I was reminded of the song, On the Twelth Day of Christmas, when I thought of the idea for this pear smoothie. You know, the patridge in a pear tree?
This drink will give you lots of energy. I like it as an afternoon pick-me-up. This makes one serving.
In a blender, add, in this order:
- 6 ice cubes
- 1/2 cup canned pears in juice, mashed (you can also use very ripe, fresh pears. I left the peel on mine)
- A splash of the juice from the can (use water or apple juice if you are using fresh pears)
- 1/2 cup of plain yogurt
- 1/2 cap of almond extract
- Dash of cinnamon
- Pinch of ground cloves
- If you have it and you like the taste, a pinch of cardamon
- A squeeze of honey
Blend and enjoy! By the way, this beautiful Partridge in a Pear Tree ornament is made by Old World Christmas.