Raspberry and Pear Smoothie

This raspberry and pear smoothie is packed full of protein, calcium and potassium and it’s really low in calories too. It’s just a perfectly healthy start to your day!

This raspberry and pear smoothie is packed full of protein, calcium and potassium and it's really low in calories too. It's just a perfectly healthy start to your day!

I like to use yogurt, particularly fat free or low fat varieties, in many of my dishes. Not only is it highly nutritious, but it is also a very good source of protein, calcium and potassium.

If you stick to the fat free / low fat varieties, like I did in this raspberry and pear smoothie, they are low in calories whilst still providing vital vitamins and minerals.

Whilst shopping recently I picked up some half price raspberries from the supermarket that I didn’t have any use for at that time, so I decided to freeze them until I thought of what I might do with them.

I like raspberries in particular because, fortunately enough, here in Scotland, we are lucky to have a readily available supply of them when in season!

This raspberry and pear smoothie is packed full of protein, calcium and potassium and it's really low in calories too. It's just a perfectly healthy start to your day!

So with some ripe pears left in our fruit bowl, I managed to combine all of these ingredients to come up with this pretty yummy raspberry and pear smoothie!

This raspberry and pear smoothie is packed full of protein, calcium and potassium and it's really low in calories too. It's just a perfectly healthy start to your day!

Start your day with a smoothie, or have one as a snack to give you a natural and healthy energy boost if you feel you’re “flagging”. Try combining left over fridge juices and ripe fruits in a blender to see what you come up with. This raspberry and pear smoothie was pretty easy to put together!

This raspberry and pear smoothie is packed full of protein, calcium and potassium and it's really low in calories too. It's just a perfectly healthy start to your day!

This raspberry and pear smoothie is packed full of protein, calcium and potassium and it's really low in calories too. It's just a perfectly healthy start to your day!
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Raspberry and Pear Smoothie
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
This raspberry and pear smoothie is packed full of protein, calcium and potassium and it's really low in calories too. It's just a perfectly healthy start to your day!
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 2
Calories: 279 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 400 ml fat free natural yogurt
  • 150 g frozen raspberries
  • 2 ripe pears peeled, cored and then chopped
  • 50 ml unsweetened cranberry juice
Instructions
  1. Place all of the ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Before pouring into glasses, and add more cranberry juice to sweeten to personal taste.

Nutrition Facts
Raspberry and Pear Smoothie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 279 Calories from Fat 68
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.5g 12%
Saturated Fat 4.4g 22%
Cholesterol 26.9mg 9%
Sodium 98.3mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 49g 16%
Dietary Fiber 10.4g 42%
Sugars 33.6g
Protein 8.8g 18%
Vitamin A 7%
Vitamin C 51%
Calcium 29%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This raspberry and pear smoothie is packed full of protein, calcium and potassium and it's really low in calories too. It's just a perfectly healthy start to your day!

You could substitute, or in addition to the cranberry juice, add some honey if you felt this raspberry and pear smoothie was not sweet enough to your taste. I just like it with the minimal amount of cranberry juice so that it retains its more natural “fruity” flavour.

This raspberry and pear smoothie is packed full of protein, calcium and potassium and it's really low in calories too. It's just a perfectly healthy start to your day!

If you’re reading this from somewhere that also has raspberries or strawberries in season, why not try my equally delicious strawberry sunrise smoothie?

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Comments

  1. Sounds like a good combination!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Laura, it sure is. Just enough sweetness from the pears to counteract the sourness from the raspberries. A refreshing and lively awakener for the taste buds! 🙂

  2. HUH
    now Im trying to think if Ive even SEEN pears out recently?!
    Must
    FIND
    SOME.
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Hi Carla, we’ve plenty of pears and fresh raspberries in the shops here in Scotland. It’s only the raspberries that are locally grown though. Pity I can’t send you some, and some pears too. They just wouldn’t last by mail. 😉

  3. i like the sound of this!! looks pretty, too!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Linz, I really appreciate your comment. I’ve got a new photography lights set up now. Not quite a lightbox as you suggested previously but still it’s good constant lighting now. 🙂

  4. Sounds like a good combo!

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