This blueberry pear smoothie combines sweet fruit with oats and hemp for a healthy and very delicious breakfast smoothie. Made without banana, it takes just a few minutes to come together and is a vegan, gluten free (using suitable oats) and low histamine recipe.
I'm on quite the smoothie kick at the moment, and find them so uplifting both for breakfast or as an afternoon treat. If you love smoothies too then you may like to see my apple and pear smoothie, mango pear smoothie or my blueberry smoothie bowl. Both healthy and delicious!
This pear smoothie has a soft and subtle taste, and a lovely creaminess that feels quite indulgent. It's made without banana, and uses oats and a touch of hemp to thicken instead.
Why this recipe is so good
So creamy. The combination of pear, oats and hemp gives us a creamy smoothie that feels quite decadent.
Adaptable. As it is, this smoothie has quite a subtle taste, but see below for some ways to give a zing if you like it!
Easy to make. Smoothies are the ultimate easy breakfast, and this one is no exception. Just add the ingredients to a blender, and blend away.
This pear smoothie is made without banana, and uses oats and hemp instead. A few notes on some of the ingredients:
- Pears - this recipe should work with any variety, just be sure that they are ripe to bring out their sweetness.
- Hemp seeds - you want shelled or hulled hemp, such as the Linwoods shelled hemp seeds which is the brand I use.
- Oats - if you are sensitive to gluten, then use a certified gluten free variety such as the Bob's Red Mill wholegrain gluten free pure rolled oats.
Variations to the recipe
Pear and blueberries both have a more subtle flavour than other fruits such as citrus. I love the creamy taste of this pear smoothie recipe as it is, but if you want a 'bigger' flavour, then you could add a touch of the following:
Cardamom or cinnamon - if these are suitable for you, they will add a touch of spice.
Ginger - for a bit of 'zing', just grate a small amount and add into the blender with your other ingredients.
Blackberries - a few of these berries will add a slight sharpness (and make for a pretty pink smoothie!).
Step by step instructions
Smoothies are such a simple breakfast or snack, and super quick to make. Just a few steps:
After dicing the pears, add those and the other ingredients to your blender or Nutri-Bullet as I use.
Blend to a thick smoothie. Adjust to preference, with more milk for a thinner consistency or oats to further thicken, and ice to taste.
Frequently asked questions
If your smoothie has ingredients such as oats and hemp which provide some carbohydrates and protein, they definitely work well as a light breakfast.
It is best to use ripe pears for smoothies as they will be sweet. If your pears aren't very ripe they won't have as much flavour, and be more difficult to blend.
You want to use shelled or hulled hemp for smoothies.
Sharp knife - to dice the fruit.
Blender - to blend the smoothie. Personally I use a Nutribullet to make my smoothies.
More smoothies to enjoy
Lots of fruity and very tasty ideas to try out for breakfast or a mid-afternoon snack on my smoothies page. Some recent recipes:
Blueberry pear smoothie
- Add all the ingredients to a blender. Blend to a thick smoothie. Add ice to preference.
- Use ripe pears so their sweetness comes out in the smoothie.
- Adjust with more milk to thin, or more oats to thicken.
- Add ice to preference.
- pears score 1, and have a note that they have other biogenic amines.
- non-dairy milk has different scores depending upon type used.