Yogurt Based Smoothes Offer Probiotics

This smoothie recipe, featuring fresh fruit, Greek yogurt, and natural sugars is a great way to nurture the good bacteria “guests” in your intestinal tract!


  • 1 ripe fresh pear
  • ½ cup milk (vanilla almond milk, or skim, low-fat, or whole cow’s milk)
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ banana (optional)
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ground cloves
  • 5 ice cubes (about 1 cup)
  • 1-½ tsp. maple syrup, honey, or brown sugar
  • Whipped cream topping (as optional garnish)
  • Cinnamon (for garnish)

Peel, core, and cube pear. Put in blender. Add remaining ingredients in order to the blender, finishing with the ice and sweetener. Blend until smooth. Garnish with whipped cream and dash of cinnamon if desired. Makes one large or two smaller servings.