This Perfect Pear and Kale Smoothie is nutritionally packed, refreshing, energizing, and delicious. It’s a great way to get in veggies in the morning without even thinking about it. The kiwi and pear offer a nice boost of Vitamin C along with the kale. The dates, along with the unsweetened coconut water, give it not only a nice sweetness but also a healthy dose of potassium—a mineral shown to help naturally lower blood pressure.
Like the Honeydew Blackberry Mango Smoothie, this concoction was birthed while Sersie and I were in Atlanta. Like honeydew melon, pears are not an obvious first choice when thinking of a smoothie. Pears are in abundance starting in late summer through the fall, affording more opportunities to include smoothies into your routine beyond summer.
In addition to Vitamin C, pears also offer beneficial polyphenols—a class of phytochemicals shown to be anti-inflammatory and protective against oxidative stress. We used a red Anjou pear in this recipe, but you can use whatever pear you’d like.
Then, of course, the powerhouse of kale—one of my favorite foods! Rich in Vitamin K and several bioactive compounds, this cruciferous vegetable can help improve heart, brain and bone health.
Perfect Pear and Kale Smoothie has only 6 ingredients:
- Unsweetened Coconut Water
This smoothie is excellent for a light breakfast, an in-between meal snack, or a pre-workout drink to help fuel your body for both cardio and resistance training. For more smoothie ideas, check out the Energizing Tropical Fruit Smoothie Bowl and Refreshing Kale Pineapple Avocado Smoothie.
I hope you enjoy!
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