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Guest Post: Caramelized Superfood Pears

Meet Sophie Jaffe, the founder of Philosophie a company dedicated "to help[ing] people achieve their fullest state of health by making it easy to get complete nutrition in every meal." Sophie is a certified Raw Food Nutritionist, Raw Food Chef, member of the Yoga Alliance as an advanced teacher, a certified National Academy of Sports Medicine personal trainer and all around successful woman who wants to help everyone become healthier. She does this with Philosophie's Superfood Products and effective Quick Cleanses. Visit her website for more information - or read on for a quick and easy recipe!   These DIVINE caramelized baked pears drizzled with golden Green Bee Honey are my favorite wholesome desserts to bring to winter gatherings! Not only are they SO good for your heart health, they also fill your home with an oh-so-yummy honey-fruit scent —better than any holiday candle I've ever smelled! Pears are full of fiber, which is essential for a healthy heart and lowers the risk of heart disease and stroke. The fruit also provide a boost of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as the powerful mineral potassium, which helps your muscles function and your heartbeat stay strong. Once I've cut my pears, I love spreading drizzling on our detoxifying + antibacterial Green Bee Honey, as well as a sprinkling of cinnamon. This brain-friendly spice gathered from tree bark activates neurotrophic factors, which are proteins that aid the brain in producing brand new neurons and maintaining the health of older ones. Cinnamon, like spearmint, has also been shown to increase memory and concentration during cognitive tests. And if you’re a nut-lover, be sure to add some crushed walnuts on top! These brain-shaped nuts are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, which ward off depression, preserve cognition, and keep those grey cells healthy. Walnuts also  ramp up melatonin levels, ensuring deep,restful sleep for optimal brain functioning the next day.

Gather This:

2 large, ripe pears 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 teaspoons Green Bee Honey 1/4 crushed walnuts

Do This:

Preheat oven to 350 F. Cut the pears in half, scoop out the seeds with a measuring spoon or melon baller, and place onto a baking sheet. Sprinkle with cinnamon, top with walnuts, and drizzle 1/2 teaspoon of honey over each one. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes. If you feel the pears come out of the oven a little on the dry side, feel free to spray with coconut oil to add moisture and return to the oven for an additional 10 minutes. Remove, let cool, and ENJOY! Have your own Superfood recipe for the holidays? Share it with us on Facebook!

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