Pear Avocado Green Smoothie

Pear Avocado Green Smoothie

Pear Avocado Green Smoothie is a creamy delicious blend of Comice pears, avocado, green oak leaf lettuce, lemon juice, raw walnuts, vanilla, dates and coconut water. This cleansing smoothie blend is a rich source of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals,  chlorophyll, protein, phytochemicals, nourishing fats, omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber which will help support your body.

 

Green smoothies health benefits are many including providing your body with important nutrients that help boost your energy, increase hydration, and support better health and wellness. Smoothies are so simple to make in minutes and can be taken on the go which is great if you’re too busy to cook or sit down to eat. To find out more detailed information on the benefits of green smoothies check out my post.

 

I used organic Comice pears in this smoothie because I adore their sweet flavor, creamy flesh, and fantastic aroma, but if you can’t find them feel free to use whatever organic pears are in season in your area. I also cut and froze the pear cubes the night before I made this smoothie because I like my smoothies to be cold without using ice cubes which water down your smoothie blends and dilute the flavor.

 

Pears

Sweet pears are a fabulous fruit to include in a detox cleanse. Pears are rich in phytochemicals, antioxidants, anthocyanins, beta-carotene, flavonols, lutein, zeaxanthin, and fiber which help your body flush out toxins and fight free radicals.

 

Avocado

Avocados are one of my favorite fruits because of their great taste and impressive health benefits! Avocados contain an amazing amount of carotenoids including beta-carotene, lutein, alpha-carotene, and zeaxanthin that function as important antioxidants to fight inflammation, strengthen your immune system, and protect your body against free radical damage.

 

Avocados are an excellent source of healthy fats including monounsaturated fat and alpha-linolenic acid an omega-3 fatty acid. Avocados are nutrient-rich with high levels of vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, potassium, folate, and fiber. My favorite avocados are Hass because the taste and creamy flesh are perfect!

 

Lemons

Lemon is alkaline fruit which combines beautifully with leafy greens and enhances their earthy flavor. Lemons are a powerful detoxifier that is high in antioxidants, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, and calcium that all work together to neutralize free radicals, support the liver, remove inflammation, and fight diseases like cancer. Lemons are also an aid to relieve constipation and are a great fruit to include in any cleanse.

 

Green Oak Leaf Lettuce

Green oak leaf lettuce is a water-rich leafy green that contains many nutrients for healing. This mild flavored leafy green is rich in chlorophyll, phytonutrients, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, folate, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, and potassium.

 

Walnuts

Sprouted or raw walnuts are an excellent nut to enjoy for both the taste and nutritional benefits. Walnuts are a rich source of omega-3 essential fatty acids (ALA), phytonutrients, antioxidants, copper, manganese, and fiber which all contribute to a healthy cardiovascular system along with offering protection against cancer. Soaking raw walnuts in salted water removes anti-nutrients and make the nuts easier to digest. Sprouting nuts turns them into a activated food rich in enzymes.

 

Coconut Water

Coconut water is a refreshing beverage that is loaded with calcium, potassium, and magnesium which are electrolytes that replenish and hydrate our bodies. Coconut water also contains B vitamins, amino acids, enzymes, and antioxidants which all help prevent premature aging.

 

What is your favorite green smoothie blend? Please contribute to the conversation by leaving a comment below.

 

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Pear Avocado Green Smoothie

Raw Vegan, Paleo, Vegetarian, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free

Makes 2 servings

3 cups young coconut water*

2 cups organic Comice pears- cored, cut into cubes and frozen

3 cups organic green oak leaf lettuce

1 small Hass avocado-pitted and peeled

⅛ cup fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons sprouted or raw walnuts

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2-3 pitted Medjool dates

 

1. Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

2. Drink half the smoothie for breakfast and refrigerate the remaining smoothie in a glass mason jar and enjoy for a mid-afternoon snack.

 

*Young coconut water comes from young Thai coconuts that are white on the outside with a pointy top. If you can’t find them in your area feel free to purchase packaged young coconut water or use filtered or spring water.

 

 

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Comments

  1. I stumbled across this detox on Pinterest. I’ve done the first two days and LOVE it!!! I have lots of issues with my stomach and these soups and smoothies feel so good! Absolutely delicious recipes…thank you so much for making them available!!!

    • Shelley Alexander says:

      Hi Tammy, I’m so happy to hear that your doing so well on our detox cleanse! Thank you so much for sharing your experience with the recipes and detox cleanse. This detox cleanse should start healing your stomach issues and help you feel much better. Keep me posted with your progress.

  2. Hi Shelley,
    thank you for your post with all the information about the nutritional value of the ingredients.

    Comice pears is something I have not heard about and will research, maybe they have a different name in New Zealand.

    What do you think about replacing the lettuce with sprouts? Or adding them as well?

    I appreciate you sharing this recipe. The picture looks very yummy!

    Love and Light
    Yorinda
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    • Shelley Alexander says:

      thanks Yorinda! I’m not sure if Comice pears are available in New Zealand but feel free to use a local pear that has sweet flavor in this recipe. You could try sprouts in this recipe. Broccoli sprouts would probably be very good and they are great for detoxification. I would probably do 2 cups lettuce and 1 cup spouts for the smoothie. Love and Light to you too!

  3. Awesome recipe. Love every ingredient in this one. Incredible photography also. Congrats!

  4. This looks delicious and so good for you. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. hello. This looks delish, but I am allergic to all tree nuts & peanuts, is there an alternative?

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