This delicious and refreshing pear lemonade smoothie is perfect for a summer day! It’s packed with healthy ingredients like spinach, kale, and chia seeds, and has a sweet and tangy flavor from the pears and lemonade. This smoothie is also great for boosting your energy levels and immunity.
Pear Lemonade Superfood Smoothie Recipe
- 1 bartlett pear
- juice of 1 lemon (if you like it tart, go for 1.5 lemons)
- 1 frozen banana
- 4 ounces orange juice (preferably fresh squeezed)
- 4 ounces water
- 2-3 handfuls of spinach
- 2 tablespoons pomegranate powder
- 2 tablespoons flax seeds
- cacao nibs (optional for topping after blending)
- liquid stevia – start with one dropper and then adjust as needed
- Blend it all up and enjoy!
How much spinach do I need for this smoothie to make it green?
Generally, two to three handfuls of spinach are enough to make the smoothie green. However, if your smoothie isn’t green, it’s likely because you’re not using enough. If your smoothie is still not green after adding more spinach, you can try adding green food color or using a different type of green leafy vegetable such as kale.
How healthy is this homemade pear smoothie?
Homemade pear lemonade is a great way to sneak extra fruit into your diet. Pears are a good source of fiber and antioxidants, and they’re also low in calories. This pear lemonade smoothie also contains spinach, which is a good source of protein and calcium. Overall, this is a fairly healthy smoothie that you can enjoy without guilt.
What are the health benefits of pears?
Pears are high in fiber. One medium-sized pear contains six grams of fiber. Pears contain a fair amount of vitamins A, C, K, B2, B3, and B6 and they also contain folate. Pears also contain calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese
The hydroxycinnamic acid found in pears may also be associated with preventing stomach and lung cancer. (source)
Pears are also a hypo-allergenic fruit. Meaning, those with food sensitivities can usually eat pears with no adverse effects.
Pear skin contains Quercetin which may help prevent cancer and artery damage that may lead to heart problems. (source)
What superfoods should I add to make this pear lemonade smoothie even healthier?
Pomegranate powder and flax seeds are great superfood additions to add to this smoothie. You can certainly add other superfoods like chia or acai, or leave out the superfoods if you don’t have them on hand.