This Pear, Honey, and Avocado Smoothie is paleo-friendly, gluten-free, dairy-free and delicious. It’s a great way to start your day because it’s loaded with fiber and healthy fat, AND you get your fruits and vegetables all in one shot!

pear and avocado smoothie

Why We Love This Pear and Avocado Smoothie

Yesterday I mentioned we’d be talking about Back to Basics all month, and today I have a new one for you. The Basic I wanted to talk about is getting your fruits and veggies servings.

How many servings should you get? Well that depends on your age, gender, and activity level among other factors. I looked up how many servings of fruits and veggies I should be getting and I also calculated how much my daughters should get too. Turns out we are in fact doing pretty well most of the time, but there are a few times that I could improve things. Breakfast is one of them!

That’s where these smoothies come in! I’m thinking it would be great if I got in the habit of making smoothies for my girls for breakfast a few times a week. Or the three of us could split one when they get off the bus for our afternoon snack.

One batch of this pear avocado smoothie is just under 300 calories, which makes it plenty for an adult for breakfast. The cool thing about that is that I am already starting off my day with 1½ servings of fruit. It also has tons of fiber and great healthy fat to help me feel fuller longer.

Oh, and then there’s the taste! It is really creamy and pure tasting. The honey makes it so floral. And I have to mention the fact that almonds, pears and avocado are all crops that are pollinated by honeybees. It is like a little culinary homage to honeybees.

If you love this recipe and are looking for more veggie and fruit smoothies, check out my Healthy Green Smoothie with avocado and Swiss Chard. And if you love pears, this Roasted Pear Overnight Oats recipe is delish too!

Pear and avocado smoothie in a glass

Key Ingredients

The beauty of homemade smoothies is that they take practically no time to make, plus you can make healthy smoothies with pretty much anything you have on hand. To make this honey, pear and avocado smoothie, you’ll need a ripe pear, half an avocado, unsweetened almond milk, honey, and some ice.

  • 1 ripe juicy pear, cored and cut into chunks
  • ½ ripe avocado, pit and skin removed
  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 cup ice

How to Make This Pear and Avocado Smoothie

Simply combine the pear, avocado, almond milk and honey in a blender. Add ice, cover and blend everything together until the smoothie reaches your desired consistency and no chunks of ice remain. This takes about 30 to 45 seconds.

Pear and avocado smoothie in a glass

FAQs and Expert Tips

Do you need to peel pears for smoothies?

No, and in fact, it is healthier to leave the skin on for more fiber. If you do not have a high speed blender the texture will not be quite as creamy when the skin is left on, so you can remove the skin if that is a bothersome texture.

Can I make this smoothie without honey?

For a less sweet smoothie, omit the honey. You can also use another liquid sweetener like maple syrup or agave. Both of these are vegan alternatives to honey. For a non-nutritive sweetener try monk fruit.

Can I add protein powder to this smoothie?

Yes! We like unflavored collagen peptides. For a sweeter option, you can use vanilla whey protein powder. If you are using a flavored protein powder, add honey only to taste. You may not need any as lot of them come pre-sweetened.

Variations To Try

  • To switch up this pear and avocado smoothie, you can use different fruit combinations (mixed berries or an apple would work nicely here).
  • You can also use a different type of non-dairy milk, or omit the milk altogether for an ultra-thick smoothie.
  • You could also add a dollop of yogurt for extra creaminess and protein.
  • Omit the ice for a thinner smoothie, or add more to make it thicker.

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Pear Avocado Smoothie

  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1/4 cup 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Small Appliance
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This pear, honey and avocado smoothie is paleo friendly, gluten-free, dairy-free and delicious. It’s loaded with fiber and healthy fat!


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Ingredients

  • 1 ripe juicy pear, cored and cut into chunks
  • ½ ripe avocado, pit and skin removed
  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions

  1. Combine pear, avocado, almond milk and honey in a blender. Add ice, cover and puree until no chunks of ice remain, 30 to 45 seconds.

Notes

Vegan

To make this vegan, substitute maple syrup for honey.

Adding Protein Powders

We like unflavored collagen peptides. For a sweeter option, you can use vanilla whey protein powder. If you are using a flavored protein powder, add honey only to taste. You may not need any as lot of them come pre-sweetened.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 batch
  • Calories: 287
  • Sugar: 29 g
  • Fat: 13 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 46 g
  • Fiber: 11 g
  • Protein: 3 g