Banana, Pear, Avocado and Hempseed Smoothie

By Chef:  Gena Hemshaw
Posted: March 12, 2015


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If you’re craving greens but can’t decide between a tall glass of fortifying and refreshing green juice, or a dense and satisfying green smoothie, this recipe may be just the ticket. Banana and pear combine with avocado to build a creamy, rich foundation for this smoothie, while lemon juice, parsley, and tender micro greens give the overall flavor a refreshing green juice spin. This recipe is rich in healthy fats and gentle proteins to fuel your body and brain. Enjoy!

Yield: Makes 1 Large or 2 Small Servings (about 20 ounces total)


  • 1 ripe ripe banana, frozen
  • 1 small, ripe pear, peeled, cored, and quartered
  • 1/4 large or 1/2 small Hass avocado
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 1 cup Dole® Power Up Greens™ Baby Kale and Greens, or greens of choice (spinach, kale, collards, and chard are all fine here)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1 1/4 cups almond milk
  • 1 pitted medjool date (optional)


Blend all ingredients till smooth. Serve, garnished with parsley if desired!