Light and refreshing, this Kiwi Pear Green Smoothie is a delicious way to eat more fruit! Only four ingredients stand between you and a great morning.
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It’s a new year and, like every January, I like to focus on being more conscious about what I’m eating, while including more fruits and vegetables in my diet. For me this often means smoothies for breakfast and simple soups and salads for lunch.
I do have a couple of favorites I like to turn to in the morning, like my protein rich Berry Avocado Smoothie or my Cucumber Avocado Smoothie, but this kiwi pear green smoothie has recently earned it’s spot on my list.
It has a beautiful, light green color and a bright, refreshing taste. Like most of my smoothies, the recipe list is short and simple: kiwi, pear, banana, and coconut water. That gives you 3 full servings of fruit and the added benefits of coconut water.
Like with all smoothies you will need a blender, or mini food processor. My stick blender with mini chopper attachment is still holding up for now, but I have my eye on this Ninja Professional Blender for once it finally gives up.
For best results, start with soft, ripe fruit. Not only does that mean the sugars in the fruit have had time to develop, but it means you’ll also get a smoother smoothie even if you don’t yet have a top of the line machine. Note: If your fruit isn’t soft enough freeze it overnight and let it thaw a few minutes before blending. If you are in a pinch, you can microwave it for about 30 seconds to soften it, but your smoothie won’t be nearly as cold. Either way will help to breakdown the structure of the fruit and help create a smoother smoothie.
Start by peeling the fruit. The banana skin comes away easy and for the pear you’ll need a vegetable peeler, but for the kiwi it’s easiest to cut it in half and scoop out the flesh with a spoon. Remove the core and stem of the pear, then toss all the fruit into the basin of your blender. Add the coconut water and blend until combined.
Pour into a glass and enjoy. The final result will give you one 16 ounce smoothie, which is a meal on it’s own, or two 8 ounce smoothies.
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Kiwi Pear Green Smoothie Recipe
- 1 pear
- 1 kiwi
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup coconut water
- Peel the banana, peel and core the pear, slice the kiwi in half and use a spoon to scoop out the flesh.
- Place the banana, pear, and kiwi flesh into the basin of your blender.
- Add the coconut water and puree until well blended.
If your fruit isn't soft enough, freeze it overnight and let it thaw a few minutes before blending. If you are in a pinch, you can microwave it for about 30 seconds to soften it, but your smoothie won't be nearly as cold. Either way will help to breakdown the structure of the fruit and help create a smoother smoothie.