Hello Friends! Who is ready for the weekend? Do you have any fun plans? Saturday we’re having a few of my husbands coaching friends over for a little gathering, so I have been in the kitchen preparing a few of his favorite dishes all week. We all know a good party is ALL about the food! Other than that the weekend should be pretty low key, watching lots of football, eating, and having a few adult beverages after a long week. I can’t wait! But first let’s get to todays FridayFavorites, thanks to Heather for the link up.
It doesn’t matter if it’s 30 or 90 degrees outside, I will still sip on and enjoy a smoothie every morning all year long. It’s my favorite breakfast and way to start my day. Typically I make a smoothie after my morning workout so I add Shakeology or other protein powder. And I love adding seasonal fruit. During the summer I was all about peaches, strawberries, and cherries, but now that it’s officially Fall I have been enjoying adding apples, pumpkin, blueberries, or pears to my smoothies. So today I wanted to share with you some of my favorite Fall Smoothies around the web and a recipe for a delicious Green Pear Smoothie.
There are many different ways to use pears in a smoothie, I learned a ton of new recipes when my husband and I did a Green Smoothie Challenge through Simple Green Smoothies last year. During the month long challenge, each week Simple Green Smoothies sends you an email with different recipes and a shopping list for the week. And the best part of the challenge is it’s totally FREE! I would highly recommend taking the challenge to anyone looking to find new recipes or anyone that wants to consistently start drinking a green smoothie. But today is all about some of my personal favorites. I love this combination of pear, cinnamon, and almond butter in the recipe, To me it tastes like Fall in a glass.
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup (about a handful) spinach
- 1 medium pear halved and cored
- 2 tsp almond butter
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 scoop vanilla protein (optional)
- handful of ice
- Place all the ingredients in a high powered blender. Blend until smooth. Sip and enjoy immediately.
For a blender I love and use my Vitamix daily, probably one of my favorite wedding presents.
Favorite Fall Smoothies
Besides the cooler temperatures, football, and fashion I also love Fall produce. Here are some delicious Fall Smoothie recipes from around web or my Pinterest Boards. Enjoy!
Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie by Sally
Apple Pie Smoothie by Ali
Blueberry Chocolate Milkshake Smoothie by Emily
Carrot Cake Smoothie by Erin
Banana Cheesecake Smoothie by Julie
Green Goddess Smoothie by Monique
And be sure to check out my post on How to Build the Perfect Smoothie where I share smoothie basics and add-ins with certain health benefits.
Also linking this recipe up with Julie for the Best of the Blog link up for October.
Do you drink smoothies in the Fall/Winter months?
Pumpkin, Pear, or Apple?
What’s something you’ve been loving lately?