It’s officially fall and that means cooler temperatures, crisp evenings and brightly colored changing leaves.
I love fall and the wild mix of hot sunny days and cold nights. Although getting dressed this time of year can cause a girl’s head to spin (especially here in Colorado where it could be 70° one moment and then snowing the next), there’s nothing quite like dusting off last year’s leather boots and bundling up in a cozy sweater.
Fall also marks nature’s last bountiful harvest and that means it’s time to start enjoying apples and pears!
When shopping for apples and pears, it’s best to buy organic since both are on the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen list.
Today we’re celebrating the Fall Equinox with a Pear Party Smoothie!
At first glance you might be skeptical wondering about the cinnamon in this recipe, but I promise you that it won’t disappoint.
Cinnamon gives this green smoothie a nice warm kick and it’s full of health-promoting properties.
Did you know that cinnamon is one of the best ways to ward off stomach bugs and the flu?
Cinnamon is a powerful anti-bacterial and anti-fungal so it will destroy all the bad bacteria in your gut if you’ve been exposed. It’s also a great way to help strengthen your immune system and stabilize blood sugar. Cinnamon is also a warming agent, which can help build digestive fire and keep you warm in the cooler months.
Enjoy this fall green smoothie recipe and be sure to let me know what you think in the comment section below.
With love and cinnamon-spiced pears,
Pear Party Smoothie
Yields: 1 quart
- 1 large pear
- 1 medium banana
- ¼ small avocado
- 1 handful spinach
- 1 handful romaine lettuce
- ½ TB. ground cinnamon
- 2 cups water
- Stevia (optional)
In a high-speed blender, blend pear, banana, avocado, spinach, romaine lettuce, cinnamon, water, and stevia until creamy.
I had one of these yesterday,it was delicious! I loved the beautiful green color. No stevia needed.
Glad you enjoyed it Clare! The trick is to use ripe banana and pear, that way it’s naturally sweet! Thanks for your comment!
How many servings is this?
Hi Beth, I personally drink the entire thing. We tend to shy away from telling people exactly how much to eat so that you can start to eat more intuitively. When you eat fresh whole foods, you really don’t have to worry too much about serving sizes, just listen to your body. Hope that helps!
Delish! Agreed, no sweetener needed.
I’m sensitive to bananas and most of your smoothies contain bananas, is there something I can replace the bananas with?
Thanks so much!
Hi Allison, in a lot of the recipes you can either just omit the banana or use a pear, an apple or half of an avocado as a substitute. Pear and avocado are great to provide that creamy texture. Apple provides a little sweetness if that’s what you need. Let us know if you find a new combo you like. XO, Jo & Jules
I wasn’t sure what to expect this is my first green smoothie. SUPER delicious and no stevia. I had to use extra spinach b/c we didn’t have spinach and I used coconut water instead of regular water. I hope I didn’t break the cleanse rules. :)
Yay, Michelle! We’re so glad you enjoyed it! Your changes are totally cleanse approved. Great job! XO, J&J