At this time of year when there are lots of avocados and pears around, this recipe is just perfect.
I came across it in the book, ‘Good Housekeeping Easy to Make Smoothies & Juices (2009), Collins and Brown’, and the result is an incredibly yummy smoothie-dessert.
The texture is velvety, the colour is sublime and the flavour! Well, let’s just say that although the combination of pear and avocado may sound unusual to some, it’s definitely worth trying.
- 1 small lemon
- 2 ripe dessert pears
- 1 small, ripe avocado
- Juice of 1 lime
- Peel and core the pears.
- Cut the avocado in half, remove the stone, and separate the flesh from the skin.
- Peel the lemon, removing as much of the white pith as possible, cut into segments and remove any pips.
- Put the pears, avocado and lemon into a blender, along with the lime juice. Blend until smooth.
If you’d like to add a ‘zing’ to your smoothie, a dash of something hot would enhance it. Add a dash of ‘Kaitaia Fire‘ or Tabasco sauce, or a tiny piece of habanero chilli to the blend.