Pineapple and Pear Smoothie

01 May 2023

Smoothies are a fun way to get one of your 5-a-day portions of fruit and veg. Try inventing your own refreshing smoothie by experimenting with different fruits.


1 ripe pear
4 ice cubes OR 4 x 10ml spoons cold water
220g can of pineapple (chunks OR slices) in unsweetened juice OR ¼ medium-sized pineapple


Can opener
Sharp knife
Chopping board
Measuring spoons
Blender or smoothie maker
Cups to serve


  1. Open the can of pineapple (if using). Place the sieve over the jug. Carefully pour the pineapple into the sieve so that the juice is collected in the jug. If using fresh pineapple, peel, remove the hard core and chop into small chunks.
  2. Peel the pear. Cut into quarters and remove the core.
  3. Place the pineapple, pear, ice cubes or cold water and 2 x 15ml spoons of the pineapple juice into the blender or smoothie maker. If using fresh pineapple add any juice collected when peeling the fruit and a little more water.
  4. Put the lid securely on the blender, hold in place with a clean cloth and blend for 10 seconds.
  5. If your smoothie is too thick, add a little more of the fruit juice or some cold water. Blend  again.
  6. Pour your smoothie into cups to serve.

Skills used include:
Measuring, peeling, chopping, blending and serving.

Top Tips

Smoothies can be high in sugar from the fruit in them, so if serving to young children dilute them half smoothie and half water. Smoothies are also best drunk with meals, rather than between meals, to reduce the risk of tooth decay.

Prepare now, eat later

  • Chill any leftover smoothie and drink within 24 hours. Stir well before serving.