I make this smoothie at least twice a week when I can buy pears. When my son asks for it he says: “Mommy, can you make that brown pudding?” Yes, he knows it as the brown pudding. A very delicious description!
This pear coconut chia smoothie can be a great snack, a great dessert, and a great addition to breakfast. It is light, mildly sweet, and a little bit crunchy. If you would like to make it sweeter, add 1-2 tablespoons of maple syrup.
This smoothie is rich in:
- Fiber, copper, vitamins C and K, and phytonutrients from pear
- Vitamin B6, manganese, vitamin C, potassium, and fiber from banana
- Healthy fats, fiber, protein, manganese, phosphorus, and calcium from chia seeds
- Fiber, copper, manganese, magnesium, iron, and phosphorus from raw cacao
- Healthy fats from coconut milk
- 1 big pear cubed (or 2 small pears), core removed (approximately 1 ¼ cup cubed pear)
- 1 big banana
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons raw cacao
- 400 ml coconut milk
- Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Taste it and if you think it is not sweet enough, add 1 or 2 tablespoons of maple syrup.
- Pour into bowls and allow the smoothie to chill for 15 minutes in the refrigerator.
- If you leave the pear coconut chia smoothie in the fridge until the next day it becomes thick, like a pudding. Still delicious!
Are you looking for another smoothie recipe? Here is one rich in vitamin C, fiber, and healthy fats.
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Do you use pears in your smoothies? What is your child’s favourite way of eating pears?
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