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This apple pear green smoothie (green thickie) is fresh, delicious and nutritious. The combination of apple, pear, spinach, milk, rolled oats and pecans makes a thick and filling drink, that can easily replace a light meal.

Apple Pear Green Smoothie Green Thickie
Apple Pear Green Smoothie

 

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m terrible with breakfast. Most days I get up early and don’t eat anything for at least 2 hours after that. I’m aware this is absolutely wrong, but I just don’t feel hungry. Well, this practice has lead to some stomach issues lately and I got a little scared. I started having breakfast regularly and I make sure I always have some kind of baked goods like muffins in the fridge (yes, I keep them in the fridge).

apple pear green smoothie
apple pear green smoothie

I’ve also been using my Blendtec  a lot lately. Mainly for smoothies, because it makes the creamiest, frothiest smoothies in less then a minute.

Breakfast Green Thickie Smoothie
Breakfast Green Thickie (Smoothie)

Not a huge fan of green smoothies, especially the color (Shrek green)  and the fact that some of them aren’t sweet enough for me, I decided to experiment and make a smoothie I can actually drink in the morning.

Don’t worry, this is not the boring green smoothie with weird taste, I only use spinach as green element and it tastes wonderful! And since it is fall (almost winter, if you ask me… Chicago)  I used some seasonal fruits like apple and pear in this smoothie. Pear is what makes it thick and sweet. I did not peel them, since their skins contain natural antioxidants, that most of us actually need.

Apple Pear Gren Smoothie Recipe. Easy, nutritious, delicious.
Apple Pear Gren Smoothie Recipe

You can of course add nuts of your choice, I used pecans, just because I’ve love them and they are my favorite just for fall.

The addition of rolled oats makes this apple pear green smoothie even thicker and adds  a great nutritional boost. Oats blend in easily with the milk, fruits and spinach, if you use a powerful blender. If your blender isn’t very good at grinding oats, you can grind them in a food processor before adding to the smoothie.

I recently stumbled upon an article about “green thickies“. It stated that: green smoothies are drinks made from fruits and leafy greens. Green thickness are types of green smoothies. They are more filling, meal replacement smoothies, containing extra carbs, protein and healthy fats. This apple pear green smoothie is more on the thick side and with the addition of oats and nuts (protein  can definitely improve your health and boost your energy throughout the day. Can I call it a “thickie” ? And the best part – it only takes 2 minutes to make!

Have a great Thursday!

Apple Pear Spinach Oat Pecan Green Smoothie
Apple Pear Spinach Smoothie
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Breakfast Green Thickie Smoothie
5 from 4 votes

Apple Pear Green Smoothie (Green Thickie)

By Lyubomira from CookingLSL
This apple pear green smoothie (green thickie) is fresh, delicious and nutritious. The combination of apple, pear, spinach, milk, rolled oats and pecans makes a filling drink, that can easily replace a light meal.
Prep: 1 minute
Cook: 1 minute
Total: 2 minutes
Servings: 1

Ingredients 

  • 1 large pear, (cored)
  • 1 large apple of your choice, (cored)
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 cup almond milk, ( 2 % dairy milk is fine)
  • 1/2 cup water or ice
  • 2 tbsp rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp pecans, (any nuts of your choice)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract, (optional)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup, (optional)

Instructions 

  • Place all ingredients together in a powerful blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour in a glass, top with some more nuts (optional) and enjoy.

Notes

I did not peel the apple or pear.
You can use nuts of your choice.
For a smoothie-like consistency use ice and for a juice-like consistency use water.
Dairy milk could be substituted.

Nutrition

Calories: 430kcal, Carbohydrates: 65g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 365mg, Potassium: 717mg, Fiber: 12g, Sugar: 40g, Vitamin A: 4285IU, Vitamin C: 24.4mg, Calcium: 393mg, Iron: 2.5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Drinks
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30 Comments

  1. Smoothies are one of my very favorite breakfast treats! There are so many fabulous combinations, and they aren’t overly sweet – which I completely love! Thanks for a great idea!

  2. The green color smoothie wasn’t my favorite but I started to like them a lot lately, after I had my first avocado milkshake! The thick apple smoothie sounds so great. The apples are in season here and we can get really juicy and sweet apples easily. This one will be a perfect snack after my evening run. Thanks so much for sharing this 🙂

  3. This was really good and easy to make.  I typically don’t eat just a pear but in the smoothie it was great and an simple way to get more fruit in my diet.  Instead of the maple syrup I used 2 dates.