Pear vanilla and mint smoothie

Pears are a great source of both dietary fibre and prebiotics, both of which promote bowel regularity. Blending (rather than juicing) the pear with skin on, helps maximise your fibre intake.

Prep Time 5 mins
Servings 2 people


  • 1 pear
  • 10 mint leaves
  • 1 handful spinach leaves
  • 8 cashew nuts
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 banana
  • 3 ice cubes
  • 200ml milk or water


  1. Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth and enjoy.

Using frozen rather than fresh banana will make this feel more like a creamy refreshing dessert. I tend to keep bananas cut in halves in the freezer ready for when I want a smoothie.