Pear Rockin Smoothie

Smoothies are a great option for breakfast and snacks even in the Winter months. Selecting ingredients that are in season will be the best way to get the most nutritional value from your smoothie. Pears are beautiful around this time of the year and a great choice to add to provide some natural sweetness. Not only does the cinnamon help balance out your blood sugars, but it also provides a really delicious flavour and I enjoy the crunch texture of the pulsed cacao nibs.

½ frozen banana, chopped
1 pear, cored and chopped
¼ cup activated cashews
1 tablespoon maca powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup coconut water
2 tablespoons cacao nibs


Place all ingredients except for cacao nibs into high speed blender and blend for 60 seconds until it is smooth and creamy. Add in cacao nibs and pulse 3-4 times.

Pour into glass and serve.

Serves 1


Keren is the founder of Vital Assurance, and hopes to bring to you her passion for healthy eating and living.