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This autumnal pear and apple smoothie is delicately seasoned with cardamon to give it a beautifully rounded taste.

If you are a regular follower of my blog, you may have noticed my recipe posts getting shorter and shorter.  There is a reason for this as things in my personal life have got a bit crazy lately.  I will share everything with you eventually and get back to my more informative blog posts, but in the meantime I’m dedicating what little time I have to providing you with regular recipes even if they don’t have lengthy descriptions and when I have more time, some helpful articles that I hope you will enjoy.    For the same reason I’m also a little (OK very) slow at responding to my emails, comments, facebook and twitter comments.  I do eventually aim to reply to all my messages so please bear with me here too and thank you so much for all your amazing feedback and comments.  It really does make this all worthwhile.

So on that note, I bring you another delectable pear smoothie.

Pear, Cardamon and Apple Smoothie

Pear Cardamon and Apple Smoothie

Pear Cardamon and Apple Smoothie I usually say it’s better to make your own fresh juice rather than buy store bought juice.  Juice you buy in the shops doesn’t really have any nutrients so there’s no point in drinking bucket loads of it thinking you are getting your fruit quota.  You’re not!  But on the other hand, if you’re already making a healthy fresh fruit smoothie, there’s no harm in adding in some shop bought juice to save you some time.  Let’s face it, most of us don’t have a lot of time.  I don’t own a juicer and if I did, I would never have the time to make juice for my smoothies, or the space on my kitchen counters for that matter.

I do however make my own orange juice as my citrus juicer is small and I adore freshly squeezed orange juice.  It’s a million miles away from shop bought juice.

Anyway, this smoothie is all about the pears and apples, no citrus in sight.

For the cardamon I opened up one cardamon pod and scooped out the seeds with my finger to add to the smoothie.  If you are using ground cardamon, just add a pinch or to taste.

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Pear, Cardamon and Apple Smoothie

Pear Cardamon and Apple Smoothie

This autumnal pear and apple smoothie is delicately seasoned with cardamon to give it a beautifully rounded taste.

  • Author: Katherine Kyle
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Total Time: 5 Minutes
  • Yield: 2 Servings 1x
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Drink
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Ingredients

FRUIT SMOOTHIE INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Cup Water (If you are drinking this straight away substitute one cup of water for ice)
  • 1 Cup of Apple Juice (Fresh or store bought)
  • 2 Apples (cored and chopped)
  • 2 Pears (cored and chopped)
  • 1Banana
  • Seeds from one Cardamon pod (or a pinch of ground cardamom)
  • 4 Dates or 4 tablespoons of Date Syrup 

TO MAKE INTO A GREEN SMOOTHIE Add:

  • 1 Cup Spinach, tightly packed or 2 cups loosely packed. (Or any other mild greens) OR if you run out of fresh greens, add 2 scoops of Amazing Green Powder for an extra healthy green boost. 

TO MAKE INTO A FRUIT THICKIE Add:

TO MAKE INTO A GREEN THICKIE Add:

  • 1 Cup Spinach, tightly packed or 2 cups loosely packed. (Or any other mild greens) OR if you run out of fresh greens, add 2 scoops of Amazing Green Powder for an extra healthy green boost. 
  • 1 Cup Oats Or one cup of Quinoa

 

Instructions

  • Blend the ingredients in the order listed. 
  • If you are making a green smoothie blend the greens and liquid first and then blend the rest of the ingredients.  This creates more space in your blender.
  • Add more water if required to thin it out.
  • Substitute any of the ingredients for whatever you already have.
  • If your smoothie is too warm, you can cool it down in the fridge or freeze some of your ingredients before blending.
  • It is better to add frozen ingredients at the end to cool the smoothie down. 

Notes

The calories shown are for half of the fruit smoothie ingredients listed as this smoothie serves 2.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 500 ml/ 1 pint/ 20 oz
  • Calories: 374
  • Sugar: 71g
  • Sodium: 14mg
  • Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 98g
  • Fiber: 13g
  • Protein: 2g

Katherine Kyle @ Green Thickies

Founder at Green Thickies
Katherine lost 56 pounds and recovered from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with Green Thickies.
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Comments

  1. Jenny$1983 says:

    Ooh, I cannot wait to try this. I love pears in smoothies! And it goes so well with cardamom! :)

  2. This smoothie sounds delicious Katherine! And don’t worry- we can wait patiently until your life quiets down. Goodness knows you have a really good reason ;)

    Oh I noticed you have my favourite greens powder on your sidebar now, yay :)

  3. I would like to try your thickie recipes, but I have two quistions I hope you can answer:

    What are link oats? Here in Norway we have nothing by that name.

    What sort of quinoa do you use — flakes or cooked grains?

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