A healthy breakfast smoothie made with pears, blueberries, Greek yogurt and milk. Not only does this pear blueberry smoothie look beautiful and is quick to make, but it tastes delicious and needs no extra sugar or sweeteners.
Blueberries always make any sort of smoothie look amazing, and they are also possibly one of the best tasting smoothie ingredients. I prefer to use fresh blueberries for smoothies rather than frozen, but either will work. There are always a handful of blueberries in every pack that are not bad but a little mushy and don’t make the best snack. Those are the ones I like to put in smoothies, which is a great way to prevent waste.
Pears are not your typical “smoothie” ingredient. They don’t have the strongest taste and on their own in a smoothie, may be too unflavorful. I find they work really well to complement other more distinct flavors, like blueberries.
Pears contain a lot of water so they will make your smoothie more liquid. This is why this smoothie has mostly Greek yogurt and just a little bit of milk to balance out the consistency.
Ingredients & Substitutions for Pear Blueberry Smoothie
- Pears. Use any type of pear, they will all work well in this smoothie.
- Blueberries. Fresh or frozen will work. If you use frozen fruit, you may need to add a bit more milk and/or remove some Greek yogurt to get an ideal smoothie consistency.
- Plain Greek Yogurt. You could substitute Greek yogurt for plain yogurt if that is what you have on hand. If you do, cut out the milk to avoid an overly runny smoothie. If you like, you could use flavored Greek yogurt. Any flavor that would go with pears and blueberries would taste good. If you want to emphasize the pear flavor, you could try pear flavoured yogurt. Blueberry yogurt on its own may overpower the taste of the pears in this smoothie.
- Milk. A small amount of milk is added to this smoothie just to give it an overall smoother consistency and slightly decrease the thickness.