Blueberry and Pear Smoothie

Pears are quite amazing. They are rich in vitamins (including A, C, E1, copper and potassium) and because very few people are allergic to pears (they are the least allergenic of all fruits) they are often the first choice of prepared food for infants. Pears are also beneficial in lowering high blood pressure and good for the lungs and stomach. They are also a good laxative since their fibre is insoluble. Pears are therefore very cleansing for your body. Blueberries are also wonderfully healthy, packed with iron, antioxidants (the highest level of any fruit) and also contain folic acid. This is a drink I always make when I have fresh blueberries after picking them in autumn in Iceland.

You will need a blender or a food processor to make this smoothie.

A smoothie rich in fibre, antioxidants and calcium

This recipe is:

  • Egg free
  • Gluten free
  • Lactose (dairy) free
  • Nut free
  • Vegan

Blueberry and Pear Smoothie

Serves 2 people


  • 115 grams (4 oz) blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 175 millilitres (6 fluid oz) soy yoghurt (or regular yoghurt)
  • 50 millilitres (1½ fluid oz) orange juice
  • 1 pear, very ripe
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • A pinch ground cinnamon (optional)
  • A couple of ice cubes


  1. Peel the pear if you prefer (or leave the skin on). Discard seeds and stem. Chop coarsely.
  2. Place the ice cubes and the 115 grams blueberries in the blender or food processor.
  3. Pour the 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 50 millilitres orange juice on top of the ice cubes and berries.
  4. Blend for 5 seconds.
  5. Add the pear to the blender along with the 2 tablespoons agave nectar and 175 millilitres soy yoghurt.
  6. Add more agave nectar if you prefer a sweeter smoothie.
  7. Blend for 30 seconds or until smooth.
  8. Serve immediately.
  9. Sprinkle a pinch of ground cinnamon on top of each smoothie.


  • You can use maple syrup or acacia honey instead of the agave nectar.
  • You can use a sweet apple instead of the pear.
  • You can use apple juice instead of the orange juice.