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Pear Smoothie

September 8, 2016 (Updated on January 6, 2022)

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Sweet, spicy and full of green goodness, this pear smoothie is simple to make with pear, spinach, and ginger, and a great way to add extra vegetables to your morning routine.

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about this healthy pear smoothie recipe

We are huge fans of healthy smoothie recipes around here!

Green smoothies are one of my favorite ways to start the day because they are so simple to throw together.

I have one most mornings and love that I can start the day off with a filling combination of fruits and veggies, plus good fat and protein.

This Pear Smoothie is the perfect blend of ripe pears, spicy fresh ginger, handfuls of green spinach, and creamy non-dairy milk.

It also contains hemp seeds, a fantastic way to add a little extra plant-based protein to your morning!

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process & tips for making this pear smoothie

All you need to do is add all your ingredients to a blender and let it work it’s magic.

Before you know it you’ll be sipping on a delicious, nutrient dense smoothie!

Note, this vegan smoothie is only slightly sweet from the natural sweetness of the pear and the vanilla protein powder. 

I decided to make this smoothie without banana to keep the sugar content lower and to allow the natural flavors to shine through.

For a sweeter smoothie option you can add 2 teaspoons of pure maple syrup or 2 pitted dates before blending.

how to make a pear smoothie bowl

You can also turn this recipe into a smoothie bowl by making the smoothie thicker using only ¾ cup milk.

Also, make sure to use frozen pears, frozen ginger and frozen spinach to help you get that thick consistency.

Once blended, pour into a bowl and add your choice of smoothie bowl toppings.

Some fun topping ideas would be nuts, seeds, sliced fresh fruit, granola, honey, and an drizzle of nut or seed butter.

five fresh pears and baby spinach leaves on a wood table

ingredients & modifications

Ripe pear: If you can’t find ripe pears, you can substitute 1 cored, chopped apple in its place.

Fresh ginger: I love the added benefits of adding fresh ginger to my smoothie, plus it adds a subtle spiciness that pairs beautifully with the pears. You can also skip or reduce the ginger to reduce the spice level.

Baby spinach: I like to use tender, non-bitter greens for smoothies. But you can use any greens you like that blend easily and work well with these other ingredients. Some baby kale would work well in addition to (or in place of) spinach here too.

Lemon juice: I like how lemon juice pairs with the other ingredients in this smoothie, but you can also use lime juice in its place.

Vanilla protein powder: You can use any protein powder you like the taste of. To keep this recipe vegan friendly, be sure to use a plant-based. To keep this recipe paleo friendly, be sure to use a grain-free and dairy-free protein powder.

Medjool date: This ingredient is optional but balances the ginger very nicely. I love using pitted dates in smoothies as a natural sweetener option. You can also use pure maple syrup in it’s place. Add a little extra maple syrup or dates if you prefer a sweeter smoothie.

Hemp seeds: Hemp seeds (sometimes called hemp hearts) are packed with fiber and a great way to add plant-based protein and omegas to any recipe. Look for them in the nut and seed section of your grocery store, or order them online. You can also omit them if you prefer.

Almond milk: Any non-dairy milk will work great in this recipe, so if you don’t prefer almond milk you can use cashew milk or coconut milk instead. If you like a thinner consistency in your smoothies, add more milk. For a nut-free option try hemp milk or oat milk.

Tip: If using fresh pear and fresh ginger in place of frozen, be sure to add ice to the blender for better texture.

close up of fresh fruit and lemon wedges scattered among four green smoothie glasses

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5 from 1 vote

Pear Smoothie

Yield 2
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins

Sweet, spicy and full of green goodness, Pear Spice Green Smoothie is simple to make and a great way to add extra vegetables to your morning routine.

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe pear skin on, cored and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger peeled and grated or chopped
  • 2 cups packed baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice from about 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons hemp hearts
  • 2 cups unsweetened non-dairy milk of choice
  • 2 pitted soft Medjool dates or 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup optional
  • 1 cup ice
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder (optional)

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 433mg | Potassium: 573mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 2949IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 532mg | Iron: 3mg
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2 comments to " Pear Smoothie "

  • Stephanie

    5 stars
    This is a new fave for me! Since I do it as my breakfast and order more protein, I add in about 1 1/2 scoops plant-based vanilla protein powder. I also halve the recipe since it’s just for me! Love the ginger kick and the balance of the lemon juice. So good!

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