Kale Cucumber and Pear Smoothie

This smoothie is perfect for after a workout or exercise. I also love it as an afternoon pick me up!

A close up picture of a smoothie in a glass and a sliced pear.

I love to make different types of smoothies and my favourite ones have a combination of vegetables and fruit. These smoothies provide a balance of being packed with all sorts of good stuff you want in a smoothie and they also have some sweetness from the fruit.

A glass full of smoothie next to fruits and vegetables.

Ingredients You Will Need

  • Kale – while this recipe uses kale, you could use other greens like spinach.
  • Cucumber – I love adding cucumber to smoothies or juices. They provide a mild flavour that seems to work well with many other ingredients.
  • Pear – similar to apples, pears are an excellent fruit to add to smoothies!
  • Water – this is to thin the smoothie out to the desired consistency.
  • Cashews – I love the creamy nuttiness that these nuts provides.
  • Whey Protein Powder – while not necessary, a scoop of this gives the smoothie a boost of protein.
Close up overhead picture of a glass full of a green smoothie.

How To Make A Smoothie

Making a smoothie is super easy. All you need to do is add everything to a blender and put on the lid for the blender. Turn on the blender at a low speed. Then slowly increase the speed to high and blend the smoothie for about 30 seconds or until the smoothie is well blended and smooth.

Expert Tip: This smoothie is easy to change up. Feel free to switch up with different vegetables and fruits. You could also use almonds or other nuts in place of the cashews.

Cucumber and pear next to a smoothie.

Other Smoothie Recipes

If you enjoy smoothies, then check out these other recipes. There are many different types of smoothies with different flavours!

Kale Cucumber Smoothie

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A delicious smoothie that has kale, pear, cucumber and protein powder. Perfect for after a workout!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1


  • 1 1/3 cup water
  • 1 cup kale , chopped
  • 1 cup cucumber , chopped
  • 1 cup pear , sliced
  • 1 tbsp unflavoured whey protein powder
  • 5 cashews


  • Add everything to a blender and attach lid.
  • Turn on the blender starting at a low speed and slowly turning to high. Blend on high for about 30-60 seconds or until the smoothie is a smooth blended consistency.


Per serving:

Calories: 229kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 16gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 77mgFiber: 9gSugar: 19g

Nutrition Disclaimer


A close up picture of a smoothie in a glass and a sliced pear.

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