Vanilla Pear Smoothie


By Dane Feldman

Photos by Dane Feldman.

This week is Monitoring Week here on BTR and one of the trendiest ways people have been monitoring their bodies is through juicing. I’ve long been a bit of a skeptic when it comes to juicing, though, because I think we can reap more of the benefits by blending our fruits and vegetables rather than juicing them.

Regardless, I find that juices don’t keep me full the way smoothies do. A smoothie that contains nut protein, as well as whey protein and milk protein will certainly do the trick for a light, but filling breakfast.

What you’ll need:
1 pear, sliced
1 cup almond milk
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
1 tbsp plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1/2 tsp honey
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Combine the milk, protein powder, Greek yogurt, honey, vanilla, and ice in a blender. Blend until smooth before adding the pear. Blend again and serve in a 12-ounce glass.