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Pear Spinach Smoothie

Serves 1


    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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