Pear Smoothie with Avocado and Spinach

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Give your day a nutrition “punch” with this delicious pear smoothie featuring creamy avocado, spinach, coconut water and fresh mint. Vegan and gluten-free. Sponsored by Dole.

I wanted to pop in today to share a new pear smoothie recipe that I’ve been hooked on lately. It’s packed with lots of green (fresh pear, spinach, avocado and mint) and blended into creamy perfection.

For whatever reason I rarely buy pears. I think it’s because they can sometimes be a little mealy (a texture I despise), but they’re actually really, really good in smoothies. If you haven’t tried adding pears to your smoothies, I highly recommend trying it. The same goes for avocado in smoothies — sounds a little strange but it adds such a creamy texture and lots of healthy fat!

Back to the power punch pear smoothie… it’s creamy, hydrating and perfect for summer. I made the full recipe on Thursday afternoon and drank one smoothie as a mid-afternoon snack and saved the other one for breakfast today. I topped it with a little granola and ate it with a spoon. So good!

avocado and pear smoothie ingredients

Here’s What You Need:

Smoothies don’t get much more green than this! Literally every ingredient (minus the clear coconut water) is green!

  • 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)
  • avocado – the superfood of all superfoods. Avocado are loaded with healthy fats and fiber. They have significant amounts of vitamin K, folate and potassium (even more potassium than bananas!) and have been linked to eye health, arthritis and weight loss. (Source)
  • coconut water – basically nature’s Gatorade… ha! Coconut water is a great source of hydration paired with natural vitamins and minerals. It has been shown to improve heart health and blood pressure issues and is a great beverage to include in your diet. Be sure to grab coconut water without any added sugar! (Source)
  • spinach – one of my favorite leafy greens, spinach is the perfect addition to a smoothie that adds nutrients without a strong flavor. It’s high in fiber, vitamin C, K, iron and calcium. Yup! You don’t need to drink milk to get your calcium fix. (Source)
  • mint – I love adding fresh herbs to my smoothie – it makes them extra refreshing! Mint is high in vitamin A and antioxidants. It may help with indigestion, bad breath and could help with brain function. Worth adding! (Source)
Pear smoothie with a sprig of mint on top, in a glass being held by a woman's hand.

Tips on Saving a Smoothie for Later:

  • Store the smoothie in a glass container with an airtight lid (I use mason jars, but a thermos would probably work really well too). Seal the container and place in the fridge as soon as possible.
  • Try to fill the container to the top to avoid extra air which will cause the smoothie to oxidize.
  • Add a little lime or lemon juice to prevent oxidation.
  • Take the smoothie out of the fridge when you’re ready to drink it. Give it a good shake and enjoy.
  • Plan to drink the smoothie within 24 hours — it probably won’t keep much longer than that.
Two pear smoothies in glasses on a teal background with spinach leaves around the glasses.

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If you make this pear smoothie, please be sure to leave a comment and star rating below. Your feedback is super helpful for the EBF team and other readers who are thinking about making the recipe. 

Pear Smoothie with Avocado and Spinach

5 from 9 votes
Give your day a nutrition “punch” with this delicious pear smoothie featuring creamy avocado, spinach, coconut water and fresh mint. Vegan and gluten-free.
Pear smoothie with a sprig of mint on top, in a glass being held by a woman's hand.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 1 pear, quartered with peel
  • 1/2 avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut water, divided
  • 1/2 cup DOLE Baby Spinach
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves

Instructions
 

  • Blend: Combine pear, avocado, 3/4 cup coconut water, spinach and mint in high-powered blender and blend until smooth.
  • Taste: Add remaining coconut water and blend until you get the consistency you like.
  • Serve: Pour into a glass and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1smoothie Calories: 145kcal Carbohydrates: 25g Protein: 1g Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g Sodium: 55mg Fiber: 6g Sugar: 16g
Course: Smoothies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pear smoothie

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Recipe Rating




    38 comments
    1. Taylor Byers
      June 26, 2021 AT 8:21 pm

      5 stars
      Do NOT be fooled by this smoothie. I loved the sweetness of the pear and the creaminess of the avocado “peared” with the freshness of the mint! A really great combination with the added spinach for more veggies! Can’t wait to make again!

    2. Taylor Byers
      June 26, 2021 AT 8:01 pm

      5 stars
      Do NOT be fooled by this smoothie. The pear as a beautiful sweetness to this smoothie, “peared” with the avocado creaminess and the great mint hint! I absolutely loved it and it made for such a good snack. I love the incorporation of spinach as more veggies. I love green smoothies and I’ll be sure to be making this again!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 28, 2021 AT 12:12 pm

        Yay!! I love hearing this! So glad this smoothie was a hit, Taylor! Thanks for trying it and coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

    3. Teresa Thorne
      June 19, 2021 AT 9:00 am

      5 stars
      I needed a pick me up today and this had all the things my body needed. Excellent recipe

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 21, 2021 AT 11:43 am

        Yay! I’m so glad you enjoyed this smoothie, Teresa! Thanks for making it and coming back to leave a review 🙂

    4. Joy
      June 16, 2021 AT 9:30 pm

      5 stars
      Enjoyed this smoothie today. It wasn’t too sweet which I enjoyed. I added ice and more liquid.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 17, 2021 AT 10:31 am

        I’m so glad you enjoyed this smoothie, Joy! Thanks for making it and coming back to leave a review. I really appreciate it!

    5. Amanda
      June 5, 2021 AT 11:53 pm

      5 stars
      I was not expecting to like this as I’m not generally a pear fan but it worked. The mint was a great addition but I think it was a bit too thick for me – I’ll likely lessen the avocado slightly next time and add a bit more liquid. Still tasted great…maybe better as a smoothie bowl.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 7, 2021 AT 11:03 am

        So glad you enjoyed this smoothie, Amanda. Thanks for the review, I appreciate it!

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