Breakfast/Brunch, Dairy-Free, Drinks, Gluten-Free, Low Sugar, Smoothie, Snack, Vegan, Vegetarian

Revitalizing Pear Refreshment

IMG_4999Sometimes during the cold weather transitions, we need something to remind us of warmer days. I made this Strawberry, Pear & Cucumber Smoothie after a run today and it was absolutely refreshingly delicious. I had too many ripe pears sitting on my counter, begging to be used. They possess such a juicy sweetness that their addition to a smoothie like the only logical next step. And what a perfect smoothie they made! Throw in frozen strawberries, a cucumber and some ice and oh, it’s like I’m back in summer days, and not this dreary, rainy weather.

Ingredients (serves 1).

  • 1 pear, washed
  • 4-5 frozen strawberries
  • 2-3 inch piece of a small cucumber
  • 2-3 ice cubes
  • About 2 T water (or almond milk of choice for a creamier consistency)

Directions.

  1. Core pear and leave skin on. Cut pear into 1-2 inch pieces.
  2. Peel cucumber section and remove seeds. Cut into 1 inch pieces.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a blender or mini food processor, but add water sparingly. Blend until smooth. Continue adding water until desired consistency is created.
  4. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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