It’s time to face it: For much of North America, the colder weather is here to stay. With it, our bodies crave those warm fall flavors.
Colder weather also means the advent of cold and flu season, so our bodies could use additional support for the immune system.
This recipe for a Walnut Pear Smoothie meets both those challenges. Walnuts and pears deliver delicious fall flavors and provide the benefits of being a “superfood” packed with good-for-you nutrients. How often do you get to have it all?
Walnut nutrition: They’re good for you!
Walnuts are one of the best sources on the planet for antioxidants. They’re high in nutrients like vitamin B6, copper, vitamin E and folate—all known to support your immune system. They’re also high in fiber.
Walnuts are also high in the good, heart-healthy fats, and it doesn’t take much to get those benefits. Sources say just seven walnuts can be enough to support your heart health.
Pears: The neglected superfood
Just like the ubiquitous apples and oranges, pears are high in vitamin C and fiber while providing some variety—the spice of life!
This smoothie recipe tops these two powerhouses with another superfood known to help boost your immune system: honey.
That bit of honey is the final touch in delivering incredible fall flavors—joining together for a powerful punch of health benefits.
Walnut Pear Smoothie
- 10 fl oz cold water
- ½ cup (57g) BodyKey by Nutrilite™ French Vanilla Meal Replacement Shake
- ¼ cup nonfat plain yogurt
- 2/3 cup pear chunks
- 2 tbsp walnuts, chopped
- 1 ½ tsp honey
Add all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.
- Protein: 27g
- Fiber: 9g
- Fat: 14g
- Carbs: 56g
- Sugar: 31g
- Calories: 450
Weight loss strategies
Because the recipe uses BodyKey by Nutrilite French Vanilla Meal Replacement Shake Mix, it can easily take the place of any meal of the day, and meal replacements are a key tool in weight loss strategies. They’re an easy way to keep calories down without sacrificing nutrition.
Whether you’re just starting your weight loss journey or need a little extra help during a busy week, meal replacement shakes keep you on track toward your goals.
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