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Pear Avocado Ginger Kale Smoothie

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

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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
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Pear Avocado Ginger Smoothie

Pear Avocado Ginger Smoothie is an anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense breakfast or snack
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 smoothies
Author: Julia


  • 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


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Monday 12th of January 2015

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.


Friday 9th of January 2015

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.


Thursday 8th of January 2015

This looks so good!! I seriously want to make a kale smoothie sometime soon!

Sarah @ SnixyKitchen

Thursday 8th of January 2015

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!


Thursday 8th of January 2015

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


Monday 12th of January 2015

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.

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