Buttermilk and Pear Smoothie
PREPARATION: 10 MINUTES, COOKING: NONE
1 ripe banana
2 ripe pears
1 vanilla bean or 1/2 teaspoon (2 ml) vanilla extract
1 tablespoon (15 ml) orange juice
1 tablespoon (15 ml) pear juice concentrate
1 cup (250 ml) buttermilk
1/4 teaspoon (1 ml) ground cinnamon
2/3 cup (150 ml) mineral water
1 Peel and dice the banana. Peel and quarter the pears and remove the cores. Set aside two pear quarters for garnish and dice the remainder.
2 If using a vanilla bean, halve the bean lengthwise and scrape out the seeds with the tip of a sharp knife.
3 Combine the banana and pears, vanilla seeds or extract, orange juice, pear juice concentrate, buttermilk and half of the cinnamon in a blender and blend until smooth.
4 Stir the mineral water into the mixture to thin it a little, then pour the smoothie into two glasses. Garnish each with a pear quarter, sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon and serve.
Each serving provides
237 calories, 6 g protein, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 49 g carbohydrate (41 g sugars), 5 g fiber, 62 mg sodium
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