The secret to a good pear smoothie is making sure your pear is ripe so it releases the sweet and juicy goodness that screams spring.
Pears are one of the most underrated fruits out there, in my opinion. I have a feeling it has to do with how difficult it can be to find a ripe one and enjoy it before it goes bad. Reminds me of the avocado and this cute drawing from Simon Drew.
Its true: The window of perfection is short, yet if you time it right it’s spectacular! And trust me, it’s worth giving it a shot for this pear smoothie.
How to ripen pears easily
Oftentimes grocery stores only sell hard pears that take a week+ to ripen. Look for ones that don’t have any cuts or bruises since those will go bad real quick.
Store in a brown bag
To speed up the ripening process, I put my pears in a brown paper bag and close tightly. As the pears ripen, a hormone known as ethylene is produced and emitted as a gas that is now trapped in the bag. This allows the fruit to ripen faster and more evenly than it would if kept in a plastic bag where air can’t circulate, or out in the open where ethylene can’t accumulate.
Health benefits of a Pear Smoothie
Using plant-based whole foods in your smoothies will exponentially increase the health benefits. These are the most natural, nutrient-dense foods on earth and are easy for our body to absorb the vitamins and minerals from them when blended.
In this Pear Smoothie you’ll get incredible nutrients such as:
Pears: Pears are especially rich in folate, vitamin C, copper, and potassium. They’re also a good source of polyphenol antioxidants.
Peaches: Peaches are low in calories and packed with minerals and vitamins such as antioxidants and vitamin C which are required for the building of connective tissue inside the human body.
Spinach: Spinach is an extremely nutrient-rich vegetable according to Healthline. It packs high amounts of carotenoids, vitamin C, vitamin K, folic acid, iron, and calcium.Print
Smoothie Challenge Recipes
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