Fresh fall fruit, spices, and protein make this Fall Green Pear Smoothie the perfect post workout or meal replacement to help you fuel through the day.

Fall Green Pear Smoothie Recipe

It doesn’t matter if it’s 30 or 90 degrees outside, I will still sip on and enjoy a smoothie every morning all year long.  It’s my favorite breakfast and way to start my day.  Typically I make a smoothie after my morning workout so I add Shakeology and Collagen.  And I love adding seasonal fruit.  During the summer I was all about peaches, strawberries, and cherries, but now that it’s officially Fall I have been enjoying adding apples, pumpkin, blueberries, or pears to my smoothies.

Green Pear Smoothie

There are many different ways to use pears in a smoothie, I learned a ton of new recipe ideas when my husband and I did a Green Smoothie Challenge through Simple Green Smoothies last year.  During the month long challenge, each week Simple Green Smoothies sends you an email with different recipes and a shopping list for the week.

Fall Green Pear Smoothie

And the best part of the challenge is it’s totally FREE!  I would highly recommend taking the challenge to anyone looking to find new recipes or anyone that wants to consistently start drinking a green smoothie.  But today is all about on of my personal Fall favorites.  I love this combination of pear, cinnamon, and almond butter in the recipe,  To me it tastes like Fall in a glass.

Pear Smoothie Recipe

This past weekend I woke up on Sunday and did a quick 30 minute yoga video, and quickly made and drank this smoothie before driving into Arlington to watch my sister and future brother in-law finish the Marine Corps Marathon.  Did you follow along on Instagram?  They both finished with personal records of 3:12 and 3:28 and my sister reached her goal of qualifying for Boston.  So proud of both of them!

Marine Corps Marathon

After they were a bit recovered and showered from the race they picked Cava Grill as their post run meal and I was totally on board!  I made a half greens half grains bowl with white rice and superfood greens.  I picked crazy feta, roasted red pepper hummus, and harissa as my three dips.  Then you get unlimted toppings and a dressing.  So YUM!  I was so full after this meal all I ate for dinner was some Halloween candy, yes I am in the small group of people that love candy corn!

Cave Mezze Grill DC

After the sugar high from all the candy this Green Pear Smoothie is exactly what my body needs this week.  Hope you enjoy it 🙂

Green Smoothie Recipe

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Green Pear Smoothie Recipe
 
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Fresh fall fruit, spices, greens, and protein make this Fall Pear Smoothie the perfect post workout or meal replacement to help you fuel through the day.
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Recipe type: Breakfast or Snack
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup (about a handful) spinach
  • 1 medium pear halved and cored
  • 2 tsp almond butter
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein (optional)
  • half a frozen banana or a handful of ice
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients in a high powered blender. Blend until smooth. Sip and enjoy immediately.

For a blender I love and use my Vitamix daily, probably one of my favorite wedding presents.

 

Post Workout Smoothie

And be sure to check out my post on How to Build the Perfect Smoothie where I share smoothie basics and add-ins with certain health benefits.

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32 Comments on Green Pear Smoothie Recipe + WIAW

  1. Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    October 14, 2016 at 12:44 pm (1 year ago)

    You’ve reminded me I have not had enough pears this fall. They are so good and this smoothie looks amazing!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      October 15, 2016 at 1:34 pm (1 year ago)

      I usually forget about pears too. The simple smoothies recipes opened my eyes to so many different recipes.

      Reply
  2. Annmarie Licatese
    October 14, 2016 at 4:38 pm (1 year ago)

    What a refreshing looking smoothie! I love pears- I haven’t put any in my smoothies in a long time, clearly that needs to change!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      October 15, 2016 at 1:33 pm (1 year ago)

      Yes you need to start using them, especially since their a fall seasonal fruit!

      Reply
  3. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West
    October 14, 2016 at 6:40 pm (1 year ago)

    I haven’t been drinking smoothies as much as I used to, but I tend to agree that they are for all seasons! Happy Friday, gal! 🙂

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      October 15, 2016 at 1:35 pm (1 year ago)

      I usually go through phases of the foods I like to eat, but smoothies have seemed to stay for a few years now. I just can’t get enough!

      Reply
  4. Emily
    October 18, 2016 at 2:48 pm (1 year ago)

    I love the Vitamix for smoothies; it can grind up pretty much anything. This looks like a really AMAZING creamy smoothie. 🙂

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      October 19, 2016 at 4:21 pm (1 year ago)

      the Vitamix is unreal! It crushes everything so easily and doesn’t leave any chucks which I love.

      Reply
  5. Heather @ Polyglot Jot
    October 18, 2016 at 11:37 pm (1 year ago)

    Yum i love pear! pumpkins my favorite flavor of fall though–it cant be beat!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      October 19, 2016 at 4:22 pm (1 year ago)

      I agree, pumpkin is probably my favorite and I somehow have yet to use any yet this year. I’ll make sure that changes this weekend 😉

      Reply
  6. Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    October 28, 2016 at 8:58 pm (1 year ago)

    I love this smoothie!! Great pick for #BestofBlogs this month! Tweeting and pinning for you!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      October 28, 2016 at 9:49 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks for the link up Julie!

      Reply
  7. Jennifer @SimplePureWhole Wellness
    October 29, 2016 at 4:07 pm (1 year ago)

    I don’t use pear enough in my smoothies but this is inspiring me to try it out! Thank you! Glad to find you through #bestofblogs!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      October 31, 2016 at 5:32 pm (1 year ago)

      Pear is great in smoothies, you definitely must try it Jennifer!

      Reply
  8. Agness of Run Agness Run
    February 2, 2017 at 10:31 am (10 months ago)

    Delicious smoothie for a great start of the day. This recipe inspires me to improvise with my smoothies.

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      February 7, 2017 at 5:06 pm (9 months ago)

      It’s good for your body to switch up the fruits and veggies you eat, so I definitely suggest trying a few new smoothie recipes. Let me know if you give this one a try!

      Reply
  9. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-ups
    October 25, 2017 at 11:25 am (4 weeks ago)

    Yum! I have not had many pears yet this season, I need to change that. Hope you have a great day!

    Reply
    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      October 25, 2017 at 1:57 pm (4 weeks ago)

      I never used to eat them much, until my husband started requesting them. They’re so tasty in this smoothie.

      Reply
  10. Erinn
    October 25, 2017 at 12:34 pm (4 weeks ago)

    Wow congrats to your sister and (future) brother-in-law! Those are amazing times, I’ve heard such good things about the MCM.
    That pear smoothie looks incredible, I love pears so much!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      October 25, 2017 at 1:57 pm (4 weeks ago)

      They said it was definitely pretty challenging, but also entertaining throughout the entire course. And the smoothie is such a perfect way to celebrate fall produce!

      Reply
    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      October 25, 2017 at 5:06 pm (4 weeks ago)

      I know! I never used to eat them until my husband requested them and apples from the store. Both are so good and ‘fall’ like in smoothies.

      Reply
  11. Kylie McGraw
    October 25, 2017 at 4:38 pm (4 weeks ago)

    Wow, congrats to your sister and her fiancé for running such a strong race! I had a friend trying to BQ and she finished 2 minutes shy of it in 3:37…plus she wanted a little cushion so she’ll need to cut off a few more minutes to get under 3:35!

    I use Shakeology for my smoothies too and I just started adding collagen…I might have to check out that challenge because I tend to make the same recipe every morning!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      October 25, 2017 at 5:07 pm (4 weeks ago)

      Oh no for your friend, that’s so tough when you come so close. Hoping she can do it next time. I know my sister followed a specific training plan. And it was hot towards the end of the race so she was really nervous she woudn’t make it. And YES to the green smoothie challenge. I learned so many new recipe ideas and different add ins, it was great! Let me know if you give it a try.

      Reply
  12. Patrick@looneyforfood.com
    October 25, 2017 at 8:25 pm (3 weeks ago)

    I always forget how delicious pairs are. I actually just wrote a post about it coming out tomorrow. I have to say I am not a fan of smoothies at all. I just don’t feel satisfied drinking my meal but i would make this super thick and eat it like ice cream. It looks so pretty and sounds great

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      October 25, 2017 at 10:13 pm (3 weeks ago)

      Oh that’s a good idea to make it into an ice cream. Smoothies don’t usually keep me full too long, especially if I eat them post workout. Which is why I usually eat two breakfasts, a smoothie at home, then oatmeal once I get to work.

      Reply
  13. Bethany
    October 25, 2017 at 8:58 pm (3 weeks ago)

    I’ve never thought about adding a pear. That is great with them being in season now. Those bowls look amazing!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      October 25, 2017 at 10:13 pm (3 weeks ago)

      You must try pears in your smoothie, so delicious! And omg cava is amazing, we joked that the bowls actually just look like a bunch of colorful much, but it’s such a delicious combo!

      Reply
  14. Nicole @ Bento Momentos
    October 26, 2017 at 2:21 pm (3 weeks ago)

    Ooh I haven’t tried pear in my smoothies before. This looks deliciously refreshing!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      October 27, 2017 at 4:09 pm (3 weeks ago)

      You definitely need to give this recipe a try Nicole, it’s so tasty!

      Reply
  15. Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    October 27, 2017 at 2:11 am (3 weeks ago)

    Pear + cinnamon + almond butter is one delicious combo! I agree with you, I love drinking a smoothie every day.. however, when it’s chilly I can’t get myself to make one because then I’m freezing!

    Reply
    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      October 27, 2017 at 4:09 pm (3 weeks ago)

      This morning was a little rough, it was 40 degrees out and we haven’t turned on the heat yet. But they just taste so good, especially post workout!

      Reply

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