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Blackberry Pear Quinoa Smoothie

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This blackberry pear quinoa smoothie is a thick, delicious, and filling meal replacement weight loss smoothie. It will keep you full through a busy morning or workout.

This blackberry pear quinoa smoothie is a thick, delicious, and filling meal replacement weight loss smoothie. It will keep you full through a busy morning or workout. Find the recipe on BetterMeforLife.comI’m really excited about this blackberry pear quinoa smoothie. It’s the first smoothie I’ve made with quinoa and I LOVE it!

A while ago I wrote a post about how to use quinoa in smoothies. I’ve been meaning to create a quinoa smoothie since then but just haven’t gotten around to it until now.

This one came out so good I’m definitely going to add quinoa into my rotation.

Quinoa makes a fantastic thickener and is loaded with protein and fiber. It will help fill you up and keep you feeling full for a long time.

One of the things I love about quinoa is that it makes a giant batch when cooked. I divided up the leftovers in 1/2 cup servings and froze for future smoothies.

Before you cook the quinoa you’ll want to rinse it really well. Rinse it in a colander in the sink until it no longer produces foam. This will remove the bitter outer coating of saponin. Learn how to use quinoa in smoothies here.

Health Benefits

Blackberry

Blackberries have high amounts of dietary fiber and are a great source of vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin K and pectin. Blackberries are low in calories at only 62 calories per cup. The fiber in blackberries will help keep you feeling full for longer.

Pear

The skin of pears contains at least three to four times as many phytonutrients as the flesh. Whether you are eating them whole or blending them in smoothies be sure to have the skin, too!

Pears are a very good source of dietary fiber and a good source of copper, vitamin C and vitamin K.

Pears have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant health benefits. Because of their high fiber content, pears might help protect against the development of type 2 diabetes.

Quinoa

Adding quinoa to your smoothie gives it a boost in fiber, protein, iron, manganese, potassium, and folate.

Quinoa in smoothies is a lower calorie, gluten free alternative for people who can’t tolerate oats or are following a gluten-free diet.

Quinoa is a great thickener for smoothies that is more than just “filler” or empty calories. Adding it will give you a nutrition boost, make you feel full for longer, and will not alter the taste of your smoothie.

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Blackberry Pear Quinoa Smoothie

Serves 1

  • 1/2 pear, cored
  • 1/2 cup blackberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup quinoa, cooked
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla powder or extract (optional, skip this if you are using vanilla protein powder)
  • 1 serving vanilla protein powder (optional, the one I use can be found here)
  • 3/4 cup water (more if using frozen fruit)
  • 4 to 5 ice cubes (skip if using frozen fruit)

 

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Tip

Before cooking quinoa you’ll want to rinse it really well. Rinse it in a colander in the sink until it no longer produces foam. This will remove the bitter outer coating of saponin. Learn how to use quinoa in smoothies here.

Directions

Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!

Ingredient sources

Want to know what I use to create these delicious smoothies? Visit my Resources page to learn more.

If you’d like to try other thickeners in smoothie check out my guide 23 thickeners to use in smoothies.

Learn how to get more weight loss and health benefits from your smoothies.

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