This tasty pear, spinach, and cucumber smoothie recipe was inspired by our last pre-lockdown visit to a local cafe. I didn’t think green smoothies could taste this good but it’s honestly delicious – I’ve had it every single morning for the last two weeks! Plus it’s packed with fibre and nutritious vitamins so ticks lots of nutrition boxes too.
In this article – we share the recipe for an insanely tasty pear smoothie with spinach, cucumber, mint, and ginger.
It was a sunny Sunday afternoon, we’d just taken the dog for a long walk, and fancied a drink before heading home. We thought it might be the last time we could enjoy cafe-life for a while since there was talk of the UK going into lockdown the following week. So, we popped into a cafe on Bristol’s legendary Gloucester Road.
I resisted the urge for a caffeine-fuelled hot drink and opted for a nutritious-sounding green smoothie with spinach and cucumber. But as it turned out, they’d stopped serving smoothies for the day, so I had no choice but to go for a chocolate cupcake and cappuccino – NO CHOICE people!
But, they’d sown the seed for craving some kind of cucumber-mint smoothie, so we headed to the fruit shop straight after. Although the cafe’s recipe included apples, I knew that my feeble blender wouldn’t handle them well. So, I opted for a bag of conference pears, along with cucumber, spinach, mint, and fresh root ginger.
Pear, Spinach & Cucumber Smoothie Recipe
When I blended the 5 ingredients together the next morning, I couldn’t believe how good the smoothie tasted! Here’s how to make your own cucumber, pear and spinach smoothie at home…
- Pear - one small
- Cucumber - one third
- Spinach - one handful
- Mint - several small leaves
- Ginger - a thumb-sized piece
- Wash the pear, cucumber, spinach, and mint leaves.
- Remove the core from the pear and peel the ginger.
- Blend all 5 ingredients together until super-smooth.
So, if you’re looking for a simple cucumber smoothie, then I’d highly recommend adding some pear and mint into the mix. The spinach adds nutritional value but not much flavour so you could probably get away without it. Ginger packs a powerful punch in both the taste and health department, but if you have to choose one herb/spice, I’d go for the mint in this case.
You’ll notice that this cucumber and pear green smoothie recipe doesn’t include any additional liquid. That’s because cucumbers and pears both have incredibly high water content.
This is also what makes this smoothie particularly hydrating – a great option for first thing in the morning. But you could always add apple juice or extra water if you preferred.
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