Mmmmmm, green spinach smoothies…..need I say more? This particular spinach smoothie with banana, pear, and strawberries recipe is one of our favorites because it's simple, healthy, and packs a flavor punch. Plus, the addition of banana makes it nice and creamy. Give it a try for yourself, and see what you think!
Green smoothies are the perfect way to start the day, sipping a bunch of nutrients in a delicious and comforting way.
You can throw in a bunch of your favorite veggies, fruits, seeds, powders, and antioxidants in one go, and voilà!
But not all smoothies are built. Equally, they can be protein-packed, meal-replacers, light, super creamy, high or low calories, and so on. The key is to make them delicious and to have them match your nutritional goals or specific needs on a given day.
This banana and pear smoothie was built to create a creamy, filling, weight-loss, protein-packed complete breakfast smoothie to keep you going until lunch, when you can grab another easily meal-prepped chickpea vegan tuna salad sandwich.
- Ripe fresh pear
- Dairy-free milk
- Medjool dates
See the recipe card for quantities.
Make this banana pear smoothie with a prep time of fewer than 5 minutes, blending all the ingredients in a high-speed blender.
If you choose to use frozen pear, strawberries, and bananas, this vegan smoothie will be creamier, and you may need to adjust with more liquid if the blender blades get stuck.
Add lemon to your strawberries to make their flavor pop up even more.
Freeze ripe bananas in chunks, so they don't form clumps, making the blender's job more difficult.
Blend until smooth, adjusting the sweetness to your liking. Serve immediately.
- Plant milk - instead of soy milk, which we chose to increase the protein content of healthy smoothie recipes, you could use almond milk (see how to make almond milk at home), oat milk, or coconut milk.
- Medjool dates - vegan honey, homemade date paste, or maple syrup is another way to make your smoothies sweet.
This pear banana smoothie can take many variations because all its components tend to meld well with various ingredients.
- Cocoa - add cocoa powder to make it chocolatey (see our strawberry chocolate smoothie for stress and anxiety relief).
- Workout partner - add a clean protein powder to increase this macronutrient content and make it the perfect post-workout smoothie.
- Antioxidant powerhouse - add chia seeds or flax meal to add extra free-radical fighting properties to your pear banana smoothie.
- Extra creamy - add a portion of dairy-free plain yogurt.
- Spice notes - sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon or pumpkin spice mix.
- More fiber - add a tablespoon of oatmeal.
- Stamina - add 1-3 tablespoons of maca powder.
Make this yummy banana spinach smoothie using a high-powered blender such as Vitamix or nutribullet (affiliate) for best results. A good blender is essential to making a perfect smoothie every time.
Banana pear smoothie leftovers will keep in a covered mason jar in the refrigerator for up to one day, though best when fresh.
You can freeze leftovers into smoothie cubes and add them to other smoothies.
💡 Top tips
Squeeze some lemon juice into the strawberries to make the flavor even more prominent.
If you bought too many fresh strawberries and are about to go off, freeze them for banana strawberry apple smoothie or make strawberry juice.
To make a thicker smoothie, use frozen produce or add more bananas.
If using fresh ripe pears you might even choose to drop the Medjool dates. Pears are great for constipation!
🍃 More spinach smoothie recipes
This frozen spinach with ginger root is super fresh and packs lots of anti-inflammatory properties.
We love this spinach blueberry banana smoothie because it packs many antioxidant properties delivered by low-calorie blueberries.
For all those apple lovers, check out this Spinach Apple Smoothie, a delicious and refreshing quick breakfast option; this smoothie for constipation can do all the work when things are not flowing!
If you like using pear on your smoothies, try out this grapefruit smoothie, which is also super fresh and has a low-calorie count.
This 3-ingredient pineapple coconut smoothie is a great option for the Summer months; it is like a virgin piña colada!
⭐ If you try this pear and banana smoothie recipe, let us know! 💬 Leave a comment, rate it, and don't forget to tag us @ourplantbasedworld on Instagram. Cheers!
Spinach Smoothie with Banana and Pear (10 g Protein)
- 3 cups spinach or kale
- 1 banana ripe, frozen
- 1 pear ripe, cored and chopped
- ½ cup strawberries frozen
- 2 cups soy milk or almond milk
- 2 meedjol dates pitted
- 1 tablespoon Organic Protein Plant-Based Powder
- 2 teaspoons maca powder for enhanced energy and stamina
- ice cubes use 10 if using fresh fruit and 5 if blending frozen ingredients
- Wash, chop, and core the pear.
- Wash the spinach if it is packed and readily available to consume.
- Pit the Medjool dates.
- Add all ingredients into the blender, then add the rest. Blend until creamy, usually about 40 seconds.
🌡️ Food safety
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with a high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove
See more guidelines at USDA.gov.
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This smoothie is so delicious and a great start to my day. Wonderful recipe!
Thanks for your review Jamie! I am glad yo enjoyed this smoothie recipe!
I was looking for a smoothie recipe with lots of different fruits and veggies and this was delicious! I had never put dates in my smoothies before, but will definitely add them again!
I loved this smoothie! Easy, fresh, and delicious. I'll make this one again, thanks!
Hey Kristine! Thanks! I am glad you liked this green smoothie!
This was super creamy. I used the last of my garden kale and used almond milk. What a treat - perfect 2:00 pm pick me up!
Super Cindy, we also love using kale instead of spinach on our smoothies. Thanks for your review!
I made this for breakfast and it was delicious. You can’t taste the spinach at all can’t wait to make this again
Thaks for your review Mackenzie; I am glad you liked the spinach smoothie!
Not sure you do need to say more, but so glad you did. You've packed so many ideas in here that I now want to try out both your spinach smoothie and all its variations.
This smoothie was so good, I couldn't even taste the spinach!
Thaks for your review, Rachel. You are right the spinach is almost unnoticeable on this greens smoothie, but it adds lots of nutrition!