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This simple ginger pear green smoothie is a delicious and nutritious breakfast idea! It’s made with healthy ingredients like pears, spinach, avocado, hemp seeds, and chia seeds. Recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and high in fiber!

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It’s no secret that ginger and pear is one of my favourite ingredient combinations (see this ginger pear baked oatmeal or this ginger pear chia jam). The flavours are just MADE for each other, and they work so perfectly in this yummy green smoothie.

This vegan smoothie recipe is made without yogurt or banana. Instead, it gets its creaminess from ingredients like avocado, chia seeds, hemp seeds, and the pears themselves!

There’s no added sweeteners in this recipe either. The sweetness comes naturally from the pears, and the spices help to bring it out even more.

Additionally, this simple pear smoothie offers plenty of nutrition benefits:

  • it’s a great source of heart-healthy fats (like omega-3s)
  • it’s high in dietary fiber (from the pears, avocado, and seeds)
  • the seeds offer some protein as well, but you are welcome to add an additional scoop of your favourite protein powder if you’d like
  • it’s also a source of various vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, which I get into more detail about below!

As a dietitian, it’s important to me that your breakfast smoothie provides you with balanced nutrition and energy to start your day! I hope you enjoy this one as much as I do 🙂

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Pear Smoothie Nutrition Benefits

Pear Nutrition:

  • Pears are an excellent source of dietary fibre. One medium-sized pear provides 6 grams of fibre, or 22% of your daily needs
  • In addition to fibre, pears are also a source of essential micronutrients, such as: 
    • vitamin C
    • vitamin K
    • potassium
    • copper

Spinach Nutrition:

  • Great source of micronutrients, like:
    • vitamin A
    • vitamin C
    • vitamin K
    • folate
    • iron
    • calcium
  • Packed with phytonutrients (plant compounds) that have antioxidant functions.

Avocado Nutrition:

  • Rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids and dietary fibre. Just 1 cup of avocado provides about 40% of your daily fibre needs
  • Good source of micronutrients like:
    • vitamin C
    • vitamin B6
    • vitamin K
    • vitamin E
    • folate
    • magnesium
    • potassium

Hemp Hearts (Seed) Nutrition:

  • One of the best plant-based sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which play a role in heart health, brain health, and reducing inflammation throughout the body
  • Great source of plant-based protein, with just 3 tablespoons providing 10 grams of complete protein!
  • Good source of vitamin E and minerals like:
    • zinc
    • iron
    • calcium
    • potassium
    • magnesium

Chia Seeds Nutrition:

  • One of the best plant-based sources of omega-3s
  • Two tablespoons of chia seeds gives you 5 grams of plant-protein and 10 grams of dietary fibre (about 40% of your daily needs)
  • Rich in minerals like:
    • magnesium
    • calcium
    • iron
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Recipe Modifications & Ingredient Swaps

Don’t have certain ingredients on hand? Here are some ways you can modify this pear smoothie recipe:

  1. Instead of baby spinach, feel free to try another green like kale if you’d like. I find spinach the most “neutral-flavoured” green, which is great for those of you new to green smoothies. However, if you love that “green taste,” kale would work too!
  2. Instead of using both hemp and chia seeds, feel free to just use one or the other. You can even swap them with flax seeds or raw pumpkin seeds if you prefer.
  3. Instead of almond milk, you can use any milk or milk alternatives that you like. Just aim for an unsweetened one, if possible.
  4. Instead of using 2 pears, why not try swapping one pear with an apple? The flavours go perfectly together!
  5. If you don’t want to use avocado, you can use another creamy fat source like an unsweetened almond butter.
  6. If you want to increase the protein content of this smoothie, feel free to add a scoop of your favourite protein powder. An unflavoured or vanilla version would work best.
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Can You Freeze Green Smoothies?

In case you’re wondering – yes, you can freeze green smoothies! It’s a great way to include them in your breakfast meal prep.

One way to do this is by pouring any extra smoothie into silicone ice cube trays or muffin tins and placing them in the freezer.

Once frozen, you can pop out the smoothie “cubes” and store them in a freezer-safe bag. Just thaw them for a few hours or the night before you want the smoothie.

How Long Can You Keep In The Fridge?

This smoothie will keep for about 1-2 days in the fridge. Simply pour it into a jar with a lid and refrigerate.

Note: separation is normal – just give the jar a good shake before drinking.

If your mornings are a rush, rest assured that you can make a smoothie the night before!!

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Get the Recipe: Simple Ginger Pear Green Smoothie (Vegan)

This simple ginger pear green smoothie is a delicious and nutritious breakfast idea! It's made with healthy ingredients like pears, spinach, avocado, hemp seeds, and chia seeds. Recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and high in fiber!
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond milk, unsweetened
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • 2 medium-sized ripe pears, cored (can use Bartlett or Bosc, fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 cup avocado chunks (ideally frozen)
  • 2 Tbsp hemp seeds
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger (can use fresh ginger)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Ice cubes, until desired temperature reached
  • Optional: scoop of protein powder (ideally unflavoured or vanilla)

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender, making sure to add the almond milk first (this helps with blending).
  • Blend on high for about 1-2 minutes, or until smooth and creamy. If you like your smoothy a bit runnier, feel free to add an extra splash of almond milk.
  • Enjoy immediately or store for later!

Notes

*If the smoothie is a bit too thick or doesn’t blend (it can vary depending on your blender), simply add a bit more nut milk until it reaches your desired consistency.
*This smoothie will keep for about 1-2 days in the fridge. Simply pour into a jar with a lid and refrigerate. Separation is normal – just give the jar a good shake or put it in the blender again!
*You can freeze smoothies by pouring any extra into silicone ice cube trays or muffin tins and placing them in the freezer. Once frozen, you can pop out the smoothie “cubes” and store in them in a freezer-safe bag. Just thaw the cubes for a few hours or the night before you want the smoothie.
*RECIPE MODIFICATIONS:
  • Instead of baby spinach, feel free to try another green like kale if you’d like. I find spinach the most “neutral-flavoured” green, which is great for those of you new to green smoothies. However, if you love that “green taste,” kale would work too!
  • Instead of using both hemp and chia seeds, feel free to just use one or the other. You can even swap them with flax seeds or raw pumpkin seeds if you prefer.
  • Instead of almond milk, you can use any milk or milk alternatives that you like. Just aim for an unsweetened one, if possible.
  • Instead of using 2 pears, why not try swapping one pear with an apple? The flavours go perfectly together!
  • If you don’t want to use avocado, you can use another creamy fat source like an unsweetened almond butter.
  • If you want to increase the protein content of this smoothie, feel free to add a scoop of your favourite protein powder. An unflavoured or vanilla version would work best.

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