You can work on making a great smoothie recipe all you want but there is no guarantee that it will be great. But sometimes a great recipe is born by pure chance, and you know it’s great as soon as you taste the product. We’ve been buying these South African Bartlett pears from a local fruit and vegetable market lately, and they are nothing short of spectacular: juicy, perfectly ripe and very flavorful. They actually taste like real pears if you remember those from many years ago.
This morning I thought it would be great to incorporate these pears into a smoothie. Without thinking too much about it, I peeled a couple of mangoes and a juicy navel orange, then blended them with a Bartlett pear and two cups of ice. The smoothie turned out to be so delicious that we made a second batch shortly after. This smoothie recipe is definitely going on my list of best recipes.
The canary color of this smoothie was an eye candy – so appetizing and so delicious. If you are looking for a great example of a ‘delicious’ color, this one is it. Just look it, it’s mouth-watering.
The consistency of this smoothie was velvety-smooth and full-bodied. I think mangoes played a big part in this, but using a very powerful blender is important too – they can liquefy just about any fruit without adding juice or water, and that contributes to a smooth and almost jammy consistency.
Mango, Orange and Pear Smoothie
- 1 navel orange (peeled and segmented)
- 1 Bartlett pear (cored and cut into 4 pieces)
- 2 ripe mangoes (peeled and pit removed, cut into pieces)
- 2 cups ice
You have many choices when it comes to mango, and I suggest that you pick the ones that you like the most. My favorite ones for this recipe are Haden, Tommy Atkins or Kent.
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