The flavors of pear and cantaloupe are accented by strawberries in this delicious green smoothie recipe.
Cantaloupes, as well as strawberries, are rich in antioxidants, which may help fight infection and protect against damage from free radicals.
Escarole lettuce is very nutritious, but it doesn’t have a strong lettuce flavor like romaine. It can be hard to find in some areas so if you can’t find it, you can always use butterhead lettuce or fresh baby spinach.
If you’ve ever heard that melons should never be mixed with other fruits, then read why that is a myth.
Pear-Cantaloupe Green Smoothie Recipe with Strawberry and Escarole
- 1 pear, cored
- 2 cups cantaloupe
- 1 small head escarole lettuce
- 1 medium carrot, chopped
- 1 cup whole strawberries (fresh or frozen)
- 8 ounces of filtered water
Start by adding the liquid to your blender (I use a Vitamix), followed by the soft fruit. Add the greens to your blender last. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is creamy.
Calcium: 23% RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance)
Vitamin A: 1142% RDA
Vitamin C: 310% RDA
This smoothie is also a rich source of folate, vitamin B1 – B6, vitamin K, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and zinc.
Serving Size: One. (This recipe makes a large, 32-ounce smoothie. It is a meal-replacement smoothie and not a snack. I recommend drinking half right away and the other half about 30 minutes later. If it is too much for you, store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.)
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Tracy Russell is the creator of the Green Smoothie Weight Loss Program, the 30-Day Whole Foods Challenge and founder of Incredible Smoothies. She is passionate about helping people improve their health with green smoothies and a whole foods lifestyle.