Taken from my book Eat Like You Love Yourself, the experience of this yummy warm concoction, may just change your smoothie game for good. This is not your typical smoothie!
The cold, heavy, and often rough qualities of smoothies mean that in the Ayurvedic world they are often seen as less than healthy as they can be challenging to the digestion and promote heaviness and congestion. This smoothie turns the typical smoothie on its head. We use fruit and leafy greens with astringent qualities to dry up congestion and warming spices to boost digestion… And then we warm it up!
Serves 2; Prep + Cooking time: 20 mins.
What’s in it:
1 medium gala, honeycrisp or pink lady apple, quartered, stem and seeds removed;
1 small Bosc or Taylor Gold pear, quartered, steam and seeds removed
¼ teaspoon cinnamon (or to taste)
½ teaspoon grated ginger
⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
3 large handfuls of baby spinach
8-10 almonds, skins peeled
½ cup of rice, soy or almond milk
How to make it:
Place apple, pear and spices in a medium sized saucepan. Add 3 tablespoons of water, cover and cook until fruit is fork tender.
Pour contents into blender.
Add spinach, blend on low for another 20 seconds, then high for another 20 seconds or until completely blended.
Drink and Enjoy! 🍏🍐