I’m a pretty boring eater.  I could have my Blueberry Almond Butter Smoothie for breakfast every single day – well, and maybe bacon sometimes.  But today as I was mentally preparing for my last run before the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon, I realized we were out of bananas, and just a warning, don’t ever try the Blueberry Almond Butter Smoothie without the bananas.  Yuck!

But I did have pears.  Beautiful Bosch Pears that had been sitting out for three days and were therefore absolutely perfect for slicing up into a salad (which had been the plan when I bought them) or eating on their own – or even with some sharp white cheddar… love me some pears!  I remembered that I had a pear smoothie recipe earmarked but it didn’t call for greens (well, celery, but I need a little more from my greens thank you).

So, I improvised.  I’ll admit I was scared but it was actually really good.  I may have some Blueberry breakfast smoothie competition!

Pear & Pineapple Green Smoothie

Ingredients (Makes 2)

  • 1 Bosch Pear
  • 1/2 Cup Frozen Pineapple Chunks
  • 2 Cups Frozen Super Greens (Spinach, Kale, Chard)
  • 2 TBS Chia & Flax Seed with Coconut
  • 2 TBS Honey Almond Butter
  • 2 Cups So Delicious Coconut Milk (the 45 calorie kind)

Directions

Dice pear and add to blender, add frozen greens, pineapple, chia seeds, almond butter, and coconut milk.  Blend until smooth.  Divide into two cups.  Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 280 | Fat: 12g | Sodium: 175mg | Fiber: 8g | Protein: 11g