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Green Smoothie Bowl with Pear, Avocado & Almonds

Double Pear & Almond Green Smoothie Bowl

This double pear green smoothie bowl is a firm favourite with us. In fact everyone who’s tried it has been impressed and wanted the recipe. It’s rich, filling and delicious. It’s also packed full of nutrients and keeps me going for hours. That’s at least two of your five-a-day done and dusted by breakfast.

Double Pear & Almond Green Smoothie Bowl

Since I spotted Ceri’s recipe for pear, almond & kale smoothie over at Natural Kitchen Adventures, I’ve been making my own tweaked vegan version on a regular basis. It’s a complete delight and sustained me through most of Veganuary. This double pear green smoothie bowl was an iteration I came up with on the very last day and it’s even more fabulous made this way.

The basic smoothie is almond milk, pear, kale, yoghurt and almond butter. I substituted vegan almond yoghurt for Greek yoghurt, added chia seeds and an avocado pear. Why have only one type of pear when you can have two? I also made ginger an integral part of it. It provides a bit of additional flavour, plus some welcome zing and heat. The green element comes from kale as well as the avocado. 

Double Pear & Almond Green Smoothie Bowl

This double pear green smoothie bowl recipe makes a really thick smoothie. It’s rich and filling and best eaten with a spoon, rather than drunk from a vessel. If you pour it into a bowl, it becomes something so much more than a smoothie in a glass. You’re almost compelled to sit down and sup it in a contemplative manner. This is so much better for the digestion than gulping on the run.

I finished this particular double pear green smoothie bowl off with a sprinkling of my vegan honey & almond granola. This is not really necessary, but does add a little extra interest. It’s entirely optional and so far, I’ve only done it to impress guests.

Top Tips

Power Blender

You will need a good power blender. Pears can be quite grainy and both ginger and kale are rather fibrous. I use my Froothie Optimum Vac2 Air Vacuum Blender,* which does a fabulous job of blitzing the raw ingredients into a velvety green smoothie bowl. It does it in about 40 seconds.

Double pear & almond green smoothie ingredients in a Froothie power blender waiting to be blended.

No Avocados?

No problem. You can leave out the avocado and still have a delicious and nutritious green smoothie bowl. The mixture won’t be quite as thick or unctuous, but it will still be pleasing. If you don’t use the avocado and you’re not after a leisurely breakfast, you can drink the pear, almond and kale smoothie from a glass.

No Vegan Yoghurt?

If you’re not vegan, you can easily substitute natural dairy yoghurt for the almond version. I’ve been known to do this on a few occasions. When push comes to shove, however, I prefer to use vegan almond yoghurt. I like the idea of having three almond elements in this super tasty almond smoothie.

Other Substitutions

For me the pear and almond butter are essential elements of this green smoothie bowl and should not be substituted. However, the ginger can be left out if you don’t have any to hand. It won’t have the slightly fiery notes that ginger gives, but it will still be delicious.

Double Pear & Almond Green Smoothie Bowl

I often substitute the kale for spinach in this double pear & almond green smoothie bowl. It just depends what I have in the house at the time of making it. The chia seeds, or sometimes linseeds, I add for a digestive aid as well as a bit of extra protein. They won’t, however, make any difference to the flavour and will only slightly alter the consistency.

Sharing

I’m sharing my two pear green smoothie bowl with Jenny at Apply to Face Blog for #CookBlogShare.

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Double Pear & Almond Green Smoothie Bowl with Tulip Petals

Double Pear & Almond Green Smoothie Bowl – The Recipe

5 from 7 votes
Double Pear & Almond Green Smoothie Bowl
Double Pear & Almond Green Smoothie Bowl
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
A delicious and filling smoothie, packed full of nutrients. It will keep you going for hours and two of your five a day are done and dusted by early morning.
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: British
Keywords: almonds, avocado, kale, pear, smoothie, smoothie bowl
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 424 kcal
Ingredients
  • 300 ml almond milk
  • 1 heaped tbsp rolled oats
  • 1 tsp chia seeds or linseeds
  • 1 large ripe pear - cored but not peeled
  • 1 medium ripe avocado - skinned and stoned
  • 1 heaped tbsp vegan almond yoghurt or plain yoghurt of choice
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 thumb sized chunk ginger root - washed , but not peeled
  • good handful of kale - washed and any bits of large stalk removed
  • a sprinkling of granola to finish (optional)
Instructions
  1. Bung everything except the granola, if using, into a power blender and blitz until smooth. This takes 40 seconds in my Optimum Vac2 Air Vacuum Blender.
  2. Pour into two bowls and sprinkle a little granola over the top if desired.
Recipe Notes

Swap the kale for spinach or other greens of your choice if you prefer.

Please note: calories and other nutritional information are per serving. They're approximate and will depend on serving size and exact ingredients used.

Nutrition Facts
Double Pear & Almond Green Smoothie Bowl
Amount Per Serving
Calories 424 Calories from Fat 255
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28.3g 44%
Saturated Fat 4.7g 24%
Sodium 97mg 4%
Potassium 892mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 12.8g 51%
Sugars 12.7g
Protein 7.9g 16%
Calcium 18%
Iron 20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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22 Comments

  1. angiesrecipes

    20th March 2019 at 5:13 am

    I am not a smoothie fan, but this one sounds and looks really GOOD that I even want to have some!

    Reply
    • Choclette

      21st March 2019 at 7:15 am

      I didn’t used to be much of a smoothie fan either, but they have become a breakfast staple for me over the last few days and I really like them now. This one is a particularly good one.

      Reply
  2. Janice

    20th March 2019 at 7:28 pm

    Oh isn’t that pretty with the tulip petal? I think that is one green smoothie that I might just like as I’m a big fan of avocados.

    Reply
    • Choclette

      21st March 2019 at 7:17 am

      It’s very hard not to love avocados Janice. I know you’re not much of a smoothie fan, but this is really good. It went down well with my mother anyway.

      Reply
  3. Elizabeth

    21st March 2019 at 7:22 am

    What a super healthy breakfast recipe! This would be perfect after my morning workout. YUM!

    Reply
    • Choclette

      21st March 2019 at 8:23 pm

      Oh, I’m so impressed with your doing a morning workout Elizabeth. A delicious and nutritious smoothie is the least you deserve.

      Reply
  4. Jane Saunders

    21st March 2019 at 9:56 am

    I like the sneaky addition of kale for that extra boost of nutrition. This is quite a satisfying bowl.

    Reply
    • Choclette

      21st March 2019 at 8:22 pm

      It’s filling and satisfying and delicious Jane and yes it’s always good to get some extra greens in.

      Reply
  5. Corina Blum

    21st March 2019 at 10:58 am

    I love homemade smoothies, especially with ginger in and this one sounds delicious.

    Reply
    • Choclette

      21st March 2019 at 8:21 pm

      You and I are on the same page when it comes to spices. I’m a big fan of adding ginger to my smoothies 😀

      Reply
  6. jenny walters

    21st March 2019 at 11:45 am

    What fabulous photos and the smoothie looks and sounds incredible. I have to admit I have never had a healthy smoothie!!! But I love how carefully you have crafted this beautiful smoothie for optimum flavour and goodness. What a wonderful recipe packed with vibrant and healthy ingredients. What couldn’t one achieve after a breakfast like that! Thank you so much for sharing with #CookBlogShare

    Reply
    • Choclette

      21st March 2019 at 8:21 pm

      Healthy smoothies can be oh so delicious. Do give one a try. And thank you for your very kind comment.

      Reply
  7. Mayuri Patel

    27th March 2019 at 6:40 am

    Love the soothing and appealing colour of the smoothie. Wholesome, filling and healthy. Would love to try it, however, I don’t kale here so would need to replace it spinach.

    Reply
    • Choclette

      27th March 2019 at 2:38 pm

      Thanks Mayuri. I’ve made this several times with spinach and it works a treat. The spinach makes the smoothie an even brighter green.

      Reply
  8. Jacqueline Meldrum

    27th March 2019 at 6:14 pm

    Looks amazing Choclette, although I would rather drink it. So tasty! I am sharing this now! Go blender babes!

    Reply
    • Choclette

      28th March 2019 at 7:32 am

      Hahaha, I take it you’re not a fan of smoothie bowls Jac? This is very thick, so it might be a bit difficult to drink. But if you leave the avocado out, it will be fine.

      Reply
  9. Anna l Serving Dumplings

    28th March 2019 at 6:26 pm

    Such a healthy and delicious recipe, a filling breakfast that keeps you going

    Reply
    • Choclette

      28th March 2019 at 6:39 pm

      Indeed it does Anna. It’s become one of my favourite breakfasts – with or without the avocado.

      Reply
  10. Ceri Jones

    29th March 2019 at 12:07 pm

    Love this, and also that it is a variation of my recipe, happy it inspired you! Just off to fetch more pears….

    Reply
    • Choclette

      29th March 2019 at 7:53 pm

      Your recipe is just fabulous Ceri. It made breakfast an absolute joy through Veganuary.

      Reply
  11. Baguio Green Smoothie by Mae

    2nd April 2019 at 8:04 am

    This smoothie sounds delicious. I love the fact that you included some substitute. Knowing that avocados are seasonal fruit. This is perfect for those people who are in a diet. Thank you for sharing this smoothie recipe, will definitely make one.

    Reply
    • Choclette

      3rd April 2019 at 1:55 pm

      Let me know what you think if you do make it. Feedback is always useful.

      Reply

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