Green Lemonade Smoothie

This Green Lemonade Smoothie features pears and kale for a smooth textured drink that is not only detoxifying but alkalizing and energizing as well!

Some green goodness was involved as well…

Sunday morning I woke up craving something green for breakfast but I didn’t feel like breaking out my juicer. I decided to try making a green juice smoothie in my Vitamix. I usually use frozen bananas and almond milk as a base for all my smoothies but I wanted this one to be more like juice so I stuck with a pear and water. The Vitamix did a great job of pulverizing everything as well.

Green Lemonade smoothie

Ingredients Needed

  • kale – for some healthy greens.
  • pear – pears are a nutrition packed fruit! 1 pear has 6 grams of fiber and lots of folate, vitamin C and potassium. They are anti-inflammatory, have been shown to improve heart health and may help with weight loss. Just make sure you eat the peel as most of the nutrients are found there. (Source)
  • cucumber – cucumbers are important to add to your diet because they’re 95% water and naturally detoxify your body. They’re also high in Vitamins A, B and C and contain phytonutrients that provide anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-cancer effects.
  • lemon – help to boost your immunity and flush toxins. Just make sure your lemon is peeled.
  • water – hydration is arguably the most important factor for achieving a beautiful, healthy glow so I used water for the base.
Green Lemonade smoothie

Notes & Substitutions

Apple – Feel free to use an apple in place of the pear if you’d like, both pears and apple are sweet so it’s a great substitution.

Coconut water – If you’re needing a little sweetness you can add a splash of coconut water.

Blender – If you don’t have a high-powered blender (like a Vitamix or Blendtec), you can still make this smoothie, the texture just won’t be as smooth.

Protein powder – Feel free to add in protein powder to amp up the protein if you are enjoying this for breakfast or as a post-workout snack.

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Green Lemonade Smoothie

5 from 4 votes
This Green Lemonade Smoothie features pears and kale for a smooth textured drink that is not only detoxifying but alkalizing and energizing as well!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 2 cups raw kale
  • 1 large pear, cored and sliced into large pieces
  • ½ cucumber, peeled
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • ¼ cup ice
  • ¾ cup cold water

Instructions
 

  • Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender. Blend until smooth, adding additional water until the smoothie is the texture and consistency you enjoy.
  • Pour into a glass and enjoy!

Notes

Apple – Feel free to use an apple in place of the pear if you’d like, both pears and apple are sweet so it’s a great substitution. 
Coconut water – If you’re needing a little sweetness you can add a splash of coconut water. 
Blender – If you don’t have a high-powered blender (like a Vitamix or Blendtec), you can still make this smoothie, the texture just won’t be as smooth. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1smoothie Calories: 205kcal Carbohydrates: 46g Protein: 8g Fat: 3g Sodium: 54mg Potassium: 867mg Fiber: 13g Sugar: 25g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: green lemonade smoothie

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    26 comments
    1. Joy
      June 18, 2021 AT 8:00 pm

      5 stars
      I had to use spinach because I was out of kale, but it was still great. I loved the lemon flavor.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 21, 2021 AT 11:44 am

        Yay! I’m so glad you enjoyed this smoothie, Joy! Thanks for the review 🙂

    2. Amyb
      June 17, 2021 AT 9:19 pm

      5 stars
      This was super refreshing on a hot summer night when I don’t feel like cooking! Kept me full and I felt great after drinking it!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 18, 2021 AT 11:10 am

        Woo!! So glad this smoothie was a hit, Amy! Thanks so much for the review 🙂

    3. renie
      August 15, 2014 AT 6:59 pm

      I love spinach, cucumber, grape, apple, carrot and lime smoothes. I did it with a lemon by mistake but it was great. Has anyone tried it with frozen spinach? Since I use frozen grapes and pineapple I thought it might be cheaper and have more vitamins. Have to say, I don’t love kale as much unless it’s in soup.

    4. Mic
      May 25, 2013 AT 4:36 pm

      Where can I find the recipe for the mini protein muffins.

    5. Ashley @ Sweat for Sweets
      May 15, 2013 AT 4:17 pm

      I’ll definitely be trying this one out! Thanks!

Parchment paper lined with protein balls.

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