Indulge in this simple and quick dairy-free pear and spinach smoothie.

The smoothie is creamy, nourishing, and satisfying!

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Pear Spinach Smoothie

Dairy-Free Pear Spinach Smoothie

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Indulge in my dairy-free pear spinach smoothie, a refreshing blend of ripe pears and leafy spinach, perfect for a healthy breakfast or a snack.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 medium-sized pear
  • 1/2 apple (I used gala)
  • 1 handful of spinach (washed)
  • 1 cup frozen banana
  • 1 cup coconut milk (low fat)

Instructions

  1. Slice and core the pear and apple.
  2. Wash the spinach.
  3. Using a blender or a Nutribullet, add the frozen banana slices and spinach first, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Process until completely smooth. For about 2-3 minutes.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

*Scroll past the recipe to learn more about the benefits of the smoothie, variations, and more!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 276
  • Sugar: 37g
  • Fat: 2.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 61g
  • Fiber: 12.3g
  • Protein: 2.6g

Blender Compatability For The Recipe

The smoothie recipe was tested using the following blenders:

Blender Type Suitability?
Nutribullet
Vitamix Blender
BlendJet X
Ninja Blender
Oster Blender X
Hamilton Blender
AMZChef Blender
Wamife Blender

Just note that any blender not listed here is one I have not personally tested with this recipe.

The two blenders marked in ‘x’ are blenders I tested with this specific recipe, but I found they weren’t a good fit.

The main issue is the fact that they struggle to blend the frozen fruit without adding too much liquid.

It required me to shake the blenders to help the blending process, which isn’t ideal.

Pear And Spinach Smoothie Benefits

Pear Spinach Smoothie being poured into a glass cup

This apple and pear smoothie with spinach contains numerous nutrients, vitamins, and minerals.

On top of that, the smoothie also tastes amazing.

Some of the key benefits of drinking this smoothie include:

  1. Rich in Vitamins and Antioxidants: The pears, apples, and bananas in the smoothie are high in essential vitamins like Vitamin C and provide antioxidants, which help combat oxidative stress and boost the immune system.
  2. Good Source of Dietary Fiber: The fiber from the pear, apple, banana, and spinach aids in digestion and helps maintain a healthy gut, also contributing to a feeling of fullness and potentially aiding in weight loss.
  3. Boosts Energy Levels: The natural sugars in fruits provide a quick source of energy, making the drink a great option for a pre-workout or morning energy boost.
  4. Heart Health Benefits: Spinach is known for its heart health benefits, potentially helping in lowering blood pressure and improving overall cardiovascular health.
  5. Supports Hydration and Electrolyte Balance: Coconut milk offers hydration and contains electrolytes like potassium, essential for maintaining fluid balance, especially after exercise.
  6. Low in Fat and Calories: Using low-fat coconut milk keeps the smoothie relatively low in calories and fat, making it a healthy option for those monitoring their calorie intake.
  7. Natural Source of Iron and Calcium: Spinach is a good source of iron, essential for blood health, while coconut milk can provide calcium, important for bone health.

I love pears in my smoothies. They provide so many benefits to my drinks. On top of that, pears are also a great substitute for bananas.

If you love including pears in smoothies, try some of my other pear smoothie recipes, such as: no banana pear mango smoothie, and my healthy chocolate pear smoothie.

a side shot of a glass cup filled with Pear Spinach Smoothie

Smoothie Variations

As I was developing this pear and spinach smoothie recipe, I tested numerous different variations.

I liked the current variation best, but there are some other options you could try.

Some variations include:

#1. Protein Boost

You can boost the protein content in this smoothie by either:

  1. Adding a scoop of protein powder.
  2. Add 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt.
  3. Or 1/2 cup of silken tofu.

If using protein powder, avoid sweetened and flavored protein powders. 

#2. Boost The Nutritional Content Even More

To make this smoothie an absolute superfood, nutrient-dense smoothie, add one or more of the following ingredients:

  1. A tablespoon of chia seeds.
  2. A tablespoon of nut butter (I tested almond).
  3.  One tablespoon of oats.
  4. A spoonful of superfood green powder. 

#3. No Banana Variation

When I shared this recipe on my TikTok channel, one of the most popular requests was how to make this smoothie without a banana.

Here’s how:

  • Swap the bananas in the recipe for either mango, pineapple, or berries.
  • The quantity should remain the same per serving – 1 cup.

Pear Spinach Smoothie

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Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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