Pear Smoothie Recipes and Nutrition

Pear3Pears are one of my favorite fall and winter fruits. They make a creamy base for a green smoothie and blend well with most other fruits.

Pear Nutrition and Health Benefits

Pears are a good source of dietary fiber and also contain levels of copper and vitamins C and K. Antioxidants in pears help promote cardiovascular and colon health and protects against age-related macular degeneration. Some studies suggest that pears might be a good fruit to eat to help protect against post menopausal breast cancer.

Top 6 Green Smoothie Recipes With Pear

Cantaloupe-Pear Green Smoothie Pear-Coconut Smoothie with Mango Pear-Kiwifruit Green Smoothie Papaya-Pear Green Smoothie with Mint Strawberry-Pear Green Smoothie with Beet Greens Pear-Citrus Green Smoothie with Fresh Dill

More Pear Green Smoothie Recipes

2 pears
1 cup whole strawberries
2 cups fresh baby spinach (or other leafy green)
1 celery stalk
1 cup of water

Calories: 254 | Fat: 0.9g (grams) | Protein: 4.5g | Carbs: 66.7g | Calcium: 14% | Vitamin A: 86% | Vitamin C: 207%

1 banana
1 pear
2 cups fresh baby spinach (or other leafy green)
1 celery stalk
1 cup of water

Calories: 233 | Fat: 0.7g (grams) | Protein: 4.4g | Carbs: 61g | Calcium: 12% | Vitamin A: 87% | Vitamin C: 74%

2 pear
1 cup blueberries
2 cups fresh baby spinach (or other leafy green)
¼ avocado
1 cup water

Calories: 365 | Fat: 7.9g (grams) | Protein: 5.3g | Carbs: 52.7g | Calcium: 12% | Vitamin A: 86% | Vitamin C: 95%

2 pear
1 apple
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups fresh baby spinach (or other leafy green)
½ cup water

Calories: 274 | Fat: 0.6g (grams) | Protein: 3.6g | Carbs: 73.5g | Calcium: 11% | Vitamin A: 83% | Vitamin C: 75%

How To Select Pears

Select pears that are firm but not overly hard. Pears usually need to ripen for a few days before they are at their best for smoothie making. Once ripe, pears are extremely perishable. Avoid purchasing fruit with puncture marks or soft spots.

Pears are in the top 12 fruits and vegetables for potential pesticide residue, ranking 63 out of 100 according to research conducted by the Environmental Working Group. If possible, I would recommend only using organic pears.

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Tracy Russell is the creator of RESET 28: A 28-Day Program For Energy, Weight Loss & A Healthy Glow, and founder of Incredible Smoothies. She has been helping people take control of their health and well being with green smoothies, a whole foods diet, and fitness since 2009.