Sweet pear in this smoothie with banana and cinnamon for a rich and creamy meal replacement!
Getting my smoothie fix this week with pears! Sweet and delicious pears, a low calorie, high-fiber fruit is now the star of the season! Lots of healthy nutrients are in these guys; antioxidants, fiber, minerals and vitamins, and even if that doesn’t excite you, pears are just juicy and DELISH!
I added half of a frozen banana to my smoothie for the creamy texture. I forgot to freeze a pear, so I cored and diced a fresh one. I recommend keeping the skin on. I learned that is where most of the fiber comes from.
For this recipe I used vanilla protein powder and even with over 20 grams of protein, the carbs were a little higher than I prefer. It’s that darn banana that bumps up the count! 1/2 banana has about 15 carbs, which doesn’t sound like much, but it adds up when you add multiple pieces of fruit. I used the smallest pear (23 carbohydrates), and really wouldn’t cut either of those ingredients. The combination is rich and sweet and the dash of cinnamon completes this smoothie.
Pear Smoothie with Banana and Cinnamon
Sweet pear blended with banana, cinnamon, and protein powder for a rich and creamy meal replacement!
- 1 cup milk (almond, coconut, cow)
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1 small pear, cored and diced
- 1 serving vanilla protein powder
- dash - 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon to blend and another dash for garnish
Put all ingredients in blender and pulse until smooth.
Add ice if you would like.
For a dairy free smoothie use oat, almond or coconut milk.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 768Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 26gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 422mgCarbohydrates: 96gFiber: 17gSugar: 53gProtein: 37g
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mmmm, what a great pairing (get the pun) with cinnamon. I love it. I will have to give this one a try! Thanks.
The combination of pear, banana, cinnamon and vanilla sounds wonderful! I have everything to make this right now – looks like I get a delicious breakfast tomorrow! Thank you!
I love how you styled this – the little cream bottles are gorgeous. I always put bananas in the freezer for times like this – they make the best smoothies xx
Choc Chip Uru
What a lovely smoothie, banana and pear go so well together 😀
Choc Chip Uru
Kristin @ Dizzy Busy and Hungry!
What a great idea! I bet the pear and bananas flavors work really well together. And the cinnamon gives it a little extra yum. Sounds delicious!
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I love smoothies, but have never put a pear in a smoothie! Why the heck haven’t I thought of that?! Pears are delish! Thanks for putting that in my mind. I think it would be nice to sweeten up a green smoothie too.
Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama
This sounds so good, Sandra! 🙂 And I am a big fan of adding frozen bananas to smoothies- gives it that frozen creaminess without having to add any ice.
Michele @ Flavor Mosaic
This smoothie looks amazing.
This sounds so good! The pears have been so good this year. Can’t wait to try this!
Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen
I always turn to summer fruits and berries when I make my smoothies so I’m really happy to see one that features in season produce. Looks wonderful!
Thank you, Valerie! Definitely must take advantage of our sweet pears that are available right now!
I love making smoothies with bananas. My mom did this for us way back in the day when I was a young one 😉 I like to keep carbs low too but fruit always adds carbs and sugars to your diet. They aren’t th bad for you ones though!
Awww, I love when certain foods bring back fond memories! Lucky you to have a mom way ahead of the trend 😉 So true, Shelby, fruits are a healthy addition to any diet!
Sounds delicious and perfect for a quick breakfast on the go. I am waiting for pears, proper pears to arrive here in Hong Kong… must still be on that slow shrimp boat but has not hit port yet… LOL
It’s coming!! I know pears will eventually make it to Hong Kong! lol