also work well with pears. Also champagne and pear juice makes a good (weekend) A.M. beverage with your french toast, tofu scramble and what have you...

Pearberry Smoothie:
*Chilled canned pears, preferably in their natural juice and not in syrup.
*Vanilla soymilk
*Frozen mixed berries

Whiz together and enjoy!


Melody Polakow said...

I've never used pear in a smoothie! I'll have to give it a try. have you ever frozen the pear first?

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Jillian of Bitchin' Vegan Kitchen said...

I've never frozen the pears since I always use another frozen fruit-- but you could try it!

bazu said...

I have to try pears in a smoothie. I have to admit I'm not the biggest pear fan- or rather, I always forget about them in the face of other fruits! Your smoothie looks wonderful.

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