Spring Greens and Berry Pear Layered Smoothie

Spring Greens and Berry Pear Layered Smoothie

15 Prep Time
2 Servings
This pretty purple and green pear smoothie celebrates spring with fresh greens and sweet basil layered with deep purple berries. Kefir is a drinkable yogurt full of probiotics. Spinach and chia seeds are both “superfoods” packed with fiber, protein, vitamins and many other nutrients. Mixed with the antioxidant-rich berries, and all that fiber and vitamin C found in the pears, and with this you’ll have a vibrant, healthy way to start your day.
INGREDIENTS
  • Green Layer
  • 1 very ripe or overripe USA Green Barlett, Anjou, or Comice Pear, cored and chopped
  • 1/2 cup blueberry kefir
  • 1 cup packed baby spinach leaves
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
  • Juice of 1/2 Meyer or regular lemon
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • Purple Layer
  • 1 very ripe or slightly overripe USA Red Bartlett or Anjou Pear
  • 1/2 cup blueberry kefir
  • 1 cup purple spring berries, such as blackberries, blueberries, and marionberries
  • Juice of 1/2 Meyer or regular lemon
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup ice
DIRECTIONS

To make the green layer: Add the ingredients to a high-powered blender in the order they appear and process until smooth. Pour the smoothie into a pitcher or jar, and set aside.

To make the purple layer: Add the ingredients to the blender in the order they appear and process until smooth.

To assemble: Divide the purple smoothie among glasses. With a spoon resting on the surface of the purple layer, slowly pour the green layer onto the spoon to begin filling the glass. (The spoon will allow the green layer to remain separate from the purple layer.) Continue to pour in all of the green smoothie, dividing it evenly. Serve immediately.

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