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Gluten-free Friday: Fresh pear smoothie

Patricia Conte has a background in marketing communications and works as an independent writer. In 2010, she was given the opportunity to combine her love of writing and food when she started as a contributing writer for the Food channel...

Protein power!

In case you haven’t heard, adding protein to your breakfast makes a great start to the day! If you have the time to make breakfast, a fresh fruit smoothie is a tasty, filling option.
Pear smoothie

Start the day with a smoothie!

Ah, fresh fruit! The flavor and color -- and let’s not forget taste -- can’t be beat! If you have time in the morning, this pear-adise smoothie recipe won’t let you down! Use gluten-free yogurt (Chobani Greek yogurt is a gluten-free option) for the protein punch you need, along with fresh fruit. This combo of pears, bananas and orange juice will brighten any day!

Out of time?

Unfortunately, all of us have been here: You wake up late, need to iron your shirt and stop for gas on the way to your appointment. What happens to breakfast? It has to be quick! Sometimes you need to grab something easy from the cupboard -- like a prepared protein drink -- and just go. But if you are sensitive to gluten, you might have trouble finding one that meets your needs.

Grab CalNaturale Svelte and go!

For days when you don’t have time to even make your own smoothie, consider CalNaturale Svelte as a grab-and-go, gluten-free protein drink. CalNaturale Svelte is made with organic and all-natural ingredients and comes in four fab flavors: Chocolate, French Vanilla, Cappuccino and Spiced Chai. No need to worry about the ingredients, taste (we're head-over-heels over the Cappuccino flavor) or one more thing to slow you down!

Gluten can be found in many different foods and products, from ketchup to soy sauce to candy and seasonings. While SheKnows.com tries to ensure these recipes are gluten-free, carefully read the ingredient labels of all food and food products you use for these recipes to ensure they are also gluten-free.

Pear-adise smoothie recipe

Recipe courtesy of USA Pears

Yields 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Bosc USA pears, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 2 cups ice cubes

Directions:

  1. Add the pears, banana and orange juice to your blender and mix until smooth.
  2. Next, add the yogurt and ice cubes to the blender and mix until creamy.
  3. Serve in individual glasses (or to-go cups) with either a spoon or a straw.

Make the most of your mornings by adding protein to your breakfast smoothie recipe!

More gluten-free recipes to try

Warm lentil salad with grilled portabella mushrooms
On-the-go breakfast bars
Gluten-free sandwich bread

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