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Pear Spinach Smoothie

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    Pear Spinach Smoothie

    This smoothie is proof that green is the colour of health. Soft tofu adds extra protein along with hemp hearts with their stellar source of magnesium and beneficial omega-3 fats. If you want a sweeter smoothie, you can blend in some honey.


    Pear Spinach Smoothie


    • 3/4 cup (180 mL) unsweetened almond milk or hemp milk
    • 1/2 cup (125 mL) silken tofu
    • 1 ripe pear, cored and quartered
    • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) hemp hearts
    • 1/2 in (1.25 cm) piece fresh ginger
    • 1 cup (250 mL) frozen chopped spinach


    Per serving:

    • calories391
    • protein22g
    • fat18g
      • saturated fat1g
      • trans fat0g
    • carbohydrates41g
      • sugars20g
      • fibre13g
    • sodium238mg



    Place almond milk, tofu, pear, hemp hearts, ginger, and spinach in a blender container and blend until very smooth.



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