Spiced Pear Smoothie

When cooking for one to two people leftovers are usually inevitable and since it is Single Serving Sunday I have a question for you: how long do you think is it okay to still eat leftovers? It seems that everyone has different scales from one day to a week or more, and then some people never eat leftovers (blasphemy). And while we’re on the subject how to you feel about eating yogurt past its “sell by date”? I will honestly admit that I’ve had yogurt a month past that date. More than once. So long as it hasn’t been opened yet of course. Basically if it doesn’t smell, look, or taste weird I’ll probably eat it and have also survived years of eating raw cookie dough and cake batters.

But anywho, let’s focus on this smoothie and it’s demise. Sometimes I do dumb things such a moving my patio furniture around for better lighting while a cup full of smoothie sits on it. And then I watch as it teeters over and crashes onto the ground. As a result I am down 1 glass and had to remake the smoothie. Wiping away all that smoothie was such a horrible waste too because it’s quite good. Even though I love pears I usually don’t reach for pear flavored things. This smoothie is an exception as the addition of cardamon and ginger really give it an unique flavor. And no I did not make this with rancid yogurt :-P.

Spiced Pear Smoothie

Two years ago: Breakfast Burrito

SPICED PEAR SMOOTHIE

Serves 1

Ingredients:

1 pear, chopped (I left the skin on mine but you can peel if desired)

1/4 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt (I used 0% vanilla Chobani)

1/4 cup plain almond milk

1/4 tsp ginger

1/8 tsp cardamon

1/4 cup ice

Directions:

  1. In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. Enjoy with a toasted English muffin and Nutella!

Source: Adapted slightly from Fitness, January 2013.

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