Pear, spinach, ginger and lime come together in a sweet, spicy and refreshing symphony of flavors. I promise this green smoothie will make up for every bad green juice you’ve ever had to choke down.
Has this ever happened to you? You’re scrolling through your Instagram feed and you start to think “hmm those green juices/smoothies look pretty interesting – everyone who drinks them won’t shut up about them, so there’s gotta be something to it right?” You then happen to stroll through a Whole Foods or maybe pass a local juice bar and think “Yes, here it is, today is the day I go green.”
You excitedly order your “Earthy Green Goddess Goodness” and take a big sip waiting for the magic to happen. But instead of the magical earthy bounty you expected you get a big gulp of what MUST be dirt. Like why did they put literal dirt in my cup? Alas, your $8 (that’s two iced lattes people) has been wasted on what can only be classified as lawn waste.
You ask yourself “what did I do wrong?” “are my tastebuds broken?” “what am I missing” “am I not turtle-y enough for the turtle club?” Fear not. You are not alone. Green smoothies done right should be a harmonious balance of “green” tasting without making you turn green. I like mine to be refreshing, light and finish with a zing. And let me tell you, this Pear Ginger Lime Green Smoothie checks ALL those boxes. No more mowed-grass-bullshit here.
I understand if you’ve been jaded, your trust broken. Let me fix it. Let me show you that there’s a better green smoothie waiting for you. Here’s the dealio why this green smoothie doesn’t suck: First, I chose a green that isn’t too “green,” making it ideal for blending: Spinach. Then I used 2 fruits that balance the green mango & pear. Now pear isn’t your typical smoothie fruit, but it’s so juicy and refreshing and acts as an excellent balance for the green-ness of any greens you may add. Finally to really add that “MmMmm Zinggg” (a very technical food term people) I finish with lime and ginger. Badaboom badabing.
- 1 Cup of Frozen Mango
- 1½ Cups of Spinach
- 1 Medium Bartlett Pear
- 1 tsp of Fresh Chopped Ginger
- 1 Lime
- Splash of Coconut Water
- Slice pear into medium sized chunks and mince fresh ginger
- Place all ingredients into your blender (start with mango at the bottom, add spinach, then pear, ginger and squeeze the juice from the lime)
- Blend until smooth - if needed add a splash of coconut water to help blend
Bonus tip: If you’re ordering a smoothie at a juice bar make sure to check to see how ripe their fruit is. An unripe banana is like biting into saddness. If they don’t freeze the bananas use other frozen berries or mango to add the sweetness and texture you’re looking for.
- Have you ever had a green smoothie dilemma – where what you ordered sounded great but tasted like grass?
- What’s your favorite smoothie green?