Juicy and sugary, pears are what nature had in mind when it comes to a treat. Between late summer and fall, you can find an endless variety of pears to choose from in most grocery stores, although the standard Bosc pear is available in most areas year round.
Despite tasting a little like candy, pears are rich in vitamins A, C, and K, and the unique acids in pears are believed to prevent cancers of the stomach and lungs. This fruit can also aid in digestion, and, when combined with other fruits and vegetables, can turn your juice into an all-in-one multivitamin.
Although there are a lot of things in your produce aisle that are decent year round, most pears are best in season. While it’s fine to pick a few up in March if you have a hankering, take advantage of this fruit when it’s at its peak for the best nutritional bang for your buck.
It can also be a good idea to be a little adventurous when picking out your pears for juicing recipes. Although all delicious, each one has its own unique flavor profile. If available, check out the unbelievably juicy Asian pear or the aromatic red Anjou for a new twist on an old favorite.
Here are some favorite pear juice recipes to get you started. You can alter the quantities or the ingredients based on your personal preferences.
3-4 juicy pears
Pear juice is so beautiful, just try it straight up! You might need to add a little water if you would like to cut some of the sweetness.
2-3 juicy pears
2 stalks of celery
The celery can help cut the sweetness of the pear.
3 tangerines (peeled)
Pear Sweet Citrus
Apple Pear Carrot Delight
2 Granny Smith Apples
Juice the apples, pears, and carrots, and then dilute your drink with water to your desired taste and consistency.
Pear Orange Greens
2 to 3 handfuls spinach
1 handful basil
Juice everything and enjoy! Juice the spinach and basil first so the pears and orange can wash out any remaining greens juices.
Pear Cucumber Ginger Cinnamon
½ cucumber peeled ( to cut sweetness slightly or add a little water if required)
½ inch of ginger
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon ( add to finished juice and stir)
Pear Apple Carrot
1 Apple ( try more tart apple for contrast like granny smith)
Pear Red Berry Combo
½ cup of fresh strawberries
½ cup of fresh raspberries
Pear Dark Berry Combo
½ cup of fresh blackberries
½ cup blueberries
Pear Melon Mint
½ small watermelon
1 small bunch of fresh mint ( use sparingly to not overpower)
Pear Pineapple Lime
2 cups cubed pineapple