Coconut Water Pear And Hemp Seeds Smoothie

There’s no such thing as too much fruit in our house. Occasionally we encounter an overripe banana and during those times I either bake a banana bread or make a smoothie for breakfast. I am so excited to share this smoothie recipe because this is any coffee lover’s dream come true. I used Zico latte flavored coconut water which is flavored with natural coffee to make this delicious smoothie. It contains 85% coconut water and is a dairy free and non-GMO product. I was introduced to Zico latte flavored coconut water at the IFBC recently. I didn’t like it straight out of the bottle, but it tastes awesome in this smoothie.

coconut pear smoothie

The adage “good things come in small packages” is so true in the case of  seckel pears also known as sugar pears because they are exceptionally sweet. They are tiny, cute and add natural sweetness to smoothies. They also pair beautifully  with crackers and cheese. Seckel pears can be found at farmers market produce stands, i got mine at my local PCC. If you can’t find seckel pears where you live, use d’Anjou or Bartlett and add 4 dried, pitted dates or a tablespoon of maple syrup for sweetness.

seckel pears

The good stuff doesn’t stop with the pears, I topped my smoothie with Manitoba Harvest raw shelled hemp seeds, another product from IFBC swag and the crunch and nuttiness in every sip was utterly delicious. Hemp seeds are packed with omegas, digestible proteins, vitamins, minerals and fiber. If you are one of them who believes that healthy food doesn’t taste good, this smoothie is guaranteed to change your opinion.

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Ingredients

1 cup Zico coconut water (latte flavor or regular)

1/2 cup 0% greek yogurt

4 seckel pears

1 ripe banana

1/4 cup whole almonds

1 one inch piece ginger

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon cloves

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon hemp seeds

Method

1. Place all ingredients except hemp seeds in a blender.

2. Blend until smooth.

3. Top with hemp seeds.

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