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Pear Smoothie with Ginger (Green Smoothie)

When pears are ripe at your local farmer’s market it’s the perfect time to make a pear smoothie with ginger and take advantage of the fruit in season. Our pear smoothie recipe is good for you and pears are readily available all year round. If you love the flavor as much as I think you will you’ll be making it every day as we do.

Any time you can enjoy a green smoothie, you are treating your body to all of the goodness of chlorophyll in a form we love. Ginger adds a flavor and intensity to this drink that cannot be matched.

Green smoothie in a cup with ingredients around it. Shown are ginger and pears with a knife.

How to Make A Pear Smoothie with Ginger

With a good blender, smoothies are incredibly easy to make. This Pear Smoothie Recipe comes together fast and has all the sweetness of pear with the bite of ginger to balance out the green.

All you have to do is throw all of the ingredients into your blender and blend until it comes out smooth. Some blenders will come with instructions for a specific order to add ingredients for best results. Follow those instructions.

Consume immediately for best results.

sliced ginger at the top of a blender bowl.

Equipment You Will Need for Pear Smoothies

All you really need to make a great pear smoothie is a great blender. These are the brands I recommend.

Green smoothie in a blender bowl.

Ingredients for your Green Smoothie

  • Pear. Cored and quartered. I highly recommend pears from your local farmers’ market when they are in season.
  • Spinach. Rinsed and drained. Spinach adds significant nutritional value without compromising the flavor.
  • Ginger. Peeled and Chopped. Ginger is said to have anti-inflammatory benefits. Make sure to look for fresh ginger. It should be firm, with bright papery skin that hasn’t dulled. Avoid ginger with soft spots or discoloration on the skin.
  • Lemon Juice. Fresh squeezed or from a bottle.
  • Almonds. If you have time, roasting improves the flavor.
  • Cold Wáter.
  • Crushed Ice.
  • Vanilla Extract.
Ingredients for pear smoothie: almonds, ginger, pear, spinach, lemon juice, water, crushed ice, vanilla.

Tips for Making the Pear Smoothie with Ginger

  • Add more ice if you like a thicker smoothie. Add less ice for a thin smoothie.
  • Don’t be tempted to add more sugar regardless of what it is. Once you get used to a smoothie that’s less sweet, you’ll enjoy its health benefits as is. If you do prefer a sweeter smoothie, we suggest local honey.
  • Make enough smoothies for the week and freeze them in portion sizes. You’ll enjoy the convenience when rushing out the door.

Pear Smoothie Variations

  • Add hemp seeds for additional protein.
  • Ground flaxseed for Omega-3 essential fatty acids and fiber.
  • Chia seeds are another Omega-3 powerhouse and will help thicken your smoothie.
  • Turmeric is said to be an anti-inflammatory. The bright color will change the color of your smoothie.
  • Wheatgrass is full of iron, calcium, magnesium, and vitamins A, C, and E and can be purchased as a powder or liquid.
3/4 angle of two green smoothies with pears in the background.

Pear Smoothie FAQ

Are green smoothies really that good for you?

Check out these potential health benefits of green smoothies. The wonderful thing about green smoothies is that they help you get more leafy greens into your diet. We all know we need more raw leafy greens for vitamins, minerals, and fiber. But actually eating the number of greens we need can be a challenge. Our pear smoothie is the perfect solution.

What is the healthiest liquid to put in a smoothie?

Water is a fantastic choice since most of us are already dehydrated and water is an odorless and tasteless liquid that adds bulk to our pear smoothie without any calories.

Unsweetened almond milk also works really well, is low calorie, and adds protein and vitamins.

Is it better to drink a green smoothie or eat the fruit?

Drinking a smoothie is like condensing multiple fruits and vegetables into one food experience. You still get the fiber, nutrients, and micronutrients, you just get them in a smaller package. Plus it’s a great way to sneak leafy greens into your diet. If you have digestive issues, making a smoothie out of your daily fruit intake helps the process along.

Is a smoothie enough for breakfast?

Smoothies are a great way to start your day and definitely can be a healthy breakfast as long as you watch portions and choose a smoothie with plenty of vitamins, and minerals and not as much sugar. That’s what makes our pear smoothie so great! Smoothies with fiber and protein are excellent nutrition.

What does Ginger do in a smoothie?

Ginger warms you up and is thought to increase circulation. Besides that, ginger brightens up a dull smoothie with a fun and unexpected flavor.

Do you peel ginger for a smoothie?

It’s super easy to peel ginger for a smoothie. The papery skin comes right off when you rub it with the tip of a spoon. Technically, the peel is edible though so there is some disagreement about whether the ginger should be peeled or not. You get to decide!

Two glasses filled with green smoothies with straws.

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Two glasses of a green smoothie made with pear and ginger.
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5 from 10 votes

Pear Smoothie with Ginger — a Green Smoothie

Our pear smoothie recipe is good for you and pears are readily available all year round. If you love the flavor as much as I think you will you'll be making it every day as we do.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 1 serving
Author Julie Menghini

Ingredients

  • 1 Large Ripe Pear, peeled and quartered.
  • 2 Cups Spinach
  • 1 TBSP Ginger, peeled, and chopped.
  • 1 TBSP Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Almonds
  • 3/4 Cup Cold Water
  • 1 Cup Crushed Ice
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients into a blender.
  • Blend until smooth
  • Consume immediately

Nutrition

Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 864mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 5691IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 189mg | Iron: 3mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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Recipe Rating




Kathleen Pope

Saturday 7th of August 2021

So vibrant and fresh tasting loved it!

Julie Menghini

Saturday 7th of August 2021

Thank you, Kathleen!

Ashley Marie Lecker

Saturday 7th of August 2021

Pear and ginger is such a delicious combo- I can't wait to give this a try!

Julie Menghini

Saturday 7th of August 2021

Thank you, Ashley! It's one of my favorite combinations.

Radha

Wednesday 4th of August 2021

This is a fantastic smoothie and would love to have everyday!

Julie Menghini

Wednesday 4th of August 2021

Thank you, Radha!

Rachna

Wednesday 4th of August 2021

I love how pretty this is. Also the combination of pear and ginger sounds delicious. Thank you so much for sharing.

Julie Menghini

Wednesday 4th of August 2021

Thank you, Rachna! We love this combo too!

Claudia Lamascolo

Wednesday 4th of August 2021

what fantastic flavors I love ginger with pear terrific combination!

Julie Menghini

Wednesday 4th of August 2021

Thank you, Claudia! It's one of my favorites!