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. Feel free to use an apple in place of the pear if you’d like — both pears and apple are sweet and will give the drink a nice flavor. If you’re about the drink tasting too “green” you can add a splash of coconut water to sweeten it up.
- 2 cups raw kale
- 1 large pear, cored and sliced into large pieces
- 1/2 cucumber, peeled
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1/4 cup ice
- 3/4 cup cold water
- Blend all ingredients in a high-powered blender. Blend until smooth, adding additional water until the smoothie is the texture and consistency you enjoy.