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Pear Spinach Smoothie

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    Pear Spinach Smoothie

    This smoothie is more proof that green is the colour of health. It’s often overlooked, but subzero spinach is a great addition to smoothies, as the freezing process helps lock in nutrients. Soft tofu adds extra protein without making the drink taste beany, while hemp hearts are a good source of beneficial omega fats. If you want a sweeter smoothie, you can blend in some honey.

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    Stealth health

    Salubrious hemp hearts are a stellar source of magnesium, which scientists at the Harvard School of Public Health found can slash the risk for heart disease.

    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

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

    Serves 1.

    Each serving contains: 391 calories; 22 g protein; 18 g total fat (1 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 41 g total carbohydrates (20 g sugars, 13 g fibre); 238 mg sodium

    source: "Whip It Good", alive #388, February 2015

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