This Energizing Chocolate-Pear Smoothie Is the Perfect Way to Start the Day

January 29th, 2016

Bittersweet chocolate and sweet, fragrant pears are a classic combo, particularly in desserts. Here they come together in an energizing smoothie, alongside protein-packed almond butter and fiber-rich chia seeds.

Chocolate-Pear Smoothie

Yield: 1 serving
Total Time: 5 minutes


1 medium pear, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons cacao powder
2 tablespoons almond butter
2 teaspoons chia seeds
1 Medjool date, pitted
1 cup almond milk
Large handful ice cubes


Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth and creamy.

Photo credit: Paul Delmont

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