Spring Pear Smoothie

3.25.2020

One sip of this refreshing Spring Pear Smoothie can make all your worries go away…. at least for a moment.

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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.

7 stages of the avocado graphic 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.

Sliced ripe pears on a plate with a knife and spinach to make a 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.

Peach Pear Smoothie with spinach

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.

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Spring Pear Smoothie

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: blending
  • Cuisine: Healthy
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

The secret to a good pear smoothie is making sure your pear is ripe. Once it’s ripe, it’ll lose it’s gritty texture and turns into a sweet, juicy gem. If your pear isn’t ripe yet, feel free to push this recipe to later and make up a creation with leftover produce.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 pear, ripe
  • 1/2 cup peaches

Instructions

  1. Blend spinach and water until smooth. 
  2. Add remaining fruit and blend again.

Keywords: pear smoothie, pear recipe

Smoothie Challenge Recipes

This smoothie recipe is from our free Smoothie Challenge. Looking for more recipes? First of all, make sure to sign up for the challenge to get your guidebook which has your shopping list, recipes and prep guide. I’ve also included the recipes below for you to access and leave reviews of all the recipes you try.

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  1. Amy Maxfield says:

    Peaches and pear are my jam! Put a little Anaheim or Poblano too! Peaches and pepper. So nice!

  2. Grace says:

    Spring pear was simple and refreshing! I made one substitution by using organic silk dragon jasmine tea instead of regular water.

  3. Shelley Anne says:

    I don’t like eating pears, they always tasted floury to me. By reading the above info, now I know why. It was not ripe enough.

    Anyway I used a ripe pear in this smoothie.
    It was delicious. Love this smoothie a lot. I also used coconut water instead of water.

  4. Meagan says:

    Is debated making another smoothie because my pear wasn’t ripe but I added cinnamon & allspice + blended pumpkin seed milk & thyme. I quite loved it!!! Delicious!!

  5. Sher says:

    Spring Pear Smoothie
    It was creamy but not sweet and had a refreshing taste. I really enjoyed it. Will add this to my go to smoothies. Since this was lunch for me I added a teaspoon of unsweet almond butter, flaxseed and coconut oil.

  6. Jean says:

    I beefed this one up with a lot of protein: peanut butter powder, plant based protein powder, chia seeds, ground flax seed and some cinnamon. This makes it thick and somewhat grainy but not bad! I didn’t have a pear so used an apple instead.

  7. Laura Young says:

    Pretty tasty! Added salad burnet as herbs and it was refreshing!

  8. Sherri Lyness says:

    Pear and Peach!
    Yum. So Sweet and Simple!

  9. Erin says:

    I am not a big fan of pears, but the peaches in this recipe help bring out the sweetness of the pears, creating a delicious smoothie!

  10. Ella says:

    I LOVE PEARS!
    I just love it and this smoothie was so nice.
    I made it into a meal – so it was a little bit thick.

  11. Cristina Ribeiro says:

    Made this 1 day early because didn’t have ingredients for spinach kale. Could really taste pear, delicious

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