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Pear & Kale Smoothie

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 2 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 7 ingredients

Pairing kale with fruit works perfectly in smoothies. In this vividly green drink, the taste of earthy kale is balanced out with sweetness from apple cider, diced pear and frozen grapes. And unlike juices, smoothies...


  • 1 medium pear, peeled, cored and diced (see Chef Tips)
  • ½ cup frozen grapes (see Chef Tips)
  • ⅛-inch slice of fresh ginger
  • 1 cup chopped kale (any variety)
  • 3 ice cubes
  • ½ to ¾ cup apple cider, as needed
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
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Nutrition Facts


130 cals


1 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0 g

Monounsaturated Fat

0 g


33 g


23 g


5 g


2 g


18 mg


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend well. Taste and add more apple cider if desired. Drink immediately.

Chef Tips

We recommend using ripe Bartlett, Anjou or Comice pears. They are the sweetest.

While you may not be able to find frozen grapes at the store, you can easily freeze grapes at home. Spread the grapes on a pan with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat, then put the pan in the freezer. (This helps the grapes to freeze separately, rather than in clumps.) Once the grapes are frozen, you can transfer them to a storage bag.

Registered Dietitian Approved

Our recipes, articles, and videos are reviewed by our oncology-trained dietitians to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed., published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society