Pear Cherry Detox Smoothie

Pear Cherry Detox Smoothie

My pear cherry detox smoothie is a delicious way to help your body cleanse with ease. Sweet cherries, juicy pears, and earthy beets comes together to create a powerful elixir smoothie that will provide important nutrients to help your body get rid of health-depleting toxins.  I wanted to share some easy cleansing and healthy recipes for all of you to enjoy after the holiday season. I really like drinking smoothies for breakfast because they are so simple to make and they don’t make me feel sluggish or tired in the morning.


When you start your day off with nourishing, energizing foods you can get so much more accomplished in the morning. I used one of my favorite organic plant-based protein powders or organic grass-fed pastured whey in this smoothie because your cells needs protein in order to detoxify properly. If you have a protein powder that you prefer please feel free to use it in this recipe.



Beets are one of my favorite healing foods. Beets are a potent blood builder and they help remove toxins from the body. Beets are rich in key antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin A, iron, calcium, magnesium, folate, and fiber which all work together to help support your body’s own natural healing and boost your metabolism.



Sweet pears are a fabulous fruit for detoxing. Pears are rich in phytochemicals, antioxidants, anthocyanins, beta-carotene, flavonols, lutein, zeaxanthin, and fiber which help the body remove toxins and free radicals along with chronic inflammation.


Cherries and Tart Cherry Juice

Cherries are a sweet antioxidant-rich superfood fruit that has a wide variety of powerful nutrients that aid detoxification. Juicy cherries and tart cherry juice contain beta-carotene, melatonin, iron, vitamin C, vitamin E, folate, potassium, magnesium, anthocyanins, bioflavonoids, and fiber which all work together to fight inflammation and degenerative diseases like cancer, arthritis, and gout.


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Pear Cherry Detox Smoothie 130


Pear Cherry Detox Smoothie

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

Makes 2 Servings

3 cups unsweetened almond milk (recipe follows)

1 cup frozen pitted dark cherries

1 red pear—cored and cut into wedges

½ small red beet—peeled and cut in half

1 scoop protein powder (one of my favorite brands)

2 tablespoons tart cherry juice (my favorite brand)

⅛ teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon (my favorite brand)

Stevia-optional add to taste if needed

2 cups organic spinach-optional


1. Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy.  Taste and add stevia if you like the smoothie sweeter. Pour into two glasses and enjoy!


Homemade Almond Milk


Soak 1¼ cups of raw almonds with ½ teaspoon of unrefined sea salt in enough purified water to cover the almonds, overnight. Drain almonds in the morning, rinse, and drain again. Place in blender along with 3 cups of spring or filtered water and blend until smooth. Strain through a fine mesh strainer or nut bag and use in the recipe. Pour the remaining almond milk in a glass mason jar and cover with the lid. Store milk for up to 3-5 days.



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  1. This sounds wonderful but the sugar content of this drink seems quite high. Is the release of the sugars in the fruits and beets off set by the protein powder?

    • Laura, the fiber, fats from the nut milk, cinnamon and protein powder all work together to slow down the release of sugar into your bloodstream. You can also leave out the tart cherry juice to cut back on the natural fruit sugars. I also like to add leafy greens like the spinach to the recipe too if you want to add more nutrients and fiber.
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  2. What a delicious sounding combination and a pretty color as well!
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  3. Hi Shelley, this sounds really yummy – I like beetroot, but not sure if I would like it in a drink. What’s the dominant taste when you drink this?
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  4. Looks and sounds great!! Always looking for exciting smoothie recipes especially that have some protein powder in them!
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  5. Sounds really tasty! I’ve never eaten beets, just beet kvass, but I’m tempted by this smoothie 🙂
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  6. Hi Shelley. Another good-looking recipe. I love smoothies and drink at least one every day. One humorous word about beets, though. I saw one of those emergency room shows on TV where a woman was gushing blood from her intestines. They did every test they could think of couldn’t figure out what the problem was until someone thought to do an occult blood test. It wasn’t blood – it was beet juice! The woman had been doing some kind of cleanse and ate WAY too many beets. I guess you can have too much of a good thing.

    All the best,

  7. #1 I love your recipes. I drink your Orange Chia Anti-inflamatory Smoothie everyday for the past month. I love how it does not separate and tastes great.
    Do you have any ideas for substituting protein powder in this recipe? I’m allergic to dairy and soy, and have not been able to find a protein powder I can have.

  8. Definitely worth trying out. I love beets as well, so I can imagine how all of this would taste together. The bonus is that it is good for me. Thank you for sharing another great recipe!

  9. This sounds delicious Shelley! I love each of these ingredients and a detox sounds like something I could use. I’m pinning to make later this week!
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  10. Hello Shelley….I was poking around on your web site when I came across this smoothie….I always enjoy a fresh smoothie…..I think the only thing I would add is a few ice cubes in the blender to make it really cold….I like them cold….lol…..Thanks Shelly….Smokey
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  11. I will try this based on your presentation. I was wondering if I leave out one of the products that I do not like at all. Will this make that much difference in the overall balance?

    I live dangerously and this will test me to the limit. I really do not like shakes and smoothies. I like sold stuff. I will try this and let you know if it has made the change I am looking for. This will go for 7 days. That should be enough time to make some healthy choices.

    Thank you once again. Keeping us balanced.
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    • William, You can absolutely leave out one of the ingredients and still get fantastic health benefits. I hope this smoothie helps you feel balanced. You can also try some of the other recipes on my site for infused fruit waters, smoothies, soups, salads, desserts etc. all made with whole foods to help you feel good!
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