This Cacao and Pear Protein Smoothie is a perfect way to use extra pears that you may have, which is how I came up with the recipe.
It’s really quick and simple to make with your Vitamix and only needs a few clean ingredients.
I had recently received my first delivery from Farmbox Direct (they deliver organic fruits and vegetables straight to your front door), and my box contain 4 beautiful pears.
I immediately knew what I was going to make with three of them and had one lonely pear left over so I decided to add it to a smoothie.
Chocolate (or raw cacao, which is what I used) seemed like the perfect companion and I added my favorite organic, raw, vegan plant-based protein powder to make it more nutrient-dense.
The pear gave it the perfect sweetness and it was very filling too!
And, it’s organic, raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo-friendly and contains no refined sugar.
Want more healthy smoothie recipes? Check out Raspberry Acai Smoothie Bowl, Banana Mango Superfood Smoothie, Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie, or my Clean Eating Cookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating smoothie recipes just like this one that you will love!
5 Fast Facts About Almonds (Almond Milk):*
- helps to regulate cholesterol and blood pressure
- energy booster
- loaded with calcium and fiber
- 1/4 cup contains 8 grams of vegan protein
- high in anti-oxidants
5 Fast Facts About Raw Cacao Powder:*
- super high in anti-oxidants
- promotes cardiovascular health
- contains essential fats
- can help to decrease blood pressure
- contains over 300 compounds including protein, calcium, copper, zinc and iron
5 Fast Facts About Pears:*
- one pear contains 22% dv of fiber
- one pear contains 10% dv of vitamin C
- helpful in lowering cholesterol levels
- a low-glycemic fruit
- excellent anti-oxidant
5 Fast Facts About Epic Plant-Based Protein:*
- organic, raw, vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO
- contains 19 grams of ultra-clean plant-based protein per serving
- one serving contains 10% iron
- contains 7 organic superfoods
- multi-source protein with a complete amino acid profile
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Tip #1: This is a perfect recipe to make with homemade almond milk! You control the ingredients and it’s completely raw and unprocessed (if you use organic, raw, unpasteurized almonds).
Tip #2: I used one of my favorite organic, raw protein powders, but feel free to use 3 tablespoons of your favorite brand.
Tip #3: Feel free to adjust the amount of raw cacao powder you use, depending on how deep of a chocolate flavor you like.
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