Juicy Pear Smoothie

Two fall favorites — apples and pears — come together in a yummy yogurt shake that’s a perfect thermos-filler for busy mornings. 

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Hands-on time:
5 minutes
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Total time:
5 minutes
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Makes
2
Servings

Kitchen Gear

Cutting board
Sharp knife (adult needed)
Measuring cup
Measuring spoons
Citrus zester or grater
Blender (adult needed)

Ingredients

1⁄2 cup apple cider or apple juice
1⁄2 cup plain yogurt
1 very ripe pear, quartered and cored
1⁄2 overripe banana
  Juice and grated zest from 1/4 lemon
3 ice cubes

Instructions

Wash your hands with soap and water, then gather all your equipment and ingredients and put them on a counter.

  1. Put all the ingredients in the blender.
  2. Put the top on tightly. Turn the blender to a medium setting and blend until the ice is chopped and the mixture is smooth, about 1 minute
  3. Serve right away, or store in a thermos or covered in the refrigerator, up to 4 hours.

OR ELSE

Instead of the lemon zest, add 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger.