11 August, 2010

Mint, Ginger, Pear Smoothie

Our friend has a couple pear trees, so we had an abundance of pears. They are also our brain injured son's favorite fruit. So we put this smoothie together. It was a treat on a hot summer day.

We used peppermint (very cooling), but you can try spearmint or a combination of the two.

Place in Vitamix in the following order:

1 cup water
2 soft pears, cored and cut into half inch cubes
3 Tablespoons dried peppermint or spearmint (or a handful of fresh mint
1 Tablespoon fresh ginger (or 1/2 teaspoon dried ginger)
1 teaspoon dulse
2 handfuls of organic baby spinach
1 Tablespoon flax seed

Start blending on low, increasing the speed gradually to about 7. Blend until smooth.

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