Studies at the Smell n Taste Treatment Research Foundation in Chicago reveal that inhaling sweet scents like the arome of prickly Pear activates the brain's satiety center, reducing caloric intake enough to lose 5 pounds monthly.
One more reason: Savoring the refreshing flavor of prickly Pear is a delicious way to put a smile on your face. Researchers at the University of Vienna Austria discovered that the Pectin in this plant slows carbohydrate absorption so glucose enters the bloodstream more slowly. The result: Blood sugar levels remain steady, preventing the mood swings that come with spikes n dips. - First Magazine
Here are 2 super great Pear Smoothies:
PEAR AVOCADO SMOOTHIE
1 large pear, chopped
1/2 cups green grapes
2 teaspoons honey
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Blend and top with chopped pecans
PEAR RASPBERRY SMOOTHIE
2/3 cups soy milk
1/4 cups dole country raspberry concentrate
3 ripe pears, cored
12 ice cubes
Place soy milk (or your choice of any other milk or non-dairy substitute) and all remaining ingredients in blender in order given.
Blend until smooth and creamy.
You can throw just about anything in a fruit smoothie to enhance its flavor such as honey, tofu, jams, any combination of fruits, peanut butter, juices, etc. , but keep in mind it will effect the nutritional values.
You'll save lots of money by making smoothies instead of buying expensive protein bars, which usually have lots of additives and usually taste like chalk.
Good to Know: Raspberries : The super champion of fiber, just 1 cup of these berries meets over 40% or your daily value. 1 cup = 8 grams
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