This pear banana green smoothie is a delicious and nutritious breakfast or afternoon snack, flavored with fresh ginger and cinnamon. It takes just 5 minutes to make and everyone will love it!

Two glasses of pear banana green smoothie with gold straws sitting on a wooden cutting board

As a Registered Dietitian, I love to make smoothies that pack in a ton of healthy ingredients and nutrients. Most of the smoothies I make have a serving of both fruits AND vegetables to maximize nutrition. This pear banana green smoothie is no exception! It has baby spinach in it, but I promise all you will taste is the sweet fruit, fresh ginger, and cinnamon. Yum!

This smoothie is naturally gluten free, vegan, and dairy free, and soy free. It makes two snack size portions, or one meal size portion.

Ingredients in pear banana green smoothie

Here is everything you need to make this smoothie:

  • Fresh pear: I used green Bartlett pear, but you can use Bosc pear or D’Anjou pear too!
  • Frozen banana
  • Unsweetened almond milk
  • Baby spinach: You can use a different leafy green like kale, or try frozen cauliflower or zucchini instead.
  • Hemp seeds: Swap these out for chia seeds or flax seeds if you prefer.
  • Cashew butter: You can swap for a different nut butter, like almond butter.
  • Fresh ginger root
  • Cinnamon
Pear banana smoothie ingredients laid out on wooden cutting board

How to make pear banana smoothie

Like all smoothies, just add all the ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth and creamy. For easy blending, add the liquids and softer ingredients to the blender first. then the frozen and harder ingredients.

To make this an even thicker smoothie, add a handful of ice cubes before blending. I love to sip my smoothie with a metal or bamboo straw.

Can you make smoothies ahead of time?

Smoothies do taste best when you make them and drink them immediately, but you can prepare this smoothie one day in advance. Store it in the fridge in a sealed container, and give it a good stir before enjoying.

If you have leftover smoothie, save it by pouring the smoothie into an ice cube tray and freezing. Store the smoothie cubes in the freezer for up to one month. Whenever you want a smoothie, add a handful of smoothie cubes to your blender with some liquid and blend it up.

Glass of pear banana smoothie with a gold straw sitting on a wooden cutting board

Pear nutrition benefits

Pears are a highly nutritious fruit to include in your diet. One small pear provides:

  • 4.6 grams of dietary fiber (16 percent of your daily needs)
  • 6.4 mg Vitamin C (7 percent of your daily needs)
  • 0.121 mg copper (13 percent of your daily needs)

Pears are a great source of soluble fiber – about 30 percent of the fiber from pears is soluble. This type of fiber is particularly important for heart health, as it may help lower “bad” LDL cholesterol.

Hemp seeds nutrition benefits

Hemp seeds are a super nutritious food to eat. Three tablespoons of hemp seeds contains:

  • 9.5 grams of plant-based protein
  • 1.2 grams of dietary fiber
  • 2.38 mg iron (13 percent of your daily needs)
  • 210 mg magnesium (52 percent of your daily needs)
  • 0.480 mg copper (53 percent of your daily needs)
  • 2.97 mg zinc (27 percent of your daily needs)
  • 0.383 mg thiamin (32 percent of your daily needs)

Hemp seeds are packed with plant-based protein, and they provide all nine essential amino acids. Hemp seeds are also loaded with healthy fats. Of the 15 grams of fat in a 3 tablespoon serving, 1.6 grams are monounsaturated fat, and 11.4 grams are polyunsaturated fat.

Spinach nutrition benefits

Spinach is loaded with nutrients! One cup of raw spinach has:

  • 2813 IU Vitamin A (56 percent of your daily needs)
  • 8.4 mg Vitamin C (14 percent of your daily needs)
  • 145 mcg Vitamin K (181 percent of your daily needs)
  • The 58.2 mcg folate (15 percent of your daily needs)
  • Small amounts of several minerals, including iron, magnesium, and manganese

Spinach also contains several plant compounds which have high antioxidant activity, including lutein, nitrates, quercetin, and zeaxanthin.

Glass of pear banana smoothie with a gold straw sitting on a wooden cutting board

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Pear Banana Green Smoothie

This pear banana green smoothie is a delicious and nutritious breakfast or afternoon snack, flavored with fresh ginger and cinnamon. It takes just 5 minutes to make and everyone will love it!

  • Author: Alex Aldeborgh
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Smoothies
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 small Bartlett pear
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 tbsp cashew butter
  • 1 inch knob fresh ginger, peeled
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender in the order listed.
  2. Blend for 30 seconds – 1 minute until smooth and creamy with no lumps.
  3. Enjoy right away.

Notes

Can you make smoothies ahead of time?

Smoothies do taste best when you make them and drink them immediately, but you can prepare this smoothie one day in advance. Store it in the fridge in a sealed container, and give it a good stir before enjoying.

If you have leftover smoothie, save it by pouring the smoothie into an ice cube tray and freezing. Store the smoothie cubes in the freezer for up to one month. Whenever you want a smoothie, add a handful of smoothie cubes to your blender with some liquid and blend it up.

Keywords: pear banana smoothie, pear smoothie, vegan smoothie

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Two glasses of pear banana green smoothie with gold straws sitting on a wooden cutting board