For instance, you can eat something sweet, feel refreshed and still get your recommended five fruits and veggies a day with the recipes below. Easy to make and even easier to enjoy, smoothies and sorbets made with light and healthy canned Bartlett pears are a refreshing antidote to a hot afternoon. Added bonus: The pears contain no fat or cholesterol and are a good source of potassium and fiber.
Pear Yogurt Ginger Smoothie
Makes 4 Servings
1 can (15 ounces) Bartlett pear halves or slices, drained
3 cups nonfat vanilla yogurt
3/4 cup nonfat milk
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
5 ice cubes
In blender or food processor container, puree pears. Add yogurt, milk, ginger and ice cubes, process until well blended.
Nutritional Information (Per Serving): Calories 183; Protein 9g; Carbohydrate 37g; Fiber 2g; Fat 1g; Cholesterol 4mg; Sodium 118mg.
Blissful Pear Sorbet
Makes 6 Servings
2 cups water
1 cup sugar
1 can (15 ounces) Bartlett pears, well drained
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
In saucepan, heat water and sugar until sugar is well dissolved. Cool syrup to room temperature. In blender container, combine up to one-half of the syrup and pears; blend until smooth. Stir in lemon juice and remaining syrup. Freeze in small (1-quart) ice cream freezer according to manufacturer’s directions.
Nutritional Information (Per Serving): Calories 166; Carbohydrate 0g; Fiber 0g; Protein 0g; Fat 0g; Sodium 7mg.
Chill Out-These cool and refreshing treats, made with canned Bartlett pears, can be a nutritious and delicious way to beat the heat.
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