This week, I have a green pear smoothie recipe for you. This week’s fruit box had some delicious juicy pears, so I used three of those along with some freshly cut lettuce from my vegetable garden. This smoothie is packed with nutrients, vitamins, full of goodness, great for any time of the day.
The main ingredients for this green pear smoothie are pears and lettuce. I use three pears with the skin on, I just give them a good wash, cut them into four and remove any seeds. At the minute, I have loads of romaine lettuce growing in my garden, so I just cut one of those, give it good wash and cut it into three so it fits in my blender. You could any kind of lettuce that you like and you have in your fridge.
I also like to add some orange for some extra fruity flavour and vitamin C and some basil leaves as they make the smoothie very refreshing. Finally, I add half a cup of almond milk and some ice cubes as we need something liquid in to get everything blended well and I love the taste of almond milk in my smoothies. If you don’t like almond milk or you have an allergy, you could substitute it with any type of milk that you like.
This smoothie is packed with vitamins and nutrients. It’s anti-inflammatory, detoxifying and blood nourishing. Here is a breakdown of the most important nutrients that each ingredient offers:
- lettuce: fiber, iron, folate, and beta-carotene
- pears: fiber, vitamin K & C, copper
- orange: vitamin C, fiber, folate and potassium
- basil: calcium, vitamin K, antioxidants
- almond milk: calcium, vitamin D & E
Health Benefits Source: www.healthline.com
You could store it in the fridge for the next day in an airtight bottle or glass. I do recommend though to drink it as soon as you blend it as fruits will lose some of their nutritional value.
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Pear & Lettuce SmoothieHealthy Detox Smoothies: This is a green smoothie recipe that is super healthy, full of vitamins and nutrients! The main ingredients are pears, lettuce, orange, basil and almond milk. A detoxifying and blood nourishing smoothie, great for any time of your day.
- 3 pears
- 1 lettuce
- 1 orange
- 5-6 basil leaves
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 5-6 ice cubes
- Cut the pears into big slices and remove the seeds.
- Peel the orange and cut it into 3.
- Cut the lettuce into 3.
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend well.
You can use any type of milk that you like instead of almond milk.
You could store it in the fridge for the next day but I recommend drinking it fresh as you will lose most of the vitamins.
Nutrition Info (per serving)
I am not a nutritionist. The nutrition information has been calculated using an on-line calculator, and is intended for information and guidance purposes only. If the nutrition information is important to you, you should consider calculating it yourself, using your preferred tool.