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Chocolate Pear Smoothie & Linwoods Prize Pack

Posted Sep 23 2013 6:55am

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Chocolate Pear Smoothie from Carrie on Vegan

I love doing and today’s is a good one!

It all started when I got this package from Linwoods Health Foods  (BTW, getting presents in the mail is undoubtedly one of the best perks of being a blogger!):

Package from Linwoods

I honestly had never heard of Linwoods products before and I was really excited to find out that they make these super food mixtures:

Sampler of Linwoods Health Foods products

The full-size sample I got was a blend of ground flaxseeds, almonds, brazil nuts, walnuts and Q10:

Flax and Q10 mixture

It just begged to be incorporated into a green smoothie recipe:

Linwoods mixture

I counted it as part of the “goodies” that I usually add to my smoothies including cacao nibs, acai berry powder, and Ceylon cinnamon:

Goodies in my green smoothie

I just recently experimented with adding fresh pear to my smoothies and I really like the texture that it creates:

Chocolate Pear Smoothie in the making

Cat photo bomb:

Roxy photo bomb

I sprinkled some more of the blend on top for texture:

Chocolate Pear Smoothie with Linwoods Health Foods

Here’s the recipe:

Chocolate Pear Smoothie
 

Author:
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 4

Ingredients
  • ¼ cup hemp seeds
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 ripe pear
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 pound lettuce spring mix
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 4 tablespoons Linwoods superfood blend
  • 2 tablespoons cacao nibs
  • 1 teaspoon acai berry powder
  • ½ teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon

Instructions
  1. Place hemp seeds and water in a high-speed blender. Process on high until creamy. Add pear, banana, lettuce, mango, Linwoods superfood blend, cacao nibs, acai berry powder, and cinnamon. Process on high, using the tamper if necessary to push the ingredients into the blade. Serve immediately.

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I really cannot describe adequately how creamy, sweet, and lovely this smoothie is:

Chocolate Pear Smoothie overview

I’m super excited that the Linwoods folks have offered to send one lucky reader a prize pack including three full-size bags of these super food mixtures , woo-hoo! This giveaway will be open to both U.S. and Canadian residents. I will be selecting the winner at random tomorrow, September 24th (quick turnaround because I have another something exciting planned for this Wednesday).

Special note: in doing the research on this company, I discovered that Linwoods operates a dairy in Ireland . While the company only sells the super food blend products in Northern America and these products do not contain animal products, I wanted to give full disclosure. If that is upsetting to you, then please accept my apologies and feel free to express your feelings in the comments section below.

I’m picking the winner of this giveaway tomorrow, September 24th, so submit your entry using the Rafflecopter form here:


Linwoods giveaway

As mentioned, being a food blogger definitely has its perks including samples and and the opportunity to host giveaways like this one. Clearly, however, someone needs to tell my cats to stop interrupting my work! :)

Xena sniffing my green smoothies

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