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A Pear-fect Treat: Honey Green Tea Poached Pears

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IMG_8298 - CopyWho’s in the mood for a pear-fect fall treat? We all enjoy a treat now and then, so why not use this occasion to add some fruit to your day? Like Honey Green Tea Poached Pears. In this recipe, pears are infused with the earthy elements of green tea and the vibrant quality of ginger. Sweetened with fruit and a touch of honey, you can be happy in enjoying a treat that is just a tad sweet.

Feature these pears as an impressive finish to an evening meal or simply as a fruit boost to your morning oatmeal. For best results, select a firm variety of pear such as Anjou or Bosc, which holds its shape during the slow cooking process but still lends a smooth, buttery texture when eaten. Happy fruitful eats!

Honey Green Tea Poached Pears
Yield: Serves 4 (1 half each)

1 bottle Honest Honey Green Tea
1-inch piece fresh ginger, chopped
2 ripe pears, peeled, halved, and cored
1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt

Bring Honey Green Tea and ginger to a boil in a large, shallow pot. Reduce heat to a simmer and place pears cut-side down in liquid. Continue to simmer pears gently, occasionally spooning liquid over halves, for 15-20 minutes or until pears are tender. Allow to cool in liquid.

For an impressive dessert, serve pears with a drizzle of poaching liquid and a dollop of vanilla Greek yogurt on top.

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Get Your Greens Smoothie

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Have a hard time getting those leafy greens into your meal plan?  Perhaps you’ve experienced the dilemma of not knowing what to do with that large bag of kale or spinach in your fridge before it turns.  Whether you’re on a detox or looking for a fresh spin on a better smoothie, here’s a delicious (and easy!) decision any day.  Pick up these everyday items the next time you visit the store and you’ll be on your way to sipping satisfaction:

  • 2 cups organic kale
  • 1 cup organic spinach (Try Earthbound Farms!)
  • 1 tbsp. fresh ginger
  • 2 cups cubed pineapple
  • ½ lemon squeezed (just the juice)
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 bottle Just Green Tea

Protip: pour your Just Green Tea in the blender first to help the blending process and mix for 60 seconds on high to ensure smoothie is fully blended. You’ll enjoy the subtle sweetness of the pineapple and lemon juice, giving those greens a nice flavor kick and feeling of freshness.  Pour into your favorite smoothie cup and enjoy on the go! Serves 3 satisfied guests. *Vegan