Pear Smoothie

This delicious pear smoothie is made with avocado, spinach, coconut water and fresh mint. It’s creamy, refreshing and perfect for summer!

I’ve been hooked on green smoothies recently, but this pear smoothie might just be my favorite one yet. It’s packed with all the greens (fresh pear, spinach, avocado and mint) and blended into creamy perfection.

Whether you’re trying to get more greens in, eat healthier or just want a refreshing smoothie for breakfast or snack, this recipe is for you!

A glass filled with pear smoothie. Fresh mint tops the glass and is scattered around. A straw sticks out of the glass.

Why You’ll Love This Pear Smoothie

  • It’s made with just five simple ingredients!
  • It’s comes together in no time at all… just add everything to a blender and blend until smooth!
  • This smoothie is packed with lots of fiber, vitamins and minerals.
Ingredients measured out to make a Pear Smoothie: baby spinach, coconut water, pear, avocado and fresh mint.

Ingredients Needed

  • pear – I usually use Bartlett or Anjou pears, but any variety will work, just make sure you’re using a ripe 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. Because most of the fiber and antioxidants are in the skin, try to leave the skin on your pears to get the most out of the fruit! (Source)
  • avocado – what makes this smoothie super creamy! Avocados 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! 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)
Side by side photos of a blender with ingredients to make a pear smoothie, before and after being blended.

How to Make a Pear Smoothie

Blend: Combine pear, avocado, half the coconut water, spinach and mint in a 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!

An overhead view of a drinking glass containing pear smoothie topped with fresh mint leaves.

Substitutions & Variations

I love the combination of flavors I’ve shared for this smoothie, but if you want to switch it up, here are some ideas:

  • Avocado – don’t have any avocados on hand? Use 1/2 of a frozen banana to keep this smoothie nice and creamy. Chia seeds will also help to thicken this smoothie up.
  • Spinach – not a fan of spinach or don’t have any on hand? Switch up your green and add kale or your favorite leafy green instead!
  • Coconut water – feel free to use regular water or dairy-free milk like almond milk instead.
  • Mint – feel free to skip the fresh mint if you don’t have any on hand!
  • Ice cubes – if you want a thicker smoothie, throw in a handful of ice to the blender!
  • Add protein – if you want to add some protein, feel free to add a scoop of vanilla protein powder, collagen, plain Greek yogurt or chia or hemp seeds.
  • Add more sweetness – I think this smoothie is plenty sweet as is, but you can always add a touch of honey, maple syrup or frozen banana if you want a sweeter smoothie.
A glass filled with pear smoothie. Fresh mint tops the glass and is scattered around.

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.
An overhead view of a drinking glass containing pear smoothie topped with fresh mint leaves. A straw sticks out of the glass.

More Smoothie Recipes to Try

More Pear Recipes to Try

Be sure to check out all of the pear recipes as well as the full collection of smoothie recipes on EBF!

Pear Smoothie

5 from 12 votes
This delicious pear smoothie is made with avocado, spinach, coconut water and fresh mint. It's creamy, refreshing and perfect for summer!
A glass filled with pear smoothie. Fresh mint tops the glass and is scattered around. A straw sticks out of the glass.
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Prep Time 5minutes
Total Time 5minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 1pear, quartered with peel
  • ½avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1 ½cupscoconut water, divided
  • ½cupbaby spinach
  • 2Tablespoonsfresh mint leaves

Instructions
 

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

Equipment

  • blender

Nutrition

Serving: 1 smoothieCalories: 145kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 55mgFiber: 6gSugar: 16g
Course: Smoothies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pear smoothie
Web Story: https://atrivialmindatwork.com/web-stories/pear-smoothie/

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    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!

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    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!

      Reply
      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!

        Reply
    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

      Reply
      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 🙂

        Reply
    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.

      Reply
      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!

        Reply
    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.

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

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

        Reply
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