Spiced Pear and Strawberry Smoothie

2 servings

I love smoothies, especially when they are made with freshly frozen berries, such as strawberries.

Nothing compares to the sweetness and flavor of a natural organically grown fruits. There is a mistaken opinion that fructose is as bad as table sugar, and that one should avoid eating fruits in large quantities. I can reassure you, if your diet is full of fresh seasonal produce, and you are getting all your essential minerals and nutrients, there’s nothing to worry about. There should be no restrictions in your diet as long as you consume healthy, whole foods. Unlike table sugar, fructose has a low Glycemic index. Foods with high GI arouse appetite.

If you come to think of it, how can fresh fruits, full of vitamins, minerals and fiber damage your body? Actually adding more fruits to your diet reduces the risk of many chronic diseases such as, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular and many more. One to 2-12 cups of fruit are recommended each day. The saying “you are what you eat” is literally true. So, if you eat natural, whole foods, that are more of a product of nature than a product of industry, you have nothing to worry about.

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I used flax seeds as supplement because they are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. Our body needs essential fatty acids but cannot create them on its own, that’s why it is important to ensure its supply from the food we eat. Omega-3 nourishes your hair follicles, moisturizes your skin, and strengthens weakened nails. The fiber in flax seed helps support colon detoxification, fat loss and excrete and cleanses the intestinal wall facilitating digestion.

I would recommend to have this smoothie in the morning on an empty stomach to enhance the detoxification of the body, kick-start your metabolism and improve your digestion.