Pear Smoothie with Avocado and Spinach

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!

avocado and pear smoothie ingredients

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!

Here’s What You Need:

  • pear
  • avocado
  • coconut water
  • baby spinach
  • fresh mint leaves

Pear smoothie with a sprig of mint on top, in a glass being held by a woman's hand.

Green Smoothie Benefits

Smoothies don’t get much more green than this! Literally every ingredient (minus the clear coconut water) is green! So let’s dive into the nutrition facts.

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)

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. 

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Pear Smoothie with Avocado and Spinach


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

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


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

  1. Combine pear, avocado, 3/4 cup coconut water, spinach and mint in blender.
  2. Cover and blend until smooth.
  3. Add remaining coconut water and blend. Serve.

  • Category: Smoothies
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 145
  • Sugar: 16g
  • Sodium: 55mg
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 5g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: pear smoothie

As mentioned, this post is sponsored by Dole. As always all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make EBF possible. 

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    28 comments
  1. Love this unique combo.I always want my smoothies to be a protein source so I added hemp hearts and chia seeds.I don’t think they added or took away anything flavor wise!

  2. I’ve been a smoothie fanatic for a long time but adding avocados was a real game changer. Avocados make smoothies really “smooth” and they also satiate me for a loner period of time.

  3. 1. I hope you are bringing leftovers for the road trip (but I’ll happily take cookies) 2. SEE YOU SO SOON!

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