Fall has arrived here in Northern California.
There is a crispness in the air and the colors are changing
to what I call a "Maxfield Parrish" day.
With the turning of the season I find that I'm craving apples and pears.
This delicious smoothie meets that need and more and was adapted from a recipe
from the book Microbiome Diet, by Raphael Kellman, MD p.247
Apple Cider & Pear Smoothie
by Lea Goode-Harris (adapted from the Microbiome Diet, by Raphael Kellman, MD)
Makes 1 Serving
Please use organic!
- 1 sm apple, cored and chunked
- 1 sm pear, cored and chunked
- 1/4 Cup unsweetened apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 Cup of nut milk of choice* (or kefir or yogurt)
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 Tbls protein powder or collagen powder
- 2 Tbls ground flax seeds
- 1 Tbls white chia seeds
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp cardamon
- 1/8 tsp cloves
- 1 Fall Memory
Blend all of the ingredients, including your memory of Fall, in a blender until smooth and creamy.
Pour into a favorite glass and sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg.
Soak up the beauty of Fall and enjoy your smoothie!
*I usually make my own nut milks. When I don't have any fresh on hand, I just use an additional 1/4 cup of water and a small handful of cashews. Voilá! Instant nut milk!