Pear Avocado Ginger Kale Smoothie is packed with nutrients for an anti-inflammatory breakfast or snack. Put this healthy green smoothie recipe on repeat!

Pear Avocado Kale Smoothie #detox #greensmoothie #recipe

Chances are, if you’ve been detoxing since Jan 1, you’re either feeling pretty zenful yourself, or you’re crabby patty McGee, tempted to throw elbows at innocent passers by as your body comes down off its holiday sugar high.

Keep at it, my dear. Your place will be a place of zen once it finds balance without carbs. Replace brownies with bananas, alcohol with kombucha, and bread with sweet potatoes <- recipe for success. 

We’re on Day 4 of detox drinks on The Roasted Root, and this Pear Avocado Ginger Kale Smoothie is cuh-reamy!  

This smoothie came straight from my cookbook, Let Them Eat Kale!. I tweaked the recipe just a tad to make it even more New Years Resolution-friendly. It’s thick and sweet, with a nice little ginger kicker in the back end.

The kale + avocado+ ginger combination gives you a vitamin and antioxidant infusion. Plus, pears?! I always thought pears were best wrapped in bacon, but it turns out, they’re awesome in smoothies, too. If you’re being conscious of calories, do note that this is a high-calorie smoothie, so you can use it as a meal-replacer.

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Drink thy green!

Pear Avocado Kale Smoothie #detox #greensmoothie #recipe

Pear Avocado Ginger Smoothie

5 from 1 vote
Pear Avocado Ginger Smoothie is an anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense breakfast or snack
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings: 2 smoothies


  • 1 large ripe pear cored and chopped, Bartlett or Bosc
  • 1 ripe banana peeled and frozen
  • 1 cup tightly packed kale leaves
  • 1/2 ripe avocado peeled
  • 1 teaspoons to 2 fresh ginger peeled and grated
  • 3 ice cubes
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt*


  • Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.


*For a dairy-free smoothie, use coconut milk yogurt or replace yogurt with full-fat coconut milk


Serving: 1grams
Author: Julia
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blue smoothie bowl, green smoothie, paleo, vegan, whole30
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Julia Mueller
Meet the Author

Julia Mueller

Julia Mueller is a recipe developer, cookbook author, and founder of The Roasted Root. She has authored three bestselling cookbooks, – Paleo Power Powers, Delicious Probiotic Drinks, and The Quintessential Kale Cookbook. Her recipes have been featured in several national publications such as BuzzFeed, Self, Tasty, Country Living,, etc.

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Questions and Reviews

  1. Omg. I want to live in a zen place and eat exclusively pear avocado ginger kale smoothie. I’ve been trying to incorporate ginger into err’thang to combat this inflammation, so perfect timing! SLURP.

  2. I actually had never tried avocado in a smoothie before this week. Can’t wait to try this version!

    1. Once you try avocado in a smoothie, you will never go back! It makes it so creamy and provides an excellent source of healthy fats!

  3. My camera really needs a good cleaning but they told me I had to be without it for two weeks and I had a panic attack. Forget that!

    At least it’s forcing you to take a little break and enjoy some good music. I’m going to check out that station! I’ve been listening to the Vance Joy station on Pandora for a while and I love it but it’s about time to try sumpin’ new.

    And it’s also about time to try a little pear in my smoothie because this sounds un-freakin’-believable! Ginger and pear are a match made in heaven and imagining that in a creamy smoothie is blowing my mind!

  4. I am listening to Mr. Probz Pandora station per suggestion and loving it! Thanks for the tip 🙂 I like your smoothie kick! I might have to do that too…

  5. This sounds wonderful, and it might even enable me to sneak avocado by my husband… 🙂 (I love avocado and he does not.)

    1. Tried this for breakfast this morning, with some added plain protein powder, and it was great – the best-tasting green smoothie I’ve had, and my husband liked it, too. Thanks for a great recipe.

      1. Wahoo!!! So happy to hear you and your hubs enjoyed it! Protein powder is a brilliant addition – I’ll have to do that on my next go-round 😀

  6. My husband makes us a kale smoothie every morning and this one’s got all of his favorite flavors. Pinning this for him to make this week!

  7. You are going to be all smoothed up for the wedding, and I’m going to be over here still munching on my sweet rolls. I need to change this pronto tonto. I’ll start today. Smoothies all the way.

  8. I knew you had to have some fabulous kind of kale smoothie waiting for us…and I was right! Love that the pear adds all sorts of natural sweetness.