This banana pear smoothie will please any pear lover and is a great way to start the day. This recipe makes enough for just 1. If you need more than that, then make sure you double or triple the recipe depending on the number of people you’re making it for.
This drink is the perfect smoothie if you find yourself with an excess amount of pears and bananas. Like pretty much every smoothie I would blend this fresh every time. You can keep it in the fridge, but it doesn’t stay fresh for very long. I find at about the 24-hour mark the banana will have discolored and the smoothie won’t look appealing at all.
I like this smoothie just as is but feel free to add any extra ingredients to it. A few examples of what you can include are ingredients such as protein powder, chia seeds, oats and much more. If you do go to add an extra, then I find about 1 Tbsp. of whatever you’re adding is more than enough.
This smoothie recipe can be dairy free as I mention in the smoothie tips below. The honey can also be removed if you don’t need any extra sweetener. This tip is great for anyone on a vegan diet, paleo diet or lactose intolerant.
The video below goes through all the steps to getting this smoothie blended and ready for serving. If you love videos, then be sure to check it out! Also be sure to subscribe, so you’re kept up to date with all my latest smoothie videos.
Banana Pear Smoothie Recipe
- 1 banana
- 1 pear
- 1 cup milk
- 1 Tbsp. honey
- ½ cup of ice
- Place the bananas, pears, milk, honey, and ice into a blender.
- Blitz until smooth and well combined.
- Serve & Enjoy
- You can leave the ice out of this recipe but it won’t be as cold and maybe a bit runnier.
- Depending if you like your smoothies sweet or not you can also remove the honey without it affecting the overall smoothie.
- You don’t need to peel the pears but you can if you don’t like pear skin in your smoothie. It’s important to note there are a lot of nutrients in the peel of fruit and vegetables so I usually always leave it on.
- You can swap the milk out with something like almond milk if you want a lactose free smoothie. On the flip side if you want an even thicker smoothie then replace ½ cup of the milk with some plain yogurt or ice-cream.
- If you make too much, then you can freeze this smoothie down and then thaw for whenever you need it. I have seen suggestions to freeze it down in an ice cube tray so you can blitz it whenever you need it.
If you’re after some nutritional information for this delicious banana & pear smoothie recipe, then you can find it right below. This information is only an estimate but should give you a good idea of what to expect from making and drinking this delicious drink.
A few positives about this smoothie is that it is very high in vitamin B6 and also low in both cholesterol and sodium. The only downside that most smoothies suffer from is that it’s high in sugar. You can remove or reduce the amount of honey to help lower the amount of sugar in this delicious drink.
There are a ton more banana smoothie recipes out there with each being unique in their way. A couple that you should check out if you have a lot of bananas to use is the simple banana yogurt smoothie or something like the raspberry banana smoothie recipe.
I hope you enjoy this banana pear smoothie! If you have some feedback, a variation that you like to share or anything else, then please feel free to leave a comment below.