2pitted soft Medjool dates or 2 teaspoons pure maple syrupoptional
2scoopsvanilla protein powder(optional)
Combine all the ingredients in a blender. Blend on high until very smooth. Taste and add additional dates or maple syrup if you prefer a sweeter smoothie.
Add a little extra maple syrup or dates if you prefer a sweeter smoothie.If using frozen pear & ginger in place of fresh you can skip the ice.For a thinner consistency, add more milk.Skip or reduce the ginger to reduce the spice level.If you can't find ripe pears, substitute 1 cored, chopped apple.For nut-free be sure to use a nut-free milk like oat milk, coconut milk or hemp milk.For vegan, be sure to use a plant-based protein powder.For paleo, be sure to use a paleo-friendly protein powder.Nutrition information calculated using dates and almond milk. Nutrition information will depend on the type of protein powder you use.For more ingredients & substitutions, see blog post above.