Calming Pear, Mint & Avocado Smoothie

Don’t you just love breakfast?  This Sunday, as its Mother’s day, I get to make the most of a rare and very short lived opportunity to be waited on – normally in our house that means breakfast in bed. So this pear smoothie is will be part of my breakfast menu request.

It will sit nicely between a fresh lemon juice drink on waking (1st course), and buckwheat pancakes mid morning (3rd course).  That’s probably about as far as I can stretch the being waited on thing, but its always nice while it lasts!

Pears are such a beautiful fruit – so sweet and mellow.  Combined with the rich avocado and the alkalizing lime, this smoothie feels naturally healing – it’s the one I make for the kids (well, actually teenagers now) when they’re unwell.  Definitely a smoothie to nourish the body and soul.

Calming Pear, Mint & Avocado Smoothie


  • 2 ripe pears
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ½ small avocado
  • 1 tablespoon chopped mint
  • 1/3 cup filtered water


Makes 1 glass

Peel and core the pears, then place all the ingredients into a blender and process until smooth.